September 19, 2013


When you say stir-fry you usually think Chinese food but it also is a pretty good description of mixing up a quick batch of chicken fajitas.  I throw this together when I want to use up peppers that are just starting to get a few wrinkles in them or if I have a bunch of leftover grilled chicken from the night before.  Substituting leftover grilled steak is another version of this - and it's usually how I 'use up' leftover steak!!!  Throw it together and serve with a side salad and Spanish Rice.  So quick and easy.

Chicken Fajitas

Olive Oil
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken (can use leftover grilled from another meal!)
1 lg onion, sliced
2 bell peppers (red, green, orange or yellow peppers, sliced)
2 T chopped garlic
2 T chili powder
1 T. cumin
1/4 t cayenne pepper
black pepper to taste
cayenne if you wish
1/2 lime
Flour Tortillas
Optional:  tomatoes, jalapeno's, black olives, cheddar , sour cream, shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole

In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook chicken, onion, peppers, garlic, and seasonings.  Squeeze half a lime over the mixture, reduce heat and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.  Season to taste - adding as you prefer. Serve in flour tortillas and offer toppings listed above.  You can also add 1-2 cups diced tomatoes to the mixture while it's cooking if you wish. 

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