Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Peppery Chicken Fajitas

It's the first day of summer! And what better way to celebrate than with fajitas. These are super simple, fresh, light, and just what the doctor ordered on a summer day. They don't take too long, so you're not slaving over a stove, heating up the kitchen temperature-wise. Instead, you can heat up the temperature in your mouth with some peppery goodness.

Personally, I like to use just a few key ingredients as the base, then experiment with seasonings to achieve a different result every time. That's the beauty of fajitas...you add a little of this and a little of that, and you've created something new and exciting every time you make them. 

As I mentioned in my tortilla post last night, I was scolded by the hubby for making such good food. He said, "You know, I'm not really hungry, but these taste so good! That's why weight gain happens. You always cook food that is so yummy, I don't want to stop eating!" Ultimate compliment. But that's also why we're really trying to exercise portion control in this house as of late. Too much delicious food can lead to too much extra weight!
Anyway, I usually like to serve these with some black beans, seasoned with a little garlic and chili powder, then topped with a light sprinkling of cheese, and maybe some avocado for good measure. Nothing too extravagant here. We're all about simple good food in our house. And this doesn't disappoint. Enjoy playing around with this recipe and making it your own!

Peppery Chicken Fajitas

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 large onion
1/2 medium red bell pepper
1/2 medium green bell pepper
onion powder
chili powderground black pepper
crushed red pepper
your favorite salsa

  1. Slice chicken, onion, and bell peppers into think strips. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat with 1 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Add onions, peppers, and seasonings. (I rarely measure my seasonings, but if I had to put a number on it; I use about 1/2-1 tsp. each of them. Except less red pepper unless you really like it spicy!)
  3. Saute everything together until the onions and peppers start showing a little color. Add about 1/4 cup of your favorite salsa and let everything meld together. 
  4. Serve inside homemade flour tortillas with sour cream, beans, cheese, guacamole, or whatever you like best in your fajitas!
Makes enough for 8-10 fajitas.

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