Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chicken Fajitas and Cilantro Lime Rice

After watching Anthony Bourdain go on a rampage about fajitas and how they're not an authentic Mexican dish, I was jonesin' for some.  Authentic or not, they're dang good.  Plus, this is a dish you don't need a recipe for; you can saute up any kind of veggies you want and stick 'em in a flour tortilla.  This is what I happened to have on hand; feel free to use whatever your little heart desires!  Along with the fajitas and rice, I served Ranch Style Beans with jalapenos.

Chicken Fajitas

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 packet fajita seasoning
1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 orange pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
2 tbsp canola oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
flour tortillas, warmed
sour cream

1) Heat the oil in a heavy skillet; add chicken strips and MOST of the seasoning and cook over high heat, constantly stirring, for 5 minutes, or until cooked.  Set aside.
2) In the same skillet, add garlic, onion, peppers, and remaining seasoning and saute over high heat for about 5-6 minutes or until onions are translucent and veggies start to blacken around edges.
3) Return chicken to skillet and heat until sizzling hot.
4) Microwave tortillas for 10 seconds and stuff with hot chicken mix.
5) Top with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa

And now for the rice:

Cilantro Lime Rice

1 cup Minute Rice
juice of 1/2 of a lime
1 cup water
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp canola oil

1) Prepare rice as directed on box.
2) In a separate bowl, combine cilantro, lime juice, rice, and oil.
3) Toss until well mixed.

And of course, don't forget the cervesa!

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Eric Church- "Drink in My Hand"

1 comment:

  1. This is something different to me.I'm always want something new and this is it.Thanks for ur great recipe.
    Chicken fajita recipe