Classic Tex-Mex Chicken fajitas are a festive and flavorful main for easy weeknight dinners. Divide up the ingredients and all the toppings for a build-your-own, DIY fajita bar party at home: simply set out the rotisserie chicken, fresh and vibrant veggies, and assorted optional toppings. Serve with rice and beans. Pro tip: To save even more time in the kitchen, try picking up a store-bought rotisserie chicken; it offers the flavor without all of the hassle.
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 onion, sliced
2 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, or a combination, cored and sliced
Salt, to taste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground chili powder, or to taste
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1 (3- to 4-pound) roasted whole chicken, chopped
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
Toppings: salsa, sliced avocado or prepared guacamole, sour cream, and sliced green onions
How to Make It
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, bell pepper, and salt, and cook 3 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and chili powder, and cook 1 minute or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from heat, and stir in 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 tablespoons cilantro.
Heat tortillas according to package directions.
Whisk together remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 4 tablespoons lime juice, and 2 tablespoons cilantro in a small bowl; season with salt. Drizzle dressing over chicken; toss to coat. Arrange chicken, vegetables, and warm tortillas on platter. Serve with toppings.
I wonder if the time to cook the recipes on this site doesn't take time into chopping and prepping veggies. I find it takes much longer than the listed time to cook most of the recipes I have tried. We enjoyed this recipe, it was easy to make and delicious. It wasn't too spicy, yet had a lot of flavor. The only change I made was using boneless chicken breasts instead of a cooked chicken. It was delicious with salsa and I look forward to trying it with the other recommended toppings. It would also be great for a quick night meal if all the chopping was done ahead of time.
This was delicious. Rather than use a whole chicken, I used boneless chicken breasts. I combined the cumin and chilli powder and reserved one teaspoon and added it to the olive oil and lime juice and basted it on the chicken while it was grilling. It gave the chicken wonderful flavor. I don't need to search for a chicken fajita recipe any longer!
This was delicious! Had company over and they loved it! We all ate until we were stuffed! I used cayenne pepper instead of chili powder and more garlic, cilantro and lime juice than called for, but it was perfect for our taste. Also, prep time is way, way off. It took about 45-60 min before we actually got to eat, but it was well worth the wait. Will make many times I'm sure! Delicious!
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