Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Best Ever! Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas


Happy Wednesday Slow Roasters!  It has been a fabulous week here at TSRI.  We have been gardening, cooking, eating, having family time and cooking some more.  Recently we have been cooking incredible recipes from a really cool blog. Herbie Likes Spaghetti which is written and developed by Bryan, YiRan, Herbie and Pepper.  Herbie and Pepper are the feline furbabies of Bryan and YiRan.


It is really great to find blogs that are more of a team effort.  With the added benefits of an Italian inspired blog, with the cutest furbaby pictures ever they won me over.  The fabulous food really put me over the top, recipes like The Best Spaghetti all'Amatriciana which I have on the menu for next week.  I am so excited to try this dish!

Planting in my beautiful new garden!
So as I was scouring delicious recipes casually perusing their blog, I must have been on a Mexican food kick.  Although I bookmarked Mario's Meatballs, Veal Scallopini Picata, and Sausage with Olive and Fennel,  I was drawn to this great recipe for Chicken Fajita Dinner and these Fajita-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas (which I will post Friday).  I guess that is proof that the tummy wants what the tummy wants.  So, I set out to make Chicken Fajita's.  Chad was semi-excited.  Grilled chicken in a wrap, didn't sound bad.  But, I tell you... After he ate the chicken, he declared it the most delicious chicken he has ever eaten.

The Tex-Mex flavor was fantabulous!  I made an incredible Cilantro Lime Yogurt Sauce (I will share this next Monday) and Skinny Guacamole to go with this dish.  I spread some yogurt sauce on my wrap, then loaded with veggies, chicken and a dab of guacamole.  It was out of this world delicious!  

So, I am off to put some more on the grill after I finish this post.  Try these, you will LOVE them!

Recipe adapted from Herbie Likes Spaghetti

Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder
propellant free olive oil spray
2 red bell peppers
2 green bell peppers
1 large yellow onion
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

In a small bowl combine garlic powder, onion powder, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika and chili powder.


Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry.  Lay chicken breasts on a sheet pan and spritz well with olive oil.  Sprinkle with spice mixture and rub in.  After spice mixture is well rubbed into chicken.  Allow chicken to sit for 10 minutes.


Meanwhile, heat your grill.

Prepare veggies by cutting them into strip about 1/4" thick.  All veggies should be about the same size so the will cook evenly.


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. (I skipped to the next step while the pan was heating, placed chicken on the grill and came back to cook vegetables).  Drizzle about 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil in pan.  Add veggies, a pinch of salt and pepper (to taste) and stir occasionally until onions become translucent.  This will take about 20 minutes.  Be careful that you do not over cook or under cook the vegetables.


Next, place chicken breast on grill.  I used a tabletop grill and left it on the first side about 6-8 minutes and then flipped it and left it on the other side 6-8 minutes.  Internal temperature of chicken should be 165°.



Remove chicken and set on a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.  Slice chicken thin and serve with cooked vegetables.


Enjoy!


Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

11 comments:

  1. yum! these look SO good! fajitas + tex mex.. sign me up! and that skinny guacamole recipe.. so clever! i'll have to try that sometime :)

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  2. You've sold me and I'll be back for the rest of the story! I love fajitas and chicken and guac and can't wait for the yogurt sauce. Yum

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  3. This looks like a wonderful, light summer meal! Thanks!

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  4. Love fajitas...just checked out Herbie loves spaghetti! Ahhh there was a cat in the fridge!

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  5. Absolutley fabulous recipe - this is coming up in my home!
    Mary x very exciting about the garden too!

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  6. Oh i believe you! I believe you and I will be making these soon enough!

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  7. I was just saying earlier how I need to make fajitas soon!!! These look delicious.

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  8. These look perfect, Donna. This is almost the same recipe I've made in the past and they really were delicious! Thanks for the link to their site too. I like it!

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  9. What is the brand name of the electric tabletop grill that you used?

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  10. It is a Hamilton Beach. Love love love this grill!

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