Thursday, June 9, 2011

Chicken Fajita's

Miss Picky loves chicken fajita's and when I saw how fantastic it looked on Susan's blog, Savoring Time in the Kitchen, I knew I would be making them for my pickiest eater. Go ahead and look on Susan's blog, not only are the fajita's on Susan's blog awesome, so is everything else she posts! Well, maybe not those big giant beans that look like Lima's, they look so good, and Susan can make even Lima's look delicious, but I'm picky when it comes to Lima Beans :) 

I did notice it said soy sauce in the recipe. Hmmmm. Soy sauce is pretty versatile, Susan hasn't steered me wrong yet so I went ahead and made them.  And so glad I did. Miss Picky loved them. We all did. I used a fire-roasted salsa from Trader Joe's and thin chicken cutlets that I cut in strips. It said cubes, we like strips and besides, I'm not known for following directions, why start now?

What's really nice is that you can make it way ahead. I wish I thought of that this time. I rushed. I always rush to get dinner on. Some folks thrive on hectic. I know I do. But this was so easy, it makes a great last minute dinner, too!




Chicken Fajita's
Printable Recipe

4 large, boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed (I sliced mine in strips)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup salsa
1 clove minced garlic

1 red pepper, sliced (I used red, yellow and orange, no green!)
1 green pepper, sliced
1-2 onions, sliced
1 clove mined garlic
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup salsa
1 lime

Preheat oven to 450 (convection setting, if possible)

Toss cubed chicken breast with 1/4 cup soy sauce, canola oil, salsa and minced garlic and place on a large, rimmed baking pan and place in pre-heated oven. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, tossing occasionally.

Meanwhile cook the onions and peppers in a large sauté pan until done (use a very large pan that will accommodate the chicken when it is done).  Note - I prefer to caramelize the onions separately from the peppers since I like the onions nicely browned and the peppers crisp/tender.  When the vegetables are done, combine them with the additional 1/4 cup of soy, salsa, canola oil and garlic and allow the mixture to simmer for just a few minutes to blend the flavors.  Add the cooked chicken to the vegetables in the saucepan, then add the juice of a fresh lime and toss.

Serve on warm tortillas with sour cream, avocado and salsa. This can easily be made earlier in the day and reheated before serving.




Joining Beth at Beth Fish Reads for her fun Weekend Cooking Party. Every weekend. It's open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share! Go on over and see some fun posts.

34 comments:

  1. Sounds like a nice fast dinner! Love fajitas:@)

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  2. Great looking fajetas Carol. Susan has a great blog and I love her food and yours as well :) I hope you have a great weekend.

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  3. Those fajitas look really good. This is a very nice healthy dinner option.

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  4. Looks great!! I need to make some. I can't believe I've never made fajitas before. That's odd because we both really like them. This recipe looks really good, but my honey and I would increase the heatness factor by throwing in some jalepenos and chili powder. We like setting our mouths on fire. LOL! :)

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  5. Fajitas are a go to staple in our house Carol...they work even for the pickiest teens!

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  6. Glad your family and especially Miss Picky enjoyed them :) I'm not a big fan of the green peppers either - they're more bitter but in these I don't seem to mind them. Next time you can make them ahead - LOL.

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  7. Mmm... that's my kind of meal!

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  8. Sounds like a delightful recipe...! I love Mexican foods :)!

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  9. Yum! I made Nigella's chicken fajitas last night but I might have to give these a go. After Italian, Mexican is my favourite cuisine.

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  10. These look marvelous...leave it to Susan! She has such a nice blog. If Miss Picky liked them, then I'm sold!

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  11. Love chicken fajitas!! These look great and also love avocado, I could eat a whole one in one sitting..

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  12. We love chicken fajitas! These look delicious. Glad Miss Picky liked them!

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  13. Yet another think I've never tried making - wouldn't even know where to start. I've seen them in restaurants, but didn't even know how to eat them.....they sure look good!

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  14. This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog...I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-recipe-and-chocolate.html

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  15. It looks really yummy!Well done,dear Carol:)))

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  16. What a perfect plate you have for us today; we love fajitas at my house.
    Rita

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  17. Fajitas are my go-to order at Mexican restaurants and yet I've never made them at home! This sounds like one stellar recipe to start with!

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  18. these look wonderful, I love your flavorings with the soy - my kids would love these - thanks!
    Mary

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  19. We love fajitas here too; I like them because I can easily feed both the vegetarian and non-vegs at one time.
    Unlike you, I don't thrive on hectic, tho, I tend to fall apart under the pressure, lol.

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  20. They look delicious! I make mine in strips too, easier to handle. NO peppers on mine though! :)

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  21. I've made Susan's fajitas, and we love them too!

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  22. Picky or not, I think everyone loves fajitas,Carol! I can speak for everyone in my family at least! The sides are on the top of our list too! An altogether fast and deliciously nutricious meal! XO

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  23. Can't go wrong with a recipe from Susan ~ the fajitas looks delicious! :)

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  24. Those fajitas sure look appetizing.

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  25. I would never have thought of soy sauce...but I will certainly try it!
    I love the fire-roasted salsa from Trader Joe's!!

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  26. This sounds so good -- and I agree about the soy sauce. We are getting A Trader Joe's in a few months, so I'll remember the fire-roasted salsa.

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  27. Never used soy sauce in fajitas, but why not? Wish we had Trader Joe's here...

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  28. We love fajitas at our house. I'll try this recipe just out of curiosity for the soy sauce.

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  29. Oh, I could love these easily. This sounds so good right now. I love Trader Joe's.

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  30. Yummy! This would be great to link up at my beach party this weekend! http://seasidesimplicity.blogspot.com/2011/06/beach-party-stuffed-jalapenos.html

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  31. oh yes, this would be a hit at my house also.

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  32. Thanks for coming back over to link up! Enjoy the weekend :-)

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  33. That looks really tasty. Soy sauce would have made me think twice, too -- glad it worked!

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  34. I would love one right now, even though it is so late at night...I'm hungry!

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