Nowadays a Fajita is basically any type of protein that can be wrapped in a flour tortilla. Traditionally it was a snack that was served to Mexican ranch hands as partial payment in West Texas back in the 1930s. It was often made from the less desirable cuts of beef that were turned into something tasty by the ranchhands.
Since that time it has evolved into a really popular Mexican food in North America. It is usually served on a sizzling platter with onions and peppers along with the protein of choice ( most often chicken or steak though it can be served with just vegetables as well.) Pair that with toppings like shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole and you have a Mexican dish that you can easily make at home.
Try this strips of chicken breast brown up quickly with healthy bell peppers, onion, and homemade seasoning.
- Prep time: 10 mins
- Cook time: 15 mins
- Total time: 25 mins
- Servings: 6 people
- Calories: 140 kcal
Mexican Chicken Fajitas
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 3 bell peppers thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ lime
- ½ tbsp chili powder
- ½ tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- sour cream
- pico de gallo
Add the fajitas seasoning ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir together.
Generously sprinkle the fajita seasoning on both sides of the chicken and use your fingers to press it into the chicken.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sear the chicken breasts for about 7-8 minutes on each side.
While your chicken is cooking, cut the bell peppers and onion into thin slices.
Once the chicken has finished cooking, remove it to a plate and let it rest for a couple of minutes. Add the bell peppers and onion to the same skillet over medium heat and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
When the bell peppers are just about done sauteing, slice the chicken breasts into strips.
Add the chicken back into the skillet, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and stir everything together.
Serve immediately with tortillas and extra toppings such as sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole.