These Chicken Fajitas are one of my main go-to meals that I have been making since I started cooking for myself in college. The recipe has come along over time and matured (just like me!) I no longer need my George Forman to cook a piece of chicken like I did in college. I have moved on to making chicken in my Le Creuset cast iron skillet and it comes out so juicy and tender.
They key to not overcooking with the cast iron skillet is to cut the chicken breast (which can be so huge!) into thin pieces that are around the same thickness. I use my instant read thermometer to know when the chicken is done so there is no overcooking. I then prepare some fresh sliced bell peppers and onion in a large frying pan with a small amount of oil until they onions are cooked and then stir in some fresh cilantro, lime juice, and cayenne pepper. I serve the sliced chicken and veggies in a warm whole wheat tortilla topped with salsa and light sour cream. Since my boyfriend and I are trying to eat healthier, the fajitas have been making it into our menu line-up most weeks.
- 1 red pepper
- 1 green pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 onion
- Juice from 2 limes
- 2-3 tablespoons Cilantro
- 8 oz. of Chicken Breast, butterflied into two
- ½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- 2 tsp. Olive Oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Light Sour Cream
- Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
- In a medium bowl, marinade the chicken with 2 tablespoons of lime, 1 tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. cayenne paper, salt and pepper. Allow chicken to marinade for 20-25 minutes while chopping vegetables.
- Cut the peppers and onion in thin slices.
- Heat a skillet on medium and cook the thin chicken breast until cooked, registering a 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.
- Heat the remaining olive oil in a large frying pan. Sauté vegetables until the onions are cooked. Once cooked, take off heat and stir remaining lime juice and cayenne pepper and all of the cilantro into veggies.
- Slice the cooked chicken.
- Warm tortillas in the microwave between two pieces of paper towel.
- In the middle of tortilla place a few slices of chicken, some peppers and onions and then top with salsa and light sour cream to your liking.
What is your favorite recipe that you have been cooking for a long time and that you have improved over time?