This is what I call my chicken fajita remix! It is soooo good. Tons of super fresh ingredients piled on top of marinated chicken- it is heavenly! I think we've had this for dinner at least 3 times in the past 2 weeks.. I'm kind of obsessed with it. Why has it taken me so long to blog? Well for one, the first time I made this I inhaled it so quickly that I didn't take any pictures, sorry. ALSO it's been about 80 degrees and gorgeous all week so we've been going to the beach everyday, sorry I'm not sorry about that one:). And probably the more important reason, we still don't have internet hooked up in the house. That happens sometime next week- so there's that. But we've been eating super good and I am so excited to share with y'all what's been going down in my kitchen. Make sure you stay tuned :-) OH and PS: the other brilliant thing about this meal? Save your leftover chicken & peppers mixture, dice it up and make a chicken fajita omelet the next morning. It is AMAZING! 2 meals for the price of 1 people, you can't beat that!
|My chicken fajita omelet! Just the leftover chicken & pepper mixture, some shredded cheese & pico de gallo!|
For the Chicken Marinade:
1 Package chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Seasoned Salt
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
For the Fajitas:
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
About 1 Cup sweet peppers (or bell peppers) cut into strips
1/2 Cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
1/2 Cup prepared Pico De Gallo
For the home-made Guacamole (you could buy store-bought, I prefer homemade)
1 Ripe Avocado, mashed
1 tsp. Lime Juice
1/2 tsp. Salt
3 Tbsp. Prepared Pico De Gallo (diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice)
1 tsp. Diced Jalapeno (skip if you don't like spicy!)
1 tsp. Minced Garlic
Step 1: Place your cut chicken strips into a gallon sized ziploc bag. (or a container with a top)
Step 2: Add your spices to the ziploc with the chicken and shake to coat.
Step 3: Add the olive oil and shake again to make sure all of the chicken is coated evenly. Marinate for at least 2 hours, or as long as over-night.
Step 4: Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.
Step 5: When your oil is good and hot add your chicken
Step 6: While your chicken is cooking prepare your peppers for cooking. I used these sweet little peppers:
|How adorable are they? But any sweet bell pepper will do!|
Step 8: While the chicken and pepper mixture is cooking prepare your guacamole. Mash the avocado with the lime juice and salt.
Step 9: I use a prepared pico de gallo I get at the local supermarket, feel free to use your own homemade or sub salsa. This is the kind I use:
Step 10: Add pico de gallo, jalapeno, & garlic to your avocado and stir.
|I seriously make this guacamole at least 2x a week, it is my FAVORITE thing ever.|
Then top with shredded cheese:
Top with pico de gallo:
And finish with a big dollop of your guacamole:
You can serve your leftover guac with some chips and ENJOY! I will post a fab margarita recipe that goes GREAT with these sometime this week... :-)
And some gratuitous beach pix from this week:
Okay I'm done now I swear. Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!