Quick Fajitas For Busy Weeknights
Our favorite weeknight go to!
We have chicken fajitas probably every week and my family loves it! This recipe is my ultimate go to. The lime and cilantro are so fresh and flavorful, once you add them to your taco night, you’ll never want to go without!
I’ve included the basics in this recipe: onion, green pepper, lime and cilantro. But don’t forget to make it your own!
Ideas to add:
- Red, orange, yellow pepper
- Lettuce (a must for us!)
- Sour cream
- Tomatos (my daughter’s favorite!)
- Salsa or pico
- Roasted corn
- Refried beans
After cooking the fajitas, pull them off the stove and put the lid on. Take the time to warm your tortillas over the stove. All you need to do is turn your gas burner on to medium low and set your tortilla on the burner rack. Turn every 30 seconds or so with tongs until it starts to char and get pillowy. It adds such a nice smokey flavor to your fajitas!
The How To
First, cut your chicken breast into slices. Place in a bowl and stir in 1 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning. Set it aside and let it marinate while you cut up the veggies.
Next chop onion and green pepper into slices. If you want red, orange or yellow peppers, go for it! Set aside in a bowl for later. Next, slice lime into wedges. Then de-stem your cilantro and run your knife through it a few times if you’d like or leave it whole. Sprinkle a tablespoon of chopped cilantro onto your marinating chicken and set aside the rest for topping your finished tacos.
Now cook! Place a pan on the stove over medium high heat. Drizzle on 1 tablespoon oil (optional). Let the pan get real hot and add the chicken. Squeeze a lime wedge over the chicken. Then add the onions and peppers, season with salt and pepper.
Cook for 10-12 minutes until chicken is fully cooked through. Turn every few minutes with your spatula for even cooking. The chicken will get some nice sear marks if your don’t move it too often! The Chicken is done at a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit/75 degrees celsius.
Funny side note- I have a meat thermometer but it is stuck on a celsius setting and I don’t know how to change it. So every time I make a meat recipe I need to google what the celsius temperature is! 🤦🏻♀️ By now I have memorized the chicken temperature!
That is it! Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy! This recipe serve 3-4 people. You can easily double the recipe to serve more.
Did you make this recipe? Let me know how it turned out! And also, let me know your favorite fajita toppings!
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Quick Fajitas For Busy Weeknights
- Cutting board
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 1½ tbsp taco seasoning
- ½ onion
- ½ green pepper
- 1 lime
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- medium or small tortillas
- First slice chicken breast into strips. Season with taco seasoning and set aside.
- Cut onion and green pepper into slices.
- Slice lime into wedges.
- De-stem cilantro and chop if desired.
- Add 1 tbsp of cilantro to marinating chicken breasts.
- Place pan on stove on medium high heat.
- Add 1 tbsp olive oil (or favorite cooking oil).
- Add chicken to the pan, squeeze one wedge of lime over chicken.
- Add onion and green pepper, season with salt and pepper.
- Fry in the pan for 10-12 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
- Warm/char tortillas on stove on medium low heat, turning every 30 seconds with tongs.
- Serve fajita chicken in sizzling pan, enjoy! Don't forget to top with cilantro and lime!