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Spicy Lime Fajita Chicken Tacos

April 28, 2017

Fajita chicken tacos

Do you ever just feel like you don’t want to cook anything the few days before you go on a trip, even if it is a short one? Leaving a clean house before a trip was instilled in me at an early age and I never really appreciated it until I had my own house. I have realized that a lot of my anxiety is tied to the state of my house…okay the state of the most used areas of my house because my bedroom is a hot mess of clothes everywhere. As I way saying, usually the day before or even two days before a trip, I don’t like to cook because I have probably cleaned the kitchen and I really just don’t want to mess it up again. Enter this fajita chicken recipe.

I love a recipe that uses very few dishes/pots/pans and this one hit the nail on the head with only using one cast iron skillet. I ended up making this the day before we left for one of my best friend’s son’s first birthday because I thought, why not? It’s only one skillet and chances of leftovers are zilch. And I was right! One skillet to clean and my kitchen was still intact. This spicy fajita chicken and vegetables with a hint of lime went over so well in my family that I have added it to our go-to weeknight recipes. This could also go well for a party, because who doesn’t love tacos and choosing their own toppings? AND it’s easy to make. If you want to go for a lower carb version, use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas.

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Spicy Lime Fajita Chicken Tacos

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  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 40m

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, separated
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 packet Old El Paso taco seasoning, low sodium (or homemade taco seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 lime, 1 halved, 1 sliced into wedges
  • Salt, to taste
  • 8 La Banderita fajita tortillas

Optional toppings

  • Jalapeños
  • Sour Cream
  • Taco Sauce
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Avocado slices

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 packet of taco seasoning with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place chicken tenders in a gallon size plastic bag, pour marinade in, and shake to coat. Place in refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat, add onions and peppers. Toss with cumin and chili powder (you can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper for some heat). Sauté until softened (about 5 minutes), place in a serving dish, cover, and set aside.
  3. Using the same skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of oil, and add the chicken. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside.
  4. Add peppers back into skillet and squeeze half a lime over the fajita mixture. Cook for about 1 minute, remove from heat, and serve immediately in a flour tortilla or, for a low carb option, a lettuce wrap. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.
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5 Comments
    1. Mmm, sounds delish! And, I agree, I always do a full cleaning of the house before a trip.
      I don’t like it at the time… but, sure makes a difference when you get home!

    1. YummY! These look so good! I think I just figured out what I’m making for Cinco De Mayo this week! 😉

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