Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

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Ingredients
4 tablespoons vegetable oil - divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast* - cut into thin strips
1/2 medium sweet red pepper - julienned
1/2 medium green pepper - julienned
4 green onions - thinly sliced
1/2 cup onion - chopped or sliced
6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
Toppings
Cheddar cheese - shredded
Salsa or Taco sauce
Guacamole
Sour cream
 
Directions
1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice and seasonings; add the chicken. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
2. In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
3. Discard marinade. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Return pepper mixture to pan; heat through.
4. Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.
 
Notes:
*Chicken may be substituted for turkey or beef.

Taste of Home Test Kitchen Tips:
- To save on prep time, use chicken tenders. They are a tad larger than chicken breast strips, so be sure to add enough time to cook them through.
- Oregano is used frequently in Latin American cuisine. Mexican oregano has a more citrusy, peppery bite but is similar in flavor to the sweeter Mediterranean oregano. Either works.
Categories:
Cuisine   MexicanDish   Main Dish
Prep Time   15 to 30 minutesCooking Time   less than 15 minutes
Features   Dairy-Free




Cassie Schwebach

Member since Feb 2010

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