The Perfect Chicken Fajita

A chicken fajita recipe is the perfect dish to make when you don’t have much time to get dinner on the table. 

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A chicken fajita recipe is the perfect dish to make when you don’t have much time to get dinner on the table. 

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  chicken cutlets, sliced lengthwise
  • 4  Tablespoons  olive oil, divided
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  paprika
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cumin
  • red onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2  bell pepper, sliced
  • flour tortillas
  • Salsa, for topping
  • Chopped tomatoes, for topping
  • Sour cream, for topping
  • Cheddar cheese, for topping

Directions

In a bowl, season the chicken with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and spices; set aside.

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, onions, and pepper to a skillet on medium high heat. Stir occasionally until onions and peppers are softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Add chicken to the same skillet and cook for about 4 minutes on each side. Return the onion and peppers to the skillet and stir for about 2 more minutes.

As the peppers and onions are warming back up in the skillet, warm the tortillas in the microwave for 15 seconds.

To assemble: Place two warm tortillas on a plate and top with chicken, onion, and pepper mixture. You can add salsa, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese to top. 

Chicken Fajita Shopping Tip

When working with chicken, buy a separate cutting board, preferably a dishwasher-safe, plastic one, to avoid spreading bacteria onto raw produce.

Chicken Fajita Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.