Tuesday, September 25, 2012

simple recipe: chicken fajitas

We had a bittersweet weekend.

The bitter was that my nephew, Jordan ( a.k.a "Joe" to the family), was involved in a very serious car accident that sent him to the hospital in critical condition. I was scared. I prayed a lot. I immediately called and had his name put on the temple prayer rolls. I'll share more details later (when the legal stuff is done), but so you're not left hanging, his surgery for a broken femur went well, and he's no longer in critical condition. :) We love you, Joe.

The sweet was that our little granddaughter, Madilyn, turned four years old and came from Idaho to share her birthday celebration with us. (I'll share more on that in another post.)

The entire weekend was filled with noise and messes--oh, big messes--and craziness and laughter. It was perfect. We loved that we had so much family time together. 

Patrick and Ashlee came back over on Sunday for lunch. Lynn wanted fajitas. I realized we'd had them three Sundays in a row--twice when the kids came over and another when we went to their house. Guess I don't even need the say how much we love them. And I love how simple they are to make.

Here's my favorite recipe.


2 chicken breast, cut into strips
1 red onion, cut into strips
1 red pepper, cut into strips
Mission brand multi-grain tortillas (or your own favorite)
cheese, shredded
tomatoes, sliced
sour cream
lots of avocado

1/4 c. lime juice (2 fresh or use bottled)
1/4 c. olive oil
1 tsp. honey
2 cloves garlic, chopped (I used minced garlic in a jar)
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
fresh ground pepper

Marinade chicken breasts in a ziploc bag about 30 minutes. Add a little olive oil to a large pan and saute onions and red peppers on high heat until browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Add chicken and marinade and saute on high heat until cooked through. Add cooked onions and red peppers.

Heat tortillas by wrapping and wet paper towel and put in microwave for 30 seconds. Layer chicken mix, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and avocados in tortillas.

Keep the chicken cooking at high heat. It takes a little while to cook the marinade down. Towards the end, the marinade will begin to turn clear. Leave a little in the pan so the chicken doesn't dry out and you can coat the peppers and onions.

I usually use one chicken breast per person and have leftovers for lunch the next day.


I linked up this recipe here:



  1. Thanks for the share. Great stuff, just nice!chicken fajita is also my favorite.
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  2. Lovely recipe and lovely tutorial as well.Nice share.keep up share that we can get more like this one.

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  3. My little daughter looked over my shoulder as I was reading your post and said "Mommy! Those are the same pajamas I am wearing right now!" We love the Carter's angel jammies!