Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo Chicken Fajitas

First, Happy Cinco De Mayo!  May your day be full of Tequila!

Ok, now on to the good stuff.  I love Mexican food.  Tacos, enchiladas, rellenos, quesadillas, and...Fajitas! The onions, peppers, lime juice, and of course sour cream!  What's not to like?  We make both beef and chicken fajitas.  I have a recipe for each.  Tonight we chose chicken.  Always a good choice.  So, without further ado, here it is!

For the marinade:
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips

1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 medium onion, julienned
1 sweet red pepper, julienned
1 green bell pepper julienned
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
Tortillas warmed
Salsa and sour cream, optional


In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first nine ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Drain and discard marinade.   In a large nonstick skillet, saute the chicken, onion and pepper in oil for 5 minutes. Combine the lime juice and soy sauce; pour into skillet. Cook  until chicken is cooked thoroughly and vegetables are tender. Spoon chicken and vegetable mixture onto tortillas. Serve with salsa and sour cream if desired.

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