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Fajita Recipes

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Skillet With Fajitas
Fajitas are a popular quick dinner option. With it's fast grilling and simple ingredients it's no surprise this dish a favorite with many families. This page contains fajita recipes.
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By 1 found this helpful
August 8, 2011
One of my favorites!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
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  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 lemon

Directions:

Combine first 5 ingredients. Pour over chicken strips and marinate 15 minutes or more. Heat oil; add chicken and stir fry approximately 3 minutes, or until chicken loses it's pink color. Add vegetables and stir fry until tender. Squeeze lemon over chicken before serving. Place in warm flour tortillas.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 3 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 1 found this helpful
October 18, 2010

I love fajitas! One day I got the craving, but didn't know how to flavor it. I set to Googling, read tons of recipes, then adapted them to my own recipe. Each serving is 285 calories, 43g protein, 6g fat, and 2.5g fiber. Considering that the average adult woman needs 46g protein per day, this meal is superb for those on diets! Did I mention that I LOVE FAJITAS?! =0)

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Ingredients:

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, cilantro, and Splenda; set aside.

Slice onions into rings or wedges. Wash, seed and slice bell peppers into long strips; set aside.

Slice chicken breasts into thin strips. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium to med-high, and saute the garlic for about 1 minute. Add in chicken, sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, and cook on medium heat until no longer pink.

Add in onions and peppers and stir together. Cook on medium heat until onions and peppers are softened to a tender-crisp, or how you prefer.

Drizzle lime mixture on top, and mix together. Cook for another minute or two, then take off heat.

Note: When dieting, I do not use cheese or tortillas with my fajitas. Sometimes I will place my fajitas over a serving of brown rice, though, if I've watched my calories during the day. I like Uncle Ben's Fast and Natural Whole Grain Brown Rice. Each serving (1/4 dry = about 1 cup cooked) contains 170 calories, 4g protein, 1g fat, and 2g fiber.

Servings: 4
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
15 Minutes Cooking Time

By Beth from Dublin, OH

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By 0 found this helpful
April 15, 2010

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. flank steak, 1/2 inch thick
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 16 small flour tortillas
  • 1 lg. tomato, chopped
  • 3 bunches green onions, chopped
  • 3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup each guacamole, picante sauce and light sour cream

Directions:

Place beef in plastic bag. Sprinkle both sides with lime juice, garlic salt and pepper; tie bag securely. Marinate in refrigerator; drain. Grill steak over medium-hot coals for 2-3 minutes on each side. Cut cross grain into thin slices. Serve in tortillas with remaining ingredients. 8 servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
May 22, 2008

After we've had pork loin or a beef roast for Sunday dinner, we usually have enough left for dinner the next day. I wrap the leftover meat in foil and put in the oven to heat while I prepare the other ingredients for Fajitas.

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September 26, 20050 found this helpful
Ingredients:
  • Tortillas
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • Guacamole (optional)
  • Green, Red, Yellow and/or Orange Bell Peppers thinly sliced.
  • Onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Salsa
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp Vegetable, corn, peanut or canola oil
  • Can of Refried Beans

Heat a thin layer of oil in a pan on medium high heat.

Add Onions and Peppers, cook for 5 minutes.

Empty can of refried bean into small pot on Medium heat, cook until beans are heated completely.

Pour Salsa on top of vegetables in pan cook until vegetables are tender and soft.

Grate cheese.

In a separate pan or same pan wiped out, thinly coat bottom of pan with oil on Medium high heat.

Place tortilla in pan when tortilla starts to bubble turn over, should only take 30 seconds or so.

Instead of cooking tortillas in a pan you can also heat tortillas in the microwave, approximately 30 seconds.

It is best to serve fajitas as a buffet. Take a tortilla and fill with a little refried beans, a little vegetables, cheese and sour cream, salsa and/or gaucamole.

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July 1, 2008

Does anyone have the recipe for chicken fajitas?

Sabrina from Council, NC

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July 1, 20080 found this helpful

Slow-Cooker Fajitas, serves 8-10 people

1 1/2 - 2 lbs. flank or skirt steak, or boneless chicken

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 red or green pepper, sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 jalopeno chile, seeded and finely chopped

2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup chicken broth

1 tB. fresh lemon juice

warm tortillas

sour cream

avocado

cheese

lettuce

tomato

salsa

any of your favorite toppings

Cut meat across the grain into 1/2 inch diagonal strips. Place in a slow cook cooker. Top with onion and bell pepper. In a small bowl, combine garlic, chile, chili powder, cumin, salt, chicken broth and lemon juice. Pour mixture over meat. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 6 1/2 hours.

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July 1, 20080 found this helpful

Easy recipe for chicken fajitas. Slice deboned chicken breast into desired size pieces. Marinate in half salsa half water. You can also marinate desired veggies, i.e. onions, peppers, mushrooms.

Cook in skillet with a little oil to keep from sticking. Serve with cheese, sour cream, more salsa on tortillas.

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July 1, 20080 found this helpful

I marinate chicken in orange juice, ground cumin and black pepper to use in chicken fajitas. It makes it pretty yummy!

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 2, 20080 found this helpful

A real easy way to fix these is buy a package of precooked fajita chicken, Tyson is a good brand. Put a dab of oil in a frying pan, saute bell pepper and onion strips until softened, add the chicken, warm through. Place flour tortillas in a paper towels and warm up in the microwave. Homemade salsa goes good on these.

Making a larger batch? Just take chicken breasts, slice into thin strips. Marinate a few hours or overnight before cooking either on the grill or in a skillet. Marinate with oil, garlic, lime juice, a little worceshire (sp), a litttle liquid smoke, and some garlic salt. If you cook on the grill you can make a 'pan' out of foil to cook them in or use a throw away or maybe you have an old pan you use for the grill. Let the chicken cook for just a little before adding the peppers and onions so the vegetables don't get too soft.

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July 2, 20080 found this helpful

Fajitas are easy!

All you need to do is to take the desired amount of chicken, and cut into strips or dice it. Put it in a hot skillet with a bit of olive oil. Add strips of green peppers and onions, ad well as minced garlic to taste (jalapenos or other hot peppers can be added as well, to taste.)

Season with chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder and celery salt. (Around 1/4-1/2 tsp each, again to taste). The real secret that will make them taste "authentic" is tomato bullion. If you look in the hispanic section in your local grocery (here they even have it in Dollar General) you can get a really bit bottle of tomato bullion for around $3. Just sprinkle a little over your fajita mixture along with your other spices - you won't want to add salt, as the bullion is pretty salty.

Saute until chicken is done (juices run clear) and onions and peppers are tender. Wrap up in a warm flour or corn tortilla -- yum!

These are my authentic Mexican fajitas, and the same method and spices can be used with other meats. I especially like to make fajitas tejana which includes beef, chicken, and shrimp.

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 4, 20080 found this helpful

We used to go to a restaurant called "Chi-Chi's", and our favorite meal was Chicken Chajitas (Fajitas).

We asked them how they prepared them. The cook told us all there was to it was to cut boneless/skinless chicken breasts into strips and marinate them in Italian salad dressing for at least a few hours. I also buy the green and red peppers and onions in the frozen food section. I use my George Foreman grill and put the chicken and pepper/onion mix on there at the same time. I usually have salsa, cheese, and sour cream to add to the fajitas. They always disappear, and it's one of the few dishes I always get compliments on. lol.

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July 5, 20080 found this helpful

Lime juice is a must in any fajita recipe, I think.

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October 18, 20100 found this helpful

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • shredded lettuce
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed through press
  • 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 16 flour tortillas, warmed
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

In a large bowl, combine oil, vinegar, lime juice, onion, garlic, pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Add chicken and marinate at least one hour at room temperature or overnight in refrigerator. Light charcoal grill or preheat broiler. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Grill over medium hot coals, or broil, turning and basting with marinade several times, for 10 minutes or until chicken is opaque throughout, but still juicy. Cut chicken into strips. To serve, spread tortillas with salsa and sour cream. Add chicken strips and top with lettuce and cheese. Wrap up tortilla to eat.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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October 18, 20100 found this helpful

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, cooked
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 3 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 package soft tortillas, warmed
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • tomatoes

Directions

Chop chicken, peppers and onion. Stir fry in a pan with cooking oil until tender. Spoon desired amount into warmed tortilla. Top with desired amounts of remaining ingredients and roll up.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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