Chicken fajitas are perfect for quick and simple weeknight dinners, as they take little preparation time, easy to find ingredients, and can be ready in a matter of minutes. This delicious chicken dish offers a rich and varied feast of flavors, which has made fajitas everyone’s favorite. If you haven’t tried to cook them yourself, this is the great opportunity to get in the chicken and surprise your friends and family with a healthy, tasty chicken meal that will be remembered for the right reasons.
If this is your first time cooking or trying chicken fajitas, there are some essential ingredients we need to add to our recipe in order to get the most delicious results. To begin with, we need to make sure we use boneless and skinless chicken breasts. We will also need crushed red pepper flakes, freshly ground black pepper, thinly sliced bell peppers, thinly sliced onion, extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, salt, cumin, and of course, tortillas for serving the fajitas.
The very first step to start getting everything ready is mixing together ½ cup of oil, lime juice, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Then, season your chicken using salt and pepper and add it to the bowl and coat the meat. You can leave your chicken marinating in the fridge for a period of between 30 minutes and up to two hours.
Once the chicken is ready to cook, take a large skillet and heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. When it is ready, add the chicken and cook it until it gets golden and cooked through. This shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes before it is ready. Once it is, let the meat rest for another 10 minutes. Then it will be ready for you to slice it into strips.
After we have sliced the chicken into strips, we need to cook the bell peppers and the onion, so we will add them to the skillet and let them cook until they’re soft, which shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes. Once they’re done, we can add our chicken strips and toss them until they are combined with the rest of the ingredients. Then, we’ll be ready to enjoy this delicious and tasty chicken meal. Also, don’t forget to serve them with tortillas to accompany the fajitas. You can even serve them as tacos or wraps, depending on what you prefer.