Meg’s Cooking Corner

Monday, May 23, 2011

Chicken or Steak Fajitas

I'm too late for Cinco de Mayo, but this recipe from Our Best Bites is a winner anytime at our house. It's very easy to adapt to your preferences: make with chicken or carne asada steak (I usually do both), add some shrimp/seafood, or change up the vegetables.
This recipe is also shared at Blessed with Grace, Tuesdays at the Table,Made from Scratch and Hearth and Soul.

Chicken/Steak Fajitas

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs or steak
2 bell peppers, (any color) stem and membranes removed and peppers sliced into strips
1 large onion, sliced into thin slices
(any other vegetables or meat/seafood as desired)

1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup water
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
3 tsp vinegar
2 tsp soy sauce
1-2 tsp liquid smoke (find near bbq sauces)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder, or chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder

Place meat in ziplock bag or shallow dish. Place vegetables in another. In a medium bowl, combine all marinade ingredients and whisk well. Reserve 3-4 Tbsp of marinade for later use. With remaining marinade, add a splash to the vegetables (enough for a light coating) and the remaining to the meat. Marinate for 4-6 hours and up to overnight.

Preheat bbq grill, indoor grill pan, or large skilled. If you're using a grill, place everything on at the same time. If using a skillet, cook vegetables first until crisp tender. Cook chicken/steak for a few minutes on each side until cooked through. Slice meat. Toss with reserved marinade and serve meat and vegetables on large platter.

Serve with your favorites: flour/corn tortillas, black beans, rice, mango pico de gallo, salsa, guacamole or diced avocados, sour cream, shredded cheese.

1 comment:

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love the sound of this marinade - spicy, smokey and sweet - yum! Thank you for sharing your delicious fajita recipe with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.