My daughter Courtney recently got engaged and so last night we invited her future in laws over for dinner so that we could meet them. We decided to do a fajita bar which I’ve never made before. They turned out pretty great! We did both chicken and steak fajitas as well as lime rice (recipe already on blog) and black beans and refried beans plus Southern Style Salsa (recipe also already on blog) and Bob’s homemade salsa and guacamole plus all the fixings (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, etc) and then Tres Leches cake with Cool Whip and strawberries for dessert (this recipe too is already on the blog). It was yum-o! Here is the recipe for the chicken fajitas and I’ll throw in the steak fajitas too at the end.
1 package McCormick Recipe Inspirations Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas (here is what is in that pack if you want to make your own – 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon minced onions, 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 3/4 teaspoon oregano leaves, 1/2 teaspoon cilantro leaves, 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper)
1/4 cup each lime and orange juices (I didn’t have any orange juice so just added 1/4 cup water)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1 medium green or red bell pepper, cut into thin strips (I ended up using 1 green, 1 red, 1 orange and 1 yellow bell pepper)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
8 (8″) flour tortillas
1 Mix juices, oil, spices and salt in small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.
2 Cook and stir chicken in large heated skillet on medium high heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from skillet. Add bell pepper, onion and reserved marinade; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Return chicken to skillet. Cook 2 – 3 minutes or until heated through.
Here are the beef fajitas which were prepared very similarly to the chicken, just used an envelope of McCormick Fajita seasoning in place of the garlic lime pack for the chicken, just follow the directions on the package.