In the past few months, I have experienced a shift in my taste buds and now prefer spicier dishes. In an attempt to satisfy my cravings, I have visited every Mexican restaurant I have been able to find nearby, but eating out can become expensive. As a result, I decided it was time to start saving money and recreate my favorite Mexican dishes at home. Below is one of the concoctions that has become a favorite:
Chicken and Veggie Fajitas
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 tablespoons cumin, salt and black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 purple onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 avocado
- 1 can black beans
- Sour cream, salsa & cheese for toppings
- 8 6-inch wheat tortillas
- Spanish Rice for side dish (suggested)
- Combine 2 tablespoons cumin, salt and ground black pepper into dish. Rinse chicken breasts and dip both sides of chicken in spice mix.
- Grill chicken breasts on Foreman grill for 9-10 minutes (or timeframe indicated for your model).
- While chicken is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil with chopped garlic cloves in skillet. Add onion and bell peppers to skillet and allow them to cook approximately 10 minutes or until soft, tossing them occasionally.
- When chicken is done cooking, cut into fajita strips and add to vegetables in skillet. Sprinkle remaining tablespoon of cumin over chicken an veggies and toss to mix it up. Remove from heat.
- Use sour cream, black beans, and cheese as a base on the wheat tortilla, and pile hot chicken and veggies on top. Add avocado slice and salsa, if preferred.
I made Spanish Rice as a side dish with this and may or may not have snuck a few Tostitos on the side…with a coke.
24 thoughts on “Chicken and Veggie Fajitas”
After living two years in Texas, I love Mexican food and Fajitas are my fav… Thanks for the recipe!
Maggie you just keep on amazing me with all the places you have lived! If you try the recipe, please let me know your thoughts, suggestions. I would love to make it eevn better, especially from someone who knows what they are talking about!
Oh man, Mexican is deeelicious! Wife and I travel distances to try new Mexican restaurants. Let’s go eat! 😉 Your creation looks ready for demolition… 🙂
Ok, furtherest distance travelled for Mexican food is…? Because there is a place about 1 hour 45 minutes away from me in Tampa, and I want to go eat there soooo bad but think that driving almost 2 hours one way for a Mexican food craving is a bit much.
Oh you beat us big time Stephanie, our drives are 35-45 minutes. Basically the next county in any direction from us. Having lived in Dunedin years ago, and my folks still have a place in Tarpon Springs, I can say I know the distance from Tampa to Orlando is it? A long hop indeed! You have it bad… 😉
LOL! Hence why I am attempting to now cook it on my own John! 🙂 Can’t wait though to try some of the “real” stuff though when I get to Cozumel on the cruise. Let’s just hope I come back… 🙂
Heck yah! Our meals were sooo good in and around Cabo San Lucas. When we got back, nothing here could get close to it ~ period.
Oh now I am even more excited. Are you back from Frankenmuth yet? How was it?
Oh yes, been back! Umm, I didn’t take my cam, sorry. It was sticky and humid. Hope your not disappointed. 🙂
Bummer! That just means you’ll have to go back sometime and take pictures, lol! Hope you had a good time. 🙂
Yes indeed! We had something to eat, Frankenmuth always has good food. No Mexican though… Hmmmm
No Mexican!? However did you survive?! Totally kidding, lol! I heard they had some wonderful food there. 🙂 Is it German? American? Both?
Looks good to me and the Spanish rice is something that I cook all the time. I make that very spicy with hot peppers from my garden.
I’m envious! Fresh garden veggies are the best! Although I really do enjoy my apartment, the one thing I wish I had was an area to grow my own produce. There is something peaceful to be found in gardening and rewarding in knowing you have grown your own food!
I would love to try that chicken
If you do, please let me know your thoughts and any suggestions!