Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chicken Fajitas

After I had fajitas for the first time I wanted to make them at home.  At that time they weren't that popular and neither was the internet, so I had to figure out a recipe.  My ingredients are alittle unconventional but sure makes the meat & veggies taste yummy.

Chicken breast or beef (flank steak) sauteing with red and green bell peppers and onions.  The meat is cut in thin slices. (not tiny). Want it spicy?  Add some fresh sliced jalapenos.
The marinade - equal parts orange juice, tequila and Pepsi with a good splash or 2 of olive oil. 
I brown the meat first to get it cooking and to give it some caramelization.  Then I add the peppers and onions with some of the marinate so they cook in the liquid and not fry that long.  Once the liquid is evaporated the veggies will start browning too.

Heating a tortilla on the comal (flat cast iron insert from an old wood stove)
Guacamole is traditionally served with the fajitas along with sour cream and pico de gallo or salsa.


Rose said...

They look delicious! Homemade guacamole is the best.

Dawn said...

Wow this sounds good! The marinade is something I never would have thought of mixing together but I bet they are quite yummy. I don't often make fajitas, but think I know what I am going to do today :)