Tasty Tuesday: Cilantro Lime Fajitas

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We LOVE Mexican food over here.
Being from San Diego where there's a taco shop on every street corner, that's kind of a given.
I seem to make some sort of Mexican dish every week for dinner. 
I've been wanting to perfect my fajitas because every time I've made them they just didn't come out the way I had hoped.
This time however, they came out SO right and I'm so excited to share!
I have made these only a few times in our marriage but not sice Oaklyn was born so when I made them this past week Hunter was SO excited and told me they were the best fajitas he's ever had ;)
I give all credit to my old pregnancy cravings for coming up with this one.

  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts or 5-6 tenders
  • 2 heaping cups of assorted sliced bell peppers give or take
  • 1 cup sliced onion give or take
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (a little less is just fine)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp. your choice oil
  • 1 tin foil package of fajita seasoning mix (found next to taco seasoning)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  1. First chop your veggies, then chop your chicken. Fajita style. Aka long strips. Put two skillets on your stove and add 2 tbsp of oil to each. Turn it to medium heat and let that oil get hot!
  2. I test my oil by splashing a tiny bit of water. If it sizzles and crackles and pops, its ready. So, once it's ready add your chicken to one pan and your veggies to the other. Let them both cook through separately but don't let your veggies get soggy. Yuck.
  3. Once both are cooked to your liking at the veggies to the chicken pan. Add half the packet of fajita seasoning. You don't wanna overdo that stuff so start out that way and add more if you fancy more. Then add your soy sauce and give it a good mixing. 
  4. Next turn your heat to low and add the juice of 1/2 a lime, garlic, and your cilantro. You really don't need to squirt every last bit of the juice because I sure didn't but get a good amount. Stir it all up and let every bit of the mix get covered.
  5. If you feel the need, you can also add some salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve your Chicken onto your choice of tortillas! I am a full supporter of the uncooked tortilla land tortillas they sell at costco. Soo great. However, I need some protein in my life so I had mine on an ezekial sprouted grain tortilla. But really, any tortilla is fine. Lay all the toppings you desire out on the table and have your family add to their fajita as they please. (We like guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and cheese)
  7. Enjoy!
Let me know what all of you think!

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

1 comment

  1. That looks good! I'm going to look for some fajita seasoning and make some!