Sweet peppers, chicken, onions and tortillas. All that’s missing is the seasoning to make a simple, tasty and healthy family dinner.
BONUS! It’s also a really quick dinner!
For fajitas you’ll need:
One whole boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips. The one I had was quite large, a whole pound of meat – you may need two smaller breasts.
Two medium onions sliced into strips.
Three medium bell peppers, any color, sliced into strips.
Salt and pepper
Flour tortillas, heated immediately before serving.
For the fajita seasoning, mix together in a small bowl:
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Heat a pan and a tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. When hot, add in onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir frequently. When onions begin to have a nice sear and begin to soften a little, remove them from the pan. Do not cook through completely.
Return the hot pan to the hot stove. Add another tablespoon of oil if needed. Add in bell peppers, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir frequently. When peppers have a nice sear and begin to soften slightly, remove them from the pan. Do not cook through completely.
Return the hot pan to the hot stove. Add two tablespoons of oil. When hot, add in chicken, sprinkle fajita seasoning, reserving about one teaspoon for later. Stir frequently. When chicken is cooked through, remove any excess liquid from the pan.
Turn heat to high. Add in previously cooked onions and peppers and remaining seasoning. Cook for only a minute or two. Remove from heat. Serve in softened flour tortillas.