Thursday, June 16, 2011

Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas

The Menu:
 Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas


The Original Recipe:
This is from a little McCormick packet of seasonings that were individually measured in their own little squares. I hadn't planned on buying this, but my husband saw it and said it sounded good. Plus, tt has the recipe right on the back with the measurements, so you could technically make this with out buying this packet. So, I thought I'd share. They were really good, and bonus! the kids ate them with the red peppers and onions and all! They really liked these! I was so happy! I served them with a side of Taco Rice and they were good to go! These were simple enough that I would make them again, and maybe even grill them next time, too.


Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas

From McCormick’s Garlic Lime Fajitas Recipe Inspirations package
Makes 8 servings

INGREDIENTS:

1 teaspoon dried minced garlic

1 teaspoon dried minced onions

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro leaves

1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips

1/4 cup each lime and orange juices


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium green or red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

8 flour tortillas (8-inch)

DIRECTIONS:

Mix juices, oil, all of the spices and salt in a small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of the 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.

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 to 3 minutes or until heated through.

Spoon chicken mixture into warmed tortillas. Serve with assorted toppings, if desired.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I had seen those little packets and thought they looked pretty ingenious. This looks flavorful and perfect...yum!