Sunday, June 1, 2008

Chicken Fajitas

So, as simple as this dinner is, I've never made fajitas before. I guess I just wasn't sure of the technique. And actually, now that I think about it, I'm not sure I've ever really eaten fajitas before. These were so good and easy to throw together. I really wanted to make them with a combination of red and green bell peppers, but when red bell peppers are almost $5 a pound, I will stick with green bells. Although I have to admit, I prefer the flavor of red bell pepper over green. If someone could enlighten me as to why red peppers are so much more expensive, I'd appreciate it :-)

Chicken Fajitas

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Asian Marinade
2 large bell peppers
1 small yellow onion
vegetable oil

Assemble marinade in a large liquid measuring cup and stir well. Put chicken in a large zip top bag and pour marinade over chicken. Let as much air out of the bag as possible, seal and marinade in refrigerator for at least an hour.

Slice the bell peppers and onions into thin strips and sautee in oil over medium heat until softened. I actually like to sautee them until the onions are starting to caramelize a bit.

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding leftover marinade. Grill chicken on either an indoor or outdoor grill ( I use my George Foreman) until juices run clear. Remove chicken from grill and slice into strips. Serve chicken and vegetables inside warm tortillas.


  1. I'm fascinated by the use of Asian marinade!

  2. oh, nice twist on the fajitas by making them asian-inspired! i LOVE the tricolored frozen peppers at TJ's. they are $1.79 and they have green, red & yellow pepper strips in them. perfect for something like this.

  3. Love fajitas, they are one of our favorite quick meals! And as to why red peppers are more expensive:

    Green bell peppers are simply immature versions of sweet red peppers. The red version is sweeter and more tender, and it spoils faster than the green pepper. It's also more expensive because growers get a lower yield of reds from each plant. At the end of the season, however, when they are coming on very quickly, ripe red peppers will be less expensive than they are during the rest of the year.

  4. kate - it was actually super tasty! i wasn't sure how it would turn out. but we loved it.

    elly - thanks for the idea! i'll have to pick some up next time i'm at TJ's :-)

    chelle - thanks for the pepper info! i'll be sure to keep my eye out for when the red peppers are less expensive.

  5. The chicken looks perfect! Yum!

  6. We love fajitas! I will have to try these!

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  8. Asian marinade on fajitas.... I like it... I like it.

    Heck... cilantro comes from Asian cuisine and yet we love it in our tacos!

  9. yum, your fajitas look fantastic!