Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chicken/Beef Fajita

One thing I love to take a peek at on blogs is recipes. I feel like I am always making the same old stuff and love to see what other good recipes others have come up with. In general I don't think I am a great cook which is why I'm more of a reader of recipes then a poster of them. However even I occasionally whip up something that I think is worth sharing. What usually happens is when I sit down to a plate full, I think man I should have took some pics and posted this. Well this week I finally remember to do that at least once and wanted to share with you one of my families favorites Chicken (or beef) Fajitas.

What you need:

  • 1 Large Yellow Onion
  • 4 Red Peppers
  • 1 bottle of *Goya Brand* Mojo marinate
  • 1.5lbs Sliced chicken breast 
  • 1 can Refried beans 
  • sour cream (optional)
  • Large Soft Tortilla shells
  • Jar of mild salsa
  • Shredded Taco cheese
  • Brown Rice


Cut up onion, wash and cut peppers into long strips, cut up chicken breast into long slices. Combine all ingredients into large bowl, add Mojo, and marinate for 2 hours. I recommend Goyo brand Mojo marinate because the other brands I have tried were way to much citrus, and it's overkill.


Fajita recipe

Add all the marinated ingredients and remaining marinate in the bowl, into large frying pan/skillet, cook until chicken is cooked through. The onions and peppers should be tender. All marinate will not boil away. That is fine.

Beef Fajita Recipe

Now this is were you can go the easy way or slightly more time consuming way.I'll start with how I do it since I am usually short on time.

I use boil in a bag brown rice. Once cooked I immediately put it in a large mixing bowl while still steaming hot. I then add a hand full of shredded cheese and salsa to your liking and mix together. The cheese will melt from the heat of the rice.
Recipes

Warm tortilla shells and add cooked chicken, pepper, & onion mix into the shell. Coat shell with beans and add to your liking; Shredded cheese, rice and sour cream - I prefer my rice on the side.

Chicken Recipes

Or the second way I do things when I have more time is... after I prepare the rice I add it to a deep baking pan or casserole dish. Add rice, mix in cheese, salsa and refried beans. Then place Prepared tortillas with "meat" mixture and bake at 350 for only 5 minutes or the shells will get way to hard.

Additionally you can substitute the chicken with beef.

7 comments:

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thanks for the recipe

Zenaida said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I loved that you shared the recipe. I love fajitas!

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Ada said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds very good. Havent never made rice to go along with them & havent had a fajita in forever.

Jessica said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank-you for the inspiration! My husband loves fajitas when we go out but I've never thought to make them at home :)

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Sandy VanHoey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This sounds excellent. We love Mexican food here so this is a great recipe to try.

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