Fabulous Fajitas

Fabulous Fajitas

 

The marinade is the secret to fabulously tender, juicy meat that can stand on its own.  Grilling gives it a smoky flavor but I cook these in a cast iron skillet.   It helps caramelize the vegetables and the meat.  If you are grilling I would use a basket to put the meat in and then use a skillet to cook the vegetables.   You can also use beef, bison or even venison as the protein.  When cooking chicken I allow for about 20% shrinkage.  Hence, the recipe calls for one and quarter pound to allow for one full pound of cooked protein.

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

2 Tbs olive oil

Zest and juice of four limes

2 jalapenos chopped

1 small can chipotle chilies chopped

1 tsp garlic, minced

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

1 1/4 pound free-ranged chicken breast cut in strips

1 onion cut in small slices

1 bell pepper sliced

1 red pepper sliced

Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl mix together the lime zest and juice, chilies and seasonings.  Place the chicken in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the chicken.  Make sure to coat the chicken evenly.  Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

Heat up the skillet over medium-high heat and place the chicken into the pan with all the marinade.  Throw in the vegetables and cook for 8-12 minutes. Stir frequently not to burn the onions.   Transfer to a plate and serve.

NUTRITIONAL CONTENT (per 4oz protein and 1/4 of the vegetables): Calories 251.22; fat 10.58g carbohydrates 13.94g; protein 25.06g