Hello #foodfam I’m back with one of my favorite recipe (ill probably say that about all of my recipes lol). But anyways this is another quick recipe i love to make these on Fridays after a long week its something you could throw together in no time. Its full of colorful bell peppers, tender chicken and steak and you can always customize it with your favorite toppings. So lets get started!
prep time- 20 minutes Cook time- 1 hour
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 whole lime
1 handful of fresh cilantro
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
3 6oz flat iron steaks
1 packet of Mc cormick fajitas seasoning
2 teaspoon of sea salt
2 teaspoons of freshly cracked ground peeper
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
1medium orange bell pepper, sliced
1 medium yellow bell pepper, sliced
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 whole chopped onion
6 flour tortillas (10 inch), warmed
Shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole and sour cream
In a large plastic bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lime juice, Mccormick fajita seasoning and the chopped cilantro ; add the chicken. toss to make sure everything is seasoned well, cover and; refrigerate for 20 minutes.
while I’m letting the chicken marinate, I’m going to season my steak with some sea salt and fresh ground black pepper.
Heat a large cast iron frying pan on high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, once oil is hot, lay the chicken into the pan. cook each side 2-3 minutes to insure a nice golden brown color. Then continue to let simmer until cooked through.
while we’re letting the chicken cook, we can get started on the steak. In a medium size frying pan add two teaspoons of olive, on medium to high heat let the pan get extremely hot.( this is how you get that nice sizzling sound, and the crispy crust without over cooking). Make sure youR steak is at room temp. At this time you may also pre heat your oven to 450 degrees. Once your oil is hot place your steak in the pan and cook each side for about 2-3 minutes.
Now back to our chicken, you could now turn your heat on low. Remove chicken from the pan and place to the side and allow the chicken to rest. you’ll in look in the pan and see the bottom of the pan is very brown, now don’t be scared because thats where all the flavor is! You are going to add your bell peppers and onions to this pan, let your veggies cook on low heat while using a spoon scrap the bottom of the pan so that the veggies could get some of that delicious brown goodness.
cut the chicken up into strips, add them back into pot with the veggies. And turn the heat off, once your steak is golden in each side. place the pan in oven and let continue cook for 5 minutes ( this is for medium well steak) cook longer for well done.
Let the steak rest (if you cut while fresh out of the pan all of juices will run out of the steak), slice steak up into cubes and squeeze lime over the steak.
Here comes the fun part! topping your fajitas however you want! this is how i prefer mine with another squeeze of fresh lime juice it just brings all the flavors together for me.
If you guys want to see a shrimp or fish version ill be glad to share my recipe, let me know in the comment section!