A Fajita is a meal that includes meat, poultry, vegetables and other ingredients which are cooked together over an open fire or a grill and are served in a . Fajitas are regarded as a Tex-Mex cuisine although credit should really go to the Mexican workers who created the dish whilst working and living in Texas, USA.
The word Fajita has evolved over time. Originally a Fajita referred just to beef. Today, we have Chicken Fajitas, Steak Fajitas, Shrimp Fajitas and more. It is now thought that anything wrapped in a flour tortilla is a Fajita but in truth, only when the meat is skirt steak is it a “true” Fajita.
The meat or chicken that makes up a Fajita is usually cut into strips and placed into the wrap with along with a selection of vegetables, bell peppers and jalapenos. Fajitas can be topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, or anything that takes our fancy.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 green bell pepper – or mix red/green/yellow peppers
- 1 jalapeno, minced (if you like spicy food)
- 2 Tbsp. oil
- 3 Tbsp. Fajita Seasoning Mix (see recipe below)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- Fresh cilantro
- 1 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
- 6 flour tortillas
- 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. paprika
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 2-1/2 tsp. crushed chicken bouillon cube
- 1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
- Pour into small glass or plastic container, seal tightly and store in a cool, dry place.
- Makes the equivalent of 3 packets of commercial or purchased Fajita Seasoning Mix.