Bienvenidos a Mexico in less than half an hour with this homemade fajitas. Very simple and easy recipe.
Ingredients: (serves 4 people)
- 800g chicken breast
- 4 small bell peppers (4 different colors)
- 3 medium red onions
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp of ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp of chili
- 1/4 tsp of paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 12 flour tortillas
- sour cream for serving
- shredded sharp cheddar cheese for serving
Slice your chicken lengthways into long strips roughly the same size. Season it with the ground cumin, garlic powder, chili, paprika and salt (if you find in the supermarket fajita spices, use 1 1/2 tbsp instead). Put the lemon juice and olive oil and transfer to the wok to grill for almost 10 mns.
Slice the 4 colors bell pepper and onions into medium strips and add them to grilled chicken to cook together for another 4-5 minutes.
Meantime lets prepare the classic guacamole.
Basic homemade guacamole Ingredients:
- one large ripe avocado
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 red onion finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- dash of salt to taste
Use a fork to mash the avocado. You can use a pastry blender, but i like my guacamole to be a little chunky.
Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. Why garlic powder, because it’s milder than the fresh one, it blends in better.
Add the lemon juice and the finely chopped onion. If you prefer guacamole with additional ingredients, you can stir in tomatoes, cilantro, peppers…. But for me i like guacamole where the seasoned avocados are the only event!
Tips: How to keep guacamole from browning
First allow me to do some myth busting. Adding citrus juice to the guacamole doesn’t prevent browning. Yes! We just add lemon for the taste. What works is preventing its exposure to air. Oxygen turns avocados brown.
What you should do is place the guacamole in a bowl and flatten with the back of spoon to remove any air pocket, cover it with 2 layers of plastic wrap pressed firmly against the guacamole and put it in the fridge. This will prevent browning for 3-4 hours.
Back to our delicious fajitas, i like to serve them with sour cream, guacamole and shredded cheddar.
It’s an easy and delicious recipe to prepare, great for when you have friends gathering! A cold cup of beer and lots of fun.
Enjoy your meal :)