The first step to making the perfect fajitas is to get all your ingredients together. To do this, you will need to go to the store and buy a packet of fajita seasoning mix. You are also going to need some chicken breasts, some onions, some bell peppers, and some limes.
TIP: It is important that you buy fresh vegetables. If the vegetables are not fresh, they will not taste good when in the end result.
After you have all these ingredients, it is time to prepare them! The first thing to prepare is the vegetables. Chop up 3 medium sized onions and 2 bell peppers into small pieces. After cutting up the vegetables, place them in a bowl and set them aside because there is one more thing that has to be prepared.
Next it is time to season your chicken. Wash your chicken breasts off with warm water then place them in a ziploc bag or between two sheets of plastic wrap so they do not touch each other and put them in the fridge so they can stay cold. While the chicken is marinating make sure you prepare something else while it sits there because it takes 3 hours for it to be ready.
When the three hours are up, take out your chicken and cut it into slices
Today Chris and I wanted to make fajitas we had all the ingredients on hand to make it, but we didn’t know how much of each ingredient to use. We didn’t have any recipes which told us exactly how much of each to use. So we decided to experiment with different amounts of ingredients until we got them just right.
Taste testing was a very important part of our process because it helped determine if our seasonings were just right or if they needed a little more salt or pepper. Our taste tests consisted of two parts, the first being whether the chicken was seasoned enough. To do this test we took a chicken strip and dipped it in a bowl of water mixed with some lemon juice and tasted it. If it tasted good then our seasoning was just right, if it tasted too salty then we added less next time, and if it tasted not salty enough then we added more next time.
We also did another taste test after the meal was cooked to make sure that the fajitas tasted good by themselves without any extras like sour cream or guacamole. The taste test that we did on the chicken strips in water without any other ingredients is called a sensory test, while the one we did after the meal was cooked is called an acceptance test
A tasty chicken fajita recipe that can be used as an add on to recipes or eaten by itself. Very easy and quick to make. Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 1 large onion 2 green bell peppers 2 tablespoons of oil 2 teaspoons of salt ½ teaspoon of garlic powder ½ teaspoon of cumin ¼ teaspoon of oregano ¼ teaspoon of pepper
1. Cut chicken into strips and season with salt, pepper and cumin. Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat until smoking then add the chicken and onions, cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally or until the chicken is cooked through.
2. Chop the green bell peppers and add them to the pan along with the garlic powder and oregano, cook for 5 more minutes or until the peppers are soft. Serve with tortillas and any other desired toppings. Enjoy!
When I was younger, I would make my fajita seasoning and keep in a Tupperware container. When it was time to make some fajitas, I would just grab the container and go to work. Now that I am older and wiser, I decided to start making my fajita seasoning fresh every time. It is so much better when it is fresh and my family loves it, too.
Taco seasoning mix is actually quite easy to make at home. So why do we buy it? We buy it because we are lazy and don’t have time to make it ourselves. But once you make the homemade version, you will never go back!
I start with 1/4 cup of chili powder for every two pounds of chicken that I am going to use. I add in 1 tablespoon of paprika (smoked or regular), 1 teaspoon of cumin and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. I also like to add a few dashes of cayenne pepper. The amounts aren’t really critical here; just be sure to taste as you go along so that you get it just right!
Mix the ingredients together with your hands until everything is well blended into a nice paste. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months
Here are some guides:
1. Start with a pound of meat, chicken or beef, or any other meat you wish, but make sure it is fresh and not frozen or already cooked, or it won’t work.
2. Slice two onions and chop three bell peppers (red, green, yellow) into small pieces.
3. Put in two tablespoons of vegetable oil. You may add more if your pan is big enough, but be careful not to overflow the pan and make sure the oil is hot before you add the meat.
4. Cook the meat along with the chopped peppers and sliced onions for about ten minutes until the meat gets brown on all sides.
5. Add the seasonings (see below). Remember to use gloves when handling cayenne pepper because it can burn your hands! Also wear goggles when cutting up hot peppers because they can splash your eyes if you cut them too quickly and not expect them to fly off the cutting board or knife. You should also wash your hands immediately after handling hot peppers so you don’t accidentally rub your eye later on when you’re mistaken about their whereabouts!
6. Cook again for another five minutes so that flavors mix together well and then sprinkle cheese on top and cook for another minute until cheese
You can make fajitas at home. It’s not too difficult to do and you’ll save money over eating them out. Fajitas taste best when the meat is grilled over charcoal, but a gas grill will work just as well.
Fajitas are a good meal to serve a crowd, especially when you have mixed tastes and everyone wants something different. You can also use this fajita recipe as a guide to making fajita salads, which are delicious and also easy to make.
1/3 cup of water
1/3 cup of oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
Directions: Mix all ingredients together, bake chicken on a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes on each side. Serve with tortillas and onions, peppers, cheese, lettuce, sour cream and salsa.