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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Megan
Chicken, peppers, and onions with easy fajita seasoning
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 large onion sliced
  • 1 bell pepper any color
  • 2 chicken breasts sliced thin (about 1 to 1-1/4 lbs total)

Fajita Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper plus more to taste
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

Additional ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Coconut aminos or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn starch or sub arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup water divided

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the fajita seasoning ingredients together and set aside.

Cook peppers and onions

  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the sliced bell pepper and onion. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Let cook down a little, stirring occasionally. Scrape everything into a glass bowl and keep warm. (Note - these ingredients will finish cooking at a later step.)

Cook chicken

  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in the same large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add thinly sliced chicken. Spread out as much as possible and season with sea salt and black pepoer. Let cook for a few minutes, until browned on one side.

Cook everthing together

  • Flip chicken strips and add in seasoning mix. Add par-cooked pepper and onion back in the skillet and stir thoroughly. Add 1/4 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos (or low sodium sauce). Mix 1 tablespoon of corn starch with 1-2 tablespoons of cold water in a separate small dish until dissolved. Pour cornstarch and water mixture into skillet. MIx well and bring everything to a simmer. Place a lid on the pan and cook 5 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened. Stir a few times during this step to prevent sticking.
    Stir well and serve on soft tortillas with your favorite toppings.

Notes

  1. One tablespoon of arrowroot powder can be subbed for corn starch, if needed.  Follow the same instructions.
Keyword chicken, fajitas, homemade seasoning