What Is Fajita?
Fajita's history stretches back to the 1970s when they first appeared on the menu of Tex-Mex restaurant, Ninfa’s. They are a spicy and flavorful Texan-Mexican dish consisting of grilled strips of marinated meat and sautéed strips of peppers and onions. The meat can be of any kind like beef, chicken, stew meat, shrimp, or pork and vegetarian fajitas are also popular.
How to Cut Onions for Fajitas?
This chicken fajita recipe requires the onions to be sliced into thin strips. To do this, cut the top end of the onion off with a sharp knife and peel the skin. Slice the onion in half after peeling and cut each half lengthwise along the onion's natural grain for long thin strips.
How to Season Chicken for Fajitas?
Make a mixture of 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 large clove of minced garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground chili, and 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro in a large shallow bowl and use this to season the chicken for spicy and juicy chicken fajitas.
What to Serve with Chicken Fajita?
Serve this grilled chicken fajita with Mexican rice, black beans, warm tortillas, Spanish rice, quinoa, grilled avocados, Mexican-style corn on the cob, salad, refried beans, or roasted potatoes. Top with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, and cheeses like Mexican blend, cheddar, and Monterey Jack.
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