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Spicy Mexican Fajita

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
  • 10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • For Marinating the Chicken :

  • For the Sauce :

  • For the Fajita :

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Fajita is one of the most sought after Mexican dishes in the world. You can serve it wrapped up in tortillas, as a pizza topping or even as it is if you can handle some of the peppery spices!

Let’s have a look at how this delicious meal is prepared.

Health Benefits

Fajita is a combination of chicken and various vegetables that make it a healthy meal. The most popular vegetables used in making it such as bell peppers are a rich source of vitamin C. The olive oil in it can be used to produce useable fats in the body. Cilantro is a natural toxin cleanser. The chicken contains protein for the body. It is a light meal that can be served with corn bread tortillas which also have a light calorie count. You can enjoy this delicious mixture of spices, chicken and vegetables without worrying about gaining any extra pounds!

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How to Make Spicy Mexican Fajita

For Marinating the Chicken

  1. Take a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add chicken slices into the bowl.
  3. Add lemon juice into it.
  4. Add chili powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder, olive oil and salt into the mixing bowl.
  5. Make sure all the spices coat the chicken completely and leave it for marinating for at least 20 to 25 minutes.

For the Sauce

  1. Take a mixing bowl.
  2. Add tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, canned green chilies, and finely diced red onion into the bowl and mix everything well.
  3. Season it with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Add lemon juice and olive oil into the bowl.
  5. Set it aside until it is needed for the Fajita.

For the Fajita

  1. Place a large non-stick frying pan on the stove on low heat.
  2. Add olive oil into the pan and heat it up.
  3. Add the marinated chicken into the pan and stir fry it for at least 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add the sliced green bell peppers, sliced red bell peppers, sliced white onions, minced garlic, seeded and sliced jalapenos and chipotle pepper into the pan.
  5. Stir fry it for a couple of minutes after seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Remove from the heat and serve hot!

Trivia

  • The word ‘fajita’ translates to little belt.
  • Mexican food is quite healthy as it is generally a mix of different things which bring different nutrients in one place.

In northern Mexico, dishes with beef are more popular and in Southern Mexico, dishes with chicken have the upper hand.

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