Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas

By Paul Briand

As promised, I returned to the grocery store aisle to find and try another of the McCormick spices recipes. This one was for Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas.

And, once again, it proved to be an easy and tasty way to get dinner on the table.

These new McCormick Recipe Inspirations include pre-measured McCormick spices and herbs and a recipe card that you can remove from the box and add to your collection. Previously, we tried a recipe for a Quesadilla Casserole.

In the case of these fajitas, the box included pre-measured amounts of garlic, minced onions, ground cumin, oregano, cilantro and black pepper.

1/4 cup each of lime and orange juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
1 medium green bell pepper -- red or green -- cut into thin strips
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
8 flour tortillas

1. Mix juices, oil, all of the spices and salt in small bowl. Set aside 1/4 cup of the marinade;
2. Place chicken in resealable plastic bag or large glass dish, add marinade (except for set-aside);
3. Turn to coat well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes;
4. In large skill over medium-high heat, stir in chicken and cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned;
5. Remove chicken from skillet, add pepper, onion and reserved marinade and cook and stir for 5 minutes, until tender;
6. Return chicken to skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes until heated through;
7. Spoon chicken mixture into warmed tortillas and serve with assorted toppings -- salsa, guacamole, etc.

Click here for recipe card.

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