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Swanny's Killer Fajitas Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Swanny's Killer Fajitas

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"This is a great basic fajita recipe which can be tweaked to accommodate the whole family. Add some black beans or Spanish rice. Easy to spice up or down. Top each serving with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and spoonfuls of sour cream, taco sauce, and guacamole."

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  1. Place chicken strips in a bowl and stir in lime juice, cumin, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper; marinate chicken for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat and pour in olive oil. Cook and stir red bell pepper and onion in the hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes; move vegetables to the outer edge of the skillet.
  3. Place chicken strips with marinade in the center of the skillet and cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 3 minutes; cook and stir chicken and vegetables together until liquid in skillet has evaporated, about 2 more minutes. Set chicken and vegetables aside.
  4. Place corn tortillas on a microwave-safe plate with damp paper towels separating each tortilla. Cook in microwave until tortillas are hot and flexible, about 30 seconds.
  5. Place corn tortillas onto 4 serving plates; spread each tortilla with 1 tablespoon sour cream.
  6. Top each tortilla with 1/4 of the chicken and vegetable mixture; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend.
  7. Sprinkle each tortilla with 1/4 cup lettuce and 2 tablespoons diced tomato.
  8. Top with any other desired toppings; repeat with remaining tortillas and ingredients.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 5 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 27, 2012

Easy recipe and easy to tweak! Since I didn't have lime, I used lemon (lime is best but I didn't have it on hand unfortunately) - I omitted the cayenne (kids) and added garlic powder. While the chicken was marinating I started cutting up my veggies, I didn't have a red onion but yellow did just fine. Once the chicken was cooked , I tasted... it needed some salt and a little more chilli powder, cumin and garlic. AH yes that did the trick! :D IF you don't like the dryness of chicken breasts you can mix it up and cut up both chicken breasts and boneless skinless chicken thighs. YUM! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 01, 2013

We liked it, but we didn't love it. I let it marinate overnight, so I was expecting big flavor and it just wasn't there. It was definitely quick and easy, but I doubt I will make it again.


10 Ratings

Mar 22, 2012

Love this- it's a staple.

Apr 20, 2012

I made these hoping for much more. But I found that the chicken didn't have much of the yummy marinated taste that I thinking it would have. Albeit, I didn't have lime juice, so I used lemon juice, but i figured with the cumin, paprika, chili powder and cayenne it would be quite flavourful. Maybe I need to up the amount of spices. Will try again, however.

Mar 27, 2012

Great flavor! Really enjoyed.

Mar 06, 2014

I've looked everywhere for a good fajita recipe for a very long time and this one is by far the best! It's not only delicious but it is fairly healthy also! I highly recommend this recipe! It is DELICIOUS! The lime makes it a billion time better!! Thank you:)

Jun 24, 2013

I had a small amount of chicken pieces so I scaled this down to two servings. I froze the chicken in the marinade and later thawed it in the refrigerator. I lost a little of the marinade to leakage so the moisture evaporated pretty much upon placing it in the pan. The flavor was subtle but good and worth marinating though it got a little lost amongst too many toppings. The lime juice came through the most upon tasting just the meat. I would perhaps add more seasoning next time but maybe not since it was quite good and we will certainly use this again. I was cooking outside so I wrapped the tortillas in foil and warmed on the grill rather than use the microwave. It only takes a minute over the gas burner.

Mar 04, 2013

Made this for the family and some friends ,Loved it ,I usually tweek things cause I know what I like. Left this one alone It came out Great .Oh yea!! added to the recipie file. Thanks


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  • Calories
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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