When I was 40 weeks pregnant with my first baby, our good friends invited us to go out to dinner with them for one last “hurrah” before baby. We decided on Chili’s because it was close and let’s face it, going anywhere when you are 40 weeks pregnant is pretty uncomfortable. While we were waiting someone at another table ordered the sizzling chicken fajitas and I knew that was exactly what I wanted. It’s still one of my favorites. I came up with this recipe and not only is it super delicious, it’s really easy and you can have dinner in about 30 minutes.

Easy chicken fajitas, recipe on everydayjenny.com

Chicken Fajitas

1 tablespoon oil
*1 large chicken breast sliced in strips
3 bell peppers (choose your favorite color/s) sliced
1 medium yellow onion sliced
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
3 tsp liquid smoke
juice of 2 limes

In a large pan heat oil and add the sliced onion and bell pepper and cook over medium heat 5-7 minutes until onion is translucent and peppers start to get soft. Transfer the onions and peppers to a plate and add the chicken to the pan (if needed add a little more oil). Add the liquid smoke and lime juice and cook chicken until no longer pink. Add the peppers and onions back into the pan and add the taco seasoning. You can also add another tsp of liquid smoke if desired. Serve on tortillas with desired toppings. We like sour cream, cheese and guacamole.

*Tip- I like to buy fresh chicken breasts when they are on sale at our local grocery store. I then trim them of any visible fat with kitchen scissors (much easier than a knife) and place 1 breast per ziplock freezer bag and freeze. Then when I need chicken for dinner I can take out the desired number of breasts. Usually for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 toddlers) we use one chicken breast. I also find that the chicken is much easier to slice if I thaw it for only a little bit and leave partially frozen for slicing.

Recipe Source- Everydayjenny.com


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