My wife and I love fajitas! Our favorite restaurant in Joplin to get them is Festival Mexican Restaurant at the corner of 7th and Duquesne.
We decided to make fajitas at home. So let’s go!
We purchased this fajita mix at the Circle E store on East 96 Hwy Carthage, Mo. It has NO MSG!
Step one is to cut your chicken in thin strips and put them in a bag or bowl with the Fajita mix. Marinate for 20 minutes.
Next cut your onions and peppers. We added a few jalapenos.
Now you have your vegetables ready, and your meat is done marinating.
Next heat your skillet. For fajitas, I like to use my cast iron skillet. It is good and heavy, and it is big enough to accommodate the meat and vegetables.
Make sure it is good and hot before you add your vegetables. You want the vegetables to sizzle when they hit the pan.
You want to cook the vegetables till they are tender but still have a little crispness.
Remove the vegetables and leave the juice. Again make sure your pan is good and hot then add the marinated chicken.
When the chicken is done, add the vegetables back to the pan.
While the meat and vegetables are getting hot, heat your tortillas. We use a heavy duty double burner griddle pan or our electric skillet to heat them.
The table is set and we are ready to eat now. Yummy!
When preparing the tortilla, don’t put too much filling in the shell, or you won’t get it closed. We added a little shredded cheese. Secret to folding this is tuck in one end and then tuck in the side really good and roll tight just like you’re wrapping a baby.
Dinner is served!
Disfrute de sus fajitas…. Enjoy your fajitas.
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