Thursday, August 21, 2014

Steak & Chicken Fajitas

Is this not just about some of the prettiest fajita filling you've ever seen?!
I think yes!

I wasn't even planning to share this on the blog, 
but when they turned out looking so festive 
{& perfect},
I quickly grabbed my camera.
When they were equally as delicious, it was a done deal.
They are going on the blog, I said.
Plus, this will help me remember how to duplicate these the next time ;)

You see, I have to admit, although I've made fajitas more times than I could count,
{it's one of our faves!}
I just make them, well, however I'm in the mood to make them.
I don't follow a recipe & they've probably never been the same way twice.
You can do that with fajitas cause it's a pretty general recipe ...
meat {either steak or chicken or both}, peppers, onions, seasonings, fresh tortillas, & toppings.

I sometimes use a seasoning packet specifically for fajitas, but most often I don't.
I open up my spice cabinet & throw in a little of this & a little of that.
I may use fresh tomatoes, I may use canned.
There is usually some variation.
However, they were SO good this time that I may just make them like this every time from now on.

Here's another thing that I like about fajitas.
I love the 'cook once, eat twice' concept.
The chicken breasts I used in this meal were done in the crock pot the day before.
 All I had to do was to shred up the leftovers for this meal.
That helped me pull this together in no time.

So here are the ingredients I used:
  • steak & chicken {about 3 pounds total}
  • peppers & onions {I used 1 red, 1 yellow, & 1 onion}
  • cilantro {a lot - we love it - minimum a 1/2 cup chopped}
  • 2 cans diced chili-ready seasoned tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded & chopped 
  • 1 lime

For the seasonings I used:
  • 2 Tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt {or to taste}
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp. garlic powder {or 6 cloves minced}
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dry chicken soup base

Saute steak & chicken in 2 Tbsp. olive oil 
{steak according to your preference & chicken until no longer pink inside}.
Since my chicken was already cooked, I just shredded it & tossed it in with the steak when it was done.
After both meats are in the pan, pour on the seasonings!
This is what really makes a fajita, in my opinion ... the seasoning.
Stir together, making sure all the meat is coated 
& then toss in all the chopped veggies & the canned tomatoes.
{Lots of additional flavor comes from the spicy tomatoes.}
Reduce heat to medium & cover for a few minutes.
The veggies need to soften just a little bit.
Right before serving, squeeze a whole fresh lime {or lemon} over the fajita mixture in the pan.
This adds a bright punch of flavor at the end.

Fill the warm tortillas {I usually serve flour & corn} with the fajita mixture & top with shredded cheese.
Each person can add any additional topping they'd like:
sour cream, avocado, diced onion, lime/lemon, salsa, shredded lettuce, cilantro, etc.

This is a relatively quick meal that's authentic tasting & pretty healthy, to boot.
It's also a great meal for leftovers ... just as good the second day.
For variation, I like serving the fajita mixture over a toss salad.
Top it with ranch dressing & tortilla strips/chips & you've got a delicious southwest-style salad.

Now, get in the kitchen & cook =)


  1. Angela, You are a good cook. That does certainly look is said to eat healthy, you food should be colorful...not all beige and brown. LOL Blessings, xoxo,Susie

    1. Susie, I sure love to cook ... and my husband and 3 sons sure love for me to cook! LOL.
      Makes me happy to fill their bellies when they come home from a hard days work.
      Blessings to you too!

  2. Everything you make looks divine! Have a wonderful week, lovely!

    1. Well, thank you, Ashley! I sure enjoy it.
      Hope you are doing well.

  3. this sounds awesome, thanks for sharing this recipe.


  4. I'm loving this recipe and my hubby will too! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I also pinned it.


    1. Hello there, Fabby! So glad you visited & boy, I'm hungry for these fajitas right now!! Hope you & your hubby love them.