My family could eat this or some variation of it every night. It is such an economical way to feed your family and the chicken can be swapped out for steak if that’s what you prefer or you could go vegan and swap out the meat for sliced mushrooms! It is so simple you don’t even need a recipe, but if it’s your first time making them its good to have some guidelines.
This recipe serves 4 people and can be stretched to 6 people with rice added to it. When it comes to seasoning your meat, experiment to see what you like. I use regular chili powder, sometimes I’ll swap it for Ancho chili powder. I use onion powder and garlic powder, salt and pepper. Some people like paprika, cayenne or cumin… play with the flavors until you get to the flavor that your family raves over! The meat is perfectly cooked in such a short time and the peppers and onions soak up all the yumminess from the pan when cooking. If you are using mushrooms in place of the meat, wait to season them after they have browned.
I like to bring the whole pan to the table and let the kids make their own plates. I serve these with small flour tortillas, rice, shredded jack cheese, sour cream and hot sauce.
2 chicken breasts, 1/4 in. slices, season with salt and pepper (this could easily be replaced with beef or mushrooms…)
chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder to taste
2 medium sweet onions, sliced thin
3 bell peppers, sliced thin (I like multicolored if you can find them)
3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional for serving:
1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add 1-2T neutral oil. Place your chicken slices in the hot oil and allow to brown, flip and brown on the other side, seasoning with your spices. Toss until cooked through and hold on a plate to the side.
2. In the same pan add another 1-2T of oil, heat over medium and place your onions and peppers. As the veggies release their liquids scrape up any of the yummy fond that built up when you were cooking the chicken and toss. When the veggies are almost translucent throw in your sliced garlic and continue to toss, season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss your chicken in the pan with the veggies before serving. Enjoy!
Quick, simple and delicious. Your family will be begging you to put this dish into the regular rotation. If you don’t scream Fajitas! while you bring these to the table, are you even a Friends fan?
Let me know how you like it!