Five Ingredient Fridays! - Chicken Fajitas - New Canaan & Darien Moms

So you have all heard of taco Tuesdays so why not Fajita Fridays! They are quick, easy and come together in minutes. Now believe me, you can go crazy with sides like guac, salsa, lettuce and all the fixins BUT, if you are low on time, I promise these will still taste great with just FIVE ingredients. You can double up the chicken and veggies, these taste great on top of a salad the next day. You’ll have dinner on the table faster than you can say Ole!

Chicken Fajitas

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, sliced thin

1 chicken breast, cut into small strips

2 peppers, pick red, green or yellow, your choice!

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 package flour or corn tortillas

salt and pepper, 1 teaspoon each

Cut up chicken breast and season with salt, pepper and chili powder. Set aside.
In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil and fry up onion until it begins to turn light brown. Add peppers and cook until soft. Sprinkle with a bit of salt. Remove to a large platter. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and the sliced chicken.
Saute the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes until cooked through. Place the sizzling chicken on the platter Mexican restaurant style and serve with warmed torillas.
Now, smile and accept the applause as your family digs in.
Additional but not necessary components:
Lime – I love squeezing it all over the hot chicken
Cumin – If you want a more taco taste, 1 teaspoon to the raw chicken
Avocados – Because they make everything more delicious
Sour cream – Double delicious
Lettuce and tomatoes
Steak or Pork – instead of chicken.
These are your fajitas. Go Crazy Girl!

In case you missed it…previous FIF recipes:

Creamy Clam Chowdha



Anna Francese Gass


Anna is working on a cookbook featuring recipes from around the world. She cooks with immigrants to translate their favorite and best recipes to paper for generations to come. If you have a Nonna who would be interested in cooking with Anna, please reach out via email: [email protected]

Here are some of Anna’s local experiences from Nonna’s Kitchen:

Nainai Tina’s Delicious Dumplings

Magda’s Delicious Pork Adobo

Bea’s Serbian Pita

Angela’s Magic Cuban Black Beans

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