Chicken Fajitas With Grilled Peppers and Onions
photo by PaulaG
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- 1 1⁄4 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
- 3⁄4 cup olive oil
- 5 limes, juice of, only
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons chili powder
- 3 lbs boneless chicken breast halves (I used chicken tenders)
- 3 poblano chiles, seed and cut into 3/4 inch wide strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 3/4 inch wide strips
- 2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 3/4 inch wide strips
- 2 red onions, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds and separated into rings
- 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas
- sour cream
- chopped cilantro
- avocado, sliced
- sliced black olives
- chopped red chili pepper
- Prepare barbecue.
- Puree first 5 ingredients (cilantro - chili powder) in blender (or food processor).
- Place chicken in a glass baking dish and pour 1/3 of marinade over chicken, turning to coat all sides.
- Arrange vegetables (chilies - onions) on a rimmed grilling pan or baking pan, pour 1/3 of marinade over vegetables. Season chicken and vegetables with salt and pepper if desired.
- Grill chicken until cooked through (7 -10 minutes per side, depending on thickness of chicken). Grill vegetables until tender, turning often (about 15 minutes). Grill tortillas until charred (1 minute per side).
- Transfer chicken to work surface and slice cross wise into strips.
- Fill tortillas with chicken and vegetables and drizzle with remaining marinade.
- Serve with your favorite salsa and toppings.
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This is delightful. My husband loved it. I served with lowfat sour cream, good salsa, sliced avocado, and low fat cheese. My husband does not like cilantro. I used flat leaf parsley instead. I also used chicken tenders. It smeled just like a restaurant when i was grilling this. I would serve this to company.
Excellent. I doubled the recipe, used white onions instead of red & a mix of red/yellow/green bell peppers. I marinated the chicken about 3 hours, and it turned out so moist & flavorful. I served to DH and friends for a casual dinner, paired with Mean Chef's guacamole. This was just excellent. Thank you!
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