Gold Medal Sizzling Fajitas (Paula Deen)

"This is so tasty, everyone loves them! I do add other spices, such as Montreal seasoning, Italian seasoning, etc.. I also add some Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke. If using beef, I slice the meat and add it and the juice from the resting period back into the skillet with the veggies and then remove from the heat. Time does not include marinade time. If using beef, I marinade for 4 hours, chicken, 1 hour. This is adpated from Food Network, Paula Deen. Hope you enjoy!"
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  • In a heavy duty resealable plastic bag, combine 3 tablespoons of the vegetable oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, hot sauce, salt, pepper and your choice of meat.
  • Seal and toss the bag around to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator.
  • *Cook's Note: 15 minutes for shrimp, 20 minutes for chicken and 1 hour for skirt steak.
  • If you have a pan like this, preheat your cast iron pan or grill in a preheated 400 degree F oven for at least 20 minutes, to get a good sizzle when you plate the fajitas.
  • Heat the outside grill or a large indoor grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove the meat from the marinade and place it on the hot grill, discard the marinade.
  • Cook chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side, skirt steak about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare and about 2 minutes for shrimp. Slice the chicken and steak into strips if you are using.
  • In a large skillet heat up the remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and fry the onions and bell peppers until crisp-tender with some salt and pepper.
  • Wrap the tortillas in foil and warm them in the oven with the servers for 15 minutes.
  • When you are ready to serve, arrange the meat, onions and peppers on cast iron servers or plates that have been heated in the microwave. It will immediately start to sizzle from their fat and moisture. Serve with the warm tortillas and other accompaniments.

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  1. Sizzling is the word! Great method, great flavor chicken, steak or shrimp fajitas! I made with beef this time. I did not discard the marinade but added it to the sizzling veggies and added couple of jalapeno peppers too.
  2. My family loved this recipe. Paula's direction helped me organize and put everything on the table at the same time.


  1. The first time I make a recipe, I make it exactly as it is. It was wonderful just as is.


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