Currently I would call myself a purist when talking about food. I am trying to eat less processed and more natural foods, and cooking from scratch a little more. I love my food to have a lot of flavor, but most pre-made seasonings have a lot of fillers and preservatives in them to give them a longer shelf life. So I thought I should try to make my own, and it is pretty delicious! Also, I can’t find any good fajita seasoning mix here in Ireland. I usually make about 3 recipes at a time so I don’t have to do it every time we want fajitas. So here is the recipe for the seasoning (Makes about 3 batches):
1 Tbsp paprika
3/4 Tbsp salt
1/2 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 Tbsp black pepper
1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
1/2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 Tbsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cumin
Mix all ingredients together, store in airtight container until use.
For the fajitas you will need:
1/3 of your seasoning mix you just made
4 large flour tortillas
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped in strips
1 red pepper, chopped in strips
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salsa or sour cream (optional)
Saute 1/2 onion and 1 red pepper in 1Tbsp olive oil until desired crispness is achieved (about 5-10 minutes). Move to a bowl and keep warm.
Cut 2-3 chicken breasts into strips and rub 2-3 them with the fajita seasoning, and cook in the same skillet. Cook until no longer pink in the middle, about 10 minutes.
Add chicken and sauteed vegetables in a flour tortilla (12″) or 2 small (6″) tortillas. Top each 12″ tortilla with 1/4 cup cheese, 1/4 avocado, and salsa or sour cream. Enjoy your 30 minute meal!
Nutrition Info per serving (serves 4): Calories: 425, Total Fat: 19 g, Total Carbs: 24 g, Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g, Protein: 38 grams.
Nutrition info doesn’t include salsa or sour cream, but does include avocado, cheese, tortilla, chicken and vegetables.