Easy Chicken Fajitas

fajita done!

It shouldn’t be a surprise to any readers at this point but I LOVE meat. 

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YESSSSS!!!!
YESSSSS!!!!
[/span4][span8] I have several cookbooks focused on meat and the next book in line, The Meat Cookbook by Nichola Fletcher, Christopher Trotter, Elena Rosemond-Hoerr and Rachel Green, is one of them.
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Not enough cumin!
Not enough cumin!
[/span4][span8] The recipe tagged was for Marinated Chicken Fajitas. To start with you make a marinade of olive oil, lime juice, ground cumin, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. I had to make an emergency run to Walkerville’s small grocer, William’s Grocery, because I opened my cumin and found I had no where near the 2 teaspoons I needed – I am very happy to have a small grocery in walking distance for this reason!
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marinatin'
marinatin’
[/span4][span8] After that’s all mixed I added sliced boneless skinless chicken breast and let that marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes (but it can continue to marinate for up to 4 hours).
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[/span4][span8] I then preheated my oven to broil and spread the chicken out on a baking sheet. I broiled for 4 minutes, flipped the chicken over and broiled another 4 minutes. Chicken done!
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[/span4][span8] At the same time I heated sunflower oil over high heat in a large skillet. I added sliced peppers and onions and let them cook stirring occasionally for 7 minutes until the edges started to blacken. I sprinkled with paprika and veggies done!
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fajita done!
fajita done!
[/span4][span8] To assemble I took a tortilla and placed a few veggies, then a few slices of chicken and then some guacamole I made. The toppings are your personal choice, the cookbook recommends sour cream, guacamole and/or salsa.
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The Verdict:  Huge Win!  Such a great fast (cooking time was less than 10 minutes) healthy option for weeknights and it’s a bonus there aren’t too many ingredients needed also.  The chicken was great tasting, the marinade was perfect!  Prior to blogging I had made a recipe for jambalaya from this book that was also really great.  I am officially in love with this cookbook and can’t wait to try something else from it!  I recommend picking up a copy of it if you are in the market for a new cookbook.  The recipes are pretty vast and don’t really focus on one type of cuisine.  It seems to be a good all around cookbook.  Want to see how easy these fajitas are for yourself? Grab the recipe here.