Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Easy Paleo Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

  (once again, click the link for the original recipe.. below is what I did)

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast, cut in thin strips
  • about 1.5 bell peppers
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp oregano and 1 tbsp coriander (the original recipe also recommends chili power and cumin but I didn't have any so I sprinkled in some red pepper flakes as well)
  • chopped garlic
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp cooking fat (I used my favorite coconut oil)
  • lettuce to serve
  • your choice of toppings (I used a Paleo-friendly salsa)

  1. Combine the chicken, peppers, onions, spices, garlic and lemon juice in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and cook the whole preparation with the cooking fat until the chicken is cooked through and the onion and bell pepper are soft.
  3. Prepare your fajita in a lettuce wrap with your favorite toppings.
All cooked and ready to be wrapped!
My attempt at rinsing and drying lettuce wraps: hanging them over the sides of a colander
A very quick, filling, and easy dish! It was loaded with flavor, but there was one flavor in there I wasn't enjoying. It took me a while to figure out that coriander is actually the same thing as cilantro.. and of course I'm one of those people who thinks cilantro tastes like soap. I even found a nice community of friends with the same problem ( I would definitely make this recipe again sans cilantro, and maybe I'll even spring for some cumin and chili powder. Two more recipes to come as soon as I get motivated enough to post!


Ariana said...

Cumin and chili powder are definitely worth picking up!! Lots of flavor in both, esp the chili, without an overwhelming amount of heat...just zesty enough!

Kate said...

wow that was fast :) okay okay with that much enthusiasm I'll stop being frugal and go get some! <33

Anonymous said...

where the h e double hockey sticks is the taco shell? i dont like no gosh darn vegetables. this looks terrible.

and if you use curry and cumin you must be supporting terrorism. Ipso facto you are a terrorist.

Kate said...

Dear Anonymous... if you don't like veggies, this blog is probably not for you :)

And an update for all: just ate some leftovers for lunch (doing my best to pick out the little coriander seeds).. they were even better than when I first made it! I'm assuming it's because the juices and spices had time to soak in to the meat. Yum!

Melissa said...

Squared, I think there's a setting so that people aren't able to post anonymously...

Anywho, I LOVE the idea of using greens as a wrap. Try swiss chard, it has a mild flavor and the leaves are huge so they're perfect for wrapping things in!!!

Alli said...

I LOVE Cilantro! I can eat it plain. I used to have my own cilantro plant, too. But it died :(

Kelly said...

Ooo I think I will make this tonight. Looks easy and I have all the ingredients already! I also support cumin and chili powder--I think you will like them better than the cilantro :)