If you’re familiar with my blogs, you know that preparing food and trying out recipes is one of my most favorite things to do in the world. I haven’t had much opportunity to do so lately, but when I tasted my friend Edz Bacani’s Fajitas recipe, I just had to try it for myself and blog about it.
I love Mexican food. When Jay and I were still doing gigs in Jupiter street, we would drop by the popular Mexican fastfood, Miggy’s, before we would trudge to EDSA to get a ride back to Las Pinas where we used to live.
There are no Miggy’s around where we live now, but there’s Mexicali several blocks up (Serendra), one of my favorite places to hang out in by myself when they’re not full house.
I always go for Burritos, but Tacos is so much easier to make. We usually have that here on Sundays when Jay and I are just too lazy to prepare anything else. One thing I like about most mexican food is that they’re usually affordable. Anyway, I read that Fajitas is Texan-Mexican, not purely Mexican.
Enough of the chit-chat. Here are the stuff you need to get for your Fajitas:
1/2 Kilo Skinless Chicken breasts (I got me a half kilo of chicken strips to lessen the slicing work)
1 Medium Cucumber, chopped
2 Bell Peppers, Red and Green, sliced thinly
1 Large onion (Mrs. B’s recipe says red, but I’m a great white onion fan!), thinly slice half of the onions, then, use the remaining half for the simple salsa below
1 Can of Corn kernels
2 Tbsp of Lemon (Philippine lemons will do, if you’re on a budget)
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1-2 cloves of Garlic, minced
Tomatoes and Onions (use half of the large onion above), chopped and mixed together to make simple salsa
There’s a lot of ingredients so it may seem like a lot of work, but nope, not a lot of work at all.
How to make Mrs. B’s Cookery’s Fajitas:
1. Marinade chicken using the following ingredients, then put in a glass container and chill for an hour.
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2. Put 2-3 Tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Wait for 2-3 minutes.
3. Stir-fry the chicken strips until brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
4. Heat another Tbsp of olive oil. Stir-fry onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, and corn kernels.
5. Add in the cooked chicken. Mix.
6. Season with ground cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper (to taste).
7. Transfer to a serving dish.
8. Warm Tortillas in heated frying pan. Warm, don’t toast!
9. Serve topped with your simple salsa, grated cheese. Squeeze in some lemon juice for excitement!
So there you go, another delicious and filling recipe for you to try. I just love having friends who cook and share their recipes with me.
Edz has many other great recipes for you to try on her Facebook page, Mrs. B’s Cookery. Go and check them out for yourself!
Thank you Edz for my new favorite comfort meal – your Chicken Fajitas!