Five Ingredient Fridays! - Chicken Fajitas, Compliments of Anna Gass - Newport Mesa Moms

You have all heard of Taco Tuesdays, so why not Fajita Fridays!  They are quick, easy and come together in minutes.  Now believe me, you can go crazy with sides like guac, salsa, lettuce and all the fixins BUT, if you are low on time, I promise these will still taste great with just FIVE ingredients.  You can also double up the chicken and veggies; they will taste great on top of a salad the next day.  You’ll have dinner on the table faster than you can say Olé!



Chicken Fajitas

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, sliced thin

1 chicken breast, cut into small strips

2 peppers, pick red, green or yellow, your choice!

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 package flour or corn tortillas

salt and pepper, 1 teaspoon each


Cut up chicken breast and season with salt, pepper and chili powder.  Set aside.

In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil and fry up onion until it begins to turn light brown.  Add peppers and cook until soft.  Sprinkle with a bit of salt.  Remove to a large platter.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil, and the sliced chicken.

Sauté the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes until cooked through.  Place the sizzling chicken on the platter Mexican restaurant style, and serve with warmed tortillas.

Now, smile and accept the applause as your family digs in.


Additional but not necessary components:

Lime – I love squeezing it all over the hot chicken

Cumin – If you want a more taco taste, 1 teaspoon to the raw chicken

Avocados – Because they make everything more delicious

Sour cream – Double delicious

Lettuce and tomatoes


Steak or Pork – Instead of chicken


These are your fajitas.  Go Crazy Girl!


Anna Francese Gass

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Anna is working on a cookbook featuring recipes from around the world.  She cooks with immigrants to translate their favorite and best recipes to paper for generations to come.

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