Monday, May 19, 2008

Last of the Limes: Chicken Fajita Marinade

Courtesy of LibraryMan from FlickrAnd Then There Were None! (always one of my favorite Agatha Christie books...) After going on a lime blitz, I nearly reached the end of my lime stockpile and successfully made Cilantro Lime Hummus, Coconut Cilantro Rice, and Fish Tacos.With some leftover tortillas from the fish tacos and just one lime left I decided to make one of my favorite Mexican dishes: Chicken Fajitas.

It's Monday, so I'm at a loss for words, but I can tell you these were so good. So yummy in fact that we ate so much we polished off all the tortillas so I can only show you the picture of the chicken/veggie combo. I'd imagine if you'd like to make this vegetarian, you could omit the meat. Similarly, shrimp or beef would work well.

Ok, off to go let my brain rest. Too much fun in one weekend. I promise I'll have more interesting anecdotes later in the week!

Chicken FajitasChicken Fajita Marinade
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more depending on heat level desired)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/2 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into long strips
1/2 onion, chopped

2 tsp olive oil for sauteing

1. In a large Ziploc bag, mix together all ingredients (from lime juice to chicken).
2. Place chicken in the marinade, and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.
3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add red peppers and onions. Saute for approximately 3 minutes or until vegetables start to become tender (I cooked the onions for longer to create a caramelized effect). Add chicken strips and saute until browned, approximately 5 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and serve with desired accompaniments (i.e. cilantro, salsa, avocado, lettuce, sour cream, etc.)


Anonymous said...

mmmm. definitely a great marinade. lime sure does wonders.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I love the flavor of lime - so refreshing!

thanks for visiting my blog - I really like yours! I've added you to my blogroll :0)

Anonymous said...

That marinade sounds fantastic! Really fresh and light, with the limes.

test it comm said...

Those chicken fajitas sound tasty. Fajitas are one of my favorites as well.

MrOrph said...

Great marinade recipe Sharon. I bet I can use it for grilled chicken. (Bookmarked!) It's time to get back out there!

Anonymous said...

Lime is so great in fajita's, they give it that extra zing to take it over the top.

Mama Mia said...

I love your blog and all of the wonderful photos! I'm newlywed myself and learning to cook more and more everyday! I'll be looking forward to checking out your blog more often! :)

grace said...

first of all, i love agatha christie.

secondly, this is clearly a fabulous marinade. nicely done. :)

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed checking out your series on limes! :)

Sharon said...

diva - I dont know why it took me so long to realize how great limes are in cooking!

veggiegirl - thanks! I'll add you as well. You've got some great recipes.

elle- the lime adds a nice zing!

kevin - As much as I love fajitas, this is probably the first time I've made them.

mroprh - I'm glad you're back and cooking! Can't wait to see what you have in store.

noble pig - I'm going to start adding limes to everything. I'm addicted to the zing :)

Lina - thanks for visiting! I'm off to go visit yours :)

grace - I am tempted to pick the book up again. I cant remember when I last read it.

Lori - thanks! I wonder what series will be next...

cakewardrobe said...

What a beautiful recipe! I never thought to make fajitas for any meals. Perhaps your recipe has changed that!

tigerfish said...

Ever since I left California, I have not had any fajitas! :O

industrialpoppy said...

I'll be trying this on the weekend-yum!

Anonymous said...

Fajitas are so great, I haven't seen any of these on blogs yet. This looks really, really, good and we always have cravings for anything that can be eaten with tortillas! Having a stockpile of limes is such a great thing!

Karen said...

I'm totally obsessed with cooking with citrus. Limes are by far my favorite. I'm totally making this dish tonight. Thank you for posting it!

Cakespy said...

Now that sounds spicy and delicious! Perfect for the warmer weather that is (FINALLY!) hitting the Northwest where I am!