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Organic chicken fajitas recipe

Mexican chicken fajitas: taste, color and aromas!

Fajitas are a typical dish of Mexican cuisine, consisting of a corn or flour tortilla filled with meat, vegetables and seasonings. Originally, fajitas were made with strips of beef, but today they are available in numerous variations, including those made with turkey or organic chicken.

What does Fajitas mean?

“Fajitas” is a Spanish term meaning “strips of meat.” In Mexican cuisine, the term "fajitas" refers to a dish consisting of tortillas filled with meat, vegetables and seasonings.

The meat usually used for fajitas is beef or chicken, cut into strips and quickly cooked together with vegetables and spices.

The dish is served with toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole and jalapenos.

Fajitas have become very popular around the world, thanks to their unique flavor and ease of preparation.

Organic chicken meat

Before talking about the recipe, it is important to talk about the choice of organic chicken meat. The choice of organic meat is increasingly widespread in the kitchen, as it represents a healthy and ecological option. The organic chicken you find in our online butcher's shop is raised without the use of antibiotics and hormones, which means that there are no health risks for the consumer and that the animals are treated with the respect they deserve. Furthermore, organic farming is a sustainable alternative to intensive farming which causes a large amount of pollution.

Wok cooking of chicken

When preparing organic chicken fajitas, it is important to choose a cooking technique that preserves the flavor and properties of the meat. The wok is an excellent option, as it allows you to cook the chicken quickly and evenly, preserving its succulence and tenderness. Furthermore, the wok is ideal for sautéing vegetables and spices together, creating a mix of flavors and aromas.

What to pair with fajitas?

Fajitas are a complete dish, which already contains a variety of ingredients such as meat, vegetables and spices, but they can often be accompanied by some side dishes to make them even tastier and more balanced from a nutritional point of view.

Here are some of the best side dishes to pair with fajitas:

  • Guacamole : Guacamole is a dip made from avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro and lime. Its creamy texture and fresh, acidic flavor make it the perfect accompaniment to fajitas.
  • Tomato sauce : tomato sauce is a classic of Mexican cuisine, which goes perfectly with fajitas. It can be prepared with fresh tomatoes, onions, chilli, coriander and lime.
  • Black Beans : Black beans are a source of protein and fiber, and pair perfectly with fajitas. They can be cooked with onion, chilli and spices for an even more intense flavour.
  • Corn : Corn is a classic side dish for fajitas, adding a touch of sweetness and crunch. It can be cooked in a pan with onion and chilli for an even tastier flavour.
  • Tomato and cucumber salad : Tomato and cucumber salad is a fresh and light side dish, which contrasts perfectly with the strong flavor of fajitas. It can be prepared with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and coriander, seasoned with oil, vinegar and lime.

    In general, side dishes for fajitas should be light and fresh, to balance the richness and intense flavor of the fajitas themselves. Different side dishes can be combined to create a complete and balanced meal from a nutritional and flavor point of view.

    Organic chicken fajitas recipe

    To prepare organic chicken fajitas, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 500g organic or regular chicken breast
  • 2 peppers cut into strips (yellow and red for added color)
  • 1 white onion cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Guacamole sauce to taste
  • Soft or semi-hard cheese to season to taste
  • Corn tortillas or wraps
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    Spices for marinating chicken fajitas

    The chicken and the combination of ingredients and tippings that we will have fun composing for our fajitas are already a good basis for having a sublime taste, but if we want to add that extra something to our meat, we can marinate it with a combination of spices that we desire .

    We can simply marinate it with oil, salt, garlic and lemon or lime juice or add sweet or spicy paprika or a RUB dedicated to chicken meat. The important thing is that the meat is marinated for at least 1 hour before cooking, the ideal time is always about overnight.

    Here is our marinade idea:

    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 clove of garlic or garlic powder
    • Chicken RUB or Buffalo RUB

    Fajitas dish procedure

    Now that we have talked about the meat and the cooking method, let's move on to the actual recipe. Here's how to prepare them.

    First, cut the chicken breast into thin strips and place it in a bowl. Add the marinating spices: paprika, cumin, black pepper and salt, and mix well. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, wash and cut the peppers and onion into strips.

    Heat the wok over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of oil. Add the meat and cook for 5-7 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Remove the meat from the wok and set aside.

    In the same wok, add the peppers and onion and cook for 5-6 minutes, until soft and lightly browned. Add the meat and mix well.

    Heat tortillas or wraps in a hot skillet for 1-2 minutes per side, until soft and warm. Squeeze lemon over meat and vegetables.

    To serve, you can have fun assembling your fajitas, prepare all the ingredients you want to add such as salad, corn, beans, guacamole sauce and cheese, put some meat and vegetables in the center of each tortilla and roll up to enjoy.