May 31, 2022

Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Jalapeño Feta

Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Jalapeño Feta

These flavourful skillet chicken fajitas are the perfect weeknight dinner because they're quick and easy to make. Serve them up with a spicy and cooling jalapeño feta sauce on the side!




For the chicken:

For the stir fry:

  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • tortillas, warmed for serving
  • chopped cilantro, for serving
  • extra lime wedges, for serving

For the jalapeño feta suce:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp lime juice + zest from one lime
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, roughly chopped (seeds removed for less heat), or finely chopped if mixing by hand
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (finely chopped if mixing by hand)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 to 1 cup crumbled feta (or cotija cheese)

For the chicken:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the spices and salt. Add in the chicken and toss. Drizzle the lime juice plus zest and the oil and stir to combine.

To make the stir fry:

  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and let the skillet get nice and hot. Once it's hot, drizzle in a tiny splash more of oil (avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil) and then add the chicken. Let the chicken cook and get browned on one side before flipping, about four minutes or so. Then flip and toss the chicken in the skillet for another five minutes, until cooked through. Remove the chicken and set it aside.
  2. Add a splash more oil if needed and then toss in the onion. Cook while tossing occasionally until softened and browned around the edges, about six to seven minutes.
  3. Add the peppers to the skillet and continue tossing until the peppers have softened and are browned in spots. Season with a good pinch of kosher salt. Turn off the heat and add the chicken back to the skillet to warm through again.
  4. Warm the tortillas on a skillet and keep warm in a tortilla warmer or a plate covered with a clean towel.
  5. When ready to eat, divide the fajita mixture into tortillas and top with the jalapeño feta sauce. Enjoy!

To make the sauce:

While the stir fry is going, make the sauce.

  1. In a blender (or food processor, or by hand if using chopped ingredients), combine the sour cream, lime juice and zest, jalapeño pepper, cilantro and salt until the mixture is fairly smooth.
  2. Pour the sauce into a bowl and add the feta. Set aside until ready to use.


For a thicker sauce: add more feta

For more spice: use serrano pepper instead of jalapeño

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