Super Easy Chicken Fajitas

I am all about making delicious food easy.  It’s not that I don’t have a lot of time to cook, although sometimes, I don’t.  And it’s not even that  I just hate cooking — I do enjoy taking time to prepare food for myself.  It’s more that sometimes, I want to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as I can.  Maybe there’s a show on that I want to watch, or singing I want to do, or even, work to go to.

So here’s the trick.  This is “super easy” because we’re adding cooked chicken.  Therefore, we only need to pick some spices, prep the veggies, then add the chicken.  If you don’t have pre-cooked chicken, this will not be super easy.  You’ll also have to cook the chicken.

In this picture, I used hand-torn rotisserie chicken, frozen bell peppers, and freshly sliced onions (but I don’t think you can see any of those… they seem to be caramelizing on the bottom of the pan).

For fajitas, I generally use the “that looks like enough!” method of spice-adding.  I like to add garlic powder or fresh minced garlic, tons of it… some onion powder if I don’t have fresh onions, some chili powder, some red cayenne pepper (more if it’s just for me… I LOVE that heat!), and some salt and pepper.

Basically, get your veggies ready, and throw the onions and garlic into the skillet first, along with some pre-heated oil (I use coconut oil).  That means, heat the oil, add the veggies.  Let the onions cook for about five minutes on medium heat — until they start to crisp on the edges or become translucent — before you add the peppers.  When you add the peppers, you’re looking for a nice, crispy brown look on a few of them, and they should start to become soft.  That’s maybe another 3 or 4 minutes.

When your veggies are ready or almost ready, add in your torn up chicken and all of your spices — cover and let the entire dish warm for a few minutes and get the spices nice and mixed in.  When it’s all hot and bubbly, enjoy!  I’m doing primal food right now, so I probably would not use a flour tortilla.  I would just eat it straight off of a plate.  It’s just as delicious.  I promise.

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