Chicken Fajita Tacos: Quick and Easy, One Pan and Gluten Free (Our Favorite Tex-Mex)

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Chicken Fajita Tacos

  • One pot.
  • About 25 minutes max.
  • Gluten Free.
  • Really good.
  • Your gang will love it!

Keeping it quick and easy let’s use some pre-cooked and cut up chicken breasts. You can find them like this in the grocery store and they save some time and cleanup. Or you could cook up a chicken breast and slice it up.

Shortcut for quick and easy chicken tacos

Put a skillet on at medium high and add some olive oil. Break out the chicken slices and put ’em in the pan.

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Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and toss a few times as the chicken thaws and starts to grill.

While the chicken is doing it’s stuff seed the poblano and the jalapeño  peppers and cut them into strips . If you don’t want it to be too spicy just go with green bell peppers. Cut the onion into strips.

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Put the veggies in the pan with the chicken. Add a little more salt and pepper, the cumin and the red pepper flakes. Toss everything together and toss a few more times as it all cooks.

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When the chicken starts to show signs of getting seared and the veggies are starting to wilt spread  the tortillas out on top of it all and let them warm up. Just 20-30 seconds. Serve it with some salsa then go ahead and enjoy your Chicken Fajita Tacos.

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We had some Malbec with ours but some Mexican Beer or some Tequila (or both!) would help set the mode pretty good.

 

 

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  1. Put a skillet on at medium high and add some olive oil. Break out the chicken slices and put 'em in the pan. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and toss a few times as the chicken thaws and starts to grill. While the chicken is doing it's stuff seed the poblano and the jalapeño peppers and cut them into strips . If you don't want it to be too spicy just go with green bell peppers. Cut the onion into strips.
  2. Put the veggies in the pan with the chicken. Add a little more salt and pepper, the cumin and the red pepper flakes. Toss everything together and toss a few more times as it all cooks.
  3. When the chicken starts to show signs of getting seared and the veggies are starting to wilt spread the tortillas out on top of it all and let them warm up. Just 20-30 seconds. Serve it with some salsa then go ahead and enjoy your Chicken Fajita Tacos.
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Quick Easy Beef Fajitas – No Marinade

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In keeping with your recipes needing to be quick and easy let’s eliminate the marinading the beef step and still have great tasting Quick Easy Beef Fajitas.

Put a large skillet on at a setting between medium high and high. Add enough olive oil to fully coat the bottom the skillet. Use thin sliced round beef steak or whole skirt steak or flank steak and cut it into about 1/2″ strips. The peppers in the pic are poblano peppers cut into strips. You might prefer red, green or orange bell peppers. We like the poblanos because they add a little bit of spiciness. Cut a medium sized onion into strips and chop up the garlic. Cut the lemon – or lime – in half.

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Put everything but the lemon in the skillet and toss it all together. Squeeze the lemon – or lime – juice all around on top of the mixture and toss in the rinds. Sprinkle the spices all over it and toss it all some more. Toss regularly as it cooks. When everything is starting to get a little crispy on the edges, it’s ready. About 10 – 15 minutes. About halfway through the grilling process drain off any liquid that has accumulated in the pan and add a little more olive oil.

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Heat up the tortillas in between pepper towels in the microwave and enjoy your Quick Easy Beef Fajitas. Spoon the meat and veggies on the tortillas and top it off with some salsa or sour cream or pico de gallo or “all of the above”.

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No knife and fork. Just pick it up and bite into it.

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It was good!!

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A traditional Mexican dish done quick and easy.
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  1. Put a large skillet on at a setting between medium high and high. Add enough olive oil to fully coat the bottom the skillet. Use thin sliced round beef steak or whole skirt steak or flank steak and cut it into about 1/2" strips. The peppers in the pic are poblano peppers cut into strips. You might prefer red, green or orange bell peppers. We like the poblanos because they add a little bit of spiciness. Cut a medium sized onion into strips and chop up the garlic. Cut the lemon - or lime - in half.
  2. Put everything but the lemon in the skillet and toss it all together. Squeeze the lemon - or lime - juice all around on top of the mixture and toss in the rinds. Sprinkle the spices all over it and toss it all some more. Toss regularly as it cooks. When everything is starting to get a little crispy on the edges, it's ready. About 10 - 15 minutes. About halfway through the grilling process drain off any liquid that has accumulated in the pan and add a little more olive oil.
  3. Heat up the tortillas in between pepper towels in the microwave and enjoy your Quick Easy Beef Fajitas. Spoon the meat and veggies on the tortillas and top tit off with some salsa or sour cream or pico de gallo or "all of the above".
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Of course you could use chicken instead of beef.

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Chicken Quesadillas

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Chicken Quesadillas are great for a quick and easy casual meal.

We always keep a bag of store bought frozen, cooked and already spiced up chicken in the freezer for Quesadillas or as an addition to salad. You can get to the cooked chunks of chicken any way you want, like cutting up chicken tenders or boneless skinless breasts and frying them in a skillet. Using these already cooked and spicy ones just makes it even quicker and easier.

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Put a skillet on at medium high. Two tablespoons of olive oil and add the pieces of chicken. Toss them a few times as they defrost and brown.

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Cut up the veggies and add them to the skillet. Tonight we used onions, poblano peppers, canned chipotle peppers and garlic. The basic veggies are onions and green peppers, after that you can use whatever YOU want. Cook everything until the veggies are cooked and the chicken has browned. About five minutes. Toss it all often as it cooks.

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As it is cooking put another skillet on at medium and put in about a tablespoon of olive oil and spread it around. Spraying it works good too. When it is hot put a tortilla in and put some of the chicken and veggie mix on it.

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Lay some slices of the cheese of your choice on top.

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Put another tortilla on top and lay a plate on top of it.

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Give it about 2-3 minutes a side or until the tortilla has browned and the cheese has melted. Do two skillets at once or put the done one in the oven set at warm while you prepare the second one. Serve it up with some rice that you multi-tasked or maybe you had some cooked leftover rice in the freezer that you just had to zap in the microwave. A dollop of sour creme for dunking is a must. Also, picking a piece up with your hands, dunking it in the sour creme then the rice and scarfing it down is an accepted way to dine on your Chicken Quesadillas.

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  1. We always keep a bag of store bought frozen, cooked and already spiced up chicken in the freezer for Quesadillas or as an addition to salad. You can get to the cooked chunks of chicken any way you want, like cutting up chicken tenders or boneless skinless breasts and frying them in a skillet. Using these already cooked and spicy ones just makes it even quicker and easier.
  2. Put a skillet on at medium high. Two tablespoons of olive oil and add the pieces of chicken. Toss them a few times as they defrost and brown. Cut up the veggies and add them to the skillet. Tonight we used onions, poblano peppers, canned chipotle peppers and garlic. The basic veggies are onions and green peppers, after that you can use whatever YOU want. Cook everything until the veggies are cooked and the chicken has browned. About five minutes. Toss it all often as it cooks.
  3. As it is cooking put another skillet on at medium and put in about a tablespoon of olive oil and spread it around. Spraying it works good too. When it is hot put a tortilla in and put some of the chicken and veggie mix on it. Lay some slices of the cheese of your choice on top. Put another tortilla on top and lay a plate on top of it.
  4. Give it about 2-3 minutes a side or until the tortilla has browned and the cheese has melted. Do two skillets at once or put the done one in the oven set at warm while you prepare the second one. Serve it up with some rice that you multi-tasked or maybe you had some cooked leftover rice in the freezer that you just had to zap in the microwave. A dollop of sour creme for dunking is a must. Also, picking a piece up with your hands, dunking it in the sour creme then the rice and scarfing it down is an accepted way to dine on your Chicken Quesadillas.
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Quick Easy Fish Tacos – 20 minutes

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Quick Easy Fish Tacos – Grew up in New Jersey and had never heard of tacos. Have lived in Texas for a total of about 30 years and learned about tacos. But, never heard of fish tacos. Our 30 years in Texas were interrupted by living at Lake Chapala in Jalisco, Mexico for a total of three  great years. There we learned about fish tacos and became addicted. They are really quick and easy. Also a great – pick it up and scarf it down – supper in front of the TV. Margaritas or just plain Tequila really help set the mood.

After the tortillas and the cooked fish the rest is up to you. This is how we did it tonight and it turned out great!

First the pico de gallo – sorta – topping. Cut the ends off of the zucchini and thinly slice it. Chop the onion, the Roma tomato, the cilantro, the avocado and the jalapeño pepper. Put it all in bowl and add the cumin, salt, Cayenne pepper and the garlic powder. Squeeze the juice from the lime, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil and toss it all together. Put it aside in the fridge while you tend to the fish.

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Cut the catfish (or whatever fish you want to use) into short strips cutting across the filets.

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Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Put the fish into a bowl and add onion cut into thin strips (aka julienne), salt, pepper, chopped cilantro and the lime rinds left from juicing it into the pico.

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Toss it all together and put it in the skillet.

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Gently stir or toss the fish as it cooks turning the individual pieces as necessary to get them cooked evenly. When the fish is firm and not spongy it’s ready. It should take about 5 minutes.

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Warm the tortillas wrapped in a towel in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then put the fish in the tortillas and top with the faux pico de gallo. This is a very good quick easy fish tacos recipe. Enjoy!

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  1. First the pico de gallo - sorta - topping. Cut the ends off of the zucchini and thinly slice it. Chop the onion, the Roma tomato, the cilantro, the avocado and the jalapeño pepper. Put it all in bowl and add the cumin, salt, Cayenne pepper and the garlic powder. Squeeze the juice from the lime, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil and toss it all together. Put it aside in the fridge while you tend to the fish.
  2. Cut the catfish (or whatever fish you want to use) into short strips cutting across the filets. Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Put the fish into a bowl and add onion cut into thin strips (aka julienne), salt, pepper, chopped cilantro and the lime rinds left from juicing it into the pico. Toss it all together and put it in the skillet.
  3. Gently stir or toss the fish as it cooks turning the individual pieces as necessary to get them cooked evenly. When the fish is firm and not spongy it's ready. It should take about 5 minutes.
  4. Warm the tortillas wrapped in a towel in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then put the fish in the tortillas and top with the faux pico de gallo. This is a very good quick easy fish tacos recipe. Enjoy!
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