I like to make my fajitas with flank steak, but you can also do chicken or pork. You can even make vegetarian fajitas by subbing in mushrooms, tofu or beans!
Step 1: Ingredients
- one pound chicken, flank steak, or pork
- one large bell pepper
- one yellow or white onion
- salt & pepper
- canola or vegetable oil
- spices for seasoning the meat (see next step!)
- limes, tortilla, cilantro, etc for serving
I recommend chicken breasts, flank steak, and loin chops - they're all good cuts of meat that will stay moist if you cook them right. :)
Step 2: Spice up your meat and slice your veggies
- one pinch oregano
- one pinch chili powder
- one pinch cumin
- one pinch coriander
- big pinch of salt
If you're able, rub the meat down and let it hang out in the fridge for a while. If not - cooking it right away still tastes amazing. :D
Once you've got you meat seasoned, slice the onion and pepper.
Step 3: Cook the meat
For chicken breasts (especially big ones) you want to give them 5-6 minutes per side, and maybe a little longer.
Flank steak takes 2-3 minutes per side if you want it medium rare or rare.
The loin chops depend on the thickness - but normally end up being 3-4 minutes per side - much quicker if they're 1/2 thick or less.
Once it's cooked, put in on a clean plate and cover with foil. You'll let it rest while you cook the veggies.
Step 4: Cook the veg
Dump them in the pan and stir every minute or so, until they begin to soften and brown. Add a pinch of salt and some pepper to season then a little. :)
Cook them until they get as soft as you like - this will take 5-10 minutes.