© Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillos
- TOTAL TIME: 45 MIN
- SERVINGS: 4
Tangy tomatillos add a wonderful layer of flavor and texture to these delicious chicken fajitas.
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- 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
- 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, plus more for seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 pound tomatillos, peeled and sliced into small wedges
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced in strips
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 large bell pepper, seeded and sliced
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Flour or corn tortillas, for serving
- Shredded cheese and sour cream, for serving (optional)
- Chopped avocado, chopped cilantro and salsa or chopped tomatoes, for serving (optional)
- In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil with the garlic, salt, chile powder, ground cumin, paprika, sugar and fresh lime juice. Set aside.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatillos to the dry pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until slightly charred all over. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, add the oil and then stir in the chicken. Cook for 2 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Stir in the onion and bell pepper and cook with the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
- Stir in the spice mixture and cook for another 2 minutes or until everything is well combined and heated through. Fold in the cooked tomatillos. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with tortillas and optional toppings.