Mexican food is one of my upcoming favourite. I have eaten a couple of times and liked it but have not made it myself. One morning my youngest daughter said she wanted chicken fajita for lunch. Now that is new to me. I told her I don’t even know what it is. She said it’s a Mexican food which she ate with her friends a while ago and it’s very delicious. She said she will cook it. Wow….that’s a big surprise! Of course I was just too happy to surrender my kitchen to her if she would learn a dish…..happy me!
I took her to the supermarket to get the ingredients. My gosh…it’s so simple. She just bought the fajita kit! Instead of using the salsa included in the kit, she bought a bottle of hot salsa. There was chicken, onions and peppers at home. When we got back, she got down to cooking….for 3 people. I helped her to slice the chicken and she did the rest. It was all done in less than 30 minutes…that’s fast! It was really delicious, one of the best lunch I had. I must say this Mexican wrap, called fajita, is really special….easy to cook and fun to eat.
The day before, I had 3 friends over for lunch. I asked her to cook this Mexican Chicken Fajita. She said, ‘Sure’, and cooked fajitas for everyone, 6 of us……the first ever Mexican food for my friends. Everyone liked it very much. She’s very happy and I’m very happy, too. Now I’m secretly hoping that she will learn more Mexican food…hehe…because mommy likes it very much! For this lunch, we did not buy the fajita kit but bought the ingredients separately. It’s cheaper and the tortillas are fresher.
Oh…and now you know why I made the Double Chocolate Cookies. It’s partly to reward her for cooking such a lovely lunch for us.
Here is the simple Mexican Chicken Fajita recipe for 3 persons:
2 small pieces of chicken breast meat
6 pieces tortilla
1/2 red onion
1/2 orange pepper
1/2 green pepper
Slice the chicken breast meat into strips. Cut the onions and peppers too.
Heat up some oil in a frying pan or wok. Add the chicken and fry until cooked. Add the onions and pepper and half a packet of the fajita seasoning. Mix and continue to fry a little while and dish up. Don’t overcook as you want the peppers and onions to be crunchy.
While cooking the chicken, warm up the tortillas in a preheated oven, 200 degrees Celsius, for a few minutes. Don’t leave in the oven too long otherwise it will become crispy. The tortillas must be warm and soft.
To eat, lay a piece of tortilla on the plate, spread some hot salsa on it, add some of the chicken mix, wrap up and enjoy. Ooooh…..it’s really delicious. More Mexican food to come!
Do you like Mexican food? What is your favourite? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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