Mexican Chicken Fajitas By Daughter

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Mexican chicken fajita

Mexican chicken fajita

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!

Fajita kits and salsa

Fajita kits and salsa

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
fajita seasoning
hot salsa
1/2 red onion
1/2 orange pepper
1/2 green pepper

Chicken strips

Chicken strips

cut vegetables

cut vegetables

Slice the chicken breast meat into strips. Cut the onions and peppers too.

Frying the chicken fajita filling

Frying the chicken fajita filling

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.

Spread filling on top of tortilla

Spread filling on top of tortilla

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…’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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shaz  on August 11th, 2010

Lucky you! Wish my daughter would start cooking :) Fajitas are yummy. Do you know it’s actually quite simple to make homemade flour tortillas? You just need plain flour, some lard and water (I found a recipe through google one dya). The technique is almost like making chapatti, and the results are very soft and fresh.

Jess @ Bakericious  on August 11th, 2010

Mary, you are such lucky mum that your daughter willing to cook for you, hope my daughter grow up like her :) The dish seem easy and looks delicious!

Marisa  on August 11th, 2010

Love fajitas - they are so versatile, aren’t they?

lequan@luvtoeat  on August 11th, 2010

That was super sweet of your daughter to cook the meal again for your friends! Definitely well deserved cookies. I like Mexican food, the saucier the better. Those fajitas look wonderful! I love it when I see moms and daughters cooking together. Can’t wait till I can do that. I like fajitas but I’d have to say I like quesadillas more as they have melted ooey gooey cheese, which I cannot resist. Hope your daughter will be rewarded with more cookies in the years to come (wink).

Mary  on August 11th, 2010

@shaz - Now I do feel very lucky! Hope more luck is coming…haha :D Oh…I have to learn how to make tortillas. Must be awesome when it’s homemade. Next time my girl can cook the filling and I make the tortillas. Thanks very much for sharing, Shaz! :D

@Jess @ Bakericious - I better reward my girl more so that she will cook more…hehe :D

@Marisa - Indeed they are so versatile. Never knew it. Looks like I will be eating this more frequently from now on…haha :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - I was surprised actually that she was willing to cook for my friends! My friends are lucky…haha :D
Pretty soon your children will be cooking for you. They just grow up so fast. Maybe, now you can cook while they wrap. They would love to wrap and serve you. Bet they will put lots of fillings to tell you how much they love you…haha :D Oh, now I have to check out quesadillas…new to me. I better tell my daughter. I can’t wait to try it. I don’t mind to make more cookies for her :P

petite nyonya  on August 11th, 2010

although it looks simple but this is a delicious wrap! lucky you to have a daughter who is game on cooking.

Ananda  on August 11th, 2010

Oh how sweet she made this for you, yea lucky you! Look very well made, Kudos!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on August 11th, 2010

Mary, I’m very happy for you too. Your daughter cooked a delicious Mexican lunch for you. What a treat!

Marietjie  on August 11th, 2010

what a darling girl! How old is she? Wow, to cook a meal for 3 the one day and cook a meal for 6 the next day - if her customers double on a daily basis she might be able to cater for crowds quite soon.

Our daughter is now 9 and is a dab hand at baking and I am quite proud of her as well. Daugthers are the best

Angie's Recipes  on August 11th, 2010

Hungry!I want one wrap for the lunch!

Nasi Lemak Lover  on August 11th, 2010

Lucky you have a daughter like to cook. This sound really delicious.

sushma mallya  on August 11th, 2010

That looks colourful and yum…

Mary  on August 11th, 2010

@petite nyonya - I hope she continues to learn, then mommy enjoys…haha :D

@Ananda - I hope my luck stays…more Mexican food on the way :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Yes, a real surprise treat! :D Can’t wait for more from her

@Marietjie - She is still studying. Hope she learns more. Wow your girl learns to bake…awesome! You are a lucky mom, too! :D Soon we can shake legs while our daughters cook and bake…hehe

@Angie’s Recipes - I need one, too…still thinking of it :D

@Nasi Lemak Lover - Hope my luck continues…more food from her :D

@sushma mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

Faith  on August 11th, 2010

I absolutely love Mexican food! Your daughther looks like a very talented little chef!

Catherine  on August 11th, 2010

Mmmmm that looks gorgeous! Well done to your daughter, thats very impressive :) My favourite mexican food is Enchiladas (I’ve only made (and tried it) once, but it was delicious, I must dig out that recipe again and blog it!

Belinda @zomppa  on August 11th, 2010

That’s so sweet of her! She’s gotten bitten by the cooking bug already.

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Drick  on August 11th, 2010

impressive, your daughter teaching you new tricks … now you know why I love Mexican food so much, easy and tasty … I will have to send you my spice recipes or you can find a few on my blog, I think there are some there under some recipes….get to cooking girl…

Roti n Rice  on August 11th, 2010

Someow food always taste super good when a family mnember decides to do it.

This is great for a quick and easy lunch.

Nadji  on August 11th, 2010

Moi aussi, j’aime beaucoup la cuisine mexicaine.
Tes fajitas semblent délicieuses.
je note ta recette.
See soon.

elra  on August 11th, 2010

She got talent and interest for cooking, that chicken fajita look delish!

the lacquer spoon  on August 11th, 2010

Mary, your daughter will turn into a chef when grown up! Thanks for the lovely recipe and lovely story :)

Patty Price  on August 11th, 2010

Hi Mary, I can’t help but notice all of your awards on the side of your blog, you have some really cute ones! It’s a wonderful thing when your children show an interest in cooking and even prepare such a fantastic meal like the one you shared. Such a healthy and delicious lunch, lucky you:-)

Swathi  on August 11th, 2010

Looks delicious. nice one.

Kamalika  on August 11th, 2010

First of all I never knoew that fajita kit is available in the market…secondly loved to meet the proud mom…..the fajita looks simply superb and I can bet it became most tasty by the touch of your daughter….best wishes …

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on August 11th, 2010

Brilliant, good on her! Looks delicious.

I am a fan of quesadillas, which are also fairly easy to make and so good with a pile of quacamole on the side. Maybe one day she could build her way up to a mole poblano…. ooh boy :)

lisa ng  on August 11th, 2010

Healthy and so very tasty, that reminds me i do love to make this black bean corn dish with rice and avocado. I love that she introduce Chicken Fajita to you and i think there might be more to come…
how about wearing a mexican poncho time to time…she’ll get the hint
Viva Mexico Deliciousness!!

Mary  on August 11th, 2010

@Faith - I’m catching up on you…slowly but surely…haha :P Keeping my fingers crossed that my girl will grow up to be a great chef. I will enjoy food then :D

@Catherine - I admit it’s impressive for her first attempt. I’m glad that she is adventurous to eat and willing to try out :D I have to check out on enchiladas. Please blog it soon. I would love to see how you do it. I bet it’s very delicious. Already drooling…haha

@Belinda @zomppa - Haha…indeed she has! :D

@Drick - Haha…sounds like older generation learning from younger generation! :D I hope I don’t end up learning their mischiefs too…LOL. Oh I sure would love to have those Mexican spices. Thanks lots in advance, Drick. Really kind and sweet of you. I’ll also hunt through your blog :D

@Roti n Rice - It is I believe. The thought, the love and the sweat poured into it…hehe :D

@Nadji - I have caught up with your favourite :D Now you can easily cook this at home and enjoy more Mexican food.

@elra - Thanks very much, Elra! :D

@the lacquer spoon - Oh…I sure hope so :D Looks like I am on my journey to putting on weight..haha…cos I will be her taster!

@Patty Price - Oh yes, they are are really beautiful and cute. Really appreciate all those who passed them to me :D All of them are awesome bloggers. Want to share my luck? Come…will ask my girl to cook for you too :D

@Swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! :D

@Kamalika - Me, too. I never notice! Young people are smarter I think….haha :D It’s really delicious. I would love to eat it again.

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - Thanks very much, Conor! Now I have to find out about that quesadillas….big word to me..haha :D Must be very delicious, too. I have to tell my girl about it!

@lisa ng - Haha….Lisa, you are so funny! :D OK, I will have to buy a poncho, turn on some Mexican music and also do some Mexican dance…haha :D By the way, I love Mexican music. I have to go and buy that. Black bean corn dish with rice……new to me. Sounds very delicious….mmmm

skip to malou  on August 11th, 2010

isn’t it wonderful when your daughters dish up something in the kitchen. It warms the heart Mary. Tell her, her Fajitas are so good, she could start her own blog as Mary’s daughter haha! Give my hugs to her for a job well done!

Hope you’re having a marvelous day!

anncoo  on August 11th, 2010

Oh Mary, I love those wraps too! Looks so easy and delicious :)

Arnold  on August 11th, 2010

The world is indeed a small place.I visit a blog written by a Malaysian living in Scotland only to find a Mexican recipe - go figure.

The recipe looks terrific. The photos also make it very easy to see exactly what you have done.

Mary  on August 11th, 2010

@skip to malou - My heart has been feeling so warm since I ate that first fajita! :D Oh yes, I have to convey your message to her. I would love to see her blog too. That’s a gigantic dream for me…haha. I would be over the moon if she would just do a guest post for me! :D

@anncoo - If you come, my girl can make this for you :D

@Arnold - Haha….you make me laugh! :D Now I wonder what’s next on my list! Thanks very much, Arnold.

pigpigscorner  on August 11th, 2010

awww lucky mum!

tigerfish  on August 11th, 2010

I am not a huge fan of Mexican food. I think it has got to do with what I have tried in the few Mexican eateries I have been too.

Mimi  on August 11th, 2010

It really is great when kids take an interest in cooking. Your daughter is becoming an accomplished cook, just like her mother! We love Mexican food. That’s a good thing since we live about 20 minutes from Mexico.

Suman Singh  on August 11th, 2010

Lovely, so sweet of her..Fajitas looks awesome..never knew there is fajita kit available..sounds interesting..

Jen Cheung  on August 11th, 2010

ouu this really really good and yummy! the only fajita I’ve tried are the McDonald ones. Now I can learn to make it at home now :):) thanks

have a lovely day

rebecca  on August 11th, 2010

your daughter is cute, I used to use those packs in the UK

Joy  on August 11th, 2010

Great dish. I love mexican food.

Mary  on August 11th, 2010

@pigpigscorner - Hehe…I guess I am! :D

@tigerfish - Oh dear…that’s sad :( Maybe you can try making this yourself at home. It’s really delicious. I must be very lucky then that I didn’t step into the wrong ones in the first place, otherwise I will have to join your club! :D

@Mimi - I really hope that my girl will learn to cook more…hopefully better than me…cos I want to eat…haha :D
Wow…you are really lucky, Mimi, to stay so near Mexico. You must be enjoying authentic Mexican food all the time. Now I’m turning green with jealousy…haha :D

@Suman Singh - Business men sure know how to make money by producing fajita kits! In a way, I have to be thankful otherwise my daughter would probably not have cooked this wonderful dish :D It’s just so convenient.

@Jen Cheung - Is there fajita at McDonald? I didn’t know that. Now you can try making yourself. It’s really simple and quick to make at home. Have fun! :D

@rebecca - Now I’m glad I’m here in UK :D

@Joy - I’m joining you… Mexican food! :D

sweetlife  on August 11th, 2010

how wonderful, she cooks for you…we love fajiatas, glad you tried these, they look great!!


Reeni  on August 11th, 2010

I love Mexican food Mary! And chicken fajitas. How wonderful that your daughter introduced you to them! That’s great that she’s cooking for you, I bet she inherited some of your cooking skills.

Velva  on August 11th, 2010

Your daughter did well. She is sharing your passion for food.

Kathy Gori  on August 11th, 2010

Mary, your daughter did a great job. I wish she could come to Sonoma or LA and have some of the amazing Mexican food available here. It’s so good she’s emulating you in the kitchen!

penny aka jeroxie  on August 11th, 2010

Your daughter is becoming quite a good cook like MUM!

3hungrytummies  on August 11th, 2010

I am jealous Mary!

5 Star Foodie  on August 11th, 2010

Yum! We’ve missed Mexican food in Europe!

wendy  on August 11th, 2010

I think most of Malaysian would simply fall in love with Mexican food because of its sour and spicy taste, when I first came to US many years ago, I was frustrating about the spicy level of the food that serve in most restaurant, when I ordered extra spicy, it always just taste mild for me, until I tried out habenero and jalapeno in a Mexican restaurant, I always order my chicken fajitas with extra pepper in it. Love it!

Mary  on August 12th, 2010

@sweetlife - I’m really glad I tried. I’ll be going for lots more :D

@Reeni - I’m joining your club….love Mexican food :D Looks like I have lots to learn from my daughter now instead of the other way round…haha. She loves to join her friends for food. I hope she introduces me more :P

@Velva - She loves to eat. Mommy benefits too :D

@Kathy Gori - Thanks very much, Kathy! Yes, she did…..happy me :D I hope one day she will be able to visit LA or Sonoma. I must tell her about all the amazing Mexican food there.

@penny aka jeroxie - I hope she can cook better than me…cos I love food :D

@3hungrytummies - Haha! You must be all green now…LOL :D

@5 Star Foodie - I bet you must be enjoying lots of other wonderful food while on vacation here in Europe. Would love to see all the pictures on your blog soon :D

@wendy - I think you are very right. I love the hot salsa. That gives the fajita the punch. Wow…I see that you can eat very spicy. I guess I’m not to that level yet :D Agree with you that most restaurants don’t serve very spicy food…same here in Scotland. if we go to Chinese restaurants, we have to ask for chili oil.

peanutts  on August 12th, 2010

wow! your daugher deserves a big thumbs for being so enthusiatic in the kitchen :). Unfortunately havent tasted authentic mexican food , I have tried some at home like quesidella. Maybe some day I can get a chance to taste real mexican food :)

Sidney  on August 12th, 2010

i like this but not with green pepper…onion still can…well, i don’t like taste of the green pepper and onion…but without them, it doesn’t seems good…must learn to eat them…

fimère  on August 12th, 2010

j’aime tous les ingrédients qui s’y trouvent ça doit être délicieux
bonne journée

Joanne  on August 12th, 2010

I love that your daughter is so excited about food that she’s introducing you to new things! Awesome!

Stella  on August 12th, 2010

Hey Mary, this sounds delicious! I love fajitas, and I think it’s so sweet that your daughter wanted to make them for you-nice! My Cauldron Boy is from Texas and is accustomed to Mexican, so I’ll try something like this soon. I don’t make enough Mexican food and it’s so good. Oh, you know, Bonnie over at Sweetlife is expert on all things Mexican and Tex Mex-she’s in my sidebar if you’re interested.
Thanks for the idea Mary-I really might do it this week. I’ll use white fish though ;)

tasteofbeirut  on August 12th, 2010

My daughter unfortunately is not usually keen on cooking; that would be so nice if she made me fajitas! Love those!

grace  on August 12th, 2010

i adore mexican cuisine, and fajitas are a favorite. i think the taco salad lives at the top of my list, as long as it’s served in a crispy tortilla bowl. :)

Mary  on August 12th, 2010

@peanutts - Looks like it’s a new long journey for us trying out Mexican food :D I’m sure one day we will get there but right now I’m really happy with what I’ve tasted…really good. So I can imagine the real stuff :D

@Sidney - Oh dear….Sidney, looks like you are trying to skip some of the healthy food. You are quite like my daughter. She hates a lot of vegetables so I’m really surprised that she actually eats peppers and red onions in this fajitas. Makes me happy :D Hope you learn to eat…..good for you. I must check on you every time…haha

@fimère - Thanks very much, Fimère! I love the ingredients, too….healthy and tasty :D

@Joanne - Looks like I’ll be in for more surprises…haha. Now I think everything that she tries outside with her friends, she will probably want try it at home…..good for her and good for me :D

@Stella - She has to make it for me cos I have no clue what it was in the first place….poor me…..haha Thanks very much for letting me know that Bonnie is expert in Mexican food. Aha…I have found a precious stone! :D I must check it out. I would love to try with fish next time, too… fajita. Thanks very much for sharing, Stella!

@tasteofbeirut - I’m sure one day she will. My daughter never liked it but some how she is learning lately. Maybe she realised that I didn’t know how to cook what she likes…haha :D

@grace - I have a lot to catch up with you…haha :D Now this is a new one for me to learn….tacos…..sounds very interesting. I have to find out and learn.

Cooking Gallery  on August 12th, 2010

We also have Old EL Paso here in Germany. I like their products but I prefer making Mexican foods from scratch :).

suituapui  on August 12th, 2010

Yum! Looks good! I also have a wrap in my post today… LOL!!!

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog  on August 12th, 2010

Mex food is one of my fav nachos with cheese, pollo with guacamole and fajitas, well…I’m very hungry… right now!



Sidney  on August 12th, 2010

i know it is healthy but the taste really make me feels ill…but will try my best..okie

Cheah  on August 12th, 2010

Wow, so now you can sit and relax while your daughter does the cooking. Resembles a chapati wrap!

Carolyn Jung  on August 13th, 2010

That is so sweet that your daughter cooked you a meal of wonderful fajitas. First, it’s great that she knows how to make them at such a young age. And two, it’s so darling that she wanted to do something so special for you. Obviously, you are raising her right. ;)

Mary  on August 13th, 2010

@Cooking Gallery - I think it is super quick and convenient for a beginner to try out. Hope to make it from scratch soon :D

@suituapui - Have checked out. That’s beautiful wrap…crispy wrap…haha…looks so neat. First time I heard of fish spring rolls. Would be delicious with herbs and spices added I think :D

@Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog - That’s quite a list for me….lots to catch up with you on Mexican food! :D Have to check out that pollo. Sounds interesting.

@Sidney - Very good…but I can imagine how you squirm at the look of it…haha :D

@Cheah - Hope to relax more if my girl will take over more…hehe :P Ya, it looks like chapatti wrap but I think the tortilla taste different from chapatti. Also, the filling is very delicious.

@Carolyn Jung - I think children can really cook if they want to. I was watching Junior Master Chef the other day and it totally blew my mind. I was mesmerised by those little hands making pastry, marinating meat, cutting, etc etc……phenomenal. Now I really hope that my girl will learn to cook more. I better encourage her more :D

Magic of Spice  on August 13th, 2010

She did a wonderful job…those are perfect fajitas :)

Chef Dennis  on August 13th, 2010

how nice that your daughter is getting involved with you in the kitchen! Teaching her to enjoy cooking is a gift she will use her whole life…..She did a great job with the fajitas, they look delicious!

Thas  on August 15th, 2010

I am back from my vacation and only today I got a chance to browse through your phenomenal dishes that I had missed for the past 2 months.
I am sure your daughter is gonna beat you in cooking, lol, if so u’ll be one proud mom ryt.

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain)  on August 15th, 2010

Nice to have a daughter who can cooks so well!

noobcook  on August 16th, 2010

you’re so lucky to have a daughter cook such yummy food for you ^^

Mary  on August 16th, 2010

@Magic of Spice - Thanks very much! :D

@Chef Dennis - Thank you very much, Dennis! I’m really happy that she’s learning…and learning different cooking from mine! :D

@Thas - Welcome back, Thas! I’m sure you had a great holiday :D Looks like my girls is on the way to beat me. Soon I can shake legs and enjoy her food…haha :D

@Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - She’s still learning but really glad to try her food :D

@noobcook -Thanks very much! Yes, I have to agree with you… a lucky mom :D

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Stella  on September 15th, 2010

Hello Aunty Mary! Greetings from HK!
I was curious to see which daugther was labeled ‘daugther’ :)
I shall endevour to sponge some tex-mex off her soon! ;)

Mary  on September 15th, 2010

@Stella - So lovely to see you here, Stella! Thanks lots for visiting. I’m still craving for the molten chocolate cake that you introduced to us in HK. So, you know I think of you very often :D I’m going to make one of these days…for sure. My daughter? Oh….she is my youngest….more westernised in her choice of food! I have to learn from her. Best if she always cooks for me :D Looks like soon we will be Chinese on the outside and Mexican on the inside….haha

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LeQuan  on April 30th, 2011

Hi Mary,

Did you ever geta chance to check out what a quesadilla is? If not, here’s a link that may help.

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