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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas make such a healthy and quick meal. I was so excited, as I always am, when my food magazines came in the mail this month. I love looking through the magazines and tabbing the recipes that I just have to make right away. This recipe stood out the second I saw it in this months Cooking Light magazine. Mexican food is one of my favorite types of food and I already had a favorite chicken fajita recipe that I make often. But when I saw that it was made with Negra Modelo beer, I was super excited! Not only is this dark Mexican beer an amazing marinade ingredient, but it is the best beverage to serve with it too! Pair these together with mexican rice and guacamole and you will see what I mean! 😉

 

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 3/4  cup  dark Mexican beer (Negra Modelo)
  • 2  tablespoons  lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1  tablespoon  canola oil
  • 1  tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 3  garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1  pound  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut across grain into 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • 1  cup  sliced onion
  • 1  orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1  yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 8  (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1  jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • Salsa
  • Reduced-fat sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh cilantro leaves

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Instructions

  1. In a two cup measuring cup, combine beer, soy sauce, lime juice, oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Place chicken in a large resealable bag. Add 3/4 cup beer mixture. Reserve remaining beer mixture. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  2. In a large resealable bag, combine onion, bell peppers, and remaining beer mixture. Marinate for 1 hour at room temperature.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Spray pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and black pepper. Add chicken to pan and cook until no longer pink, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. Remove onion and bell peppers from bag and discard marinade. Add onion mixture to pan and cook for 6 minutes or until tender, turning after 3 minutes. Toast tortillas in pan.
  4. Divide chicken and onion mixture evenly among tortillas. Garnish with jalapeño slices. Serve with salsa, sour cream, guacamole and cilantro, if desired.

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Source: Cooking Light, January 2011

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