Monday, April 5, 2010

Recipe Of The Day: Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

There is nothing like having some good homemade food to start off your work week. Especially when the dish is healthy and loaded with delectable flavors. The subtle piquant aromas and tastes supplied but the adobo chiles, cayenne and paprika are what truly gives this dish its depth. Don't forget your pico de gallo and guacamole. I enjoy this usually with a side of roasted corn and Jalapeno peppers and our secret recipe sweet pinto beans.

1 lb (about 6) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut lengthwise into strips about 1” wide
1 chipotle en adobo, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
2 tsp Kosher salt
1 TBS vegetable oil
1 medium red onion, quartered and sliced crosswise 1/2-inch thick
3 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced (about 2 tablespoons)
2 medium bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, quartered lengthwise, and sliced into 1/2-inch strips
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp ground cumin
½ cup low-sodium chicken broth or water
2 tsp roughly chopped fresh oregano
6 to 8 flour tortillas, warmed, for serving
Pico de Gallo salsa, optional for serving
Guacamole, optional for serving
Sour cream, optional for serving

Place chicken in a bowl, add chipotle, and salt and toss until meat is well coated. Set aside.
Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When it smokes, add half of chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and, return pan to stove, add 1 more teaspoon of the oil, and repeat with second batch.
Add remaining 1 teaspoon of the oil, add onion and garlic and cook until golden and soft, about 2 minutes.
Add peppers, paprika, cayenne, cumin and cook until softened and golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan, add broth and cook until sauce is slightly reduced, chicken is cooked through, and peppers are soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. 
Stir in oregano, taste, and adjust seasoning, as necessary. 

1 comment:

  1. That's such a great recipe indeed.I love this dish.Nice recipe.
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