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Grilled Chicken Fajitas

This recipe is truly about East meets West cooking – and can be done right on your backyard grill!

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It includes flour tortillas from Mexico, ginger, shiitake mushrooms and peanut sauce from Asia; and the vegetables of the American Southwest. We have made it with chicken but you could also use lamb, shrimp, beef or pork.

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Ingredients

3 Tbsp   Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
2   Chicken Breasts, skinned, deboned, and cut in 1 inch diagonal strips
4   Cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp   Ginger, fresh, peeled, thinly sliced and cut in 1/4 inch pieces
4   Green Onions, cut diagonally in 1/2 inch pieces
1   Red bell pepper, cut into strips
3   Shiitake mushrooms, sauteed and sliced into strips
1 Tbsp   South West Spice Blend
1/2 cup   Peanut Sauce
8   6 inch flour tortillas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 Tbsp of Roasted Garlic Olive Oil in a fajita pan or heavy skillet (or a wok if you are working on your stovetop). Over high heat stir-fry the chicken until it turns white (approximately 2 minutes). Transfer to a platter. Add the remaining oil to the skillet; heat and add garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for 10 seconds. Add the onions, bell pepper, and sauteed shiitake mushrooms. Stir-fry until crisp/tender (approximately 2 minutes). Add the chicken, Southwest Herbs and Peanut Sauce to the mixture. Stir-fry for a minute longer.
  2. While all this is going on heat the flour tortillas according to your package instructions.
  3. Fill the tortillas with the stir-fry mixture. Roll up and serve immediately.

Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

South West Blend

South West Blend

Festive Fajita Party
Fajitas are an easy entree for a casual gathering, since the guests can easily create their own. You can grill up some chicken and vegetables and provide the tortilla shells and some toppings, then let your family and friends take it from there.

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