Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Grilled Chicken Fajitas


We love to make many different things with our Big Green Egg Grilled Chicken.  Last night we enjoyed these Fajitas, which turned out so yummy I just had to share.  It's nothing original or earth shattering, but just a good grilled chicken recipe!  


We combined a few pieces of left over chicken and then grilled up two chicken breasts on the Big Green Egg.  To add up to enough chicken for our fajitas and to not waste our leftovers from the weekend.  IF you are a Big Green Egg fan our grilled chicken is a very simple yet yummy recipe!  
Obviously not our chicken breasts from last night, it was a little dark to capture that moment!
We heat our BGE to around 300-325.  While that is heating, we prepare our chicken breast.  Usually we tenderize a little by placing in a ziplock baggie and pounding with our meat tenderizer.  Then place on a tray.  Coat breast with olive oil on both sides.  Then salt and pepper to taste.  I am a big fan of garlic salt, so I sometimes substitute regular salt for that.  Otherwise just adding garlic powder works too.  You can also mix it up with a lemon pepper, onion powder or if you like it hotter a little cayenne.  But we typically keep it simple at this stage.  Place on grill.  Cook until internal temperature is 165.  (TIP: If you are cooking on the BGE investing in a good internal temp thermometer is important.)
Last night once the chicken came off the grill we chopped it all up.  Then added it to our cast iron skillet.
In our skillet we had already combined our fajita seasoning and 1/2 cup of water, now just add chicken and let simmer on low for 10-15 minutes.
When that is done, we then begin to heat up our fajita shells on another cast iron skillet.
After both sides are heated up and begin to brown, we then add our shredded cheese, chicken and veggies.  Wrap up (carefully, it's HOT!) and flip over to seal.
Ingredients:

  • Grilled Chicken (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water
  • 8in flat tortilla shells
  • butter
  • Mexican Shredded Cheese
Optional Ingredients:
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
Directions:
  1. Grill Chicken and chop.
  2. Mix all dry seasoning together in a bowl, this will be your fajita seasoning mix.  
  3. In a skillet over a low-medium heat whisk together the fajita seasoning mix and start with 1/2 cup of water.  Bring to a light boil and slightly thicken, if it begins to get thicker than you want add a touch more water.  
  4. Add your chicken and let simmer for 10 minutes to let the flavors meld together.  (NOTE: you can always add more water if it gets too thick as it simmers.)
  5. Heat up a tiny bit of butter on flat skillet and heat your tortilla shell on both sides.
  6. Add shredded cheese, chicken and other toppings you like.  
  7. Serve!  YUM!!!
My boys really enjoyed these last night.  We ran out of shells so quickly.  It's worth a try.  The homemade fajita seasoning is definitely great tasting and made from normal seasoning most everyone has around the kitchen.  

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1 comment:

  1. These looked too fabulous not to feature this week! :) YUMMY!!! Just pinned! You were featured at Pick of the Bunch this week. Thank you so much sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a fabulous weekend.
    XO
    Kathy

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