Chicken fajitas with cucumber-radish salsa

Gluten Free, Soy Free

4 Servings, 530 Calories/Serving

30 - 40 Minutes

Radishes and cucumbers make an exceptionally crisp salsa for these Tex-Mex fajitas. Sautéed bell peppers are a traditional accompaniment, perfect for wrapping up in the tortillas with the mildly smoky chicken. We’ve cranked up the heat with the addition of a serrano chile. But you can temper the dish by using as much or as little of it as you like. If anyone in your family can’t tolerate even mildly spicy food, omit both the serrano and the fajita spice blend.

Ingredients

  • 12 Mi Rancho 100% corn tortillas
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 serrano chile (optional)
  • 1¼ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast strips
  • Chicken fajita spice blend (ancho chile powder - granulated garlic - cumin - sweet smoked paprika)
  • 1 or 2 Persian cucumbers
  • 2 or 3 red radishes
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 2 limes
  • 2 scallions
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt

Instructions

1

Warm the tortillas

Heat the oven to 200ºF.
Lay a damp kitchen towel on a sheet pan. Arrange the tortillas on one end of the towel, overlapping them slightly; cover them with the other end of the towel. Heat in the oven until warmed through and just pliable, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand, covered, until ready to use.
While the tortillas heat, prep and cook the vegetables and chicken.

2

Prep and cook the vegetables

  • Remove the stems, seeds, and ribs from the red and yellow bell peppers; cut the bell peppers into ¼-inch-wide strips.
  • Peel and thinly slice the red onion.
  • If using, trim off the top and thinly slice the serrano crosswise. Wash your hands after handling.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoon neutral oil until hot but not smoking. Add the bell peppers, onion, and as much serrano as you like. Season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and slightly caramelized, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Do not clean the pan.
While the vegetables cook, prepare the chicken.

3

Prep and cook the chicken

  • Cut a small corner from the chicken packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel. In a medium bowl, toss the chicken with the chicken fajita spice blend and season generously with salt.
In the same pan used for the vegetables, warm 1 tablespoon neutral oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vegetables. Cover to keep warm.
While the chicken cooks, prepare the salsa and garnishes.

4

Prep the cucumber salsa and garnishes

  • Trim the ends from the cucumbers; cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, then on the diagonal into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  • Trim the ends from the radishes. Cut the radishes in half, then cut the halves into thin half-moons.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.
  • Juice 1 lime.
  • Cut 1 lime into wedges for garnish.
  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions on the diagonal for garnish.
In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumbers, radishes, cilantro, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Season to taste with salt.

5

Serve

Set out the tortillas, chicken, vegetables, cucumber salsa, lime wedges, scallions, and yogurt. Invite everyone to assemble their own fajitas.

Ingredient IQ: Fajita derives from the Spanish word faja, meaning “belt” or “sash.” Mexican ranch workers who created the dish named it after the belt-like skirt steak, which was the original cut of choice.

Kids can!
  • Arrange the tortillas for warming.
  • Juice the lime.
  • Stir together the cucumber salsa.
  • Set the table.
  • Serve the meal.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 530, Protein: 41g, Total Fat: 20g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Carbohydrates: 48g, Fiber: 9g, 36% Sugar: 8g, Added Sugars: 0g, Sodium: 220mg
Contains: milk

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