Picture this, you just had a long, late day at work and you can’t wait to get home. As soon as come through the door, you meet a couple of whining kids clutching their tummies due to hunger. You rush to the kitchen and yank the refrigerator door open and then the realization hits you.
In the hustle and bustle of the day, you forgot to do grocery shopping. All there is in the fridge is some tortillas and chicken strips, maybe some vegetables here and there. I don’t know about you but the one thing that would come to my mind is, a chicken fajita recipe!
Fajita is basically a Mexican style wrap or tortilla which is served with a grilled meaty filling and can be eaten as a full meal or as a snack. Chicken fajitas are more often than not more preferred than their beef counterparts owing to their smooth texture and savoury taste.
Apart from this, kids love them! A basic chicken fajita recipe for kids would include a tortilla, some chicken, French beans and maybe some sweet pepper.
Apart from it being a quick fix meal, it is as healthy as it is delicious. Most kids actually consider fajitas ‘snacks’ so they will relish it the same way they would a tub of ice cream, not forgetting the advantage of not having to chase them all over the house trying to get them to have ‘’one last bite’.
Quick fixes are however the only way you can get to enjoy a chicken fajita recipe. If you are planning to have a few friends over for a barbeque or just lunch, fajitas would be the perfect addition to whatever you already have planned on the menu.
This quick snack or meal can also come in handy if some of your friends decide to drop by should they find themselves in your neck of the woods. The worry that it would be rude to leave your guests alone and unattended wouldn’t be an issue since a simple chicken fajita recipe is easy and quick to prepare.
Most people shy away from chicken fajitas since they are made from the chicken breasts, which to be honest, isn’t the most flavorful cut.
However, the most important thing is seeing what the chicken can do for you rather than what you can do for the chicken. This said, some parsley, garlic and ginger go a long way in having a successful chicken fajita serving.
Many people compare fajitas to a sizzling cast iron pan experience at a Thai or Mexican restaurant. However, though restaurants seem to showcase dramatic skills while preparing fajitas, truth is that it is not that difficult to pull off a chicken fajita recipe from the comfort of your own kitchen.
The chicken does not necessarily have to be smoking hot. A simple marinade for the chicken would do. For the vegetables, charring them just a little bit would give the food that restaurant experience we so much desire to have in our dining room.