Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chicken and Portabello Fajitas

Tonight, I made chicken fajitas for dinner. Pretty basic, I just use one of those McCormick fajita seasoning packets, but it is so easy and yummy. My mom used to make this when I was a kid and I loved it, still do. Sliced portabello adds extra flavor and meatiness.

2 Tbsps oil
1 lb. chicken breasts, thinly sliced (I was able to find a package of chicken at Publix that was already thinly sliced and labeled for fajitas, how convenient)
1/2 of a large white onion, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, thinly sliced
1 package of pre-sliced portabello mushroom
McCormick Fajita seasoning packet
1/4 water
salt and pepper to taste
flour tortillas
shredded chedder and monterey jack cheese
sour cream

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the pan, season with salt and pepper. Sautee until the chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan onto the plate. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan. Add the green pepper and onion to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Let cook for a minute or two, then add the portabello. Let cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the chicken back to the pan, the water and seasoning packet. Turn the heat down to medium and let cook for a couple more minutes to warm through. I like to warm my tortillas before building the fajita. Just layer the tortillas with paper towel, alternating between a tortilla and a sheet of paper towel. Cover the final tortilla with a paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds. Fill the tortilla with some of the filling. Top with cheese and sour cream. Other toppings can be guacamole or salsa.

If you want to make yours spicier, add a little cracked red pepper or hot sauce to the filling in the final stages of the cooking process.


  1. I made this last night and it was a hit! My 5-yr-old loved it and had seconds. She then said I was "the best mommy in the world". Turkey burgers are next! Thanks for the recipe! Kathy Winter

  2. I love it, Kathy! Let me know how you like the turkey burgers. I'm glad I could help.