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I let the chicken marinate for a couple of hours. The substitution suggestion is replacing the chicken with 1 1/2 lbs of flank steak, cooked in the skillet to your liking and thinly sliced.


  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 Tab fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (each 6 oz)
  • 3 Tab vegetable oil
  • 2 bell peppers (red, yellow or both), ribs and seeds removed, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • Assorted accompaniment such as, cilantro, sour cream, shredded Monterey Jack, salsa, lettuce, lime wedges


  • In a medium bowl or resealable plastic bag, combine garlic, lime juice, cumin, 2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp ground pepper; add chicken and turn to coat.
  • Heat 2 Tab oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken breasts; cook until opaque throughout, 6 - 8 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate, wipe skillet with a paper towel.
  • Heat remaining tablespoon oil in skillet. Add peppers and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender, 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Thinly slice chicken; serve with cooked vegetables and desired accompaniments, letting guests assemble their own fajitas.

Categories: Main Dish  Poultry 

Author Credit: Everyday Food, Issue 16, October 2004

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