So very thankful that summer is finally here! 😀 I used to be such a fall/winter/spring person. I never cared that much for summer as an adult…funny how things change!
It seems I live to garden now! I love getting my hands dirty, planting, harvesting, growing and pruning! My only wish is that summer lasted longer!
So while it’s here, I’m taking full advantage of it!
And that means grilling! Lots and lots of grilling! 😀
I had been craving tacos or fajitas, but I really didn’t want to stand over a stove and the weather was so nice, I just wanted to go outside and play! And play and have fun I did. 😉
So I started with my nice spicy rub made of chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, paprika, oregano, and a new item my hubby found at Walmart, sriracha powder! 😀 Do look for it, as it’s really good stuff! But if you can’t find it, just add a little cayenne powder to taste for a kick of heat.
I wanted these to be healthy, so I decided to grill up some boneless skinless chicken breasts and halved onions and bell peppers all sprinkled with my spice mix!
*Even though it’s called “rub”, don’t actually try to rub this stuff on. You’ll just rub it off and you’ll end up with more on your hands than on the meat and veggies.
Get your grill stuff all set up and head outside! 😀
Uhm….next project….I think I need to give my grill a major cleaning. The only clean part was the top of the grill rack that I always clean before using. Sorry about that. It’s been a long winter. 😉
Grill your onions and peppers however long you like, (crisp-tender to soft), but make sure to get some charring at least. That’s the good part! 😉
Add your chicken when done, and let it rest while you prep whatever else you’d like on your fajitas!
Then just simply slice up your chicken at an angle and slice your veggies into strips, and pile into warmed or grilled tortilla shells. Then finish them with an assortment of toppings! I made a nice list below of what goes well with these, but feel free to add whatever you enjoy!
I made my Spicy Mexican Red Beans & Rice first, and let it sit while I grilled the chicken and veggies. When everything was ready, all it needed was to be piled into a serving dish and a quick minute in the microwave reheated it nicely.
A half of a chicken breast per tortilla was way plenty, and I could only manage to eat one fajita, so you should get at least four servings, but most likely 6 or more. It’s amazing how far just one chicken breast can go! Plenty for the whole family! 😀 *Although my hubby did manage to inhale three of them…. 😀
So the next time you get a craving for some fajitas, skip the expensive bill from your local restaurant and just enjoy them at home! They’re very economical, not to mention MUCH healthier this way, too!
Hope you enjoyed and plan to give these a try soon! 😀