Poblano Chicken Fajitas

You know those nights when you’re like, WTF should I make? I have them more than i care to admit and 99% of the time my answer comes in the form of fajitas and DIY Burrito Bowls. In the spirit of mixing things up a little bit, I present to you my Poblano Chicken Fajitas.  This dish is my jam and also goes really well in a bowl.  You can thank me later

Poblano Chicken Fajitas from www.whatsgabycooking.com "The answer to your what the heck should I make for dinner" question! (@whatsgabycookin)


 

Loaded with various bell peppers, onions and my most favorite part…. poblano peppers! You can serve this up on top of a salad, wrapped up in a tortilla, folded into a taco, tossed with some quinoa or rice or just eat it on it’s own and add a giant dollop of guacamole on top. Fajitas are a way of life and I thought you should all have a fool-proof recipe that will literally solve all your “WTF is for dinner” problems!! Bonus - doubles as the best lunch to take to work the following day.

You’re welcome 🙂

Poblano Chicken Fajitas

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 6 votes
These Poblano Chicken Fajitas are packed with various bell peppers, onions and my most favorite part…. poblano peppers! You can serve this up on top of a salad, wrapped up in a tortilla, tossed with some quinoa or rice or just eat it on it’s own and add a giant dollop of guacamole on top. Bonus – doubles as the best lunch to take to work the following day.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 poblano pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ yellow onion thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced

For the Chicken

  • 1 ½ lb chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

  • Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips, about the size of your finger. Combine the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes in a bowl and whisk to combine. Add the chicken and marinate for 1 hour.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chicken mixture, marinade included, and sauté until fully cooked. Using a pair of tongs, remove the chicken from the skillet and add the vegetables. Sauté until tender and charred. Add the chicken back into the cast iron skillet and toss to combine.
  • Serve alongside flour tortillas and top with desired toppings such as avocado, sour cream, guacamole and fresh lime juice.

Notes

Removing the seeds and membranes means the poblano won't be too spicy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1308IU | Vitamin C: 123mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

27 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are the best. So easy, so delicious. We make them with a variety of different veggies. Has become a go to meal in our house.

  2. Absolutely the best marinade and chicken we’ve ever had! With the beautiful peppers, homemade guacamole and fresh pinto beans, it was the perfect meal! The leftovers were even better! This will be my go-to recipe for chicken fajitas from now on.

  3. I can only get canned poblanos here. A British cookbook I was reading tonight suggested green bell peppers with a chilli or two added. Which do you think would be better? I would have to order canned poblanos from Amazon, but bell peppers and jalapenos are easy to find.

    1. The best solution is to grow your own!
      Then you can supply them to the neighbors and be the hit of the town...

  4. Holy Moly do these look delicious! I love the poblano idea! Anything in a taco is the best and these are sure to be a winner!

  5. Welcome to every night of my life!! But these look awesome- maybe I will do these tonight!

  6. Haha, I always feel like I'm in the 'wtf should i make?' phase. Totally making these this week!

    1. we just did it last week - was delish! give it a good seasoning with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika before grilling

  7. This fajitas look smoking hot! Put me in coach, I'm ready to play. What's for dinner is the daily question, i mean, kids wants to be fed every single day, it's like, can't you guys just eat ice cream from the ice cream truck like the rest of the kids on the block?

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