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Old 05-01-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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ISO Help with Chicken Fajitas

Making them for dinner, never have before. Are there any real 'musts' to make sure I do?'

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Old 05-01-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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Are there any real 'musts' to make sure I do?'
Pluck the chicken!

Actually, it's all pretty easy. It's the Mexican equivalent of a stir fry. Start by cooking your chicken strips thoroughly, add the "hard" vegetables like peppers and onions, then, as they start to get soft, add any soft vegetables, and finally, add the sauce ingredients, and simmer until the sauce is to the desired consistency. Corn tortillas are best gently fried on both sides, while I prefer my wheat tortillas steamed or nuked to keep them soft.
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:54 PM   #3
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Caine, what kind of sauce do you use?
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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I marinate my meat and veggies in this mixture, a combo I developed based on several recipes.

1/4 c. lime juice about 2 limes)
3 Tab. EVOO
3 -4 cloves garlic
3 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp liq smoke
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
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the only real Must is to heat the tortilla wraps a little first, that way they roll nicely and don`t break easily Plus they`re easier to separate from each other, doing that Cold can be a nightmare :(
and don`t try to pack in too much filling all in one go (also tempting).
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:29 PM   #6
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thanks folks.
I am marinating them now in the recipe given. thank you so much as I'd not thought of liquid smoke and it 'will' make the right difference.
the veggies are simple.
red/yellow/green/orange peppers
my yards > onions/garlic/shallots/dill/chives.
tomatoes

So the tortillas should be corn and not flour?
I am all wrong then.
To the market I return again then, I only have whole wheat flour, ff, ones.

PS. forgot this part, I cut the lime juice to just one small lime as I was afraid of "cooking" the chicken in it, as like in seviche. still the flavor, but not much juice out of that little tiny lime.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:33 PM   #7
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Use lots of lime juice and cumin. Refried beans are also good to spread in the tortilla before you add all the toppings.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:01 PM   #8
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Pluck the chicken!

Actually, it's all pretty easy. It's the Mexican equivalent of a stir fry. Start by cooking your chicken strips thoroughly, add the "hard" vegetables like peppers and onions, then, as they start to get soft, add any soft vegetables, and finally, add the sauce ingredients, and simmer until the sauce is to the desired consistency. Corn tortillas are best gently fried on both sides, while I prefer my wheat tortillas steamed or nuked to keep them soft.
Where I buy my chicken, it comes plucked, thank God. I hate doing that to the poor little guy/gal, plus, it's so tedious

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Use lots of lime juice and cumin. Refried beans are also good to spread in the tortilla before you add all the toppings.
Oh I will, for after I put the stuffing into the torts! Just not to marinate the meat in, done it before with lemon and lime juice and my clucker was a cooked goose by the time it went in the oven.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:11 PM   #9
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don't go to the store, flour tortillas are

what you want.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:45 PM   #10
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Oh, I should of said to marinate the chicken separate from the veggies. Hopefully you figured that out.
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