Chicken Fajitas On a Stick…..

Being from Texas you know how much I love my Mexican food. Honestly I have a hard time going more than a week without it whether it’s “True” Mexican food, Tex-Mex food, or even Baja “California Style” Mexican food…. I’m not picky I love it all.

But of all the different types of Mexican foods the dish I order at a restaurant most often is the Fajitas.  Charred grilled meat (Chicken, beef, shrimp, or combo) served a top a bed of peppers and onions on scorching hot cast iron skillet. Mmmmmm! As the waiter sits the sizzling skillet in front of you you lean in and inhale the Tex-Mex scented steam cloud…..  I can just smell it now can’t you?

Now while this is great when you are out to eat…. serving your guests at home a sizzling hot cast iron skillet is not always a good idea.

So what’s my solution for making perfect fajitas at home?  Especially for a group of people?

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Put the fajitas on a stick.

That way you get the perfect ratio of meat to peppers and onions, plus a bonus grilled lime. Not to mention clean up is a breeze!  In fact all the guests have to do is slide the cooked meat, peppers, and onions into a hot tortilla that has been possibly slathered with freshly made guacamole….  Squeeze on a little of the grilled lime juice and life is good.

Besides proven fact that everyone loves food on a stick 🙂

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If you feel like being a little fancy… you can even serve up the guacamole, queso, rice, or refried beans in little edible corn tortilla bowls. But more to come on that at a later date 😉 I have to tease y’all with something.

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Tune in tomorrow to see what I turn the leftover Chicken Fajita Skewers into.

Hint: It involves pie crust!

Enjoy!!

Chicken Fajitas On A Stick

Ingredients:

The Fajita Dry Rub and The Chicken

1 Tablespoon Mesquite Seasoning

1 Tablespoon Cumin

1 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder

1 Teaspoon Ancho Chili Powder

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1 Teaspoon Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

Kosher Salt to Taste

Mix all the above spices together and store in an air tight container.

 

4 Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized cubes

The Juice of 1 Lime

Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Vegetables:

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Yellow Bell Pepper

1 Orange Bell Pepper

2 Red Onions

3 Limes, quartered

12 Skewers

Cilantro

Tortillas

Directions:

Cut the each of the chicken breast into 9 bite sized pieces for a total of 36 pieces. In a large zip top bag toss together the cubed chicken, the juice of 1 lime, a good drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (about 2 tablespoons), and about half the dry rub. Toss to coat and marinate for at least 30 minutes and unto 4 hours.

Reserve the remaining dry rub for another time.

Cut each of the peppers, onions and limes into 12 equal pieces. If using bamboo skewers soak them in warm water for 1 hour (some how I always forget this step… Oh well if the skewer gets charred or burns it just gives you a smoky flavor right?)

For assembly I did 3 pieces of chicken, 3 pieces on onion, and 3 pieces of pepper then topped off with a lime wedge….  Chicken, Onion, Pepper, Chicken, Onion, Pepper, Chicken, Onion Pepper, Lime.  But assemble as you like.

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Prep and preheat a grill of choice and cook the skewers until the peppers are charred and the chicken cooked through.

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Then transfer to a plate, cover with foil, and allow the skewers to rest.

While the meat rests heat up the tortillas… (Click here For Hot Fresh Homemade Flour Tortillas)

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Topped the skewers with cilantro (if desired) and serve alongside the warm tortillas and fresh made guacamole.

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My name is Melody and I am the cook and blogger behind Meals With Mel. I have a love for traveling, I share a joy for gardening, and I have a passion for cooking. Although I do some baking, I don't consider myself a baker as I can't stand having to measure. When it comes to cooking my philosophy is add a bit of this, a dash of that, a splash of something doesn't hurt, never forget some type of pepper and always add at least one clove of garlic. Thanks for stopping by my Spicy Texas Kitchen and I hope to see you again!!! Melody

20 thoughts on “Chicken Fajitas On a Stick…..

  1. This is such a great idea! Cooking for a larger group is always a bit difficult, but these sticks seem like the perfect solution 🙂 I will have to keep this in mind for the next get together I host. (P.S. I’m now craving Mexican food haha)

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    1. Thanks Amanda!! I love cook but I stress to the max when I have to cook for a large group and anything on a stick makes life easier.
      P.S. You know what we call Tuesday here in Texas? It’s Taco Tuesday! So feed the Mexican food craving 🙂

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  2. OK, these are just plain mouth watering Mel. We have a old chicken-onion-pepper skewer recipe, but it has a soy sauce/ginger based marinade. I never through of Mexican seasoning, but it sounds about perfect!

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    1. 😀 your chicken skewers with chicken, onions and peppers sounds delicious with the soy ginger glaze. Have you posted that one recently? I love anything with a soy ginger glaze!!

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