Sunday, October 27, 2013

candidas diet - gluten free fajitas!

unfortunately i didn't get a photo of these yummy fajitas, but i will give you the recipe for the yummy marinade i used for the chicken.  this could as easily be used on pork or beef.  serves 2 very generously.

you will need:
2 large or 3 med. chicken breasts
1 large green pepper
1 large onion
3-4 eggs
marinade 

if you have the really big breasts, (like me, lol!...sorry), cut them into 2 or 3 thinner sections by slicing them at an angle.  this way they'll cook up quicker and less dry.  i would even cut the smaller ones in half to be honest.  place chicken breasts in shallow container.

Marinade:

in a small bowl combine the following ingredients:

4 T lemon juice
4 T olive oil
i minced garlic clove
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 seeded, minced jalapeño pepper
1/8 c. dry cilantro

(you can be more daring with your spices if you like and add more.  i made it according to the recipe and it's very mildly spicy.)

mix these ingredients together well and pour over chicken breasts, covering each one.  this can marinate for up to 8 hours in the fridge.  if you have less time marinate 30 minutes at room temp.
while this is marinating slice up 1 large green pepper and 1 large onion.

when ready to begin, remove chicken pieces from marinade and lay out on paper towels.  cover with paper towels and pat moisture off.  heat small amount of olive oil in skillet until hot.  cook chicken pieces until well browned, turning when necessary.  they should brown nicely and cook up fairly quick.  once done, remove from heat and place on plate or cutting board.  wipe skillet with paper towels.  return skillet to stove top and add small amount of olive oil.  add chopped veggies and sauté until tender crisp.

now for the final step, while veggies are sautéing,  heat another skillet, adding oil or butter.  whip up 3-4 eggs to make two individual thin omelets.  sorry, i'm not going to tell you how to make an omelet and you can skip this step if you just want to serve your fajitas as is.  but don't fold your omelet.  leave it open and slide onto a ready plate when done.  

when everything is done and each plate has an omelet on it, pile with fajita meat.  cover the fajita meat with the sautéed veggies.  top with salsa, sour cream or guacamole or a combination.  i liked mine with a big dollop of guacamole on top.  these were delicious! 

i hope i haven't made this sound too complicated.  i will actually use this marinade for steak, chicken or pork for a nice change of pace even if not making fajitas.  it's very good.  


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