I finally finished writing about my long trip to California, but before coming back to write about life in Korea I wanted to share a very easy to prepare recipe. As I am still in the Californian mood, I decided to prepare some Chicken Fajitas with the help of some seasoning packages I bought in the US. I bought a lot of these small seasoning packages, as they were as cheap as 69c.~99c. I am not sure how much they cost in Korea and certainly I haven’t seen them very often, but you can always prepare your own seasoning with one of the many online recipes.\
Anyway, I left work a bit earlier on Thursday and went to the supermarkets to get some ingredients, and then cooked for about an hour while talking to my parents on Skype. The recipe was really easy, specially because I had the Fajitas mix already and because the onion I had planned to use was rotten and I threw it away (no onion cutting, yay!)
If you lived in the States, this meal would cost you not more than 10$ for 3 people, being generous. However in Korea, I spent 18,000W (about 16$) plus the 2$ from the fajitas mix and guacamole mix I had already bought in the US. Still… cooking is fun! And we couldn’t finish all the food, so we can have some Fajitas for late breakfast 🙂
So, here you have the recipe~~ Enjoy!
- 1 package of McCormick Seasoning Mix (this is the one I used, you can use any at your disposition)
- 2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast (~400g) in strips
- 1 medium onion in thin strips
- 1 medium bell pepper in thin strips
- 1/4 cup of water
- 8 flour tortillas (6-inch)
- Assorted toppings optional (shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, chopped tomatoes, lettuce…)
- Large skillet and a spatula
- Chopping board and good knife
- Some bowls and plates to store the ingredients
- A measuring cup
- A microwave or oven to heat the tortillas
DIRECTIONS (preparing the ingredients):
- Wash the chicken if needed and take off some of the big chunks of fat (optional). Cut chicken breast into small stripes. Reserve in a bowl.
- Cut the onion and bell pepper. For the bell pepper, first wash it and then make a horizontal cut at the head to take off the stem. Cut in half and take out the seeds, then cut in quarters and take the placenta as I did in the picture. Finally, cut into stripes.
- Mix 1/4 cup of water with the seasoning mix
- Heat the skillet with 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium-high heat and add chicken. Cook and stir for around 3 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. You don’t need to overcook it, as it will continue cooking later on. Remove the chicken when ready.
- In the same skillet, add 1 more tbsp of olive oil and add the onions and bell pepper. Cook and stir for around 5 minutes or depending on your personal taste. Return the meat to the skillet and stir.
- Pour the water mixed with the seasoning mix into the skilled. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes or until the meat is cooked.
- Serve warm onto tortillas with other toppings to your taste and enjoy!
- For the Guacamole you will just need a ripe avocado and half a bag of guacamole mix. Optionally, add some lime and chopped tomatoes. Just get the avocado into a bowl and smash it until it’s almost regular. Then add the mix and stir until it looks uniform. Besides eating it inside the fajitas, you can also get some tortilla chips for an appetizer.
- Other sides are easy to prepare and require no recipe ^^ I prepared the tortilla chips with guacamole and diced tomatoes, a mixed salad (tomato, lettuce, corn, tuna, olive oil and a pinch of salt), and melted cheese. You don’t have to melt it, unless you want to use it as a sauce. I honestly melted it because the cheese was expiring so I put it in the freezer, and had to unfreeze it somehow.
And this is the result! I guess it doesn’t look very impressive, but you could always decorate the plate. This was a weekday meal so I didn’t bother much ^^