Fajitas are easily one of the most popular Mexican recipes around. Chef Jason Hill of Chef Tips shows you how to make fajitas with an easy fajita marinade that's great for either steak or chicken. Enjoy this recipe accompanied with his guacamole recipe video. A steak fajitas recipe is also posted as a separate video. Enjoy!
Steak or Chicken Fajitas
1 cup water
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
Pinch ground cloves
4 crushed cloves garlic
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 orange and 1 lemon, juiced
Small bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 pound flap meat or chicken breasts, marinade for about 1 hour
4-6 corn tortillas
1 green bell pepper, cut into long strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into long strips
1 white onion, cut into long strips
MARINADE: Place all ingredients in bowl, saving oil for last. Slowly whisk oil into marinade, whisking the entire time.
Marinate steak or chicken in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. Reserve some of the marinade for cooking in the sauté pan.
Preheat grill on high. Place steak on grill. Wrap up corn tortillas in foil and place on top shelf of grill. Turn steak, cooking 5-8 minutes each side.
Slice onions and bell peppers. Remove steak from grill and let it rest a few minutes. Next, cut into strips against the grain.
Preheat a sauté pan over high heat. After 1 minute, add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add peppers and onions. Cook 2 minutes, then add steak slices. Pour in 2 tablespoons reserved marinade and cook over high heat another minute or so. Remove from pan. Place a small mound of fajitas on each corn tortilla and top with fresh guacamole.