3medium bell peppers cut into thin strips(or 1 lb. frozen sliced peppers)
1medium onion thinly sliced
2lb.boneless skinless chicken breast cut into strips
Optional, to thicken the sauce if using frozen peppers:
1 ½tablespooncold water
In a small bowl, mix together the seasoning ingredients. You can divide each of them in half and mix them in two different bowls, as I do in the video below. Half will season the veggies and half will season the chicken.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add the bell peppers, the onions, and half the seasoning mix. Cook, stirring often, until just tender, about 5 minutes. If the bottom of the skillet becomes too dry, add a little water, a tablespoon at a time. You can also reduce the heat to medium.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the vegetables to a plate. Add the remaining oil to the skillet, then add the chicken slices with the second half of the seasonings. Stir-fry until the chicken is almost fully cooked, about 4 minutes. Again, if the bottom of the skillet becomes too dry while you cook the chicken, add a little water.
Return the vegetables to the skillet. Stir-fry everything together for 1-2 more minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked and the dish is heated through.
At this point, you can thicken the cooking liquids by stirring in a cornstarch slurry – 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with 1 ½ tablespoon of cold water. But this is purely optional. It's only needed if you've used frozen bell peppers, which release water into the dish.
Serve the fajitas in bowls, drizzled with the pan juices, and topped (if you wish) with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and/or shredded cheddar. You can also spoon them into warm tortillas or serve them in lettuce cups.
Nutrition info does not include cornstarch, tortillas, or toppings.You can keep the leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days. Reheat them gently, covered, in the microwave on 50% power.The chicken tends to slightly dry out when reheated, but the leftovers are still very good.