I remember when I was younger, Mexican restaurants were always a favorite of mine. I would always get the same thing — chicken fajitas — and loved the way they would bring the scalding hot cast iron skillet that had smoking chicken and veggies. It was always a treat, and something I thought was complicated, which now I realize was a lie.

These days, I make fajitas often, and while it’s not as big of a production, the flavor is actually better than what you can get in a generic Mexican restaurant. This is thanks to Los Muertos Barbecue seasoning blend and Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil.

These are perfect at the end of grilling season, when you still want to smokiness of the grill but it may be a bit too chilly for burgers on the back patio. Instead, we will grill up some chicken breasts and roast up some veggies — peppers, onions, mushrooms or whatever you like. Cut up your chicken. add it to tortilla with sour cream, chopped green onions, or guacamole. And voila, dinner’s on the table, and there’s virtually no chance of burning yourself on a screaming hot skillet.

 

Serves 4

Prep time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

Fajita Veggies:

3 sliced bell peppers, any color

2 sliced onions

1 cup sliced mushrooms

2 teaspoons Los Muertos Barbecue spice blend

2 tablespoons Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil

Juice of 1 lime

Chicken:

1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts (or for more flavor, use boneless thighs!)

3 tablespoons Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil

2 teaspoons Los Muertos Barbecue spice blend

Warm flour tortillas

Toppings: salsa, shredded lettuce, green onions, guacamole, cheese, sour cream

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss the veggies with the oil and seasoning. Spread on a baking sheet and roast until charred and tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven drizzle with lime juice.

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to high heat. Brush the chicken with the oil and season with the Los Muertos Barbecue. Grill until chargrilled and cooked through.

Cut the chicken into strips, and add to warm tortillas with the veggies.

Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Easy to download PDF: Easiest Chicken Fajitas