Thanks to our friends at al fresco all natural for sponsoring these delicious, Easy Chicken Sausage Fajitas = family weeknight dinner perfection ready in 15 minutes! Sauteed peppers and onions, Mexican spices, fresh lime juice and @alfrescochicken Mild Mexican Style Chicken Sausage all wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla – yum!
Hands up if you love Mexican food!!🙌
You can’t see me but I have two hands and two feet up over here.
It’s so muy fantastico!!
Back in my post-college days I went through a stage where I ate tortilla chips and homemade salsa every night for dinner. And I loved it! Bonus, it was pretty economical too!
Oh those were the days.
Since then, I’ve expanded my Mexican food choices and I have yet to find a dish I don’t love. I even tried beef tongue tacos a while ago – delicious!
What about you, what’s your favorite Mexican dish?
Personally, it’s hard for me to choose, but a good taco or some fajitas with all the fixings is hard to beat.
And when it’s ready in 15 minutes – even better!
How to make chicken fajitas
That’s what we’re talking about today… these 15 Minute Easy Chicken Sausage Fajitas!! Can you say weeknight dinner perfection!!!? #nailedit
I know it seems unreal but this is not a dream my friend. Oh no - it’s the best version of Mexican recipe reality everrr!
All made possible by my good friends over at al fresco all natural, thanks to their brand new product line: Chicken Nights Faster. Helping us get dinner on that table even quicker! They’re introducing new flavors like Rotisserie Chicken, Mild Italian, and Mexican Style.
They really do know to spoil us, don’t they?
I used al fresco's Mild Mexican Style Chicken Sausage for today’s recipe. And similar to their other chicken products, this sausage is made from lean chicken, it’s fully cooked, gluten-free, and contains absolutely no antibiotics.
Ah so much to love!
How about we talk about how these delicious Chicken Sausage Fajitas come together…
First, I want to share with you a tip on heating and preparing your tortillas. I get asked now and then how I get all the color on my tortillas. So I thought I’d share my tips with you today.
How to heat tortillas:
Many times people wrap them in foil and heat them in the oven. I find that can leave them doughy and flavorless and all stuck together.
So here’s my foolproof method for making the best flour tortillas for all your tacos and fajitas.
Heat a cast iron pan or a non-stick pan over high heat (don’t add any oil to the pan or it will burn).
Once it’s really good and hot, turn it down to medium-high heat. Very lightly spritz one side of your tortilla with high heat cooking spray (like canola oil, avocado oil etc.). Then place it oil side down in the hot pan.
Let it cook for 20-30 seconds then spritz the top side, flip it to warm the other side for another 20- 30 seconds, then set it aside on a plate and repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
You want the tortilla to get some nice deep golden spots and for a few air pockets to rise all over the tortilla. (You have to keep your eye on them though because they will burn quickly if you’re not paying attention.)
This method is so quick and easy, it adds flavor and texture, and you can make sure they’re nice and warm right when you’re ready to eat. (You can use this same method with corn tortillas as well but you may need to allow them to cook for 30-60 seconds per side.)
Fast & Healthy Chicken Fajitas:
Now more about these easy Chicken Fajitas:
You’ll want to slice your onions and peppers before you start cooking. Or you can always hit the "easy" button and buy the fresh pre-chopped peppers and onions in the produce department, or the frozen version in the frozen veggie area at your local grocery store.
Next, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute for 3 minutes.
Then add the sliced peppers and cook 3-4 more minutes.
Stir in the al fresco chicken sausage, the seasonings, and ¼ cup water, then saute for 3 more minutes.
Finally, squeeze fresh lime juice all around the skillet, sprinkle with cilantro, and serve with warm flour tortillas, corn tortillas or even lettuce wraps.
And your delicious dinner is served!!
Quick and easy Chicken Sausage Fajitas for those busy weeknight family dinners... when you’re not willing to sacrifice flavor for convenience – because you don’t have to!!!
Now you can have it all!
Salud, mi amigo!
For The Fajitas:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 12 ounces al fresco Mild Mexican Style Chicken Sausage, sliced into ½ inch pieces
- 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
- 2 large sweet bell peppers (red, orange or yellow) thinly sliced
- ¼ cup water
- 1 lime, juiced, and more wedges for serving
- 2 tablespoons rough chopped cilantro
- Corn or Flour tortillas (gluten-free if desired), warmed. ** Or lettuce leaves for low carb option!**
- Toppings: Shredded cheese, Sour cream, Pico De Gallo, Salsa, Avocado, guacamole, Jalapenos
For The Taco Seasoning:
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon powdered garlic
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high. Add onions and sauté 3 minutes.
- Add the sliced peppers and cook 3-4 more minutes. Add the chicken, all taco seasoning ingredients, and ¼ cup water. Stir and sauté for 3 more minutes.
- Squeeze additional fresh lime juice over the skillet, sprinkle with fresh cilantro, and serve with tortillas or lettuce wraps with all your favorite toppings.
The nutrition calculations shown are for one 4-ounce serving of chicken with peppers and onions. You'll need to add the carbs/calories/etc. for the specific type of flour or corn tortilla you choose (or lettuce for the lower carb version).
Serving Size4 ounces of chicken
Amount Per Serving Calories 246Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 60mgSodium 1172mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 14g
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