Sweet Heat Chicken Fajitas

With it being Cinco De Mayo weekend, Mexican inspired dishes are on the brain!

I love some heat in my meal and when it’s paired with something sweet … I cannot resist! 
This recipe was something that was whipped together while I vacationed in Palm Springs back in March and it is seriously DE-LI-CIOUS! The only thing I did differently when I made this again, was the marinade I used for the Chicken. Which ultimately just ended up enhancing this recipe! 
Taste buds, beware.
Sweet Heat Chicken Fajitas

Let’s talk chicken marinade first! You’re going to want to let your chicken breast marinade for a good couple hours. The longer the better!

                           

I used equal parts of the items pictures above for the marinade; Sriracha, Franks Red Hot Sauce & Hawaiian Marinade. I had 3 chicken breasts to marinade, so I used approximately 4 Tablespoons of each sauce. Just make sure your chicken breasts (depending on how much you’re making) is covered evenly in the marinade.

The primary components to this recipe are the Jalapeño’s & Pineapple that you add to the Fajita mixture. The rest is really quite basic.

I prefer to use Red, Yellow or Orange peppers, but feel free to use any color pepper you like. Just don’t forget your onion. I strongly recommend Yellow Onion, which has a bit of a sweet flavor. Though, some prefer White Onion (which has a stronger “onion taste”) or Red Onion (which can be a bit on the lighter “onion taste” scale, especially once sautéd).

When you start to sauté your veggies, you can start grilling your chicken. I don’t have a convenient gas or charcoal grill, so I use my stove top grill. This thing actually works quite great! Obviously you have to have a gas stove and not an electric one, if you want to use one of these. 
I add the Jalapeño and Pineapple after the peppers and onions have softened. Your Jalapeño and Pineapple don’t need to soften much, just sauté long enough to combine flavors. I usually let everything sit together on low for about 10 minutes.
                

Time to eat!

I like to use the 10″ tortillas, specifically the “super soft” ones. And then I top the my fajitas with Tapatio Hot Sauce and Low Fat Sour Cream. I will also add a little bit of Mexican Rice as a side when I bring this for lunch to work.
       
                                   

                                  

Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients and instructions …

Sweet Heat Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time: 10 Min or Less    Cook Time: 20-25 Min    Servings: 8-10

Ingredients

3                    Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts
3-4 Tbsp         Sriracha
3-4 Tbsp         Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
3-4 Tbsp         Hawaiian Marinade
2-3                Peppers (color is your choice)
1                    Medium Onion
2                  Whole Jalapeno Peppers
1 1/2 Cups      Diced, Fresh Pineapple
1 Tbsp           Olive Oil (for sauteing)

Instructions

Combining the Srirach, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and Hawaiian Marinade together in a quart size sandwich baggie, along with your chicken breasts. Let this sit overnight or for several hours before cooking.

When you’re ready to cook, slice up your peppers and onions. Using 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil in your saute pan, add your peppers and onions and turn your stove on to medium heat.

Start to grill your chicken in what ever manner you’ve chosen to do so. Each chicken breast should need about 7 min on each side to cook. Time may vary depending on your stove or if you’re using an actual charcoal or gas grill, so checking the internal temperature of your chicken is always the best way to ensure it is safe to consume. It is recommended for chicken that the internal temp be at 165 degrees.

Your vegetables should be soft after about 10 minutes. Go ahead and add your pineapple and diced jalapeno peppers (seeds removed – unless you like it REALLY hot), turn your burner down to low and let that sit for no longer than 10 minutes. Stirring every couple of minutes.

Once your chicken is done, let it cool for a couple of minutes before cutting it up in to thin long slices.

Now serve & enjoy!!

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If you’re interested in using one of these indoor smokeless grills, you can purchase one online for about $20. The device is just placed right on top of your burner, as pictured below, and then you add al little water to the base! They work great! 

Please let me know if you make these and what you think! Send me a message or post a comment! I would love to hear from you!

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Until next time,

Crista

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