The first time I had fajitas was in a Houlihan's Restaurant many moons ago. I thought it was one of the best things I ever ate. I loved that the meat was not all dry and had a delicious sauce. The onions were caramelized and so sweet.
I've had many fajitas since at various restaurants. Mostly the meat is all dry, without flavor, and the main flavor is supposed to come from the salsa. Needless to say, eating fajitas is pretty much a hit or miss with me. I actually do compare all to the Houlihan's recipe. So yes, I am mostly disappointed.
I came up with a recipe for fajitas where the meat is flavorful and not dry. For me, I prefer it to one you would get in a restaurant.
- 1 lb chicken (sliced in pieces)
- 1/2 Cup lime juice
- 1/4 Cup low soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger (or 1 tsp fresh)
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/4 Cup brown sugar
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 red pepper sliced (if desired)
- additionally, you will need sour cream, rice, shredded cheese, salsa for putting together the fajitas.
I serve it with sour cream, rice, shredded cheese, the sauteed vegetables. You can also serve it with salsa. I usually place a tortilla down, and add the chicken and whatever toppings I wish. Then roll it up and eat.