Fajitas for everyone! Citrus marinated chicken or steak is grilled tender and topped with caramelized onions and sweet bell peppers for a simple, satisfying meal.
With four sons to chase around every day, by the time dinner rolls around, I want something healthy, delicious, and perhaps most importantly…easy! Nothing is more satisfying to me than a great meal on the grill. Most nights, I crave a good mix of meat and vegetables, but I’m often too tired to want to do much in the way of preparation.
My boys are fun, but they’re busy!
Fajitas are one of those meals that I can spend a few minutes throwing ingredients together, pop it all in the ‘fridge until I’m ready to cook them.
No matter how tired Bacon Slayer is after work, he’s just about always up for grilling something for dinner. That means that after I do the prep work, I can plan on passing the torch to my other half to finish the meal when he gets home.
Bacon Slayer is the Grillmaster/Keeper of the Flame at our house. I highly encourage this position.
While he’s out toiling over the flames, I do a quick sauté of the vegetables and set them and the other condiments onto the table. A pile of really great guacamole and loads of cheddar cheese are an absolute must!
I love fajitas because they’re so simple and fresh and everybody loves them.
Fajitas are also a very economical dinner. I wrote the recipe to serve six people, but honestly? All that juicy, thinly sliced meat is mixed with so many other toppings that it stretches much farther than when serving just the grilled meat with other side dishes.
For example, my recipe calls for two pounds of meat. Two pounds of chicken is about 3 boneless skinless breast halves. If I were grilling just the chicken, that amount would feed three adults. Two pounds of sirloin steak is one large steak. If I were grilling just the steak, I would likely divide the steak into four servings. Both options can feed between six and eight people in fajita form, making it an economical option to feed a crowd or provide ample leftovers for the coming days!
I am all about cooking once and being able to eat well for a few days!
I hope that you enjoy the simple and fresh fajitas, Friends!