Redneck Fajitas - Partial Qview

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by shelton573, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. shelton573

    shelton573 Meat Mopper

    Hello Folks,

    Last night I made what I would say is probably my favorite thing to grill.  I call them my redneck fajitas and they are fairly simple and straight forward.  I will apologize ahead of time because I did not get pictures of the preparation or grilling the actual chicken but I'm sure you all will get the point by the pictures I do have.  So here we go!

    First, start off with three boneless skinless chicken breasts.  I slice them across the breast into about 1/8"-1/4' thick strips.  This allows them to cook pretty quick.

    For the marinade I use:

    -1/4 cup olive oil

    -1/2 tbsp. salt

    -1/2 tbsp. black pepper (might want to use less depending on how much you like.  I like quite a bit)

    -1 tbsp. garlic powder

    -1 tbsp. onion powder

    Place all of this in a large Ziploc bag and mix until the chicken is coated well.  Let it set in the fridge for about an hour.  I have done it from 1 hr all the way up to 4 and can't really tell a difference.

    Second, I use 1 large onion, 1 large bell pepper, one container of sliced baby bella mushrooms and 1 bundle of green onions cut into about 1/2" long pieces.  I then place them in a large Ziploc and add the same mixture as the chicken minus the onion powder (I feel it is not necessary since you are using onion).

    When ready to cook, I place my sautee pan on the gas grill and bring the grill to 350-400.  I cook the veggies first until they are almost done.  They should still have quite a bit of crunch to them but not be raw.  I then place them in a foil pan and cover then set them on the other end of the grill away from the direct heat.  Next I throw on the chicken and cook it until there is no pink left.  It will cook fairly fast so don't dry it out.  Right as it is about to finish, I dump the vegetable mixture back in with the chicken and allow them to finish up together.  Note:  This step is not really necessary but I have tried it a couple different ways and I think this one gives the best flavor...It kind of uses the veggies as extra seasoning as they finish up with the chicken. 

    You are done!  I usually eat them like a taco with white queso on them or I put them in a large shell with cheese and make a fajita quesadilla on the stove.  I have also done the mixture over chips and covered in white cheese like Mexican nachos but my favorite way is to eat it cold the next day with no shell or cheese.  Thanks for looking and I will add the pictures here shortly from my phone.  Have a good one!
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015
  2. shelton573

    shelton573 Meat Mopper

    It would not allow me to add to the original post so here ya go!

    Veggies in the grill.
    The veggies mixed back in with the chicken to finish up. (Sorry about not taking a pic of the chicken by itself)
    Close up Bear style view!
    Here they are finished with some white cheese.

    I have also done these for a party one time with steak as well. I did not marinate the steak though. I cut up some new York strip real thin that I got dirt cheap and tossed them in SPOG. I cooked the steak then tossed the veg in to finish just like the chicken. I used the same method for the veg on the steak fajitas that I do on the chicken and it turned out great. Thanks for lookin!

    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015
  3. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man them look good, nice job!! 

  4. shelton573

    shelton573 Meat Mopper

    Thank ya!  I can't wait for lunch today, best part is leftovers!

  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW!  Making me hungry here!  I know now where I'm going for lunch, the local taqueria!
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those looks like a meal I could get into !

    I too like the day after munchies , but I like the Beef better (when we can afford the Skirt ) .

    Thanks for the look and the reminder . . .

    Have fun and . . .
  7. shelton573

    shelton573 Meat Mopper

    Thank ya sir!
    Thank ya sir!  I will have to try them with skirt steak.  I recently had skirt steak for the first time and man was it good!  My buddy's daughter's boyfriend moved up here from Mexico with his family when he was younger and he seems to know his way around a skirt steak.  He pounded the steak real thin and threw together a quick seasoning that him and his family always use.  Seared it quick and man it was like butter!  I bet it would make one hell of a plate of fajitas!

  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!
  9. shelton573

    shelton573 Meat Mopper

    Thank ya!

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