Finding a meal that everyone in the family will eat is almost impossible. Unless your diet consists of mac and cheese, butter noodles, and cheeseburgers. I try to come up with a dinner menu for the week that will make everyone happy at least once…even if it isn’t at the same time.
One of the meals that I have found that gets everyone excited is Chicken Fajitas. We cook fajitas in various ways. Sometimes I smoke the chicken and veggies on the Traeger. Other times I cook it all in the oven or on the stovetop. Recently we bought a flattop and that has become our go-to. I keep things super simple. Chicken breasts, sweet onions, yellow or orange bell peppers. Chop all of it to the desired size (unless you are smoking it then just chop the veggies into big pieces) and rub with canola oil and taco seasoning. I like to use the taco seasoning that I can buy in bulk at Costco.
Cooking on the flattop does two things, gives the meat and veggies a nice sear and it has enough surface area to cook everything at the same time.
I feel like if I change up the cooking method or how it’s served then my family won’t notice how often we eat fajitas. Sometimes I’ll make a big salad to put the mixture on with a little blue cheese dressing. If I’m really feeling generous, I’ll make fresh pico de gallo and guacamole. This time I made fresh corn tortillas. This is my new obsession. Troy took me down to one of our local Mexican Grocery stores in Monroe, Tienda Vallarta, to pick out a press. It was so cool to see all the different options. I went there thinking we would walk out with a metal one. I was wrong. We found a gorgeous, wood press that will stand the test of time. We were also able to buy all that we needed to make tortillas. They also have a great section of pre-seasoned meats, fajitas, carna asada, etc. Definitely a great one-stop shop.
My biggest piece of advice when you are making the tortillas is to make the size of the ball that you will be pressing smaller than you think it should be. This will ensure that your tortilla isn’t too thick. Don’t be afraid to press it multiple times!
There are great instructions on the packaging of the corn flour I bought, showing how to do each step. I love that they even used pictures. There are also instructions on how to store them and reheat them. I recommend making more than you think you will eat. They are so easy to heat up, and next morning you can make yourself a few breakfast tacos.
If you have read this far in the blog post, you deserve a prize! So here it is! Herdez Taqueria Street Sauce Verde Taco Sauce. This stuff is magic. We put it on Carnitas, breakfast tacos, chicken tacos, chicken fajitas, basically everything. You can purchase it at Fred Meyer if you are local. Otherwise I would just do a quick search in your local grocery store’s salsa section and see what they carry. You will not be disappointed. It’s the perfect blend of spicy and citrus. So good!