Monday, May 18, 2009

Chicken Fajitas ~ Why didn't I consider them blog worthy??

It was a very quiet lazy weekend around Casa de Spryte this weekend. The first weekend in at least a month that we didn't have any company.

I do LOVE having company, but it was so nice to have nothing to do at all.

So, as often happens on lazy Sundays, time just slips away and before you know it... it's dinner time.

Early in the day, Jon & I had decided to grill chicken since it was forecast to be a dry and sunny.

It was 5:15ish and I said, "Why don't you start the charcoal at 5:30?" At about 5:25, I get the "Mom, can you pick me up?" call. UGH! Tawny needed a ride halfway home from work. Weekend bus schedules often leave you waiting almost an hour for your connection, so I picked her up. She wouldn't be to the connection point until 6:13. I told Jon to hold off on the coals until around 6... lost a few more games of Mahjong on my DS and left to go pick up Tawny.

When got home, Jon had the chimneys filled with charcoal and getting hot. It was close to 7 before I actually started to grill.... then I remembered I wanted to grill some onions & peppers too, and make some guacamole so we could have chicken tacos.

Tacos, burritos, nachos... to me they're kind of all the same... mostly the same ingredients, prepared mostly the same, just put together differently for eating. Also, this is the kind of stuff we eat my house regularly. How many posts of basically the same nature do you want to see?

So I figured... chicken tacos... nah... I won't blog about it... just more of the same.

I was wrong.

The chicken tacos turned into chicken fajitas (yeah, still kinda more of the same, I know)

But they were AMAZING!

Again I used Tyler Florence's Mojo Marinade and ended up with a big pile of chicken like this.
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I also had some onions & peppers drizzled with olive oil on the grill in a little basket. I can't find any previous of pics... so you'll just have to use your imagination... are you doing it? Can you smell the onion & peppers on the charcoal grill??

Of course I had to whip up a fresh batch of guacamole. I like my guacamole really basic... just avocado, onion, lime juice & salt.
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Gorgeous sliced grilled chicken, into a warm soft flour tortilla, topped with smokey grilled onions and peppers, shredded colby-jack cheese, fresh creamy guacamole, and some chunky garden salsa.

Do I have a picture? No.

I ate mine standing over the sink.

It was so good.

You know when you take that first bite and your eyes roll back in your head a little... and your whole body says, "mmmmmmmmmmmm"?

It was that good. It was as good or better than any chicken fajita I've eaten from a sizzling skillet in any TexMex restaurant.

For some reason, beforehand, I didn't consider it blog-worthy.

Was I ever wrong!!

19 comments:

Michele said...

Yum! The chicken looks great! I bet the marinade was excellent. Tyler Florence has a lot of great recipes. I don't know why I don't use them more often.

tamilyn said...

It is one of my favorite smells-all the onions and peppers all charred and sizzling on the platter? OMG-heaven!

Joelen said...

Looks delicious and who can resist fajitas?!`

teresa said...

I live for those first bites, nothing better! These look fantastic!

Debbie said...

The chicken looks and sounds absolutely fantastic!!!

Donna-FFW said...

That mojo marinade sounds fantastic!! I do have a soft spot for anyhitn Tyler you know.

Melissa said...

Yummy! There are so many things I don't consider blog worthy because they are things I make so often that I don't give them a second thought, but I really should!

Lara said...

I just ate dinner an hour ago, but suddenly now I feel so hungry again. Your descriptions were tantalizingly intriguing. Yum!

Bob said...

Those look awesome. I love chicken fajitas but don't get to make them much because my girlfriend isn't a big fan. Although she was just playing Majong on her DS earlier. :D

girlichef said...

You're killin' me with that build-up and no drool-inducing end photo!! I'll just have to drool over the chicken alone. And actually I don't mind seeing "somewhat same" posts...they usually all end up having their own yum-factor, or can serve as a reminder (to me...Make that!!). These sound perfect :)

noble pig said...

Of course they are blog worthy, this sound delish!

Maria said...

I love fajitas! We usually do veggie for me and chicken for the hubs!

ImStuffed said...

Looks so good I can almost smell it! I'm starved, haven't had lunch yet, so I'm living vicariously through your blog.

Denise said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. These look incredible. sizzling fajitas....yummy

Claudia said...

I adore chicken fajitas and yours look scrumptious. It is indeed blog-worthy. resh, in season and gorgeous.

Alaskan Dermish in the Kitch said...

Very tasty Spryte!!! Sometimes I think I should keep a camera covered in plastic on my counter at all times. I have a habit of putting the good camera away and not pulling it out because I didn't think it would be blog worthy only to find out it was...glad to hear I am not alone :)

Sheila said...

That chicken looks delicious. I have not tried Ty's recipe for that.

One of our favorite things to eat is just "Mexican" and everyone makes their own thing with all the ingredients, some nachos, some salad, some burritos. . .

Tangled Noodle said...

Great food is always blogworthy! Now you have me craving chicken fajitas (even though we're going to a Brazilian place tonight) but there's always tomorrow. Yay for the long weekend. I'm going to check out TF's Mojo Marinade - sounds delicious!

DDpie said...

Girl, everything you do is blog worthy :) Wish I had some of these right now, that's right, for breakfast! hahahaha