Monday, May 9, 2016

Chicken Fajitas

I love these chicken fajitas.  They are easy and fast and tasty.  AND  I can get all the ingredients in Japan.  I got the original recipe from my sister, Joan, but I may have altered it some through the years, but the marinade is the same.  It really makes for tasty chicken.

Chicken Fajitas
*2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut up in thin strips or chunks
4 T. white vinegar
4 T. soy sauce
1 teaspoon crushed garlic or garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
Lemon Juice

Cut up the chicken.  Mix together the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, pepper, and lemon juice.  Put the chicken in the marinade while you prepare the other ingredients.

2 bell peppers, cut into thin strips
1 large onion, cut into strips
Oil or butter for frying

Tomatoes, cut up
Lettuce, sliced thin
Avocados or guacamole
Sour Cream
Tabasco sauce

Soft flour tortillas

Put the oil in a large skillet.  Add the onions and bell peppers.  On medium heat, saute them until the vegetables are soft and golden.  It takes awhile.  Add the marinated chicken with just a little of the marinade.  Cook all together until the chicken is done and a bit caramelized and sizzling. 

On a tortilla, put some of the chicken mixture and then add whatever toppings you desire.

*They are also delicious made with beef or shrimp or a mixture of protein.  My favorite- chicken and shrimp together. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Breakfast Burritos

One of our favorite things to have for breakfast here in Japan is Breakfast Burritos.  We were so excited when we found flour tortillas at Costco!  These are delicious for dinner an easy dinner, too. 
Breakfast Burritos
3 extra large eggs
Cheese, grated
Flour tortillas
Vegetables and Meats of choice- use any or all of the following to your taste.
1 onion, chopped
mushrooms, chopped
Green pepper, chopped
Ham, chopped
Green onion, chopped
Tomatoes, chopped
Whatever other vegetables and meats that you want. 

In a bowl, scramble the eggs together and add salt and pepper.  Heat some oil in a large skillet.  Add the vegetables and fry until tender.  Add the eggs and plenty of grated cheese.  Cook until eggs are done.  Put the egg mixture in the middle of a flour tortilla.  Sprinkle with Tabasco sauce.  Roll up.  Serve with salsa, guacamole, and Tabasco sauce.  Yum!