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Campfire Fajitas Recipe

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Dan Mathews


1 lb boneless chicken breast
2 large peppers, any color. I usually use a mix between yellow, orange or red.
1 medium onion
4 to 6 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp dried cilantro
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp liquid smoke
2 tbsp lime juice

Flour or corn tortillas
sour cream
shredded cheese
Salsa or guac optional

This recipe is great for camping, but it is so good it has been a favorite at home.
In kitchen at home:
Slice chicken into strips and place in large Ziploc bag. Mix together garlic, oil, spices, liquid smoke and lime juice. Add to bag with chicken and shake to cover all pieces. Marinade overnight or on the way to campsite.
Slice peppers and rinse and remove seeds. Slice onion into strips and place in another Ziploc bag.

Next day or at camp:
Remove chicken from bag and cook in a large frying pan or griddle. Stirring and flipping chicken to cook all sides and prevent burning. When the chicken is nearly done, add the peppers and onions and cook until onions become translucent. Combine everything in a tortilla and top with your choice of toppings.

The recipe is easily doubled, tripled.... to serve more people. When expanding the recipe, I often cook the peppers and onions separately with some oil and salt and pepper. At home I will grill the chicken and cook the peppers and onions separately.

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30 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I first used this recipe on a Boy Scout camping trip where I was responsible for feeding 30 boys and men. I did this recipe 8X cooking the chicken on a griddle over a 2 burner camp stove and the peppers and onions in a couple waves in a large cast iron skillet. I also made a pot of Spanish rice. It was such a hit my son bragged about it when we got back home. My wife and daughter had eaten cereal for that same dinner. I then had to make it at home where it has become a favorite. At home it is a great recipe when friends or family come over. We like to make plenty and use the leftover chicken on salads and in quesadillas.
It is the most requested recipe I have.




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