Know what movie comes out today? The Lone Ranger! As I’ve mentioned before, lately I’ve been inspired in the kitchen to cook with southwest flair and ingredients. Hopefully by now you’ve already taken a look at my recipes for Southwest Jalapeno Tacos and Cowboy Cheesy Pie. As I mentioned before, I’m lucky enough that my Best Friend Forever is quite talented when it comes to crafting recipes that fit perfectly with my new found love of southwest cooking.
A few weeks back we made these Sweet & Spicy Chicken Fajitas that I can’t help but want to share with you! This fajita mix is the perfect combination of both sweet citrus flavors and spicy peppers that give you that kick.
1 lb cubed/cut up chicken
1/2 cup of water
At least 1 tbsp of lime juice
Dash of Red Cayenne Pepper
2 shots of tequila
Now keep in mind this is a very spicy dish. We used both jalapenos and habanero peppers. If you would like it not as spicy, simply replace the habanero peppers with jalapenos. This will help reduce the heat. Also I should mention that we used tequila (2 shots worth) in this recipe.
Now let’s not jump ahead of ourselves to the tequila portion of the recipe. Try to resist sipping on the deliciousness. We’ll need that for later!
First you want to cut up your clementines, apricots, and habanero peppers. Slice them, dice them, however you want them in your fajita mix. It’s really up to you. We have a tendency to leave the apricots into larger chunks rather than dicing them
Once you have everything cut up, place them in a bowl with your 1 tbsp of lime juice. Feel free to add more if you so desire. It’s all about the flavor you prefer! Let the fruit soak in the juice for a bit.
While you are waiting for your fruit to marinade, place an empty sauce pan on your stove top over high heat. It’s important to let the pan heat up first. Take your lemon and cut it into 4 quarters. Once the pan is hot, add in your chicken to cook. Once you see the chicken start to cook, add in your lemon quarters and stir. This is a great way to cook the chicken in lemon juice and flavors. Be sure to toss the lemons after the chicken is done cooking! They aren’t for consuming! Turn the heat down, add in your 1/2 cup of water and cayenne pepper. Add in chopped jalapenos (optional!). Cover the chicken leaving the lid to crack a bit. Let it all simmer. Don’t forget to stir every so often. You just want the chicken to absorb the pepper flavors.
In another pan, you’ll want your fruit cooking on a low to medium heat. Feel free to adjust to your stove top’s settings. Add in those 2 shots of tequila! Let the fruit absorb the alcohol. Feel free to add in more lime juice to taste. Let them cook for a bit, but still stay tender.
Once everything is done, combine the fruit, chicken, and peppers together to create your fajita mix!! You can eat the mix alone, or wrap it up in a flour tortilla.
Now what would a recipe post be without showing you my inspiration? Check out the trailer for Disney’s The Lone Ranger below!
The Lone Ranger Trailer
Don’t forget to connect with The Lone Ranger on Facebook and Twitter! This film out in theaters NOW!
I was provided the trailer as a blogger for Walt Disney Publications. I did not receive financial compensation for my recipe post.
autumn eaton says
Oh man that looks good!! Thanks so much for the recipe I have to try this out.
I love this recipe. The Clementines make it unique and are awesome.
Lolli @ Better in Bulk says
I love that you used clementines and apricots with the chicken. How unique!!
Ooo looks good! I wouldn’t have thought to add clementines!
Colette S @JamericanSpice says
Will you come cook for me? Please :)
This just looks so yum!
Thanks for sharing the recipe so I can try it.
This looks so great, yum!
Suzanne Bastien says
Looks delicious, I will have to try this!
Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen says
I love this twist on fajitas! Great recipe.
Beth Zimmerman says
Oh. My. Goodness! Those look divine! Thanks for sharing!
This is awesome! I love clementines, but never would have thought to put them in fajitas!
It looks like something DH would LOVE! I’m not much for the spice!
What an interesting combination. I’ll keep this in mind the next we decide to make fajitas.
These look amazing! Being pregnant these sound so yummy! I may try them for dinner next week.
I just ate dinner, and now I’m hungry again. Thanks. :)
Alaina Bullock says
Yum! This looks wonderful! I am adding it to my recipe book right now! Cannot wait to give it a try!
Wow Thanks for this recipe! I will try it out!
Houston Mom Blogger says
I like the inclusion of clementines in the recipe! Very unique.
I love the added tequila for a kick! This sounds yummy!
This looks really good! The hotter the better for me ! I can’t wait to try it out!
Sarah Bailey says
Oh my that looks good- I’m finding so many great recipes of late, I am going to be very busy :)
This recipe looks good. We eat chicken at least a few times a week so I am always looking for new recipes to try.
kelsey house says
Yummy! I am gonna have to make these this week!
I loooove fajitas, and these look fantastic!
Adelina Priddis says
That is a very interesting recipe. Sounds delicious though minus the tequila ;)
Ashley Pomykala says
The recipe would be a little on the hot side for me however I know the men in my house would be in love with it.
Filipino Recipe Blog says
Wow! This looks soooo delicious! :) This recipe made my stomach rumble, I really love spicy foods!
Candy @ Candypolooza says
Yum!! Will have to try this very soon!
Looks delicious! Will have to put this into rotation. Thanks!
Shannon (The Mommy-Files) says
These look amazing!
Being a Texan for most of my life I LOVE Fajitas! I can’t wait to try this recipe! It looks delish
Nicole Copeland says
Def going to have to make this for the lover!