Simple Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillo Guacamole

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Simple Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillo Guacamole

If there’s a deal to be had, I’m down. When I first graduated from college and was on a serious budget, I came across an article where Jaques Pepin talked about how he would walk into a grocery store and only cook from the items that were on sale.

Simple Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillo Guacamole

I looooved that idea so I started to do that, too. At first I thought it was going to be super difficult, but having things narrowed down actually ends up being oddly helpful.

A few weeks ago I visited ALDI in Arcadia and pretty much did the same exact thing, except everything is practically on sale.

Simple Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillo Guacamole
Simple Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillo Guacamole
Simple Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillo Guacamole

One thing that I really love about ALDI is the large amount of organic produce and other grocery items they have. I actually never talk about organic anything on this blog, mainly because it comes down to economics for a lot of people. Some people simply can’t afford it and, for me, this blog and food in general is all about inclusivity. But at ALDI the organic prices are incredible; they make good quality food affordable for everyone.

I bought everything from organic flour to organic eggs and even meats (including chicken!). The produce department was awesome, giving me life were these tomatillos, so I thought that maybe I would start there. I started adding more and more to my cart and before I knew it I had all of the things I need in life to bake everything AND enough things to make fajitas. Dinner was done!

Simple Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillo Guacamole

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Simple Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillo Guacamole

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Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

For Fajitas: 

  • 1 pound Kirkwood Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into strips
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Carlini 100% Pure Olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon champagne or red wine vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Chile Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Table Salt 
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or less if you don’t like heat! 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced

For Tomatillo Guacamole: 

  • 1/2 white onion, quartered
  • 1 jalapeno, halved
  • 6 to matillos, husked removed
  • 3 hass avocados, halved and pitted
  • Juice from 1/2 lime

For Serving: 

  • 8 8 ” Homestyle Flour Tortillas or 6” Yellow Corn or White Corn Tortillas 
  • 2 to 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces Ranchero Queso Fresco or Pueblo Lindo Cotija, crumbled 
  • 2 limes, quartered 

Directions

  • To make the fajitas: In a sealable plastic bag, place the chicken, lime, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, vinegar, chile powder, salt, ground cumin, coriander; seal the bag and shake to toss. Transfer to the fridge to marinate for at least 2 hours, ideally overnight. To a medium skillet or cast iron skillet, heat a teaspoon of olive oil (you shouldn’t need much because the chicken has a bit of oil on it). When hot, add the chicken, sliced red bell pepper, green bell pepper and onion. Sauté until cooked, tossing everything together every so often, about 10 to 12 minutes. Give the chicken a taste and adjust the salt to taste.
  • To make the tomatillo guacamole: Preheat the broiler. To a quarter baking sheet or baking dish, add the white onion, jalapeño and tomatillos. Transfer it under the broiler for 10 to 12 minutes, turning everything at the 5 minute mark, until charred. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before handling. Core and chop up the tomatillos, jalapeño and onion. Transfer to a blender, along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pulse until smooth. 
  • To a bowl, add the avocados and smash with a fork until nearly smooth. Add the tomatillo mixture and lime juice; mix until combined. Give it a taste and adjust salt according to taste. 
  • To serve: Divide the chicken amongst the tortillas and top with a dollop of tomatillo guacamole, few slices of radishes and a small handful of queso fresco. 

Simple Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillo Guacamole

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6 Comments

  • Reply Gabriella May 13, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Oh my, these look and sound delicious! I love salsa verde, so I’m thinking I’m going to also love tomatillo guacamole – yum!

  • Reply Ellie | Hungry by Nature May 13, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I love tomatillos! Last week for Cinco de Mayo, I made a chicken avocado quinoa salad with a tomatillo dressing and it was divine. I cannot wait to try them in my guac!!

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  • Reply joanna // jojotastic May 18, 2016 at 11:33 am

    yummm this sounds amazing

  • Reply Cassie May 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Yep, I’m going to be a freshman in college this year AND I am so nervous about eating on a budget! It will be super hard staying healthy while studying and having to manage how much you spend on cooking and everything!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme May 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      girlfriend I know this struggle. Eating healthy + staying on a budget is super hard! Bad food is SO cheap. Hopefully this helps! xo

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