Skillet Supper: Chicken Fajitas with Avocado


[Photographs: Yasmin Fahr]

This is one of my favorite dishes to make when having friends over for a relaxed and easy meal. The do-it-yourself style of fajitas makes them an easy hosting dish—just serve them right out of the skillet with the accompaniments on the side.

I like to top my tortillas with avocado slices (or guacamole), cheese, and a tomato or corn salsa, but the garnish and topping possibilities are endless. A fresh guacamole, salsa verde or raw corn salsa when corn is in season are all fantastic additions. Honestly, though, it doesn't need much else, so don't feel like you're missing out if you're short on time. The onions become super sweet and I love the way the peppers break down to become soft and flavorful. For a weeknight meal, I usually skip the sides and just serve this with warm tortillas and sliced avocado, as you'll see in the recipe.

If you love heat, you can serve more jalapeños on the side or finish it off with your favorite hot sauce. If heat's not your thing, try adding a pinch of red chili flakes for more a mild, flavorful hit of spice. Just make sure to give each fajita a generous dousing of lime juice to finish it off.

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About the Author: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!

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