|Yum Yum! :)|
First, here is a list of everything you will need for the complete meal:
- 3 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 big roma tomato
- 1 medium yellow onion
- fresh cilantro
- 1 good-sized chicken breast, sliced
- 1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper (I used yellow, because they were on sale!)
- garlic powder
- sour cream
- extra flour for rolling dough
- canola oil for the frying pan
- one large frying pan or a griddle
- a rolling pin
The tortillas were the most time-consuming part of this meal, but it was worth it. I used this recipe for the tortillas, because it seemed the simplest that I found and I liked the fact that it used oil instead of butter or lard.
First, I made the dough. Here's all my stuff! (Please ignore the jar of peach filling in the background... I promised my husband I'd make him cobbler at some point.) I'm ready to start:
Dry ingredients + oil + hot water:
After I whisked the dry ingredients, I added the oil and mixed with my hands until it was all crumbly. Believe it or not, I thought my hands would get oily, but they didn't! Then I added the hot water and mixed it up and shaped it into a ball:
I had to let it rest for 30 minutes, so I threw a towel over it and waited. While I was waiting, I made the pico de gallo, which I will explain later on.
After my 30 minutes was up, I separated the dough into 12 smaller balls, and got out my rolling pin. The recipe called for a griddle, but since I didn't have one, I used my giant frying pan:
|Worked just fine! :)|
It's important to make it as thin as possible and then carefully lay it in the dry pan on medium heat. After approximately 1 minute, after I saw bubbles rising in the dough, I flipped it over. It should have some dark brown spots:
I did the same on the other side, and then put it on a plate and placed a dry, clean kitchen towel over it. The towel helps them stay warm and soft. Then I made the other 11 tortillas. Granted, I messed up a couple of them, but I ended up with 9 great ones, and 3 okay ones, lol. Here's the finished stack:
|If you look carefully, you can see the Pikachu face!!! ^_^|
Tada!! Tortillas are done! I put the towel back over them to stay warm while I finished cooking everything else.
2. Pico De Gallo
I diced one roma tomato, a small bit of my onion (maybe 1/6 of it) and chopped some fresh cilantro. Here's what it looked like before I mixed it up and put it in the fridge:
3. Chicken Fajitas
I wiped out my frying pan, and put it back on medium heat with some canola oil. I chopped my onion into chunky strips and threw them in the pan:
After cooking the onions until they were just starting get some brown spots, I pushed them to one side of the pan and threw in the chicken strips. Once the chicken was in the pan, I sprinkled in salt and pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and cumin. I didn't measure any of those out, but a couple pinches of each should do it. You can always add more if you want!
While the chicken was cooking, I chopped up my bell pepper. When the chicken looked like the above picture (nothing raw anymore), I threw in the bell pepper slices. I also tossed in some fresh cilantro. I cooked it for about 3-4 more minutes, and then told my husband it was time to eat!
Until next time,