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This amazing recipe gives you authentic fajita flavor in 30 minutes without using a mix! And pineapple and tomato combine for a real treat that will have everybody coming back for seconds. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 flour tortillas (10 inches), cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped

Nutritional Facts

390 calories: 1-3/4 cup, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 717mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat 1 vegetable 2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, fry tortilla strips in 2 tablespoons oil on both sides for 1 minute or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  2. In the same skillet, cook the chicken, beef, green pepper, onion, soy sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin and pepper in remaining oil for 3-4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and lime juice until smooth; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in pineapple and tomato; heat through. Serve with tortilla strips. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fajita Skillet in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p8

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.


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Reneencurtis
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"I loved it! The flavors were great. I only made it with chicken because I forgot to buy steak for it. Also I used red peppers. I will definitely make this again."

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ElizabethW67
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I have made this recipe many times. We love it so much that we eat it about once every two weeks. It's worth all the chopping to taste something this fresh and delicious. It makes my husband like eating his veggies, which is a rare thing indeed."

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ladz
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"This was pretty easy to make and very good. My husband enjoyed it too!"

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OhBarbi
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"Pineapple? Brown sugar? NEVER in fajitas!"

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Bcooks
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"I've been making this recipe for a few years. To make it even faster, I use canned pineapple chunks. Also, instead of frying the tortillas, we actually roll it up in tortillas. Its a little saucy, but so good!"

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barb.h.
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"I agree--pineapple and soy sauce don't belong. The real trick in getting true fajita taste is to add 1/2 teaspoon of ground chipolte chile. It ads a nice "smokey" flavor. Spice Islands makes it and can be found in local grocery stores. I mix my own fajita mix and keep it handy because it's a fast dinner and can be made with chicken, beef or just black beans."

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voodoowitch
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"I thought this looked good until I read the ingredients. No way would I put pineapple in there. Yuck. I love pineapple and I love fajitas but they are not two tastes that belong together!!!"

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aurorababi24
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"I made this for my boyfriend and I about a week ago and wow. The pineapple gives this recipe a nice little kick. I used a NY York strip steak in mine and this was great. I will definitely be making this one again, my bf loved it, said it was the best thing I've made. I recommend this to everyone, it's sooo easy. I can hardly cook and I can make it."

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telltip
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"I really enjoyed this but next time I will leave out the pineapple, as my husband and kids didn't like the fruit in it. They would perfer it served on the side. I did make the "fried tortillas" and thoughtheir addition was a nice change of pace"

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kristinafoss
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"I didnt didnt fry the tortillas. I also did not add chicken or the pineapple. It turned out really yummy anyway!"

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