Chicken Fajitas

There is NO SUCH THING as Chicken Fajitas. Fajitas are a cut of BEEF, specifically the diaphragm muscle, commonly referred to as skirt steak. Since fajitas are beef, there can be no such thing as chicken fajitas, just like there can't be any chicken filet mignon. QED

The term fajitas is derived from the Spanish word faja, which means girdle, or corset. Fajitas are usually grilled. Season with salt and pepper, or marinade. See recipe below.

You may find chicken fajitas listed on restaurant menus. Please, if you do, say something to correct this absurdity!


1 1/2 cups beer (Editorial comment; I recommend using a Mexican beer. Drink the remainder.)
  1/2 cup salad oil
stirring the oil in slowly. Then add:
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 cloves

Marinade refrigerated overnight.

-- The Joy of Cooking, Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Copyright 1964, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.