From "Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking" cookbook by Leah Schapira. This is a mexican chicken recipe. Don't let that put you off because it is such a delicious chicken with so many different uses. You eat it in a pita, lafah, wrap and use leftovers for a heaven chicken salad. The best part is that it is quick and dietetic. If you don't have cumin in your spice cabinet then this recipe will make it worth getting it. Trust me, whomever I serve this too loves it.

    5 wraps







  • rachel


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast (cut into thin strips)

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • 1 tsp italian seasoning (or oregano)

  • ½ Tbsp cumin

  • ½ tsp red peper flakes

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • - Juice of a Lime or lemon

  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil

  • - Pita, Lafah or wrap

  • 3 (optional Peppers

  • ½ (optional Onion

  • - (optional Lettuce

  • - (optional Avocado

  1. Cut the chicken into thin strips (shot or long, depends how you like it)

  2. Add the spices. Pour the lime or lemon juice (it is about 4 tablespoons) over the chicken and mix it all together. Let the chicken marinate for a half hour.

  3. To make the optional peppers and onions, cut them into thin strips. In a frying pan add 2 tablespoons oil. Add the peppers and onions and cook till it is starting to soften. Take out and cover with foil to let it steam. Use this pan for the chicken

  4. Preheat a frying pan (medium -high) and add the olive oil when it is hot. Heat the oil and when it is getting hot (about a minute) add the chicken. Careful because the pan might splatter. Make sure the chicken is not tangled and separate all the strips so that they all cook evenly.

  5. You can cover the pan and stir the chicken occasionally to ensure it gets cooked evenly. When the chicken in white in the inside after about 8 minutes, then it is ready!

  6. Serve it in a lafah, pitah or wrap. Dress it with the peppers and onions, lettuce, avocado, salsa or whatever you like (even french fries are great). Have fun with it, lay out a bunch of different foods and let everyone make their own fajita wraps to their taste




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5.0   (4)

Tastier than at a restaurant

Reviewed by kosherfoodie
February 08, 2011
Last updated: February 08, 2011

I made this last night with thinned out chicken cutlets (expensive, I know, but what can I say, I splurged!). I did not measure the spices out and I used a grilled pan (no oil). My husband loved them, and declared them to be better than the meal that we had in a restaurant the night before!


Extraordinarily delicious!

Reviewed by CookMama
December 30, 2010

My Kids love, love this recipe. It is so easy to prepare and this supper pleases everyone in my family. I will be making this once a week, for sure.

Reviewed by lea
December 29, 2010

One of those amazing light, tasty, and easy suppers. We love it best with guacomole in the lafa and tomato salad on the side.

Reviewed by Broccoli
December 27, 2010

This is truly the most fantastic, original supper!! I make it for supper every thursday night - it is my husbands favorite that I always make extra for friday lunch. Great with Hummus too! dig in and enjoy!!

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