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One of my favorite movies of all time is “The Wizard of Oz”. And my hands-down favorite scene is that moment when Dorothy steps out of the black-and- white farmhouse into full color Oz.

That scene has never grown old for me – to this day I still thrill to it as if I’m seeing it for the very first time.

I’ve been thinking about that scene a lot  this week as we are on, like, day 5 of rain here. I desperately need a technicolor moment – so I’m making chicken fajitas.

This is a delicious dish, a staple in our house. It comes together quickly and easily, and adapts well to an infinite number of variations.

But for me, for today, it’s all about the colors. Bright green cilantro, yellow corn, purple onion and tri-colored peppers. It’s “Food Oz”.

And damn if I didn’t totally covet those shoes…………

Grilled Chicken Fajitas
adapted from Bon Appetit

1 each red, yellow and orange bell pepper, cut into strips
1 red onion, halved and sliced
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breast, seasoned with salt and pepper, grilled (or broiled) and thinly sliced**
1 t cumin
1 t chili powder
2 c fresh or frozen corn kernels
chopped cilantro, to taste

accompaniments: flour tortillas, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, yellow rice

In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute peppers and onion 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken, cumin, chili powder and corn – continue cooking till heated through.  Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately with accompaniments.

** can substitute with flank steak or shrimp

5 Comments

  1. Dan on April 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Those fajhitas look amazing. I can sometimes be heavy on the cilantro (using it like lettuce) so I see how the cilantro would add a nice flavour to this.

    • sheri silver on April 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks so much! Cilantro’s a winner in this recipe…….
      Just took a peek at your blog too and am your newest Facebook fan!

  2. Deeba on April 28, 2011 at 5:47 am

    I love the way you named the post. These fajitas look amazing. Bookmarked!

    • sheri silver on April 28, 2011 at 8:02 am

      Thank you! Just saw your blog – it’s beautiful! Thanks so much for writing!

    • sheri silver on April 28, 2011 at 8:10 am

      Thanks so much – Let me know if you make them…………….just saw your blog – it’s beautiful! I’m a new fan!

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