Cinco de Mayo at Home: Fajitas & Margaritas

We are so excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Now Resorts next week! We will be partying the night away with traditional Mexican food such as tacos, chips & guacamole, enchiladas and fajitas, and enjoying delicious Mexican cocktails and beers such as margaritas, mojitos and Coronas. Even if you’re not visiting us at the resort for this fun-filled holiday, there’s no reason you can’t celebrate at home.

Here are the recipes for Fajitas and a Mango Margarita, which are simple enough to make and sure to create quite the Cinco de May party in your own household!

Fajitas

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons canola oil
3 boneless chicken breast halves, cut in thin strips
1 medium onion, cut in wedges
2 cloves garlic
4 mild green or red chile peppers, seeded and sliced
1 sweet red bell pepper, seeded and cut in strips
1 green bell pepper, seeded/cut in strips
1 zucchini, trimmed, cut in strips
8 flour tortilla, warmed
1/2 cup sour cream
guacamole
1 bunch green onions, trimmed, sliced

Preparation:

Heat the oil in a heavy skillet; cook the chicken strips over high heat, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes, or until cooked. Drain and serve.

Add the onion, garlic and chile peppers to the oil in the pan and sautΓ© over high heat for 2 minutes. Add the bell peppers and zucchini; cook over high heat for 4 minutes, or until the vegetables have begun to have a blackened look around the edges.

Return the chicken to the pan and heat until sizzling hot. Serve right away, with warm tortillas, sour cream, guacamole, sliced green onions, and chopped tomatoes. Serve with hot cooked rice and refried beans, if desired.

Mango Margarita

Ingredients:

1 shot (45 mL) of tequila
1/2 shot (22.5 mL) of triple sec
1 mango
few drops of simple syrup
1 tablespoon (11.25 mL) of lemon juice
2 handfuls or a cup of ice cubes

Cut the mango into slices and puree the pieces in a blender or food processor with a few drops of simple syrup. Blend the tequila, triple sec, mango puree, lemon juice, and ice cubes together. Blend until everything is smooth and the ice cubes are all blended within the drink. You will know when Pour the margarita mixture into individual glasses. Garnish the cups with your favorite tropical fruit, for example pineapples. Serve and enjoy.

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