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Serves: 4
Prep. Time: 2:40

1/4 cup lime juice
3 Tbls. olive oil OR vegetable oil – divided
1 clove garlic – crushed
3 tsp. soy sauce – divided
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. liquid smoke OR 1/4 tsp. hickory smoke powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 lb. boned, skinned chicken breasts OR skirt steak
2 Tbls. water
1/2 tsp.
lime juice
1 dash salt
1 dash black pepper
1 lrg. Spanish onion – sliced thin
1/2 med. green bell pepper – seeded, sliced thin
1/2 med. red bell pepper – seeded, sliced thin
1/2 med. yellow bell pepper – seeded, sliced thin

Combine 1/4 cup lime juice, 2 Tbls. oil, garlic, 2 tsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. salt, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper in a sealable plastic container, add chicken/steak to container, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight (preferred).
-Combine water, 1 tsp. soy sauce, 1/2 tsp. lime juice, and a dash of salt and pepper; set aside.
-Grill meat over a medium-high flame for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
-Cut meat into thin strips; set aside and keep warm.
-In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook onion and peppers in remaining 1 Tbls. oil until brown; remove from heat; pour reserved liquid mixture over onions and peppers.
-Toss together meat, onions, and peppers.

Notes: Serve with warm tortillas, salsa, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole. When I make this, I make sure to marinade at least overnight; the taste from the marinade is so good, I like to make it stronger. Also, I steam the peppers and onions rather than sauté them, as it cooks them evenly and retains their color perfectly.

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