fa·​ji·​ta | \ fə-ˈhē-tə How to pronounce fajita (audio) , fä- \

Definition of fajita

: a marinated strip usually of beef or chicken grilled or broiled and served usually with a flour tortilla and various savory fillings usually used in plural

Examples of fajita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are five varieties in microwavable, BPA-free pouches: Grilled chicken and broccoli over rice; fajita chicken and vegetables over rice; chicken with corn over rice, cheese or meat tortellini in a tomato sauce. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Garden Fresh salsa founder launches new microwavable meals," 2 Apr. 2020 Many such menus are straight-up comfort food delights (King Ranch chicken, eggplant parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs), while some are on the more virtuous side (mushroom-miso soup, organic chicken fajitas). June Naylor, Dallas News, "7 locally-owned North Texas restaurants offering heat-and-eat family meals and bake-at-home sweets," 24 Mar. 2020 There’s a brisket taco on a flour tortilla with cilantro and onion, a chicken fajita taco or an excellent taco de pastor on a corn tortilla. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Tacos, burgers and beer on the lake—from a Stockyards Tex-Mex legacy," 4 June 2019 And there’s no reason the Parrillada Mexico should have cost $62.50, not with its unceremonious pile of hard, overcooked cabrito, chalky carnitas, dried-out fajitas and grocery-store chicken. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Mi Familia de Mi Tierra at The Rim has better food than the original Cortez family’s Mexican restaurant in downtown San Antonio," 6 Feb. 2020 Teams are required to make one of the following: chicken, ribs, brisket, fajitas and pulled pork. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 5 Feb. 2020 Prepared entrees and casseroles include enchiladas, tamales and fajitas for $18-$45. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout and delivery for Easter and Passover," 31 Mar. 2020 Options include any combination of soft or hard shells, choice of two proteins, choice of two sauces, fajita peppers and onions, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and onions, jicama and cabbage slaw, red cabbage, smoked cheddar and corn salsa. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis meal deals during the coronavirus pandemic," 26 Mar. 2020 On the menu are mainstays of single tacos or taco dinners, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and quesadillas. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Jose's Tacos quietly opens 2nd location in Detroit's Eastern Market," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of fajita

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fajita

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish faja sash, belt, probably from Catalan faixa, from Latin fascia band — more at fascia

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“Fajita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fajita. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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: a Mexican food that consists of cooked strips of meat served with a flour tortilla and fillings (such as tomatoes, onions, and peppers)

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