Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Skinny Fajitas

I'm trying to get much better about cooking, so I'm always perusing Pinterest for new recipes. I'm always telling SW I've found something new to cook, but he always jokes, "When am I going to see it?" Hilarious, I tell you. 

I adapted this chicken fajita recipe that I found on Pinterest and made it my own, and the first words out of SW's mouth when he tried it were, "Oh my gosh, these are so good." I was feeling pretty good about my cooking abilities (until I remembered how easy this recipe is!) It's also a "skinny" recipe so it's relatively healthy, too. 

1 lb. Chicken breast
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
2 bell peppers
1 red pepper
1 onion
1 pkg. Chicken Taco Seasoning
Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
Sprinkle of onion powder 
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 lime 
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Sour cream

(Don't you like my "sprinkle" of my ingredients? I'm terrible about measuring when I cook; I just sprinkle a few things and hope for the best)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1. Cut chicken breasts into thin strips
2. Cut bell peppers and onion into strips
3. In a glass casserole dish, add chicken and vegetables, evenly mixed. 
4. Pour olive oil over the chicken and vegetables and stir. 
5. Add in chicken taco seasoning package (I think I ended up using about 3/4 of it)
6. Sprinkle onion powder and cayenne pepper over the entire mixture - careful with the cayenne pepper! 
7. Stir chicken and vegetable mix so that everything is equally coated. 
8. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring around halfway. 
9. Once cooked, scoop the mixture and place in tortilla - I heated mine for 30 seconds in the microwave
10. Sprinkle cheese, add dollop of sour cream and salsa if desired 

Optional - if you want this fajita style, it is now complete! We also tried grilling it in the George Foreman grill for a couple of minutes, and they turned out great!

I paired my fajita with a glass of red wind and a side of Mexican rice, and it made a wonderful meal. 


Side note: We're supposed to get somewhere between 5 and 11 inches of snow here today. I don't think we're going to know what to do with ourselves!

Stay safe and warm!

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