Thursday, February 24, 2011

Recipe: Food Hussy's Quick Fajita Dinner

Sometimes I'm on the ball - I plan ahead with grocery lists, coupons, recipes and menu planning! Sometimes, I'm not. Sometimes I come home and think, "What in the hell am I going to make for dinner?"

This was one of those nights. Thank God for big frozen bags o' chicken! I decided to make fajitas - of sorts:

Food Hussy Fajitas

* Olive oil

* 2 chicken breasts, 3 chicken thighs - frozen bags o' chicken (or whatever combo fits your family)
* 1 T cumin
* 1 onion - sliced into rings then cut in 1/2
* 1 red pepper (I love orange or yellow too - very sweet) - sliced into bite size pieces
* 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
* Toppings: taco sauce, chow chow, sour cream
* Tortillas

1.  Heat oil in big skillet
2. After thawing the chicken, slice into thin bite-size pieces. Add to the heated skillet and start to saute. Sprinkle the cumin all over the cooking chicken.
3. While chicken starts cooking - slice onion and add to the skillet.
4. Slice the pepper and add to the skillet. Make sure you cook everything long enough for the onion to carmelize - approx 15 min or until chicken is cooked through.
5. Add the drained & rinsed beans. Heat through for a few minutes.
6. Serve with tortillas & toppings - enjoy!

Here are my non-cheese toppings. I love Ortega Taco Sauce - I don't know why - but I do. It's got an almost sweet flavor and just enough spice. Mrs. Renfros gave me the chow-chow and when I was getting toppings out I thought I'd use this as a salsa. It added a really great refreshing zing! Lastly - sour cream - can't give that up too!

Here's a shot of the finished dish in the pan.. Those onions - wow - so delicious when they're carmelized. They're sweet and all the bitterness is gone.


Put it all together and faijta night is a success! I like the small tortillas - I can never seem to do the burrito fold. These were so tasty and just as good the next day!
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