Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chicken Fajita One Night for Dinner, Then Chicken Fajita Salad for Lunch- With a DIY Fajita Seasoning :)

Heres what you need for delicous Chicken Fajitas: 
  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken, cut in to thin slices
  • 1 large sweet bell pepper (yellow, red, or blue), sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced 
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 
  • 1 tablespoon or so of Fajita seasoning
  • 1 package of Whole Wheat tortilla wraps 
(Additional: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Re-fried Beans, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Salsa)

Just heat oil over medium high heat and cook chicken until its almost done, then add sliced onions and peppers. By the time the peppers and onions are tender your chicken will be done. Toss in the seasoning, if you need a little water to get it to mix well use about 1 tablespoon. Serve on tortilla wraps with any toppings you choose.

D-I-Y Fajita Seasoning 

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp. crushed chicken bouillon cube
  • 1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin

Preparation:

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into small glass or plastic container, seal tightly and store in a cool, dry place. Makes the equivalent of 3 packets of commercial or purchased Fajita Seasoning Mix. (I like to save my used seasoning containers and then re-use them for my own homemade seasoning. )


Now on to my delicious lunch salad.

Chicken Fajita Salad


Chili Tortilla Straws: Cut using kitchen scissors half of a whole wheat tortilla in to slices. Spray with cooking spray sprinkle with a little salt and chili powder and toast until crispy. Watch it though, to make sure it doesn't burn.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chicken fajita mix 
  • 2 cups of lettuce (romaine) 
  • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed 
  • 1/4 cup whole kernel corn
  • 2% or Reduced Fat Fiesta Blend Cheese 
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes 
  • Tortilla straws 
  • 1-2 tbsp light sour cream
  • Low Cal Restaurant Style Salsa (I probably did and 1/4 cup but use as much as you want because it is so low in calories)

Directions:

Just add this all together starting with the lettuce, tomatoes, beans, corn, cheese, chicken fajita, and top with salsa and sour cream.  Easy as that. :)
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