16 February 2010

Fajita Night

Since I have begun my fight with fat my husband and I have tried to start cooking more. I definitely believe in trying to cut out as many processed foods as you possibly can. When you are used to eating tuna helper and frozen pizzas this can seem like a daunting task. For my husband and I it has been difficult and we still struggle to come up with nutritional meals to eat throughout the week. One meal that we have come to love is fajita night. It is an easy meal to throw together and if you do not let yourself get carried away with the cheese and sour cream it can be really healthy. Here is how we do it! 

What you need:
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken Breasts or tenders
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 packet of Fajita Seasoning Mix
  • 1 onion
  • 1 Avocado
  • Light Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Salsa of your choice
  • Tortilla Shells- we use the Mission 96% fat free soft taco shells.
  • 1 Lime
Here's how we make them: First, turn your oven on to 350 degrees. This is for the Tortilla Shells. Next...

Start by cutting up the vegetables

oooohhh pretty! 

Chop up the cilantro. Did I mention how much I love the smell of Cilantro?

Avocado and the Lime

Next the chicken. My husband and I use two separate cutting boards, one for veggies and one for meat. 

Then you throw the chicken in the skillet with a little bit of oil. Cook well. 

While your chicken is cooking go ahead and wrap your tortillas in aluminum foil and throw them into your heated oven. Let them heat up for about 5 mins. 

From here you want to follow the recipe on the Fajita packet. If you want to use your own seasonings or you do not have a recipe you just need to cook the chicken until all the pink is gone. Remove chicken from the skillet. Next you throw the veggies into the skillet with some more oil.  Cook for about 3-4 minutes then add the chicken back into the skillet. Now you can add your seasoning and about 1/4 cup water and let simmer for 3-4 more minutes.  

Now the fun part...assembling your fajita! 


We usually serve black beans and chips and salsa along with our fajitas. I love how easy and fast the recipe is and it is a great recipe to make with your husband or significant other. One of you can be chopping veggies, while the other is manning the skillet. 

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