March 17, 2012

EASY DINNER #1 - Fajitas

From a series of easy dinner recipes, explained in this post.

Sorry.... I don't do fancy photos of food like real food-bloggers do.  Besides, this recipe is too easy to need photo instructions, and you can use your imagination to visualize the end result.

(adjust amounts for your family size and preferences)
Cooked chicken, cut up (from freezer or crockpot), whatever amount is right for your family
1 bag frozen bell pepper strips from Trader Joe's* (or 2-3 fresh bell peppers, any color, sliced)
1 onion, sliced (optional**)
1 packet McCormick Fajita seasoning***
Flour tortillas

Heat a bit of oil in a wok or large skillet; saute peppers (and onion, if using) until as tender as you like them; add chicken and seasoning, mix well, and heat through.  Serve on tortillas with sour cream and fresh tomatoes (optional).

* Makes this meal especially easy.  I always keep these in my freezer, but I often have fresh ones too, which I prefer.  But when you are pressed for time the frozen ones are great!

** I love onions but my husband isn't a fan.  If you have one or more family who members who refuse to eat onions just remember this.... onions add a lot of flavor, but you can always not serve them to the picky ones (easy to pick out), or just add a few for those who do like them, and still get the flavor. 

*** I like this particular brand, but if you prefer a different brand, use that, or make your own.

NOTE:  If you have found that bell peppers "don't agree with you" try avoiding green peppers, and just use red, orange and/or yellow.  Green ones seem to be the culprit, because they are actually unripe... they turn yellow, then orange, then red when fully ripe.  (Did you know that?)  Green ones also tend to be bitter, while red are sweet.

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