I wanted a quick dinner tonight and I always wanted to try making fajitas. I dived in head first without a recipe. Since I have never made it before, the biggest concern is the seasonings. Other than that, fajitas are just peppers, onions and fixins, right?
See that taco seasoning in the picture? Ignore it. I didn’t use it. I actually used this instead:
I wouldn’t recommend it. Oddly enough, I felt like I was eating Indian flavored fajitas. Next time, I will stick to my trusty Taco Seasoning. In the picture, there are 2 chicken breasts. I cleaned them, cut them into strips, covered them with 1 tsp of oil and seasoning to my heart’s desire. That basically means shaking, mixing, shaking some more until I come out with this:
I put another tsp of olive oil in my non-stick wok. I cooked the chicken until it was done one one side and flipped it over:
Turned up the heat to compensate for the frozen veggies, then threw them in, too.
The frozen veggies did add a lot of extra water that I was trying to cook off. Next time, I will buy fresh and cook them lightly so they are still crispy. Not to say that these were bad – just a little….floppy – lol
This is what was left in the pan after I made my dinner. I added the cheese before I realized that you probably wanted to see what it looked like when it was all done. I added these ingredients to make my dinner (like the collage :D)
And voila – dinner
It was good, but the chicken was somewhat bland. I think all the extra water from the vegetables had something to do with that. Next time – if I use frozen veggies, I will cook them separately. Regardless, I think this was a success. The cilantro and chive yogurt dip is proving very resourceful. I have a potato patties recipe that I want to try it with. This will make a wonderful lunch tomorrow for only 400 calories!