Chicken Fajitas

I think the title says it all. Chicken fajitas, yum yum! I had a significant amount of chicken to cook through. And, Ive recently started working on my eating habits in an effort to be more healthy. So, here are the EASY yet tasty chicken fajitas. Oh by the way, the Zaycon Chicken event is coming to a location near you! Use this link to sign up and order some if you haven’t already, use this link: https://www.zayconfoods.com/refer/zf145636 to order some yummy chicken! (I do receive points if you use this link as a referral for the business)

Ingredients:
3 Zaycon Chicken BreastsSeasoning
Johnnys Seasoning
Grill Mates Mojito Lime Seasoning
Flour or Corn Tortillas
Salsa
Sour Cream
Sliced Olives
Lettuce or Cabbage, shredded

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a pyrex casserole dish with non-stick spray, sprinkle the bottom with Johnnys seasoning and Grill Mates seasining. Pat Chicken Breasts dry and place in casserole dish. Sprinkle the top of the chicken with Johnnys and Grill Mates. Don’t use too much because the lime taste is strong (but pleasant) and can overpower the chicken. Cover with foil, bake for 45 min or until chicken is 145 degrees.

Let the chicken rest for 5 min while preparing remaining ingredients for toppings. Slice the chicken crossways in thin slices. Stack on a tortilla and top with the toppings of your choice.

Deconstructed**Healthier alternative is to have a deconstructed fajita, sans tortilla. That way its not quite a salad (heavy on the greens) but is still fajita like and fulfilling.

Enjoy!

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Chicken Broth – Simmer without watching

Well, its What to eat Wednesday and now all of us are sick. Blech. So, in honor of the our illness, here is my recipe for homemade chicken broth. (I use it as a base for any number of dishes) I use a crock pot so I can simmer the stock for hours without having to add more water. This makes for a stronger, more delicious stock. **Picture is chicken and dumplings, one of the many dishes that use this stock.

Ingredients:

1 Roast Chicken carcus picked only slighly cleandumplings
1 medium Onion
1 clove Garlic
1 pinch each: Thyme, Sage, Rosemary
1 Bay Leaf
6/8 Cups of Water (or until chicken is submerged in 1/2 inch of water)

Add to crockpot and simmer on low for 6 hrs.

Wake up Buttercup

If you are like me waking up in the morning is not an easy thing to do. 5am comes WAY too early in this house. For a nutritious and natural way to wake up, I like to drink a smoothie in the morning. Full of good veggies and fruit, especially apple, It helps me start the morning off on the right foot.

If you are especially time crunched in the morning, and what mom isn’t, prep the ingredients the night before while you make the kids’ lunches for school. That way, all you have to do is drop and blend.

My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

6 frozen Strawberries

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12 Almonds
1/4C Water
1 med Carrot
1C Baby Spinach
1 med Apple
1 med Orange

Add ingredients to the blender in this order, blend. Add more water if you like a smoother silkier smoothie, less if you like it chunky. The apple in the smoothie helps wake me up, naturally. I find a bit of citrus, orange, brightens up the flavors and keeps out the grassy taste from the spinach. Also, adding almonds with the water is like making your OWN almond milk inside the smoothie.  How COOL is that!?! I love it. Creamy without dairy.

Other favorite fruit/veggies Ive added:

  • Kale
  • Bananas
  • Grapes (fresh or frozen)
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple

*Disclaimer – I have a Vitamix and I LOOOVE it! 

Turkey Leftovers? Not anymore!

During the Thanksgiving food sales, we were able to score a pretty big bird (23lbs) for only 80 cents a pound. Meat is NEVER that cheap. So I picked up another and froze it for later in the year too. 🙂

Now, it’s the week after Thanksgiving. What does that mean for many families? Killer leftovers, until all you have is turkey. I pre-packed my lunches for the week using all the excellent sides: green beans, stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes and Turkey.

Then, I had to figure out what to do with even more turkey. I started brainstorming and came up with a few ideas that I though I would share.

A few standard dishes and a few new ones too!

I ran out of Turkey before I could make everything on the list! So, now Im back to Chicken.  Stay tuned for the recipe and pictures!

Great Ways to Reuse Chili

This is great! I just posted a White Chicken Chili receipe and this is the perfect foil for that post. She has great stuff and everyone should really check her out.

Homemade With Mess

Chilli is one of the best recipes in the world! Not just because it taste great but because it is so versatile to. It is also one of those dishes that you just throw a load of ingredients in a pot, whack it in the oven and just leave it. If you’re cooking for friends and they are late, who cares, your dinner will only taste better the longer it cooks for! Out of the batch that I made I also got 4 enchiladas and a sharing plate of nachos for 4 too, so it goes a long way. If you fancy eating it just as chilli then serve it with rice or with a buttered oven baked spud and it will be delicious.

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If you want to make enchiladas then just fill a tortilla wrap with chilli and guacamole. Top with lots of grated cheese or a béchamel sauce…

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