Thursday, October 13, 2016

Recipe: Fajita Chicken and Vegetables

I love Fajitas but I'm trying to cut out the bread, tortillas, rice and noodles down from most of my dinners. So I came up with this so that I still get fajitas just without the tortillas and it came out really good. 

Recipe:

3 Chicken tenders or 2 chicken breasts cut into chunks
1 bell pepper- chopped into 1 inch slices
1 yellow onion cut into 1 inch slices
2 TBSP. oil
1 cup mushrooms chopped
1/4 cup slices black olives
Fajita seasoning pouch
1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
1 cup of Guacamole
1/2 cup homemade or jar salsa
1 can refried beans
salt to taste

Heat oil in large pan. Add bell pepper, onion and mushrooms to pan and saute until tender. Remove vegetables from pan and add chicken. Cook until almost cooked through, add vegetables back to pan and add fajita seasoning pouch. Let simmer for 4 minutes. Add to plate and top with a pinch of grated cheese and a spoonful of black olives. Serve with homemade or jar salsa, guacamole and refried beans.

Ken found a new product called Fajita simmer sauce by Ortega and that's what we used. It was good. There are other packets of fajita seasoning in the store that you can use or you can use Chili powder and cumin. 

This ended up being really good and I didn't even miss the rice or potatoes that I usually make with dinner. I'm still learning to make diabetic friendly meals but this didn't make my blood sugar spike so I'm calling this a win. 

24 comments:

  1. Yes, way to go, Mary finding a taste alternative meal. I love fajitas and I need to be careful, too.

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    1. Oh it was good. I like trying all the seasoning packets in the store.

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  2. That is a delicious looking plate! I think I'd attack the guacamole first.

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    1. That would be good first choice.

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  3. That looks amazing! I love everything on that plate.

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    1. Thanks! We liked it, and will definitely be having it again.

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  4. I'll pick the chicken out and eat that haha

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    1. lol well at least you'd eat something on the plate.

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  5. Who needs a tortilla, right? (lol) This looks yummy on its own! Hugs...RO

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    1. Right? I didn't even miss the tortillas.

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  6. I am afraid I love tortillas too much! Mmmm. Can't quit them.

    Good for you that u can

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    1. I love them too but one once in a while is ok.

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  7. I haven't had Fajitas in a long time. Now I'm hungry for them.

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  8. This looks so yummy right now and I love fajitas!

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    1. I do too and it was really good.

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  9. This sounds good, We have been using lettuce leaves as wraps :)

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    1. Oh that sounds like a good idea too. I'll have to try that.

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  10. Sounds pretty good. I haven't done pan-seared fajitas in a while and more often than not do them in my slow-cooker. :)

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    1. I haven't tried that way. That sounds good.

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  11. I love tortilla's, I never would be able to cut that out completely I do like your idea to adjust the recipe so you can even eat it without the tortilla's. Sounds like it was a success.

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    1. It's nice to have internet to get all these good ideas from.

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  12. That looks like a total win! Yum! It's 2am here and seriously now contemplating food. lol

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    1. LOL Yeah if I were looking at food posts I would be too.

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