Monday, September 14, 2009

Jalapeno Chicken Fajitas

So I decided that I should learn to cook more things, recipes that people actually eat. I've been known to combine mustard, blue cheese and tuna and spread on a tomato stacked on a cucumber and love it. Other think that's disgusting, and my breath smells awful.

So here's one of my latest attempts at leaving the tuna death combination behind (well, maybe) and cooking great food (however I cannot promise it won't be a little out of the ordinary). Although I had recipes for multiple chicken dishes that I'd try my own recipe tonight. To my surprise it actually turned out well; my last attempt at creating my own recipe made red beans and rice that looks more like refried beans and rice and tasted like bean paste :(

The taste is flavorful, yet not too spicy depending on the strength of the jalapenos and salsa. So here is the recipe; it's quick; easy; healthy; and cheap... What more could you ask for?

Jalapeno Chicken Fajitas
(makes 4 fajitas to serve 2 people)

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon jalapeno juice (just use the juice from a jar of jalapenos)
2 4-ounce boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 green bellpepper
1/4 yellow onion
4 6-inch whole grain tortillas
1 cup salsa (any kind will do, I used Great Value Brand Black Bean and White Corn Salsa)

1. Defrost chicken breasts and slice if the breast is very thick (over an inch).

2. In a medium to large sized skillet pour olive oil and jalapeno juice and heat. Heat until a drop of water dropped unto the pan sizzles. (CAUTION: Don't let the oil get too hot, be careful.)

3. Place chicken in skillet until cooked and golden on one side; then flip. (Chicken may stick a bit, that's okay.)

4. Wash and slice bell pepper and onion and place in skillet with chicken.

5. Note: a nice color should form on the bottom of the pan, feel free to slide around the chicken and vegetables to pick up that golden color. That's all great flavor in there!

6. After about 2 - 3 minutes, turn the hear low or off and cover with lid. This allows the vegetables to soften up a bit.

7. Warm up the tortillas, fill with chicken vegetables and a few tablespoons of salsa, roll, and enjoy!

I'll include a picture later, but for now I'll just let you know it tastes great!

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