Today the Sunday Funday group is celebrating chicken. Thanks to Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for coordinating this low-stress group. Today Stacy is hosting and she's given us the following prompt: Share your favorite family friendly chicken recipes, cooked any way you like it! Creative or traditional, we are always looking for ways to serve this ubiquitous bird. Vegetarians only: feel free to use protein substitutes.
Here's the line-up of how the #SundayFunday bloggers are using chicken in their kitchens...
- Chicken and Stuffing Bake from Palatable Pastime
- Chicken Biryani-Gujarati Style from Sneha's Recipe
- Chicken Fajitas from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Chicken Ramen Noodle Dump Casserole from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Creamy Spinach and Red Pepper Chicken from Making Miracles
- Saucy Pepperoni Roasted Chicken from Food Lust People Love
- The Best Brine for Whole Roast Chicken from Amy's Cooking Adventures
Fajitas are one of those things that I throw together when I haven't really had time to plan a meal. Really. The thing that makes it: my DIY Taco Seasoning. But you can use whatever taco seasoning you have in your kitchen.
If you are interested, I shared the process for the spice blend on my Culinary Cam YouTube channel...
For the fajitas, you just need chicken, onions, bell peppers, tortillas, and salsa. We usually make some Mexican rice, heat up some beans, and call it dinner.
Ingredients serves 6
- 4 chicken breasts or 6 chicken thighs
- 4 to 5 teaspoons taco seasoning (DIY Taco Seasoning)
- 1 onion, peeled and thickly sliced
- 3 bell peppers, cored and thickly sliced
- freshly ground salt to taste
- freshly ground pepper pepper
- Also needed: grill pan or griddle, oil
- For serving: tortillas, salsa, and sour cream
Place the chicken breasts or thighs on a plate. Sprinkle half of the taco seasoning, then flip them over. Sprinkle the rest and let stand while you heat the pan.
Preheat 1 to 2 Tablespoons oil over medium high. Add the chicken breasts to the pan and cook for 5 minutes without moving them. You want a nice char to develop on the bottom. Flip the chicken with a pair of tongs and cook on the other side for 5 minutes.
Remove from the pan and let stand for 5 minutes while you cook the onions and peppers. After 5 minutes, slice the chicken and add it back to the grill pan with the onions and peppers to make sure it's completely cooked through and hot for serving.
Serve the chicken, onions, and peppers on a platter with warmed tortillas and let everyone assemble their own.
That's a wrap on our chicken event. The #SundayFunday bloggers will be back next week to share healthy salad recipes with Sneha of Sneha's Recipe leading the discussion.
That's pretty much how I do fajitas too, except before seasoning, I cut the breasts in half longways through the middle so they become two thinner breast fillets. Beautiful family friendly meal, Camilla!ReplyDelete
Fajitas are a perfect, quick, weeknight meal and always a hit in this household. Love the color you got on that chicken. Perfect.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you have enough peppers and onion. I get grumpy when I get shorted. We do chiles toreados with ours too, but we are pepper crazy here, even for hot ones. Save me a spot at the table!ReplyDelete
That piece of fajita in your hand is making me hungry and also the spice level is according to my taste.. yum!ReplyDelete
I can almost smell the char through the screen - thanks for the inspiration! I need to make some fajitas soon!ReplyDelete