Fajita Tacos
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One of my go to foods is fajitas.  You can make fajtas out of chicken, beef, pork, fish or just delicious vegetables.  These are fast and easy tacos to make.  If you have kids they love to put their “taco” together.  It’s delicious and fresh.  I do prefer homemade tortillas, but occasionally use the store bought.   The corn tortillas I bought at Trader Joe’s (see Mexican Lasagna) would be great.  Almost homemade!!  
Remember that chicken I froze (see Mexican Lasagna)?  This is another great reason to freeze in portion sizes.  I simply took the chicken out of the freezer and put it into a container filled with cold water.  This took about 30 minutes to defrost.  I had the peppers and other ingredients in the refrigerator.  And, of course, I always have canned beans, just in case I don’t have some in my freezer.  
For the beans, I like to drain and rinse and add chicken broth and a little cumin and heat up.  
For 2 servings:
8 ounces of chicken breast, skinless, boneless
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cloves minced garlic
1 red or color of your choice, bell pepper.  I like the sweetness of the red bell
2 teaspoons canola oil
Adobo seasoning or taco seasoning, available in the Mexican section
1 jalapeno or serrano, minced
corn tortillas
low-fat Mexican Blend cheese
fat-fat free sour cream
lettuce or cabbage, sliced thinly
canned beans
Follow the pictures below:
To saute:  Add the oil to a preheated skillet then add the onions, peppers, saute for about 3 minutes.  Add the chicken, garlic and chilies.  Saute about 9 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
Fajita Tacos
Tuesday, May 8, 2007