Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rotisserie Chicken Fajitas

Rotisserie Chicken Fajitas  
Yield: Serves 6


1/2 a Rotisserie chicken, de-boned and skinned
1 green bell pepper
1 jalapeno
1 onion
1/2 a cup of fresh cilantro
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 a cup of olive oil


1. Drizzle your olive oil in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish
2. Take your cooked meat, dice it, and toss it into your baking dish.
3. Slice up your bell pepper, dice your jalapeno, and chop your onion. Toss all into the baking dish.
4. Sprinkle your salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, and taco seasoning into your baking dish coating your meat and vegetables.
5. Juice your lemon and drizzle the lemon juice over your ingredients. With a spatula, mix everything together well, cover with tin foil, and let marinate in your refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
6. Bake your dish at 375 F, with foil still covering the dish, for 15 minutes. Take the foil off and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes.
7. I added this mixture of meat and veggies to a base of black beans and cheese on a tortilla and topped it all off with some yummy salsa and sour cream!

Do you ever buy a Rotisserie chicken, eat half, and then wonder what to do with the thing? We buy one weekly because it is a great buy on meat at under $5 for a whole, cooked, chicken! I usually end up with half a chicken and have to come up with ways to use it in the rest of the meals I am fixing for the week. This is one of those many ways you can use that cheapo bird!
Overall, this is a really easy recipe and is pretty fool proof! My husband is currently sitting next to me devouring his food and narrating every bite for me, "Mmmm the peppers still have a nice little crunch to them..." "How many jalapenos did you add to this?" "The chicken is nice and tender..."  Oh husband of mine...

Note: This recipe is on the Medium/Mild end of the heat spectrum so if you want it spicier add a second jalapeno. Also, I seeded my jalapeno and did not add the seeds to the mixture. The seeds hold a lot of the heat so you could just keep the seeds for a little more heat! Enjoy! :)

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