Chicken Fajitas w/ Refried Beans

April 18, 2015 at 4:49 PM | Posted in chicken, Fajitas | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Fajitas w/ Refried Beans

 

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Another gorgeous Spring Day out again, Sunny and 70’s! We are having our wooden deck painted today, slowly but surely repairing everything. Everyone seems to be having a problem with Ants this Spring, hate Ants worse than I do Spiders! Went to Kroger and bought some Ant Spray to spray in the house and around the house outside. Got the cart out for a while, went down to our community lake and got the mail, beautiful outside! For dinner tonight, Chicken Fajitas w/ Refried Beans.

 

 

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I used Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauce for my Fajita Sauce Base, I love using the Ortega Sauces. To prepare I’ll need the following; the Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauce, Simple Truth Roaster Chicken, Delallo Tri-Color Pepperazzi Spicy Sweet Peppers, Chopped Jalapeno slices, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, fresh Shredded Sargento Asiago Cheese, and Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas. For the Chicken I purchased a Simple Truth Rotisserie Whole Chicken from the Kroger Deli earlier. Pulled all the meat and using it for my Fajitas.

 

 

 

I heated up a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a medium size skillet over medium heat. I started by slicing the Sweet Peppers into strips and adding them to the skillet, stirring them and cooking until tender (about 4 minutes). Chicken Fajitas 008Stirred in the Chicken and sliced Jalapenos, stirred this for about 5 minutes. Then added the Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauce, cooking another 3 minutes till everything was heated through. Heated up the tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds and topped them with a dab of the Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream and the Chicken Fajita Mixture. I also topped it with some fresh grated Asiago Cheese, and served. I keep packets of the Ortega Skillet Sauces in stock, it makes one delicious Fajita! Has a nice heat to it but not overpowering and the taste of the Ortega Sauce is incredible!Served with a side of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauce

New, Ortega® Skillet Sauces are made with perfect combinations of fresh ingredients to bring Mexican dishes to life. Simply stir in the Skillet Sauce while cooking, and in no time you’ll have a mouth-watering meal the Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauceole family will enjoy. Look for our other delicious Skillet Sauce varieties including Taco and Cilantro & Green Chile!

Product Detail
Enjoy Ortega’s delicious skillet sauce. Available in 3 great flavors in 7 oz stand up pouches.Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauce
Ingredients
APPLE JUICE (WATER, APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE), BALSAMIC VINEGAR, CHIPOTLE PEPPERS IN ADOBO SAUCE (CHIPOTLE PEPPERS, WATER, TOMATO PASTE, DISTILLED VINEGAR, SALT, SUGAR, ONION, VEGETABLE OIL (SAFFLOWER, SOYBEAN, CANOLA, CORN), CORN STARCH, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER), SOY SAUCE, (WATER, WHEAT, SOYBEANS, SALT), APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, ONIONS, WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE (DISTILLED VINEGAR, MOLASSES, WATER, SUGAR, ONIONS, ANCHOVIES, SALT, GARLIC, CLOVES), SALT, BROWN SUGAR, CHILI POWDER (SPICES, GARLIC POWDER), TOMATO PASTE, GARLIC, CILANTRO, SUGAR, XANTHAN GUM, LIME JUICE CONCENTRATE, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVOR. CONTAINS ANCHOVY, SOY, WHEAT

 

http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-fajita-skillet-sauce_90188

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas

Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas are a classic favorite because we’ve perfected authentic flavor that you can use for Mission Yellow Corn Tortillasenchiladas, flautas, chilaquiles, and more. It all comes from our Maseca® corn flour, which is the highest quality corn flour available. They’re even low-fat, with no lard and no cholesterol.

Ingredients
Corn masa flour, water, cellulose gum, propionic acid (to preserve freshness), benzoic acid (to preserve freshness), phosphoric acid (preservative), guar gum, amylase.

 

http://www.missionmenus.com/en/products/view/mission-yellow-corn-30ct

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Chicken Enchiladas

March 30, 2015 at 5:07 PM | Posted in chicken, tortilllas | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Enchiladas

 

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Had an early Morning light Breakfast and my morning workout, off to the grocery store after that. Went to Walmart and then to Kroger. Food prices just keep climbing higher and higher! While at Kroger I picked up a prescription for Dad and I was leaving I ran into an old High Scholl friend who had not seen since the early 80’s, been a while! We talked for about 15 minutes it was good catching up with her. For dinner tonight it’s Chicken Enchiladas.

 
I came across this recipe idea in an issue of Food Network Magazine, courtesy of Ree Drummond. My recipe varies slightly from her original recipe, I didn’t top mine with diced Tomatoes before serving. To make the Enchiladas I’ll need the following; 3 Mission Flour Tortillas, 2 tablespoon Roasted Ground Cumin, 2 tablespoon Chili Powder (plus more for sprinkling), 2 tablespoons Cajun Spice, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1 teaspoon freshly Ground Black Pepper, 2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/2 medium Red Onion (diced), Three 15-ounce cans Red Enchilada Sauce (or use Green if preferred!), 3 cups Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar-Jack Cheese (plus more if needed), Daisy Reduced Fat Sour cream (for serving), and Chopped fresh Cilantro, for serving.

 
Then to prepare them I preheated the oven to 350 degrees F. Then one at a time, held the Tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set the warmed Tortillas aside. In a bowl, mix together the Cumin, Chili Powder, Cajun Spice, salt and pepper. Sprinkled both sides of the Chicken Breasts with the Spice Mix. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the Chicken on both sides until done in the middle and the juices run clear, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate to cool, then shred finely with a fork. Threw the Onions into the same skillet, stir them around and cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes; set them aside on a plate. Pour the Enchilada Sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.

 

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To assemble the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the Sauce into a 9-by-13-inch Casserole Dish and leave the rest in the skillet. Dip a Tortilla into the Sauce in the skillet, then lay it on a baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle some Cheese down the middle, followed by some Chicken and finally, some of the Caramelized Onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it seam-side down in the Casserole Dish. Repeat with the rest of the Tortillas. Pour the rest of the Sauce over the Enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the Cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of Chili Powder. Bake until hot and bubbly, 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

 

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Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of cilantro and a wedge of lime. And time to enjoy these babies! Hot, Cheesy, Flavorful, with nice Heat, not to over use the saying but it’s a “Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!” Another Keeper Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond. The original recipe along with the web link is at the end of the post. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

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Ingredients
10 to 12 corn tortillas
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder, plus more for sprinkling
2 tablespoons Cajun spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
Three 15-ounce cans green enchilada sauce (or use red if preferred!)
3 cups grated Cheddar-Jack cheese, plus more if needed
Sour cream, for serving
Diced tomatoes, for serving
Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving

 
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

One at a time, hold the tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set the warmed tortillas aside.

In a bowl, mix together the cumin, chili powder, Cajun spice, salt and pepper. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the spice mix.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle and the juices run clear, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate to cool, then shred finely with a fork.

Throw the onions into the same skillet, stir them around and cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes; set them aside on a plate. Pour the enchilada sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.

To assemble the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the sauce into a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish and leave the rest in the skillet. Dip a tortilla into the sauce in the skillet, then lay it on a baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it seam-side down in the casserole dish. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder.

Bake until hot and bubbly, 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, a sprinkling of cilantro and a wedge of lime.

 

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/chicken-enchiladas.html?oc=linkback

Chicken Fajitas w/ Refried Beans

March 18, 2015 at 4:53 PM | Posted in chicken, Fajitas, Ortega, tortilllas | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Fajitas w/ Refried Beans

 

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Still a bit cool this morning and we still got a cool breeze blowing, but lots of sunshine. Started off with a bowl of Kroger Brand Bran Flakes. Cleaned up the kitchen and had my morning workout. Cleaning the house was about it. Went to the bank and dropped off some letters at the Post Office, also stopped at the car wash and had my car cleaned inside and out. For dinner tonight Chicken Fajitas w/ Refried Beans.

 

 

I used Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauce for my Fajita Sauce Base, I love using the Ortega Sauces. To prepare I’ll need the following; the Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauce, Simple Truth Roaster Chicken, Delallo Tri-Color Pepperazzi Spicy Sweet Peppers, Chopped Jalapeno slices, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, fresh Shredded Sargento Asiago Cheese, and Mission Flour Tortillas. Same ingredients as the other night except a different Ortega Sauce and I’m using Chicken instead of Shrimp.
For the Chicken I purchased a Simple Truth Rotisserie Whole Chicken from the Kroger Deli earlier. Pulled all the meat and used it for my Fajitas.

 
I heated up a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a medium size skillet over medium heat. I started by slicing the Sweet Peppers into strips and adding them to the skillet, stirring them and cooking until tendeChicken Fajitas Refried Beans 003r (about 4 minutes). Stirred in the Chicken and sliced Jalapenos, stirred this for about 5 minutes. Then added the Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauce, cooking another 3 minutes till everything was heated through. Heated up the tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds and topped them with a dab of the Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream and the Chicken Fajita Mixture. I also topped it some fresh grated Asiago Cheese, and served. I keep packets of the Ortega Skillet Sauces in stock, it makes one delicious Fajita! Had a nice heat to it but not overpowering and the taste of the Ortega Sauce is incredible!Served with a side of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 
Ortega Fajita Skillet Sauce

New, Ortega® Skillet Sauces are made with perfect combinations of fresh ingredients to bring Mexican dishes to life. Simply stir in the Skillet Sauce while cooking, and in no time you’ll have a mouth-watering meal the whOrtega Fajita Skillet Sauceole family will enjoy. Look for our other delicious Skillet Sauce varieties including Taco and Cilantro & Green Chile!

Product Detail
Enjoy Ortega’s delicious skillet sauce. Available in 3 great flavors in 7 oz stand up pouches.
Ingredients
APPLE JUICE (WATER, APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE), BALSAMIC VINEGAR, CHIPOTLE PEPPERS IN ADOBO SAUCE (CHIPOTLE PEPPERS, WATER, TOMATO PASTE, DISTILLED VINEGAR, SALT, SUGAR, ONION, VEGETABLE OIL (SAFFLOWER, SOYBEAN, CANOLA, CORN), CORN STARCH, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER), SOY SAUCE, (WATER, WHEAT, SOYBEANS, SALT), APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, ONIONS, WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE (DISTILLED VINEGAR, MOLASSES, WATER, SUGAR, ONIONS, ANCHOVIES, SALT, GARLIC, CLOVES), SALT, BROWN SUGAR, CHILI POWDER (SPICES, GARLIC POWDER), TOMATO PASTE, GARLIC, CILANTRO, SUGAR, XANTHAN GUM, LIME JUICE CONCENTRATE, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVOR. CONTAINS ANCHOVY, SOY, WHEAT

 

http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-fajita-skillet-sauce_90188

Sweet Pepper, Cilantro and Green Chile Shrimp Fajitas

December 11, 2014 at 6:03 PM | Posted in Ortega, shrimp, tortilllas | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Sweet Pepper, Cilantro and Green Chile Shrimp Fajitas

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Another cold and windy day, but finally some sunshine mixed in! Busy most of the day. In the morning I went to Kroger for a few items. Then back home to get a few things done around the house. Back out then I had to do Mom’s Christmas Shopping for her, she’s still not up tp par. Doctor said it would just take time. For dinner tonight it’s Sweet Pepper, Cilantro and Green Chile Shrimp Fajitas.

 

I used a packet of the Ortega Cilantro and Green Chile Skillet Sauce. I’ve used this a few times now and love it! To prepare it I used a bag of Kroger Seafood Jumbo Shrimp along with the packet of Ortega Cilantro and Green Chile Skillet Sauce, Delallo Tri-Color Pepperazzi Spicy Sweet Peppers, Chopped Jalapeno slices, fresh Shredded Sargento Asiago Cheese, and Mission Flour Tortillas.

 

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I heated up a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a medium size skillet over medium heat. I started by slicing the Sweet Peppers into strips and adding them to the skillet, stirring them and cooking until tender (about 4 minutes). Stirred in the Shrimp and sliced Jalapenos, stirred this until the Shrimp just started turning pink. Then added the Ortega Cilantro and Green Chile Skillet Sauce, cooking another 4 minutes till everything was heated through. What an aroma coming from the skillet! Heated up the tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds and topped them with Guacamole and the Shrimp Taco Mixture. I also topped it some fresh grated Asiago Cheese, and served. I keep packets of the Ortega Cilantro and Green Chile Skillet Sauce in stock, it makes on delicious Fajita! Had a nice heat to it but not overpowering and the taste of the Ortega Sauce is incredible! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
Ortega Cilantro & Green Chile Skillet SauceOrtega Cilantro & Green Chile Skillet Sauce
New, Ortega® Skillet Sauces are made with perfect combinations of fresh ingredients to bring Mexican dishes to life. Simply stir in the Skillet Sauce while cooking, and in no time you’ll have a mouth-watering meal the whole family will enjoy. Look for our other delicious Skillet Sauce varieties including Taco and Fajita!

Product Detail
Enjoy Ortega’s delicious skillet sauce. Available in 3 great flavors in 7 oz stand up pouches.

Ingredients
TOMATILLOS, WATER, ONIONS, POBLANO PEPPERS, SUGAR, CILANTRO LEAVES, CORNSTARCH, AGAVE NECTAR, SALT, SERRANO PEPPERS, CANOLA OIL, KEY LIME JUICE, GREEN CHILES, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

 

 
http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-cilantro-green-chile-skillet-sauce_90187

Skillet Chicken Nachos

November 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM | Posted in chicken, Nachos | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Skillet Chicken Nachos

 

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About 35 degrees with a wind chill of about 28 this morning as I was leaving the house. Stopped by the bank and then to Kroger for a few items for myself and Mom. It’s amazing when store coupons or brand coupons come out how most stores all of a sudden are out of the items or they’ll have the smaller size of something and out of the larger size! It’s all stores that do it, none quite as bad as Kroger does sometimes though. They’ll have Nature Made vitamins and supplements in the large size bottles until it goes on sale, Buy One and Get One Free. Bam, nothing but the small size bottles. Oh the life of grocery shopping! Anyway for dinner tonight a new recipe, Skillet Chicken Nachos, and a warning these are addictive!.

 

 
Came across this recipe from an email from Betty Crocker. Another one of those recipes where you take one look at it and you have to try it! Love Chicken, Black Beans, Sweet Corn, and put it as Nachos, I’m in! To prepare it I’ll need: 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 1/4 lb Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut into 1/4-inch pieces), 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix, 1 can (8 oz) Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, 1 medium Red Bell Pepper (chopped 1 cup), 1 can (15 oz) Progresso Black Beans (Drained and Rinsed), 1 can (7 oz) Green Giant™ Niblets Whole Kernel Sweet Corn (drained), Sliced Jalapeno, 1 small Can Sliced Black Olives, 2 cups Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mexican cheese Blend (8 oz), 6 oz tortilla chips (about 42 chips), and 1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro. The original recipe didn’t call for the Jalapeno Slices or Black Olives, I added that. I think there’s an unwritten law that you have to Jalapenos if you’re having Nachos.

 

 

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To start in a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center. Stir in the taco seasoning mix, tomato sauce, bell pepper, beans, corn and 1 cup of the cheese. Reduce the heat to medium; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with the tortilla chips. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over chips. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and the cilantro. Fairly easy dish to prepare. You can also have Daisy Reduced Sour Cream as a dip. Everything blended together and mad one Excellent Nacho Dish, a keeper recipe! The only problem with these are, it’s hard to stop eating them! As far as the Tortilla Chips, just use your favorite.I used Mission Tortilla Rounds. The original recipe and web link is at the bottom of the post. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

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Skillet Chicken Nachos
Dinner ready in 20 minutes! Enjoy these delicious nachos spooned with chicken mixture sprinkled with cheese and cilantro – perfect for Mexican cuisine.
Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (7 oz) Green Giant™ Niblets® whole kernel sweet corn, drained
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
6 oz tortilla chips (about 42 chips)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

 

Directions
1 -In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.
2 – Stir in taco seasoning mix, tomato sauce, bell pepper, beans, corn and 1 cup of the cheese. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and cheese is melted.
3 – Divide tortilla chips between 6 plates. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over chips. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and the cilantro.

 

Expert Tips
* This recipe is very versatile. Serve it as a fun appetizer, a hearty after-school snack for a group of kids or as a main dish.
* For Skillet Beef Nachos, substitute 1 1/4 lb ground beef for the chicken. In step 1, cook beef 5 to 7 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Drain and proceed as directed.

 

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories520 ( Calories from Fat220), Total Fat24g (Saturated Fat9g, Trans Fat0g ), Cholesterol95mg Sodium1320mg Total Carbohydrate38g (Dietary Fiber5g Sugars4g ), Protein36g ; % Daily Value*: Vitamin A25%; Vitamin C25%; Calcium30%; Iron20%; Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:2 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/skillet-chicken-nachos/9bf0c3be-09dd-4b1b-8cf4-a9cfa979b232?nicam2=Email%26nichn2%3DCore%26niseg2%3DBCD%26nicreatID2%3DBCD_11_06_2014%26utm_source%3DEmail_newsletter%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3DBCD_11_06_2014

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