Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chicken Fajitas w/ Re- Fried Beans & Mexican Rice

This meal was pretty cheap. It fed my family 3 times :) We had Chicken Fajitas with the sides for 2 dinners and then bean and rice burritos for lunch the next day.  When I break it all down by price I was able to feed my family 3 meals for $0.83 a plate ! It was a total of  $15 for 3 meals.

Chicken Fajitas :
  • 1.5 -2 lbs of Chicken
  • 2 Fajita packet seasonings
  • 1 pack of flour tortillas
  •  2 green bell peppers
  • 1 onion
  1. If you buy the chicken breast instead of the chicken tenders you will want to cut then into strips. while you have your pan heating on med. high with about 1 tbs of oil.
  2. Cut up your bell peppers and onions into slices.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and begin to cook.
  4. While the chicken is cooking mix the seasoning packet as directed
  5. When chicken is almost cooked add in the bell peppers and onions. Finish cooking until done.
  6. In the last few seconds before you take it out add the seasoning mix to the pan and toss to coat.
  7. Serve with tortillas
Mexican Rice :
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 small cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 -2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 6 tbs of chicken base or you can use 2-3 bullion cubes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin   
  1.  Place rice in a pan with about 1 tbs of oil. brown rice over med. high heat until golden brown.
  2. Add the 4 cups of water plus about 1/4 cup more. 
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Bring back to a boil. turn heat down to med. med. low heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. If rice is not cooked when liquid is gone add more water.
Guacamole :
  • 2 hass avocados  or 1 of the other smooth skinned avocados
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 pearl onion or about the same amount of a reg. onion
  • 1 clove of  garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  1. place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency
  2. Check for seasonings. Add more salt or pepper if desired.
  3. Chill before serving.
The re-fried beans were from a can. Don't forget the sour cream! Enjoy!

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