Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chicken Fajitas (Freezer Meal)

First off, I am sorry for the lack of picture!! What a horrible food blogger I am!! I will be sure to get a picture of these the next time I make them. Second, this is a meal from my freezer meal swap and it was super good. Thanks R.!! My kids ate it up and didn't even seem to notice the peppers and onions lurking on the inside of their "chicken tacos".

Chicken Fajitas (Freezer Meal)

1 1/2 lbs chicken, cut into thin strips
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 packet fajita seasoning mix (can make own with recipe below)
14 oz pkg. frozen fajita vegetable blend
1/2 tablespoon freeze-dried chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons
flour tortillas

Toppings for serving:
shredded cheese
sour cream

Homemade Fajita Seasoning:
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine chicken, olive oil, and fajita seasoning mix in a bowl and pour into a freezer bag. Put the fajita vegetables into a separate freezer bag and pour in the lime juice and freeze-dried cilantro. Tortillas go into another freezer bag.  (You can also freeze the shredded cheese and guacamole.) Place all of these bags into a large ziplock and freeze with heating instructions.

Heating Instructions:
Thaw chicken bag, tortillas (and shredded cheese and guacamole if you froze these toppings) overnight in refrigerator. Keep the fajita vegetables bag frozen.

Saute thawed chicken in a large skillet over medium-high heat until almost cooked through. Add contents of frozen fajita vegetables bag and cook until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through. Serve in heated tortillas with shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream and guacamole or toppings of your choice.

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