Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mexy-ish Chicken Wraps

Jake's new love is the sort-of-Mexy-but not really stuff that comes out of my kitchen. Real Mexican food, I'm sure, is nothing like the stuff I make. Usually it has a lot of calories and milk products in it (like cheese!) which he can't eat. So I find myself being a bit inventive when it comes to doing pseudo-Mexican.

This recipe is screamingly easy. I came home from work, threw it together, and in about 1/2 hr we were happily digging in. Don't believe me? Go on, read!

This recipe is ©Karen Humphrey 2009

1 box of Spanish Rice mix(whatever brand you like)
2 whole chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
2 batches of Andrea's No Fail Tortillas (only if you are ambitious. They taste best, but if you don't have the time go with a pack of the small fajita sized flour tortillas)
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper
1-2 limes
2 avocados, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 onion
2 sweet peppers (I used 1 red, 1 yellow)
La Grille's Vegetable seasoning
vegetable oil

Start prepping the rice as per the package instructions.

In a skillet over medium heat, begin by frying up the onion in a bit of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with some La Grille vegetable spice and cook until they are soft and a nice brown. Transfer to plate.

Add a little more oil to the pan and saute the peppers, also sprinkling with the La Grille vegetable spice, until they are tender. Transfer to plate.

Lastly, the chicken goes into the same skillet. Sprinkle it with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and cook until the pieces are no longer pink. Lastly, zest a lime right over top, then cut the lime in half and squeeze all the juice into the pan, stirring to bring up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and transfer to plate.

Serve everything in a "help yourself" style. I had a plate of chopped tomato and avocado, another with the sauteed peppers, onions, and chicken. The tortillas are incredible piled high with the spicy rice, chicken, onions, peppers, and topped with creamy avocado. We didn't even miss sour cream or cheese, but you could add those in as well.

Serves 4
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