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Grain-Free Chicken Fajitas

March 1, 2009
Chicken Fajitas, hold the tortillas

Chicken Fajitas, hold the tortillas

Despite reactive hypoglycemia, the spice of life goes on without tortillas at Oikos mou.

We believe in upscale simplicity at our house, and this versatile meal makes an attractive, nutritious lunch, dinner, or guest fare  that is easy to prepare, especially if you prepare parts of it in advance.

Variations are welcome according to taste and dietary imperatives. Amounts and proportions are estimates; I really just use handfuls and dustings for measures of food and seasonings.

We’ve been having these chicken fajitas for dinner for a couple of months running, and aren’t tired of them yet.  In fact, we think they jazz up the Recession and that life on chicken fajitas is good.

Ingredients

Cooked skinless boneless chicken breast, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces. I use 1 for 2 servings, or 2 for 3 or 4 servings.

Vegetables:

Frozen mixed-color pepper strips, about 1/2 cup
Frozen (fresh when possible) green beans, about 1/4 cup
Frozen peas, about 1/2 cup
Fresh cabbage, about a 1/2-inch slice, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
Cooked black or red beans, about 1/4 cup

1 Tbs olive oil

Ground coriander
Ground cumin
Oregano
Salt & Pepper

Note: Use at least 1/2 tsp of each of first three seasonings and shake to taste with salt & pepper.

Also note that mixed spices, like “taco seasoning” and “seasoning salt” often contain wheat gluten or potato starch, so I find it best to use individual seasonings. Chili powder tends to be a combination of chili peppers, cumin, and oregano, so it’s fine, too, but check for added grain products.

Cook all ingredients together in a large skillet, stirring as needed until heated through. If you’re grain-free, serve with a flourish in lieu of tortillas!

I buy chicken breasts four to a package and cook them all at the same time.  I simmer them in an inch or more of water until fully cooked according to a meat thermometer, about an hour and a half.  I store them them in a covered container in the refrigerator and use one per meal for the two of us.

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One Comment
  1. Sarah permalink
    March 2, 2009 10:55 am

    Yum! Great picture.

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