How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes

How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes

Ahh you guys, there is seriously nothing I love more than delicious sizzling chicken fajitas! I could eat them pretty much on any given weeknight, I mean not only are they packed with tons of flavor, but with just a few simple ingredients you can easily make a healthy filling dinner! Being that fajitas are literally one of our favorite go-to meals, I thought it’d be fun to do a little spin on the traditional fajita dish and simply roll the chicken up around the veggies to make one perfect little serving.

My hubby absolutely RAVED about these and has already requested that we add them into our weekly meal rotation. As you know we love to meal prep and these chicken roll-ups make perfect leftovers for lunches or dinner. The chicken is super moist, the peppers are cooked just perfectly inside the roll-ups and the whole dish literally only takes about 30 minutes to throw together (after the chicken has marinated).

I went ahead and purchased thin sliced chicken cutlets just to make life a little easier, but you could of course use regular chicken breasts, slice them in half or into thirds (depending on the size) and pound them out until they are about a 1/4-inch thick. Either way will work just fine!

Then comes the fun part – marinating!! Please do not skip this part to save time, the longer the chicken marinates, the more flavor they will have so this is really important. The marinade is super easy to make and is a basic recipe that I use for all my fajita recipes which includes a little olive oil, lime juice and garlic along with a combination of chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and fresh chopped cilantro.

I also add a pinch of cayenne pepper or hot sauce because I like a little heat with my fajitas, but you can leave this out if you don’t like things too spicy. I promise the flavor will still be there!

Oh and don’t let the fact that this recipe requires chicken being rolled up around veggies be a deterrent to you – this couldn’t be easier. Seriously. Any novice home cook (or even your kiddos) could do this! All you need are toothpicks or some kitchen twine, but I personally find that toothpicks are much easier to use annnd I’m sure you already have those lying around your kitchen somewhere. Just roll the chicken up around the slices of bell pepper and secure both sides with a toothpick.

Easy and done! Once the chicken bakes and you’re ready to eat you can remove the toothpicks and the chicken will still remain wrapped around the veggies.
Such an easy dish that takes so little time!

How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes

How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes
How To Make Chicken Fajita Roll | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

For the Marinade:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped

For the Chicken:

  • 3 chicken breasts or 6 thin sliced chicken cutlets ¼-inch thick
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ green bell pepper, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, cayenne (if using) and cilantro. Set aside.
  2. For the chicken breasts, if you purchased pre-sliced chicken cutlets then skip to the next step.
  3. If using chicken breasts, slice them longways into 2 even slices and firmly pound the chicken using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer to an even thickness of about ¼ inch.
  4. Place chicken cutlets into a large resealable freezer bag and pour marinade over top,
  5. making sure they are completely coated.
  6. Allow chicken to marinate for a minimum of one hour to overnight.
  7. Once chicken has marinated, evenly place 6 bell pepper slices in the middle of the chicken cutlet,
  8. roll up and secure with a toothpick.
  9. Repeat this step until all the cutlets have been rolled up and place seam side down in a prepared baking dish.
  10. Brush tops of chicken with remaining marinade and bake,
  11. uncovered, at 375 for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the juices run clear.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

You can find complete recipes of this Chicken Fajita Roll in eatyourselfskinny.com

HOW TO MAKE EASY 30-MINUTE HOMEMADE WHITE CHICKEN CHILI | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE EASY 30-MINUTE HOMEMADE WHITE CHICKEN CHILI | FOOD RECIPES

Chili is the ultimate fall and winter comfort food. Who can say no to a bowl of warm, thick chili that’s loaded with tender chicken and hearty cannellini beans.
It’s some of the best chili I’ve ever had and will be on rotation all winter.

It’s robustly flavored from sweet Vidalia onions, jalapeno peppers, and green chilis. The chili has mild to medium kick, but you can make it spicier by using the jalapeno seeds or by adding more red chili flakes or cayenne pepper.

It’s so easy and ready in 30 minutes. No need to stand over a simmering pot for hours. Many ingredients get tossed into the pot all at once and in no time this hearty, healthy, and comforting chili is ready. Like all chili it tastes better the day or two after you make it and the flavors marry.

To save time, use a storebought rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken that you have on hand. Of course you can roast or pan sauté chicken if you’re so inclined.

Make sure to salt your chili to taste. I use low-sodium chicken broth, low-sodium beans, and add a bit of salt to the chili so I can control the overall salt level. The saltiness of low-sodium broth, beans, rotisserie chickens, and personal preferences for salt all vary so salt to taste.

My family loved the chili and I love that it’s ready so quickly and with very minimal effort.

It makes enough that you can stash half in the freezer for nights when pulling something out of the freezer for dinner is you can muster.

HOW TO MAKE EASY 30-MINUTE HOMEMADE WHITE CHICKEN CHILI | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE EASY 30-MINUTE HOMEMADE WHITE CHICKEN CHILI | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE EASY 30-MINUTE HOMEMADE WHITE CHICKEN CHILI | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small (about 2 medium/large onions)
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper (about 4 to 5 inches long), diced very small (the seeds are where the heat is concentrated; included or discard them based on preference)
  • 7 to 8 ounces canned green chilis, don’t drain (I used mild heat)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • 32 ounces (4 cups) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken (use about 1 whole storebought rotisserie chicken to save time; or roast or cook your own chicken in a skillet)
  • two 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (see step 4 below about blending 1 cup of the beans with a splash of chicken broth or water)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely minced
  • tortilla strips, chips, crackers, diced avocado, shredded cheese, and/or sour cream; all are optional for garnishing

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. To a large Dutch oven or stockpot, add the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat to warm.
  2. Add the onion, jalapeno, green chilis, and sauté for about 7 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Stir intermittently.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir intermittently.
  4. Add the chicken broth, chicken, cannellini beans including whole beans and blended bean mixture take 1
  5. cup of the beans, add to a food processor or blender
  6. add a splash of chicken broth or water and blend until smooth; mixture should be thick.
  7. Add the blended bean mixture along with the whole beans to pot, lime juice, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, red chili flakes, optional cayenne pepper, and bring to a boil.
  8. Allow mixture to boil gently for about 7 to 10 minutes. It’s unlikely, but if at any point the overall liquid level looks low or you prefer your chili to be thinner
  9. add 1 cup of water or as desired; you’ll adjust the salt and seasoning levels at the end.
  10. For thicker chili, allow mixture to boil longer and reduce until desired thickness is reached.
  11. Add the cilantro and boil 1 minute.
  12. Taste chili and add salt to taste.
  13. This will vary based on how salty the chicken broth, beans, and rotisserie chicken are, and personal preference.
  14. Make any necessary seasoning adjustments (i.e. more salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne, lime juice, etc.).

You can find complete recipes of this EASY 30-MINUTE HOMEMADE WHITE CHICKEN CHILI in averiecooks.com

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED SHRIMP ENCHILADAS WITH JALAPEÑO CREAM SAUCE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED SHRIMP ENCHILADAS WITH JALAPEÑO CREAM SAUCE | FOOD RECIPES

It’s been 3 days since my wisdom teeth got pulled out and I’m happy to report back that I can finally eat real food. I’ve been eating Korean-style porridge since Monday, which I like to eat occasionally but not for 2 meals a day for 4 days straight.
But now that I can chew and open my mouth without any excruciating pain, I absolutely cannot wait to make these Pork Belly Sliders, Baked Chicken Burritos with Sour Cream-Poblano Sauce, and Texmex Sloppy Joes among many others that I have listed out on my “to-make” list.

But until I make these, I have this wonderful verde shrimp enchiladas for you today. These babies are packed with the huge prawns from Costco along with your fun veggies like onions, cabbage, carrots and spinach. Once we add a bit of chipotle flavor to the mix, it’s topped with an oh-so-creamy yet spicy jalapeño cream sauce. Who knew that the marriage of flavors between the chipotle and jalapeño melded so well together?

Now I absolutely loved everything about this dish except for the store-bought tortillas. I usually buy the handmade flour tortillas from Trader Joe’s but I thought I’d try something different so I picked up a bag of the corn tortillas. Little did I know that corn tortillas are not my thing.

Next time I make this, I’ll be sure to try out these DIY Flour Tortillas. It doesn’t even require yeast!

So here’s how you make this:

Let’s first roast some shrimp. Lay them out on a baking sheet, toss them with some olive oil, salt and pepper and then pop them into the oven for about 6-8 minutes.

Super easy and simple, right?
When they’re cool enough to handle, go ahead and give them a rough chop into bite-size pieces.

Now we’ll make the jalapeño cream sauce. We’ll first melt some butter,whisk in the flour,stir in the chicken broth,stir in the sour cream,and stir in the jalapeños, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Lots of good stuff happening here.

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED SHRIMP ENCHILADAS WITH JALAPEÑO CREAM SAUCE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED SHRIMP ENCHILADAS WITH JALAPEÑO CREAM SAUCE | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE ROASTED SHRIMP ENCHILADAS WITH JALAPEÑO CREAM SAUCE | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle pepper, in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

FOR THE JALAPEÑO CREAM SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tast
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place shrimp onto the prepared baking sheet. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste, and gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast just until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and let cool before dicing into bite-size pieces.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  5. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet.
  6. Add garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions become translucent, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add cabbage, carrot, spinach, chipotle pepper, oregano and cayenne.
  8. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the spinach just begins to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. Add shrimp and gently toss to combine.

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