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Grilled Chicken Fajitas with Mexican Rice

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I love a recipe that comes together easily and doesn’t take a lot of watching, just throw the rice in a pan, let it do its thing, then just before the rice is done, toss the chicken, peppers and onions in a grill pan and stir them around for 10 minutes, Just before the rice is done, stir in salsa and cheese, dinner done!

I used brown rice that took 35 to 45 minutes to cook according to the package directions, so depending on what kind of rice you use, will dictate how long it takes to cook dinner, use whatever you have, but just before it’s done, stir in the salsa and cheese and it’s amazing!  If you want to, you could also stir in a little of the homemade taco seasoning it kick up the flavor a bit.

The night before when I was cleaning up from dinner, I sliced my chicken, pepper and onion into strips, pop the chicken into a baggies with taco seasoning, and the pepper and onion in another, so dinner was a snap the chicken was marinated.

Then when the rice was almost done, I put the chicken, peppers and onions in a grill pan, drizzled with a little olive oil, heated the grill to medium and then put the grill pan on the grill, and grilled for about 10 minutes until the chicken was done and the peppers and onions were soften.  Make sure when you add the oil that you toss everything together so the peppers and onions get the some of seasoning off the chicken.s. boneless chicken breast, sliced into strips

[Recipe title=Grilled Chicken Fajitas with Mexican Rice” servings= “4-6”]

1 lb. boneless chicken breast

2 to 3 TBSP taco seasoning

2 TBSP olive oil

1 cup of rice

2 cups water

1/2 cup salsa

4 oz. grated cheese, I used pepper jack, but cheddar or Monterey jack would be great

Overnight or 4 to 6 hours before grilling, combine taco seasoning and chicken to marinate.

In a medium sauce pan, combine rice and water and cook to package directions, about 10 minutes add salsa and cheese, stir to combine, heat until cheese is melted and rice is done.

Heat grill to medium, in a grill pan or disposable pan, toss chicken, peppers, onions and oil together, coating everything, put on grill and grill for about 10 minutes until chicken is done and peppers and onions have soften.

Serve with tortillas.

Home Made Taco Seasoning

3 TBSP. Chili Powder

1 TBSP. Cumin

1 TBSP. Garlic Powder

2 TBSP. Paprika

1 TBSP. Onion Powder

1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Add 2 to 3 TBSP to lb. of ground meat with 1/4 cup of water, cook until water is absorbed. Makes enough for 3 lbs. of meat.


With the leftovers make a quesadilla

Just put some of the leftover cheese on a tortilla, top with chicken mixture, more cheese and bake-off in the oven or in skillet on the stove and serve with salsa or barbecue sauce


Veggie Pinwheels


These are quite veggie-lious and a great item to add to your Super Bowl Table.  If you have any vegetarians coming, this is a quick and simple dish to prepare and they’re great for a party, because they’re make ahead!


Start by making a spread with spicy ranch dry dressing mix (it doesn’t make it real spicy, just lends a lot of flavor) and cream cheese, spread it over tortillas



Sprinkle with peppers and green onions, roll up and refrigerate at least 4 hours (I did it overnight) slice and serve!



They are a huge hit every time I serve them at a party

Veggie Pinwheels

4 to 5  burritto tortillas

1 8 oz. block cream cheese, soften

1 packet of spicy ranch dressing mix

1 orange, yellow & red pepper chopped

5 green onions

In a bowl combine ranch dressing and cream cheese and mix until very well combined. Spread over tortillas and sprinkle with peppers and snip green onions over. Roll up tortilla and wrap individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Slice into 1/2  inch slices and serve!

Quick & Healthy Black Bean Soup




So you think you don’t have time to make a health lunch or dinner, I say you can with this little recipe.  If you have 2 cans of black beans, a can of tomatoes, a few spices and 10 minutes, 8 of those minutes you can do something else, then you can do this recipe.


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Drain and rinse the black beans and pop them into a blender along with the tomatoes undrained


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Blend them up, and dump them into a medium sauce pan, along with some cumin, chili powder and a splash of water

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Heat to a boil and simmer 5 minutes and your done! So you can eat healthy in a hurry.  You can make this in the morning before work, while your fixing breakfast for the kidos to pack for work, or when you come home for lunch, get it going and fold a load of laundry, or when you come home from work, and while it’s cooking, help your kids with homework – I love multitasking!  Serve with a simple salad and meal complete

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Quick & Healthy Black Bean Soup

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2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 15 oz can of tomatoes, with green pepper and onions, or whatever you already have

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

1/4 cup of water

Put black beans and tomatoes in the blend, and pulse until most of the beans are pureed.  Pour into medium saucepan and add water, chili powder and cumin.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes and serve.  You can also leave one can of black beans unblended for more texture.