Saturday, March 15, 2014

Chicken Continued... Dinner #2: Mexican Fajitas

Did you know that a chicken has one breast and not two? A cartilage separates the one breast into two breast halves. I use to hear that mistake over and over when I worked at KFC during my school years. Customers would order nine pieces of fried chicken, which equates to one whole chicken, and ask for two breasts. We had to charge extra because that was taking a breast from another bird, but customers always argued back that a chicken indeed has two breasts. The chicken we used were definitely smaller than what you can choose from at the supermarkets, so one whole breast piece in a KFC bucket can equal a size of a half breast of a chicken than you're normally used to. It was an easy mistake to make...

Two juicy chicken breast halves that were leftover from the roasted chicken was the star attraction of yesterday's dinner.

Coloured bell peppers and yellow onions cut into strips, make for a delicious filling for chicken fajitas. I usually add some chopped garlic, salt, ground black pepper and cook until onions are soft and peppers crisp-tender, stirring often.

The chicken breasts are sliced into thin strips and since they are cooked, quickly sautéed in ground spices of cumin, coriander and chili pepper. I made some steak as well, grilled whole first then sliced so we could have an extra protein to choose from but filling-wise for dinner, it was not necessary.

Dinner was served alongside whole wheat wraps, and toppings of sautéed mushrooms, avocado slices, jalapeno, chopped lettuce, cilantro, green onions, tomatoes and lime wedges for splashing, and of course salsa, shredded cheese and hot sauce.

My kids love making their own wraps, so a do-it-yourself buffet-style dinner always fit the bill with them. 

                                                                 Buen apetito!

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