I don’t know if it has been the heat or just lack of enthusiasm on my part, but I have been having trouble figuring out what to cook lately. I think part of it is the fact that everything I want to eat doesn’t register real well with trying to eat healthy, and the healthy things haven’t appealed. I want someone to develop a mac & cheese and pizza diet!
Fortunately, as I was staring blankly into my pantry, I was reminded of the seasoning packets that I was sent by Amazing Taste. When I received the packets in the mail, I was exited to try them out (and equally excited not to have to pay for them – I know it’s sad that I was thrilled about not paying for seasoning packets), but after I made the Amazing Pork Chops, I somehow forgot about them. Part of it is probably that I am not in the habit of using pre-packaged seasonings, so I had to think about using them (as was the case with the pork chops). I have also been making many more vegetarian meals lately.
Last night, however, a packet of Fajita Seasoning jumped out at me. I had a pound of chicken tenders and lots of veggies on hand, so I decided to use the seasoning packet to make some grilled fajitas. I would love to say that I followed the recipe on the back of the packet, but we all know that I didn’t. In spite of my inability to follow directions, the fajitas turned out well, and I was quite pleased with the flavor. The seasoning added a nice touch to the fajitas, but wasn’t too salty (which is usually one of my biggest complaints about seasoning packets). While I normally would have come up with a seasoning on my own, last night I was happy to have a little help from Amazing Taste!
Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Fajitas
- 1 packet Amazing Taste Fajita Seasoning
- 1 pound chicken breast tenders
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 small bell peppers, cut into 2 inch slices (I had one green and one purple from the garden)
- 1 small yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise an then sliced
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 4 ounces baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 lime
- Flour tortillas
- Fresh salsa (optional)
- Sour cream (optional)
- Fresh cilantro (optional)
- Lime slices/wedges (optional)
Preheat the grill to medium heat.
Combine one tablespoon of the seasoning and one tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl. Add the chicken breast tenders and toss to coat with the seasoning and oil. Cover and refrigerate while preparing the vegetables.
Slice all of the vegetables and place in a large bowl. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, the rest of the seasoning packet, and the juice from the lime half. Toss to evenly coat all of the vegetables.
Transfer the vegetables to a grill basket and cook on the grill, stirring occasionally, for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the chicken on the grill, cooking for about 8-10 minutes, turning once.
Transfer the vegetables to a platter, and top with the grilled chicken tenders. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime slices, if desired. Serve immediately with flour tortillas, salsa, sour cream, and all of your favorite taco/fajita toppings!