Chicken Fajita Tacos: Quick and Easy, One Pan and Gluten Free (Our Favorite Tex-Mex)

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Chicken Fajita Tacos

  • One pot.
  • About 25 minutes max.
  • Gluten Free.
  • Really good.
  • Your gang will love it!

Keeping it quick and easy let’s use some pre-cooked and cut up chicken breasts. You can find them like this in the grocery store and they save some time and cleanup. Or you could cook up a chicken breast and slice it up.

Shortcut for quick and easy chicken tacos

Put a skillet on at medium high and add some olive oil. Break out the chicken slices and put ’em in the pan.

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Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and toss a few times as the chicken thaws and starts to grill.

While the chicken is doing it’s stuff seed the poblano and the jalapeño  peppers and cut them into strips . If you don’t want it to be too spicy just go with green bell peppers. Cut the onion into strips.

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Put the veggies in the pan with the chicken. Add a little more salt and pepper, the cumin and the red pepper flakes. Toss everything together and toss a few more times as it all cooks.

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When the chicken starts to show signs of getting seared and the veggies are starting to wilt spread  the tortillas out on top of it all and let them warm up. Just 20-30 seconds. Serve it with some salsa then go ahead and enjoy your Chicken Fajita Tacos.

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We had some Malbec with ours but some Mexican Beer or some Tequila (or both!) would help set the mode pretty good.

 

 

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  1. Put a skillet on at medium high and add some olive oil. Break out the chicken slices and put 'em in the pan. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and toss a few times as the chicken thaws and starts to grill. While the chicken is doing it's stuff seed the poblano and the jalapeño peppers and cut them into strips . If you don't want it to be too spicy just go with green bell peppers. Cut the onion into strips.
  2. Put the veggies in the pan with the chicken. Add a little more salt and pepper, the cumin and the red pepper flakes. Toss everything together and toss a few more times as it all cooks.
  3. When the chicken starts to show signs of getting seared and the veggies are starting to wilt spread the tortillas out on top of it all and let them warm up. Just 20-30 seconds. Serve it with some salsa then go ahead and enjoy your Chicken Fajita Tacos.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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You will really like This Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. It is the one that we have settled on after living in Mexico on beautiful Lake Chapala and having it in a lot of different restaurants down there. Then making it a few different ways for ourselves. We love it and  I make it two or three times a month. When I put the leftovers in the fridge to cool overnight so we can freeze portions in the zip locks, well, it never makes to the freezer. We scarf it all up the next day.

Chicken Tortilla Soup-Coarsely chop  up a small onion and two fresh seeded jalapeño peppers. The more jalapeño seeds that  wind up in the soup the hotter it is going to be. If you’ve never made it before I’d suggest for the first time go with one pepper without the seeds. The next hotter level  is 2 jalapeños without seeds then one pepper with the seeds and the hottest is 2 peppers with the seeds. 

Put a 6-8 quart stock pot on the stove at medium high and add about a tablespoon of olive oil. Put in the  chopped onion and jalapeño and stir them together. While they are cooking finely chop 3-4 cloves of garlic and when the onion starts to get translucent add the garlic. Squeeze half of a lime onto the garlic. Mix it all together and add the salt, pepper, cumin and a pinch of cayenne pepper,, if you want. Yes, it adds a  bit more heat to it but it also adds another flavor to the mix.

 Add two quarts of chicken stock  and mix it all together. Then the chicken. You can just cut up a boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs or you can just take frozen chicken tenders and put them right in the pot. When they get pliable take them out, cut them up and put the pieces back in.

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Also add the corn, garbanzo beans, black beans, the cilantro, (save some for garnish) and the tomatoes. Squeeze in the juice from the other half of the lime. Bring it to a boil then lower it to a  fast simmer.

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Stir it every five minutes or so and get the garnishes ready while the soup cooks. Turn the oven on at 350°F. Cut up 2 corn tortillas into 1/2″ strips. Spray oil a cookie sheet and spread the strips out on it.

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Put it in the oven for 3-4 minutes and check the strips for crispness. When they are crispy to your liking take them out and put them in a dish to rest.

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Slice or quarter a lime and cut up the avocado into the size pieces or slices that you want. Also have some sour cream standing by.

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Cook the soup for twenty minutes. Longer if you have the time, but twenty minutes simmering all together will get the job done. When the soup has about another ten minutes to cook whisk together about two tablespoons of corn meal with a few tablespoons of water and mix it into the soup. Take about half of the tortilla strips, break them in half and add them to the soup. Mix everything together, cook for another ten minutes. Serve it up and garnish your bowl the way you want it. Enjoy your Chicken Tortilla Soup!

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  1. Coarsely chop up a small onion and two fresh seeded jalapeño peppers. The more jalapeño seeds that wind up in the soup the hotter it is going to be. If you've never made it before I'd suggest for the first time go with one pepper without the seeds. The next hotter level is 2 jalapeños without seeds then one pepper with the seeds and the hottest is 2 peppers with the seeds.
  2. Put a 6-8 quart stock pot on the stove at medium high and add about a tablespoon of olive oil. Put in the chopped onion and jalapeño and stir them together. While they are cooking finely chop 3-4 cloves of garlic and when the onion starts to get translucent add the garlic. Squeeze half of a lime onto the garlic. Mix it all together and add the salt, pepper, cumin and a pinch of cayenne pepper,, if you want. Yes, it adds a bit more heat to it but it also adds another flavor to the mix.
  3. Add two quarts of chicken stock and mix it all together. Then the chicken. You can just cut up boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs or you can just take frozen chicken tenders and put them right in the pot. When they get pliable take them out, cut them up and put the pieces back in.Also add the corn, garbanzo beans, black beans, the cilantro, (save some for garnish) and the tomatoes. Squeeze in the juice from the other half of the lime. Bring it to a boil then lower it to a fast simmer.
  4. Stir it every five minutes or so and get the garnishes ready while the soup cooks. Turn the oven on at 350°F. Cut up 4 corn tortillas into 1/2" strips. Spray oil a cookie sheet and spread the strips out on it. Put it in the oven for 3-4 minutes and check the strips for crispness. When they are crispy to your liking take them out and put them in a dish to rest.
  5. Slice or quarter a lime and cut up the avocado into the size pieces or slices that you want. Also have some sour cream standing by.
  6. Cook the soup for twenty minutes. Longer if you have the time, but twenty minutes simmering all together will get the job done. When the soup has about another ten minutes to cook whisk together about two tablespoons of corn meal with a few tablespoons of water and mix it into the soup. Take about half of the tortilla strips, break them in half and add them to the soup. Mix everything together, cook for another ten minutes. Serve it up and garnish your bowl the way you want it. Enjoy your Chicken Tortilla Soup!
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Chicken Enchiladas

Tonight we’re doing Gluten Free Chicken Enchiladas. You can make them with beef or cheese only or fish or just about anything. While we were living in Mexico we got really hooked on them. They are so easy and so good that we have them whenever I’m feeling lazy and hungry. Which is fairly often. If you have some leftover chicken this is a good way to go. If not just defrost and chop up some boneless skinless then fry it a skillet.. You could add some of your favorite spices to the pan while you’re frying it up..

IMG_0048Pre heat the oven at 350F. First you will lay the tortillas out flat and put the precooked chicken in a row down the middle. Then add some Monterrey Jack or whatever kind of cheese you want in there and top it off with a little salsa. Roll up the tortillas and lay them in the pan of your choice, that you have sprayed with oil, with the seamed side down and the solid side up. (Did I say that right?) Cover the enchiladas with a good coat of cheese and top off with some salsa. We’re going with Salsa Verde aka green salsa. Or, you could go with Salsa Rojo aka red salsa. Whatever YOU want.

IMG_0049Put it in the oven and when it is done heating up and bubbling the cheese, about 8-10 minutes, take it out and enjoy it!

IMG_0050We just had to have some roasted red peppers with the chicken enchiladas and some Tequila. Or, you could go with some wine. Or, some beer.  Or, just some ice water. Whatever YOU want.

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Prep Time 10 minutes
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  1. Pre heat the oven at 350F. First you will lay the tortillas out flat and put the precooked chicken in a row down the middle. Then add some Monterrey Jack or whatever kind of cheese you want in there and top it off with a little salsa. Roll up the tortillas and lay them in the pan of your choice, that you have sprayed with oil, with the seamed side down and the solid side up. (Did I say that right?) Cover the enchiladas with a good coat of cheese and top off with some salsa. We're going with Salsa Verde aka green salsa. Or, you could go with Salsa Rojo aka red salsa. Whatever YOU want.
  2. Put it in the oven and when it is done heating up and bubbling the cheese, about 8-10 minutes, take it out and enjoy it!
  3. We just had to have some roasted red peppers with the chicken enchiladas and some Tequila. Or, you could go with some wine. Or, some beer. Or, just some ice water. Whatever YOU want.
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