Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fajita Casserole

My daughter is crying because she wants to do Webkinz right now, so this will be quick:

FAJITA CASSEROLE (based on Rachael Ray's recipe)
Step One:
3 chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 tbsp. Fajita Seasoning
splash of lime juice
1/2 c. beer

Heat some olive oil in a pan and sprinkle chicken with Fajita seasoning. Cook the chicken, then add lime juice and beer and let it simmer for a bit. Lay chicken in a baking dish and spoon over some of the liquid from the pan, then drain the pan.
Step Two:
1 large onion, sliced
2 c. bell peppers (I use frozen ones)
zest from a lemon
1 tbsp. cilantro
1/2 c. beer

Heat some more olive oil in the pan. Cook the veggies and add the other ingredients. Scoop out the veggies and lay them on top of the chicken in the baking dish. Don't add any extra liquid.
Step Three:
3-4 large tortillas, cut into strips

(This actually should be done during Step One or Two, to save you some time.)
Heat oven to 400 F. Lay tortilla strips on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Lay on top of the veggies in the baking dish.
Step Four:
1 c. mozzarella cheese (or whatever kind you like)
1 green onion, chopped

Sprinkle cheese on top of tortilla strips, and then add green onion.

Step Five:
Bake in the oven at 350 F until cheese has melted.

This was pretty darn good. I don't think the beer, cilantro, or lemon zest added much to the overall flavour, but it's nice to add the extra flavours if you have them. We ate it with some guacamole, which was a nice touch. My son was extremely opposed to the "yucky things" (bell peppers and onions) but he gagged his way through a few of them to make us happy. Good boy.
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1 comment:

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds like a great recipe to try. I love fajitas and how cool in a casserole! Nice blog.