Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Beer Chicken Fajitas

Don't you love finding new cooking blogs? Okay, maybe not everyone does, but I sure do! Foodie Blogroll has changed my world. That may be an overstatement, but I sure have found some cool blogs through it. I haven't even explored the website a whole lot, but I just click on some of the blogs that show up on the widget every day (over on the right side of my blog). This is how I found this recipe, it was on Feasting Fun.

The husband is taking a class at church on Wednesday nights, so I'm trying to do a crockpot recipe on Wednesday nights so we're guaranteed to eat at a certain time. I hadn't been able to find any crockpot recipes that use stuff I got at Trader Joe's or Sprouts last week, so we were going to have french dip sandwiches because I figured that was easy to have ready for whenever. Then yesterday I came across this chicken fajita recipe and said, "Aha!" Okay, not really. Or I didn't verbalize it at least. I had slated chicken fajitas for Saturday night, so I just did some rearranging so we'll have them tonight. I'm excited to try this. My mom said she's done something similar with beef fajitas, and they turned out well. I used to have a really good recipe for chicken fajitas, but I got rid of the cookbook it was in without writing it down. All I remember is the chicken marinated in lime juice, garlic, and something else. Sigh. So hopefully we like this and it can be my new chicken fajita recipe.

Beer Chicken Fajitas
1 onion
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
3-4 boneless chicken breasts (approx. 1 per person)
2 bags of fajita seasoning
½ bottle of beer

1. Slice up 1 onion, 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, and 1 boneless/skinless chicken breast per person and put in a crock pot
2. toss with 2 bags fajita seasoning, and pour in half a bottle of beer
3. Simmer on low for 6-8 hours
4. Serve with tortillas and your favorite toppings.


When I was at Trader Joe's last week I spotted a bag of frozen red, green, and yellow bell peppers (already sliced even!) and threw it in my cart. Jen B. and I took turns going in while the other stayed in the car with the kids, so it was literally a whirlwind TJ's trip, so I really did throw it in my cart. I think I'm going to just toss the whole bag into the crockpot, and I may scale back on the chicken a little since there will be a lot of peppers. I'll probably do two chicken breasts. And I guess I'll have to have beer with lunch because I'd hate to have half a bottle go to waste. ;) I bought some avocados at Sprouts, so I'm going to make guacamole to go with these. Not sure what we'll have on the side, I haven't planned that far ahead yet.


Wow. This was REALLY yummy!! And for the first time in I think forever, I made chicken in the crockpot and it wasn't dried out!!! It was so super easy to throw everything together. I put the chicken breasts in the the crockpot still frozen, then after a few hours I took them out and sliced them up and put them back in. This is something I will definitely be making again. And I'll be honest...I didn't mind finishing off the remaining half a beer. Actually after the day I had, I went and got another out too. ;) Oh, I used High Life Light, so don't think you have to use some fancy beer for this. Even though High Life is the champagne of beers. ;)

1 comment:

Heather said...

I'm pretty sure you're going to love these--we do! Also, what's not to love about having a little extra beer that you don't want to waste? :)