Chicken is on sale at Hy-Vee the last few days, ($3.99 for 2.5 lbs of Buckley’s Frozen chicken) so I’ve been coming up with easy, quick, cheap meals to make my pounds and pounds of chicken in my freezer. MY favorite type of food is Mexican food so, of course, I’ve got to have fajitas in the mix!
This meal takes 5-10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook. It is a one pot meal so not a lot to clean up. And it makes around 6 (7 or 8 if you are frugal with your chicken, but I like mine PACKED) servings.
2-3 Tbsp oil of any sort
1 pound of chicken breast, cut into strips (the bags are 2.5 lbs so about half) $2.00
1 Vidalia onion (Aldi sells bags of onions for $0.99) $0.25
1 red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut in strips (Aldi sells a package of 3 red, yellow, green for $1.99) $1.99
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup water
1-ounce package of fajita seasoning (Aldi has kits but Hy-Vee brand makes a seasoning that I really love!) $0.69
1 package of tortillas (at least 8 count) (Aldi sells Casa Mamita Flour Tortillas – 8 count) $0.69
any toppings you desire, guacamole, cheese, sour cream
I’m pretty bland and, while I might add cheese, I don’t usually add extras.
Technically, it’s $0.70 a serving on these! Of course, adding guac and cheese would jump the price but unless you are adding A LOT of extras, the price per serving will stay under $2.00
- Heat up the oil then add chicken over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes until browned. Remove chicken but keep the oil and juices.
- Add onions and saute until soft and caramelized; about 6 minutes
- Add peppers to the pan with the onions and saute for 5 more minutes.
- Add the chicken back into the pan.
- Add water and seasonings and cook for about 3 minutes. Place mixture in tortillas and serve. Top with extras.