Today I was invited out to dinner by an acquaintance I work with. I don’t really socialize much with other teachers, but I considered it for half a second because she suggested going out to this Mexican place that makes great margaritas but crappy food – and a margarita would have been the only decent way to end a day like today. But in the next half-second I turned her down. Why? Because I had delicious Mexican food waiting for me in my fridge! I thought I’d share the recipe for the crockpot chicken fajitas I made this weekend because I’m actually that damn pleased with myself for both saving money AND cooking such a delicious meal.
* 1-1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
* 1 can diced tomatoes
* 1 package of taco seasoning (I’m in love with the one at Trader Joe’s, but be sure to buy one without MSG)
* 1/2 cup water
* 10 small tortillas
* Your other favorite fajita fixings (I like black beans, salsa, tomatoes, and light sour cream)
Put the raw chicken into the crockpot. Drain the diced tomatoes and dump them on top of the chicken. Shake the taco seasoning over the chicken and tomatoes, then pour the water over all. Cook on low for 7 hours. Shred chicken with a fork. Serve in tortillas with all your favorite fixings.
Do you like recipe posts? Should I do this more often?