Sunday, April 30, 2017

Baked Chicken Fajitas

I get excited when I try a new recipe and it exceeds my expectations. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas came together easily and the finished product was delicious. Fajitas are usually cooked in a very hot frying pan. It is a meal that requires last minute craziness. The prep for Fajitas is is the same however you cook them. I just like the idea of letting the oven do the cooking, it is basically unattended. That is good. While the Fajitas are cooking I am free to prep the yummy toppings that must accompany Fajitas.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken--I use Costco Chicken Tenders
2 peppers, red, yellow or orange
1 poblano pepper--these are very mild and add a great flavor, green pepper can be substituted
2 jalapenos--do not use seeds or membranes for a milder flavor. I do wish there was a way to know just how hot a jalapeno is! I always use food prep gloves when handling jalapenos. I have learned the hard way. Jalapenos add a wonderful flavor. We love them!
1 large onion
2 tablespoons taco seasoning, I make my own because I have to do something with all the Penzys spices I own! I'm sure you could use a package mix. Penzys also has a yummy Fajitas blend. So many choices. I think the point is to season well!
2 tablespoons olive oil
8-10 tortillas
garnishes such as cilantro, lime wedges, guacamole, sour cream, salsa

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Brush a large sheet pan with oil.
Cut the chicken against the grain into 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide strips
Cut bell and poblano peppers into long thin slices--1/4 inch wide
Slice the jalapenos into thin rounds (remove seeds and membranes first)
Cut ends off of onions. Cut in half from pole to pole. Cut into thin slices
Scatter peppers, onions and chicken on sheet pan. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and drizzle with olive oil. Use tongs to toss until everything is coated--spread in an even layer. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring half way through. Serve on warm tortillas with lots of garnishes.
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This recipe came from The Yummy Life.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

This post is all about frosting. Choose your favorite brownie recipe or make a box mix. This frosting will elevate any brownie!
This is the only chocolate frosting you will ever need, it's that good. It is yummy on brownies, cake, cupcakes and graham crackers too! And it is easy.

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting
1 cup semi sweet chocolate pieces that's about 6 ounces. I like Ghirardelli. If I can't find Ghirardelli chocolate chips I will chop up a semi-sweet baking bar. Please don't cheat and use milk chocolate or cheap chocolate--you can, it just won't be wonderful!
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
pinch of salt
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Melt chocolate and butter over low heat or in the micro--watch carefully as it scorches easily. In my old age I can't multi-task. So when I melt chocolate, I melt chocolate! Sad but true. Let mixture cool for a few minutes then add sour cream and salt. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat till smooth. It's delicious! Frosts a 9x13 pan of brownies or 24 cupcakes.