Do you ever get to the point where you're so absolutely sick of everything you cook you can't think of a thing to make for dinner?
Well that was me today.
I got off work at 3:00, ran a few errands, and then hit the grocery store hoping for some kind of inspiration.
Pork was out, beef was out, pasta was out, rice was out, salad was out - I just couldn't think of anything that appealed to me.
And then I remembered a conversation I had at lunch. One of the women I work with recently made fajitas...
Spicy, flavourful chicken cooked in a sizzling hot pan, sweet crunchy peppers and onions, cool creamy avocado, the spicy tang of salsa, and a dollop of sour cream.
The perfect meal for a busy Tuesday evening.
Armed with a plan, I made way to the produce section and picked up two limes, a jalapeno pepper, orange, yellow, and green peppers, an avocado, and a nice big bunch of fresh cilantro.
(Note to self... remember to plant cilantro in the herb garden next summer)
Then I picked up boneless, skinless chicken breasts, my favourite soft burrito wrappers and made my way to the check out.
The first thing I did when I got home - after greeting the dog and putting on my flannel pyjamas, was marinate the chicken.
To do so, you will need:
* 1/4 cup beer
* 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon brown sugar
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/2 tsp salt
Stir together beer, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, jalapeno pepper, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cilantro, cumin, and salt; mix well.
Pour into a resealable plastic bag, or large bowl, add up to 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breast, and mix until chicken is well coated. Marinate for 1 to 3 hours in the refrigerator.
In the meantime, slice your onion, and peppers.
Turn on Oprah - this last season has been amazing - put your feet up, and enjoy a little relaxation.
When you're just about ready to eat, heat two tbsp of olive oil in a skillet and sautee your peppers and onions until they're just beginning to turn a nice golden colour.
Add 1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp fresh chopped basil.
Remove to a bowl and set aside in a warm place.
Using the same pan, sautee the marinated chicken over medium high heat until nicely browned.
To serve the fajitas, place pieces of chicken, a couple of spoons of vegetables, avocado slices, salsa, and a dollop of sour cream along the centre of a warmed flour tortilla.
Wrap and eat.
For printable recipe click HERE