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This recipe comes from when I was a single, full time working gal. After working a full day on my feet, I wanted something quick and easy for dinner that, would also please a man. Something hardy!
A local grocery store that I use to shop, sold a pre-made fajita meat and I would pick it up for fast meals. We would roll it in tortillas, top a salad, or make the boyfriend’s favorite, Chicken Fajita Nachos.
Those days are a distance memory. That grocery store is no longer there, I married the boyfriend, and we live in a different city. But I still make Fajita Nachos!
Foodbuzz and American Express has teamed up and selected 20 bloggers to create an original recipe with six ingredients or less, as part of their Dinner@6 program. I was lucky enough to be selected, and this is my recipe!
Now a little bit older, and hopefully a little bit wiser, I realize how easy and cheap it is to make my own fajita mix.
I saute some chopped onion and pepper together in a little oil for a few minutes while I’m cutting up my chicken. I’ll use either breast or thighs, but I like to cut up the chicken into small pieces. It cooks a lot quicker, and that’s important when your dead tired , and your dogs are barking.
Now add the chicken to your veggies and cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper. Add a can of drained, rinsed black beans to your fajita mixture and your ready to layer your nachos.
I like to put a layer of chips down, then half my chicken fajita mix. A layer of Mexican blend cheese tops the first layer and then you repeat ending with cheese on top. Stick it under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese and dinner is ready!
Serve with some salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.
Six ingredients is all it took.
- Peppers, I used a green one and a red one.
- Black beans
- Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
- Tortilla Chips
It’s truly a family favorite and so easy.
Now, For the contest!
Do you have a favorite recipe using 6 ingredients or less? I would love to hear about it.
As part of the Dinner@6 contest sponsored by Blue Cash PreferredSM, American Express provided me with a $100 gift card to give out to one lucky commenter. Sound off in the comments for a chance to win big!
I’ll randomly select and contact the winner on 9/30/11
What is your favorite six-ingredient recipe?
|Six-Ingredient Chicken Fajita Nachos||
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 peppers, chopped (I used one red, one green)
- 6 chicken thighs, cut into small bite size chunks
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups (or more) Mexican Blend Grated Cheese
- Tortilla Chips
- Saute onion and peppers 10 minutes or until soft.
- Add chicken and cook till chicken is done.
- Add black beans.
- Layer chips in a pan that can go under the broiler.
- Add a layer of Fajita chicken mix.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese. repeat layers using all the ingredients and finish with cheese.
- Place under the broiler until cheese is melted and chips are toasted, about 2-3 minutes.
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As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a $100 stipend and $100 dollar gift card to give to one lucky winner. This post is also my entry into a contest. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine!
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