Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Foil Pack Chicken Fajita Dinner

The Sun came out yesterday. Briefly. And it wasn't warm sun. It's still cold and I would mention that it is not snowing, but I am pretty sure God can hear me. Any comment out loud like that I am sure would result in another blizzard hurtling our way. We Humans can be so cocky sometimes.

So anyway, the Sun came out and I ended up with a spring in my step that I hadn't had for quite awhile. So I brushed the dust off the grill and got to it. This comes from Kraft foods, which as you know, I adore because of the simplicity and deliciousness of their recipes.

Start off with 1 1/2 cups rice, 1 1/2 cups water and 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning of your choice. I used the Taco Bell packet. The wonderful thing is that you don't have to pre-cook the rice here, just mix it all together.
Spoon 1/4 of the rice onto a large sheet of heavy duty foil that has been coated with spray. Then top with a thawed chicken breast.
Add thin strips of red and/or green red peppers.
Top with a bit of your favorite salsa.
Some cheese.
Then fold up the foil. Be sure to fold the ends a couple times over, otherwise you will end up with an unbelievable mess. I'm a low heat griller, so this took about 30 minutes to cook up. If you cooked it on high it would probably be about 20 minutes.
Unfold the foil and enjoy.
This is delicious. Probably because it was grilled and I am in withdrawal. We ate it as a dinner, but it would be incredible wrapped up in tortillas too. The Kids even ate the peppers, which is a pretty stiff order in our house. The Boy actually thought he was eating worms, and for some reason, that was better than eating peppers. I have such weird children.

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Foil Pack Chicken Fajita Dinner
1 1/2 Cups Rice
1 1/2 Cups Hot Water
1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
4 Chicken Breasts
1 Cup Sliced Red and/or Green Peppers
1/2 Cup Salsa
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese

Mix water, rice and seasoning together. Spoon on to four greased squares of aluminum foil. Top with chicken breast and remaining ingredients. Cook on low for about 30 minutes.

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