Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Gouveia Fave

Just thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes - it's delicious and healthy, AND all of the veggies in it are in season and can be bought at the farmer's market!! It's pretty easy and there are many ways that you can tweak it to how you want to eat it. Here it is:

Southwest Chicken Stir-Fry

1 1 to 1 1/2 oz envelope fajita seasoning mix

1/2 c water

2T cooking oil

3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 medium yellow or green sweet pepper, cut into squares

1 small zucchini, sliced

½ small onion, cut in wedges

¾ c salsa

1 t chili powder

½ c frozen corn

½ c canned black beans, rinsed and drained

Combine fajita mix, water, and oil in a medium mixing bowl. Add chicken to marinade; stir to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Preheat a large wok (I use a regular old frying pan) coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add peppers, zucchini, and onion; cook 2-3 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Set aside.

Drain chicken, discard marinade. Add chicken to wok. Cook and stir 4-5 min, until no longer pink.

Return veggies to wok. Stir together salsa with chili powder. Add salsa mix, corn, and beans to wok. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes.

I like to serve this on brown rice with a bit of sour cream and cheese. You could also wrap it in a tortilla!!

Now, delight your family and friends with your culinary prowess.


Wolters said...

That sounds amazingly fresh and looks great as well with all the colors!! Way to go, Matt looks very excited about it also.

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une autre mère said...

Wow, look at you with all your Martha Stewart-ish photos! Looks delicious! Now you'll definitely have to pack up and move out here so you can cook this for us and have some good laughs together! I'd be up for that! I'm sure there are some great nursing jobs out here!