09 May 2011

Chicken Pita Fajita

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For the last several weeks I have been craving some of my favorite wheat pitas. And as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received some "Grilled and Ready Fajita Chicken Strips". Combine the pita and chicken together and there is pure perfection.

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I first started off by making my Whole Wheat Pitas (original recipe can be found here).

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My sis-in-law had this big old spatula at her house that she originally bought for flipping pancakes. She said it did not work as well as she hoped and thought I could find a use for it. And I sure did, it works perfectly for flipping the pitas during the baking process. For the first time in forever, I did not burn myself once! Happy dance.

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And now onto the rest of the Pita Fajita.

The Shopping List:
  • 2 pitas (or make your own)
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • a smidgen of salt
  • 6-8 Tyson Grilled & Ready chicken strips
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • Optional: Green pepper and onion
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The Method:

In a small pan, put in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add in a touch of salt to flavor, and stir in the rice. Keep on medium heat and stir occasionally while the rice cooks. Once the rice has absorbed all of the chicken broth, stir in the black beans.

Bring a small skillet up to medium heat, add in the Tyson Grilled & Ready strips, and allow to cook about 3-5 minutes per side.

For folks who want an extra "POW!" this is the perfect time to dice up some green pepper and onion and add to the skillet. Watch until they are golden on the outside. I take them off of the heat and mix them in with the rice and bean mixture.

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When I pull the pitas out of the oven, I cut them down the middle and open them up like little bowls. I toss in the cheese so it melts a little bit. Then I take the rice/bean/chicken-awesomeness mixture and spoon it into the pita shell.

Top with sour cream and finally dash some salsa on top. These little buggers are ready for their own fiesta.

¡Adoro mi fajitas de pita!

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Speaking of fiestas and parties, my first every full marathon is this weekend. Somehow I think this guy sums up what my race is going to feel like:

16 comments:

  1. Hahaha love your happy dance! Great pittas and the filling sounds light and delicious.

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  2. Your pita fajita's look wonderful...love the happy dance on the pita's! ha! And congrats on the upcoming marathon! So awesome....quelle week!

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  3. The pitas look delicious! I'm impressed you prepare your own pitas! I have always thought it was too difficult for me. Good luck with the marathon!

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  4. Those are great looking homemade pita pockets!

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  5. Yay, i am definitely going to have a go at making those pitas

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  6. There's an award for you at my blog if you want to pick it up! :D

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  7. Very best of luck on the marathon!! Those pitas look outrageous :).

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  8. I can't get over your pictures! they're art.

    good luck on the race!!!!

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  9. That video about marathon running is too funny! That's why I don't run unless there is a fire :) Hope your race went well. These pitas look delicious!

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  10. mmm, BG these look absolutely delicious and juicy! I also enjoy wholegrain pita bread and surprisingly enough, we don´t find it that often in Dubai, so i will try your recipe!

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  11. Oh my this looks sooo good! I've never made my own pita before. Now I want to make my own! :)

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  12. Where are you???? We miss you (at least I do!). I hope you are ok.

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  13. Are you ok? Been a while since your last post that's all. No pressure though!! :D

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  14. Oh how I love pita recipes! I don't make them too often, but when I find a good pita recipe, it gets me wanting them. Going to have to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing it.

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  15. Sounds delicious! I don't eat pitas that often but for something like this, I could probably down a couple in one sitting! I especially like that this recipe has beans. And sour cream :)

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  16. I have not had pitas in a while and filling it with fajitas is a great idea!

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