Barefoot by the Sea: Fajitas!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fajitas!



Have you guys watched the show, Chopped?  Well, my daughter Riley has discovered it.  More specifically, Chopped Teen.  This has resulted in her decision to cook us a weekly meal.  This girl means business, and after checking out ChopChop: The Kids' Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family at the library, she selected the recipe for her first meal! 
 
Cooking is such a fun and educational activity for children.  It incorporates measurements (math!), patience and of course, the love of food.  I really enjoyed helping her with her first solo meal and teaching her about how to select the best local and fresh peppers, onions and protein.  Luckily, we have a wonderful local farm in our city so we were able to go directly to the butcher to select the best boneless chicken breast available.  After carefully cutting and chopping, she was ready for action.  I have to say, I have never tasted such delicious chicken fajitas.  The perfect first solo meal!  Up next, Riley make a yummy fresh flatbread! 
 
Chicken Fajitas
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 medium red onion
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
A small pinch of ground cumin
2 limes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/16 teaspoon sea salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
8-inch flour tortillas
Sour Cream, salsa and cheese (optional)

We marinaded our chicken with lime juice, cumin, olive oil, sea salt, paprika, cumin and pepper for 4 hours.  In a pan over medium-high heat, we coated our pan with a little olive oil, added our chicken until they were browned a bit on each side and added our peppers and onions and simmered for about 12 minutes.  We warmed our tortillas in the oven and topped our fajitas with the chicken/veggie mixture, cheese, salsa and sour cream.  They were flavorful and delicious!

3 comments:

  1. I love this! Chopped is one of my favorite food network shows :-) Glad that she is helping out so much in the kitchen! Go Riley!

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  2. Yum! Fajitas are one of our favorites and I love the fact that Riley is so active in the kitchen! Way to go, Mama! You are teaching her well!!

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  3. Fantastic job, Riley! They look delicious, and I am looking forward to reading about the flatbread!

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