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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

I got to go to another UT game this weekend.  It was so much fun. UT played New Mexico and it was a shut out game.  While I was there I proceeded to eat a hot dog AND a sausage wrap.  After the weekend, I noticed the scale wasn’t being too kind.  I know it wasn’t just the game. I’ve been snacking more and eating nachos almost every day for the last week.  My friend told me I should think about preparing my meals for the week on Sunday or Monday and then I have no excuse to not eat healthy.  I usually use the excuse that I was starving by the time I got home from work, so I HAD to eat whatever was the fastest to make, aka nachos.

Since I’m really not a cook, I like to rely on my crockpot.  Knowing that one of the guys on my group texts gets REALLY angry about us doing crockpot or baked fajitas, I decided that I was going to make crockpot fajitas just to annoy him. When I told him what I was making, he sent me the dictionary definition of fajitas and said I was making a roast.  No matter what they technically are, I really liked what I’m calling my “crockpot chicken fajitas”!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large white onion chopped
1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
1tsp. dried oregano
1tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 can of rotel

Additional Ingredient Options:
Low carb tortillas
Guacamole
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese
Anything else you like on your fajitas

Put all the ingredients in the crockpot.

Cook on high for 4 – 5 hours.

Slice the chicken into strips

Put sliced chicken, onion/tomato mix, cheese, sour cream, guacamole (or whatever else you like on your fajitas) on a tortilla and eat up!

 

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Mattitos

I borrowed this picture from Mattitos.com

Today’s fajita lunch was brought to me by Mattitos restaurant.  This was my first time to eat at a Mattitos and I really enjoyed it.  As usual, I got beef fajitas. I think I could eat fajitas almost every day. I’d have to alternate with nachos though. When my friend ordered the Bob Armstrong dip, I realized that Mattitos must be a part of the Matt’s El Rancho family. I didn’t eat the Bob Armstrong dip this time, but I used to go to Matt’s just for the amazing dip.  Legend has it that the former Land Commissioner asked for something off the menu and the chef came up with this delicious slice of cheesy heaven.  The fajitas were excellent. I think I actually liked the fajitas at Mattitos better then the fajitas at Matt’s.  I also had a really good time being there with some of my favorite people!

Mi Cocina

I think most people judge a good Mexican food place by their salsa, but I judge them by their fajitas.  Mi Cocina Mexican food restaurants are ALL over Dallas, and I’ve never been to one that I didn’t like.  They cook their fajitas with potatoes, which I don’t eat, but it’s a little different. I like that they don’t over-cook the fajitas. Most places serve them so burnt that you can’t even enjoy them. You can get about 4 tacos from their servings, so that could probably even feed two people!  If you are ever in Dallas area, make sure to try Mi Cocinas.

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