Tuesday, July 13, 2010

what's cooking wednesday - chicken fajitas

I don't have much of a recipe for this week's What's Cooking Wednesday, more of a how-to, that I meant to snap a picture of, but totally didn't.

So as I have mentioned Mike is on Weight Watcher's and by extension I am as well. So we're always trying to figure out how to cut down on points. This is our new take on fajitas.

Get some boneless skinless chicken breasts and season them well. I use a texmex spice blend. Do this while you're preheating your bbq. I have four burners in mine and I turn them all on high, so it's nice and hot. I turn them down for actual cooking, but I want to sear those spices on when it hits the grill.

Into the bbq wok I toss a chopped up red pepper and purple onion..... The Blogger Formerly Known as The Mommy Project, says it's definitely a purple onion and not a red onion and who am I to argue with her? sigh... I miss The MP!... anyway - I toss that with a drizzle of oil and a few good shakes of that texmex blend and on the barbie it goes as well.

When everything is sufficiently cooked we bring it inside and stuff the meat and veggies into pitas - less points than wraps - with some salsa, fat free sour cream and as for cheese you can do a couple of things, low fat cheddar, feta or con queso cheese are all low in points, with feta or con queso being your best choices. We serve it with brown rice, with some salsa on top and Bob's your uncle.

And that is a new lower point version of fajitas.

What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?

What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page. *All front page links will be deleted!* Don't make me be a jerk. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.

So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this: http://shanrev.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-cooking-wednesday-speedy-chicken.html

I'll let you in on a little secret, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday


Alison said...

Mmmm! I love fajitas. I've never made them on the grill, though!

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Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Sounds delicious! I don't know about that red/purple onion bizness though...we have some rather famous "cipolle rosse" (red onions) around here that yes are purple in color...but, you know, still called red ;)

Norma-ann said...

I should qualify...
I know they ~are~ called red onion. I'm just saying they ~should~ be called purple onion. You know... Cuz' they are!!
Sounds nummy Shan! Fajitas are a favourite at our house...'though we've never had a bbq'd version.

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