After a crazy week, the last thing you want to do on a Friday night is cook a difficult meal.  So we turned to McCormick Skillet Sauces to make things a little easier on us.  After work, I swung by our local Walmart and picked a few packages up and with 7 sauces to choose from at only $1.69, I was excited to get home and have a yummy, easy meal.  Oh… and relax a bit.

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Fajita Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of McCormick Fajita with Roasted Chili, Garlic, & Lime Skillet Sauce 
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Crushed red pepper to taste (optional)
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped (optional)
  • 1 avocado, mashed with salt & pepper
  • 6 corn tortillas, lightly heated in the oven
  • 1 small handful of cilantro, washed & chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into small wedges
  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice (served on the side)

Directions:

Start prepping by chopping up all your veggies.  We like our food spicy, so I added in some hot jalapeño peppers.

To start, cover the bottom of a non-stick pan lightly with olive oil.  Place the chicken tenders in the pan to sear – about 2 minutes a side – then remove and set aside.  I added in some crushed red pepper in while I seared the chicken for some additional spice, but that’s optional.  Slice or pull the chicken up into small pieces/shreds.  Note: you don’t need to salt & pepper the chicken – there’s plenty of flavor in the McCormick Skillet Sauce.

Next, add in the veggies to the pan with a little more olive oil and cook for about 5-10 minutes until they are cooked to your liking.  Once the veggies are cooked, add the chicken back in along with the Fajita Skillet Sauce.  Let simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently so everything is covered by the yummy sauce.

Now you’re ready to serve.  I quickly mashed up an avocado with some salt and pepper, then threw 6 small corn tortillas in the oven for 2 minutes.  I also chopped up some cilantro and cut up a lime for garnish.

To build your taco, put a small amount of the chicken mixture in the center of your taco, top with a bit of guacamole, cilantro, and a squeeze of a lime.  Try not to over-stuff your tacos.

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Since the Chicken Fajita Tacos came out so good, we were eager to try out another flavor.  So instead of ordering out, we made our own Asian inspired dinner!

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Asian Style Lettuce Wraps 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 package of McCormick Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce
  • 1 pound lean ground chop meat (I prefer the ultra-lean all-natural kind)
  • 1 head of Boston Bibb lettuce
  • 1 small package of shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice

Directions: 

In a non-stick pan, mix together the chop meat, mushrooms, and the Sesame Stir-Fry sauce and cook on medium-low heat for about 6-8 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and so that the chop meat doesn’t get overcooked.

To prepare your lettuce wraps, wash and dry the Boston Bibb lettuce thoroughly.  Place a little chop meat mixture and a small scoop of brown rice in the center and that’s it!  Eat!

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Enjoy these delicious, easy meals!

-Cristina

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