{Menu Mondays} Chicken Fajita Skillet

This is one of those dishes that makes my hubby happy to come to the table.  When I make soup with bone broth or when I put salad on the table, I don’t get nearly as many “Ooohs” and “Ahhhs” as I do when I put this on the table.  It’s one of his favorites.  And it’s super delicious.

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Ingredients

  • 6 Potatoes
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • cheddar cheese or a cheese blend
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • canola oil
  • salt

Instructions

1.  In a medium to large sized pot, heat your oil.  You will need a lot of oil to fry up those potatoes!

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2. Dice your potatoes.  When the oil is hot enough, begin to put the potatoes in…carefully.  I use a slotted spoon to gently place the potatoes in the oil.  I only put in about 2 potatoes worth at a time.  Otherwise, they do not cook well.  As they finish, lay them on a paper towel covered plate to absorb the oil.  Salt as desired.

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3. Cook the chicken.  We want it to be diced or thinly sliced at the end.  I cooked the chicken fully, diced it, and then returned it to a hot, oiled pan to brown.

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4. While the chicken cooks, dice your peppers and onions.  We have some pickiness in our family, so I cook mine separately.  However, you might want to add them in during the browning part of the chicken cooking process.  This would eliminate some dish washing later. 🙂

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5. Once the potatoes have completely cooked (you will find them to be a little brown and floating on the surface of the oil), you might find like I did that you need to warm everything slightly.  I do not usually do this, but this time I layered my ingredients into a baking dish to warm and melt the cheese.  First, layer potatoes, then chicken, peppers, and onions, and top with cheese.

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6. Serve!  Once you have plated your meal, feel free to add more cheese and then top with a delightful scoop of sour cream and/or salsa.

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7. **Optional addition: eggs!  I have seen this dish served with eggs on top.  My family wouldn’t appreciate this as much, but yours might!

 

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