Monday, August 12, 2013

Dinner Tonight: Chicken and Steak Fajitas #KraftRecipeMakers #Campaign #Shop


Back to school brings big changes to my routine. My days will become shorter, nights longer, and a big portion of my time will be consumed helping my kids with school related activities and projects. This means as much as I actually enjoy cooking, I simply no longer will  have the time for anything too complicated. I need easy meals. My homemade pizza will be replaced with the occasional frozen variety, vegetables will be frozen more frequently and sauce will come from a jar. Actually, It was jarred sauce I was picking up during my last trip to Walmart when I noticed Kraft Recipe Makers on the shelf.


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Kraft Recipe Makers, are meals starters containing two savory sauces that come in a variety of flavors. Whether you choose to create your own recipe or follow the recipe on the box, all you need to do is add fresh ingredients and you'll have a simply delicious meal. After browsing all the varieties, Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita, was the one I really was interested in trying first. 

My family loves my chicken and steak fajitas, but I have to admit they're a bit time consuming – a dish I often don’t have time for when we're back to school. I wondered if I could simplify my recipe and cut the prep work down using just a box of Kraft Recipe Makers: Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita. As it turned out, I was able to recreate our favorite dish for dinner tonight and in just 30 minutes. 


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What you need:
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 box Kraft Recipe Makers: Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice (boil in the bag works well in a hurry)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for serving (optional)
  • Flour tortillas 
  • Sour cream (optional)
Substitute: 
Instead of, or combined with chicken, you can also use skirt or flank steak, fat trimmed and cut into strips.


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and coat with cooking spray. Add the chicken, onions, peppers, simmer sauce and an equal amount of water; cook and stir until the chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.


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While your chicken is cooking add the rice to a baking dish; stir in Kraft salsa (included in the Recipe Makers package) and heated refried beans. Top with cheese and baked at 350 until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.


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Fajitas with rice #KraftRecipeMakers #Shop

Spoon equal parts rice and chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; add cheese, sour cream and any additional toppings of your choice. I typically, just set out bowls and let everyone create their own fajitas, since I prefer my rice on the side and we all have toppings we prefer.

Fajita filling #KraftRecipeMakers #Shop

Kraft Recipe Makers allowed me easy-prep with that homemade feel. The box provided me the base ingredients I needed to get me started on family meal everyone loved! This is a meal I usually start the day before (leaving time for marinating) and with the help of this meal kit we were eating in under an hour. In this house we call that a success! Oh, and did I mention that not an ounce of flavor was missing? These fajitas were beyond yummy!

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Have you tried Kraft Recipe Makers? Do you have a favorite variety? I think next weekend I'll be trying the Hickory BBQ Beef. Doesn't that just sound good? I'm a sucker for the word Barbecue.

Learn more about Kraft Recipe Makers by visiting Kraft Foods on Facebook.

22 comments:

Sandy VanHoey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Boy, these look great. I had printed a couple coupons for these but couldn't find them at our store yet. Can't wait for them to be on the shelves here to try them out. Great to see you reviewed them and enjoyed them.

Janet W. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yum! This looks delicious! I know my family would enjoy this so I can't wait to make it!

Tammy Woodall said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The Chicken & Steak Fajitas (w/Kraft Recipe Makers) look so delicious. I will definitely be trying this recipe Very Soon!

Susie Dagastino said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YUM! I'm a sucker for mexican food! This looks like an easy add-in to make a great meal! Thanks for sharing!

Barb Webb said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look great and I love the ease of preparation! Haven't seen the Recipe Makers yet, will have to keep an eye out on my next shopping trip.

Daisy B said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look really good. My husband would love these for dinner!

Kristyn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

mmm those look and sound delicious i need to make some for dinner!

Grace said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I haven't tried any of these but I will now. This looks so good.

Karen Glatt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have some coupons for these Kraft recipe makers and what you made looks so delicious. I like Honey Barbecue beef, and I am going to get some of these with my coupons this week and try them out. Your recipe looks so delicious!

Sherri L said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I will have to try this one.... we tried the chicken caccitore (sp?)but that is the only one so far

Tough Cookie Mommy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, these look delicious and they are exactly the kind of kid-friendly meals that my boys would eat. I need to add these to my recipes for when I go back to work in September and don't have a lot of time to cook.

CrazyMom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YUM.. this looks amazing; I had no idea that they are that simple but soo good.. thanks for sharing I have to find the Kraft Recipe Makers now... can't wait to make these for dinner soon.

Robin Wilson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I should know better than to look at your recipes and pics when I am hungry! My mouth is watering. I have not seen these yet, but will look. I love anything Kraft!

VickeC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you made that look so good,I haven't had one of those in such a long time,,that wouldn't last long at my house

Wendi S said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I recently tried the hickory barbeque and it was excellent and very easy.

Maria Iemma said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love chicken fajitas and make them once a week.

Tonia Larson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That look delicious and I love that it was so quick to make!

Sarah Jackson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks good !! Im going to have to try this !!

Sarah Jackson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks good !! Im going to have to try this !!

ContestPatti said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks very tasty I'll try this

marolicious said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Perfect for holidays <3

Deanna Watson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those look so simple and delicious. I think this will be on our table this week!

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