Spice Up Your Staycation With Chicken Fajitas! @MezzettaFoods #BringTheHeat #Ad

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    Now that we are getting closer to summer vacation here in New York City, a lot of people have been asking me what my plans are for the next two months.  While my husband and I do hope to take a family vacation this summer, I am also looking forward to enjoying some time right at home sampling good food for the first couple of weeks.

    Thank goodness, Hubby loves to cook so it gives me a break from my culinary duties sometimes.  One of our favorite recipes to prepare and to eat during our little summer staycation is Chicken Fajitas with Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers.

    Mezzetta Peppers are perfect for adding to many of our Latino-inspired dishes because they come in multiple varieties and flavors that are not only spicy but savory at the same time.  We also love how versatile these peppers are because they add a pop of flavor to many of our grilled foods.  We want to preserve our culture and teach it to our children by making traditional dishes whenever possible to peppers are often an integral part of many of the foods that we enjoy during family gatherings.

Chicken Fajitas

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 38 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes

Servings: 6 Ingredients

2 Large Chicken Breasts 
• 6 Soft Taco Tortillas
• 1 cup of Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers 
• 1 cup of Mezzetta Green Peppers of your choice
• ¼ Red diced onion
• 3 Stalks of Chopped Green Onion
• 4 Chopped Garlic Cloves 
• ¼ Head Chopped Lettuce 
• 1 Sliced Avocado
• ½ Cup Yogurt of the Greek Variety
• 4 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice, Freshly Squeezed
• 2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

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Instructions:

1. Boil 2 inches of water in a large saucepan. Add 2 large chicken breasts and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Cook on high temperature until all the water is almost evaporated. Lower heat from medium to low. Brown and remove. Let cool. Cut chicken into strips. Set aside to cool.

2. Heat large saucepan on medium to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers, chopped garlic, and diced red onion. Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring frequently until onions are see through.

3. Add chicken, chopped green onion, and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Sauté for 8 minutes, stirring every so often until chicken absorbs the flavors of the mix. You can also add salt/pepper to increase flavors.

4. Slice avocado into thin strips. Sprinkle with freshly squeezed lemon juice to keep the avocado strips fresh.

5. Add tortillas to a plate. Then, add chicken and Mezzetta pepper mixture. Garnish the top of the dish with a cup of chopped lettuce, sliced avocado, and your choice of shredded cheese.

Extra: Create a dip using yogurt of the Greek variety in a small cup. 

    Mezzetta specialty foods has grown to become the leading producer of glass-packed peppers, olives, and specialty foods in the United States because of their passion for food that has been passed down from generation to generation.  They harvest their peppers at the peak of ripeness from local farmers around the world, and bring the delicious flavors to life with their proprietary brines.  That is why Mezzetta Peppers are the perfect food to bring the heat to your recipes this summer!

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    Tell us about your favorite summer food for a chance to win a Mezzetta Summer Survival Kit, which includes Mezzetta Peppers, an apron and napkins.  For a limited time, when you share your favorite Summer food with Mezzetta, you will be entered to win a Mezzetta Summer Survival Kit.  Head over to find out more about the Mezzetta Summer Survival Kit giveaway HERE!

Let’s Discuss:  What is your favorite summer food?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with Mezzetta. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My favorite summer food is anything I can cook on the grill. Usually that means burgers in our family 🙂

  2. Oh i love peppers! I entered on their site and hope to win. I love summer salads.

  3. We love Mexican food! These look delicious, and I will definitely be making them!

  4. What a great recipe! I love peppers, I bet this is great in so many recipes! You are making me want Mexican food now! LOL

  5. I love chicken fajitas. Who doesn’t ? And I like the recipe and your version of it.

  6. I don’t eat as much in the summer-just too hot I guess. I hate to admit to this but my favorite summer time meal consists of an ice cream cone or cup from Cold Stone Creamery or soft serve from Carvel. I have a very hard time convincing myself to eat in the heat–I would love the recipe above–but probably won’t attempt it until the Fall!!

  7. This is a great idea. My Hubs has been using the toritillas instead of bread for so many things. Actually, we are making sandwiches tomorrow to take on a picnic. I wonder how well these would travel?

  8. I love fajitas! These look excellent. I need to make chicken fajitas again soon.

  9. Fajitas are my favorite! I love any kind of mexican food.

  10. You know, that’s one thing I’ve never tried to make at home. I don’t know why, cause it doesn’t look that difficult.

  11. That looks absolutely perfect for a summer menu! Got to love roasted peppers! yum

  12. This sounds super yummy! I love fajitas and the spicier the better is what I always say!

  13. This recipe looks wonderful for any time of year. My kids love fajitas and they would love this. I can think of quite a few things that I could add these roasted bell peppers too. Yum!

  14. I love fajitas. This looks like a great recipes for a Friday Night Fajitas party! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Yum! These look amazing. I haven’t had fajitas in so long. I would love to whip some of these up 🙂

  16. I love chicken fajitas. This recipe is simple and looks delicious.

  17. Those chicken fajitas look yummy! A little bit of heat is a good thing 🙂

  18. I love fajitas! They are the perfect meal for busy nights when I don’t have a lot of time to put into meal prep!

  19. Oh my these looks so delicious. I love any kind of Mexican food and this would be the perfect simple dinner.

  20. Julie Wood says:

    We love Chicken Fajitas and this recipe looks so tasty and I would love to make these for dinner soon. Thanks for sharing, we love Mexican food.

  21. meagan bs says:

    yummmmyyy! i love the roasted red peppers.

  22. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks so delicious. I will have to go and pick up the ingredients so i can make it for dinner tomorrow. I am sure my family will love it.

  23. courtney b says:

    those look amazing and super healthy.

    we might have to change up the meat though to beef instead of chicken. We like beef more, especially my hubby.

    Thank you though! xoxox

  24. These look amazing! We love Chicken Fajitas at our house – I’m going to have to give this recipe a try! Thanks so much for sharing!

  25. Wow! That looks so amazing .I bet it was so delicious

  26. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    We love making Chicken and also steak Fajitas! So easy and quick to make during a busy week. One of our favorites for a meal.

  27. This looks very delicious and yummy. My husband loves Mexican food with chicken. I am sure he is going to love this recipe. Will have to try this for sure. Thanks for the yummy idea.

  28. Anything that is pre diced/sliced/or chopped and saves me time is already a favorite in my book. I also like that this way I can add in to just some of the dinner for those that like them and omit for those that are more picky.

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