Monday, January 23, 2012

Quick and Easy Chicken Meals - Easy Cheesy Fajitas and Easy Casserole

All busy cooks know you can never have too many quick and easy recipes. Yet we want those recipes to be tasty and healthy for our families. These recipes are family friendly for some quick meals at your house. Easy Cheesy Chicken Fajitas go together in minutes are combine several family favorites. Wrapped in a warm flour (grain) tortilla, you have a meat protein, spices, vegetables, and dairy (cheese). That is a pretty good meal in itself! The Easy Chicken Casserole also combines food groups and both recipes are diabetic friendly, too.
1/2 to 3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 medium green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup sliced onion
1 1/2 cups Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
6 (6-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
Your favorite salsa
1 lime cut into wedges, if desired
Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Turn heat under skillet to medium-high and add the chicken strips and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes until chicken is lightly browned. Add the red and green bell peppers and the onion to the skillet. Cook about another 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through and the peppers and onion are crisp tender.
To make fajitas place a fourth cup of the chicken mixture and a 1/4 cup of the cheese down the center of each tortilla; fold tortilla over the filling. Serve with the salsa. Garnish with fresh lime wedges, if desired.
Yield: 6 fajitas
1 can (10 3/4-oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
dash of freshly ground black pepper
3 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken (or turkey)
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and drained
1 can (4-oz) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
3 cups corn flake-type cereal, crushed down to half that amount
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp ground thyme
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 2-quart oblong baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In a large bowl combine the soup, milk, and pepper until the milk and soup are blended. (I like to stir with a whisk.) Stir in the chicken, vegetables, and mushrooms. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine the cereal, butter, and thyme. Sprinkle over the top of the chicken mixture. Place in the 350 degree oven and bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brown and bubbly.
Yield: 6 servings
This recipe is fine for diabetics as it has 23 grams of carbs to 26 grams of protein per serving.
For more of Linda's quick and easy recipes visit her blog at She also shares her crockpot/slow cooker recipes at


Amelia said...

These sound so delicious! And I can't believe that they're diabetic friendly! That's great, because my daughter and I are both diabetic. I love it when I find easy healthy dinner recipes
that also taste delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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zack said...

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john cena said...

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john cena said...

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Harry Kewell said...

I like Chicken Fajita so much. This my favorite food also.

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