Friday, February 22, 2013

Chicken Fajita Paella

This does not qualify as real paella because I cook the rice separately, it's not a fajita because there is no tortilla involved, and we eat it with lots of extra stuff. It's mostly something I just made up with some stuff I had and we liked it. But there is rice, and there is fajita seasoning, and when it's done it resembles paella. So I call it Chicken Fajita Paella, and you can call it that if you want to.

3 c uncooked brown rice, cooked
10 oz canned chicken
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 c chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp dried cilantro leaves
1 tsp Penzey's fajita seasoning
1 tsp salt
olive oil
1 can black beans, drained
1 head of lettuce, chopped
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream

In a frying pan or wok, saute onion and garlic in some olive oil until tender. 
Add green pepper, chicken, lime juice, cilantro, fajita seasoning, salt, and beans. 
Cook until heated through.


Stir the mixture into your rice. 

Serve the "paella" on a bed of lettuce, topped with cheese and sour cream. Serves six.

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