EAT THIS! Winter is a stalker and I'm making Fajitas!

Smoky Mesquite Slow Cooked Chicken Fajitas with a spicy Black bean and corn salad!

 Seriously Winter…what is your problem!!? You are
acting like a crazy ex-boyfriend showing up every weekend to ruin my good time!Your kind of turning into a bit of a stalker! Rumor has it you plan on showing your face for the fourth weekend in a row now! It’s apparent that you hate me or you would at least have the common courtesy to come during the work week so
I would least get the day off! I think it’s just time you let go and move on
…you should travel and maybe visit another part of the world and find someone who can better appreciate all that you have to offer. I here that Iceland is nice this time of year! And the people there really dig snow. You’re only hurting yourself by hanging on like this…you look desperate, Winter. It’s not agood look for a season.

Anyway some time apart will do us both some good.
Don’t worry you know I’ve never been a one season kind of girl by November I’ll be missing you and anticipating your arrival. Have a great year…I’m going to make some fajitas!

I am in the mood for something smoky spicy and
light! This week I am making my famous Mesquite Chicken Fajitas. These fajitas are actually cooked in a crock pot. I don’t use ANY oil or fat instead the chicken is marinated in a smoky mesquite seasonings and then cooked in the slow cooker with a beer!!

This recipe is simply the best meal to have around for an office lunch , a weekend dinner with friends, Sunday get together or just something to fix and forget or the family. You literally toss the chicken in all the seasonings etc. and hen put in the slow cooker. I am also including a recipe for a quick and easy Black bean and Corn Salad.


2 packages of Chicken Tenders

1 3-pack of Tri colored peppers Sliced

1 large White Onion Sliced Thin

1Packet of Mesquite Seasoning(like Grill Mates)

Seasoning (see recipe below)

2 packets GOYA Sazon Flavor packets

Flour tortillas

In large bowl combine the Mesquite
Seasoning, Goya and Fajita Seasoning and toss the chicken. Be sure to coat
well. Put all the chicken into the slow cooker top with the peppers and onions
pour in beer and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3. Serve with your
favorite fixings (sour cream cheese olives jalepenos ) in a flour tortilla.

Black bean and Corn Salad

1 can black beans Drained/washed

1 cup cooked corn

1 cup diced tomatos

¼ cup scallions

1 tsp jalepenos

Lime juice

Salt to taste

1 tsp cumin

Fajita Seasoning:

Tbsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. salt1 Tbsp. paprika

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

2-1/2 tsp. crushed chicken bouillon cube

1-1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp. cumin


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David L February 28, 2013 at 03:01 PM
You are so funny! We were cracking up when we read this! The way you describe winter is hysterical! Every week my girlfriend and I look forward to making your recipes. This one is no exception! I can not wait to try this out! We are big fajita fans and this looks easy. Winter is a stalker and we are going to make fajitas too!!
Karen Doros February 28, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Hi Jade! Love the recipe! My kids LOVE all your recipes! We all look forward to reading your column every week. You are so funny! Karen Doros
Jennifer Fitzgerald February 28, 2013 at 04:32 PM
OMG, I have had the Balck Bean and Corn Salad, it is to DIE FOR!! I can taste all the flavors right now just thinking about it!! lol Your slow cooked fajitas in beer are world class, and should be made on a weekly basis for all. I am making this Sunday for a party and it will be a hit for everyone and there will be NO leftovers on this one! Your Mexican dishes are so tasty and flavor packed! I am all set with going out for Mexican when I can make this yummy gourmet dish for less! You did it agian Jade, look forward to next week and a future Book I hope I need all these recipes for life! Jen :-)
Michelle Thor February 28, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Yummy, yummy, yummy in my tummy!!!! I am looking forward to cooking this to chase away the nasty winter. I can see my families excitement now smelling it cook for 6 hours. Your recipes are always so easy to follow and every single one of them is delicious. already anticipating next weeks story/recipe.


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