Taco/fajitas/wraps are one of our favourite weeknight dinners, and in the past I have mostly used prepackaged spice mixes to make this yummy meal. There’s always a time for those, but I wanted to make something with less salt and that was spiced the way my hubby and I like so I made my own mix. I hope you enjoy this easy-to-make dinner!
Ingredients (for roughly 2 people, or 4 with less hearty appetites)
· ½ cup – 1 cup of chicken stock
· ½ tsp – 1 tsp of chili powder
· ½ tsp- 1 tsp of chipotle chili powder
· ½ tsp garlic powder
· 1 tbsp of paprika
· ½ an onion roughly diced
· Pepper to taste (I don’t salt because stock tends to be salty but feel free to add salt if you prefer)
· As much hot sauce as you and your family like
· 2 chicken breasts
· Toppings – as many as you like!
· Place first 8 ingredients in slow cooker and stir to combine.
· Add 2 chicken breasts and cover.
· Cook for 5 -6 hours on low.
· Remove chicken breasts and turn slow cooker up to high – let mixture reduce for about 10 minutes.
· In the meantime shred chicken, then return to slow cooker and keep on low until dinner is ready and while you prepare the toppings.
Note: This is great if you and your partner work different hours, my husband ate 3 hours after I did and it was perfectly warm and delicious!
The best part of fajitas/wraps is all the toppings in my opinion. I love to make a pepper and onion mix where I just sauté the ½ of the onion I didn’t use with a variety of brightly colour peppers in olive oil with a little salt and pepper. I also tend to add a variety of frozen veggies to up our vegetable quota (this mix included corn which added a fresh element). We also like to serve ours with sour cream, cheddar cheese and extra hot sauce but there are no rules – it’s just what you love. To mix it up I buy different flavoured tortillas and sometimes add a hint of citrus.