Friday, August 31, 2012

Fajita Style Chicken with Jalapeno Garlic Goat Cheese

I know, I know - where the heck have I been?!? I have been absent from my blog for quite some time. Some of it was due to having a new baby last year and some was just plain apathy.

Last night I went to a "Real Foods" Meeting and we each had to come up with something to work on before we meet again next month. I have been wanting to get back into posting on the blog, and this was just the kick in the pants that I needed. 

Now, on to the show!

This year I made on of the best decisions ever by joining my very first CSA! Before that I would support the local farmers market, and was happy with that decision. This year an acquaintance told me about Bellair Farm CSA. I am so glad she did because this place is amazing! Instead of getting a box full of the harvest, at this CSA you are allowed to choose what goes into your bag each week. Pretty cool, huh? AND not only that but they have amazing fields of pick-your-own in addition to your weekly share. I have been getting beautiful assorted flowers and sunflowers to brighten up my house, several types of tomatoes, fresh herbs and recently some spicy jalapenos - which are the inspiration for this dish. 

This recipe is spicy for certain, if you are spice adverse you could certainly cut down on or eliminate the jalapenos called for in this dish. If you are brave, you will try it as is! This recipe serves 2 adults. 

Fajita Style Chicken with Jalapeno Garlic Goat Cheese
  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 2 Large Red Peppers
  • 2 Large Onions 
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1 Large Jalapeno 
  • 2 Ounces of Goat Cheese
  • Butter or Coconut Oil for Sauteing
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 Avocado (optional) 

Start by slicing up your onions and peppers thinly. 

Add your choice of cooking oil or butter. I used a pat of butter this time.  Throw the onions and peppers into a pan on medium heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Next finely dice your clove of garlic and your jalapeno. I did them separately in my vitamix. You could use a food processor, or just the old fashioned way by hand with your knife. If you are doing it yourself, please do not forget to wear gloves while handling the jalapenos or you will have burning hands the rest of the day!

In a small pan add your choice of cooking oil or butter and add the jalapenos and garlic on medium heat.

While that is cooking you are going to want to get started browning or warming up your chicken. I had some roasted chicken so I just sliced it thinly and warmed it in a pan with a little bit of butter, salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, go check on your peppers and onions. They should look like this (below), when they do they are done!

Next check on your jalapeno and garlic, which should look like the picture below.

Turn off the heat on the burner and remove the pan, add your goat cheese.

Mix until incorporated.

Time for assembly! Start with a generous bed of the peppers and onions.

Add the Chicken.

And a dollop of the jalapeno garlic goat cheese.

And add some avocado on the side! Enjoy!

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