Quick and Easy Chicken Fiesta Skillet

This quick and easy one-pan chicken fiesta skillet can be on the table in just 30 minutes. It’s a healthy and satisfying meal, perfect for busy weeknights. You can easily pair it with yummy sides like rice and refried beans, or even a fresh salad.

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What I love about this chicken fiesta skillet meal is that it’s so easy to put together. It’s quick because you’re making it all in just one pan. Whether you use a cast-iron skillet like this one, or a stainless steel skillet, this dish comes together with minimal work.

Here’s how it goes down.

  • First, prep your veggies and herbs. Slice and dice the onion and peppers and set aside. Chop the cilantro and set aside.
  • Second, prep your chicken. Slice it into bite-sized chunks and set aside.
  • Third, prep your canned and/or frozen veggies. Rinse and drain the black beans. Do the same for the corn if you’re using canned corn instead of frozen.
  • Fourth, have all your spices at the ready.
  • Fifth, fire up the skillet and get ready to roll!

From here, it’s as simple as adding the onions and peppers to skillet and letting them soften a bit before adding the chicken and spices. Let the chicken brown a bit and then throw in the beans and corn. Cook a bit, taste, re-season if necessary and you’re practically done!

Easy Chicken Fiesta Skillet

Between the stages of cooking and browning, you might want to grate some cheese, prepare an avocado, slice a lime or two, if you want to serve those with the fiesta skillet. You might want to serve this over a brown rice, so factor that in if it’s something that your family likes.

Don’t wait for Cinco de Mayo to make this – throw it together tonight and be sure to keep it in your quick and easy rotation of tasty dinners to make!

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Quick and Easy Chicken Fiesta Skillet
 
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Quick and Easy Chicken Fiesta Skillet
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 
½ medium red onion, diced
  • 2 red or green bell peppers, diced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. smoked paprika
  • 1 t. Mexican oregano
  • ½ t. chipotle powder
  • 1 14-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 
1 c. frozen or canned sweet yellow corn
  • ½ c. fresh cilantro, roughly chopped, divided
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • Optional, to serve:
  • 
½ c. Monterey Jack, shredded
  • 1 large avocado, chopped
  • 
1 large lime, sliced into 8 wedges
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and peppers and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are soft and slightly caramelized, around 7-8 minutes.


  2. Add chicken, ground cumin, smoked paprika, Mexican oregano, and chipotle powder and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is lightly browned on all sides, around 3-4 minutes. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste.

  3. Stir in black beans and frozen corn. Cook, stirring once or twice, until everything is warmed through, around 6-8 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. 


  4. Remove from heat and stir in half of the fresh cilantro and lime juice. If using, sprinkle cheese on top and cover with until cheese melts. Serve immediately topped with remaining cilantro, chopped avocado, and fresh lime wedges, if desired. Enjoy!

 

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This quick and easy one-pan chicken fiesta skillet can be on the table in just 30 minutes. It's a healthy and satisfying meal perfect for busy weeknights. You can easily pair it with yummy sides like rice and refried beans, or even a fresh salad.
This quick and easy one-pan chicken fiesta skillet can be on the table in just 30 minutes. It's a healthy and satisfying meal perfect for busy weeknights. You can easily pair it with yummy sides like rice and refried beans, or even a fresh salad.
This quick and easy one-pan chicken fiesta skillet can be on the table in just 30 minutes. It's a healthy and satisfying meal perfect for busy weeknights. You can easily pair it with yummy sides like rice and refried beans, or even a fresh salad.


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Easy Homemade Organic Salsa

This easy and healthy organic homemade salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes. Amp up the heat factor by adding more jalapeño. Keeps well in the refrigerator, so make a double batch for later!

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This easy homemade organic salsa is a must for all your Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes, but we like to keep it around to snack on with our favorite tortilla chips. I’ve also been known to use it as a salad dressing. (ahem). What? It’s just that good.

What I love about it is that it’s all natural and fresh. I like to buy organic tomatoes, peppers, onions, limes and cilantro for this recipe, that way I know I’m really making a super healthy salsa. Your local farmer’s market is a great place to find fresh tomatoes and peppers if you don’t grow them yourself, or have a neighbor who likes to share their bounty with you. 🙂

Homemade Organic Salsa

The salsa ingredients spend a little time in the sauté pan (I use my cast-iron skillet) to really bring out the flavor as well as help them blend a bit more. To chunk it up a little further, after the ingredients have cooled, I use an immersion blender like this one to make it less chunky. You could also throw it in a blender, but I like the immersion blender for two reasons: 1) less cleanup (hooray!) and 2) I have more control over how thin or chunky I want the salsa to be.

Homemade Organic Salsa

Serve it up in a pretty bowl and enjoy!
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Easy Homemade Organic Salsa
 
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This easy and healthy organic homemade salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes. Amp up the heat factor by adding more jalapeño. Keeps well in the refrigerator, so make a double batch for later.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium organic yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 medium organic green bell pepper, diced small
  • 
1 medium organic jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 large organic tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 
½ t. dried Mexican oregano
  • ¼ t. smoked paprika
  • ¼ - ½ t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ c. water
  • 2½ T. fresh organic lime juice
  • 2-3 T. fresh organic cilantro, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion and peppers become soft, around 4-5 minutes.


  2. Add tomatoes, Mexican oregano, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, and water. Stir to combine and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for another 4-5 minutes 



  3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Once slightly cool, puree mixture with an immersion blender, leaving slightly chunky, or transfer to a regular blender or food processor and pulse a couple of times until just blended.


  4. Transfer salsa to a bowl and stir in fresh lime juice and cilantro. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately or cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. Enjoy!

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This easy and healthy organic homemade salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes. Amp up the heat factor by adding more jalapeño. Keeps well in the refrigerator, so make a double batch for later.This easy and healthy organic homemade salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes. Amp up the heat factor by adding more jalapeño. Keeps well in the refrigerator, so make a double batch for later.

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5 Eco-Friendly and Affordable Bamboo Kitchen Tools You Should Be Using Right Now

Since bamboo is one of the most affordable and renewable substances in the green marketplace, it just makes sense to upgrade your kitchen tools with these healthier, green options. Here are 5 eco-friendly and affordable bamboo kitchen tools that you should be using right now.

Since bamboo is one of the most affordable and renewable substances in the green marketplace, it just makes sense to upgrade your kitchen tools with these healthier, green options. Here are 5 eco-friendly and affordable bamboo kitchen tools that you should be using right now.

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Why bamboo? What’s all the fuss? Before we get to the 5 eco-friendly and affordable bamboo kitchen tools that you should be using right now, here’s a little information about bamboo that you’ll want to know.

Environmentally Friendly
Bamboo is an environmentally friendly grass that can grow 3 feet in 24 hours. It is incredibly renewable and can be grown without the use of pesticides. Hooray! It’s for this reason that it’s considered eco-friendly and is becoming extremely popular for those who want to go green in their homes and kitchens.

Durability
Bamboo is known for its hard stems, yet products made from this amazing grass are incredibly light in weight. Bamboo kitchen gadgets and utensils are actually more durable than their wooden and plastic counterparts. Additionally, they are heat, stain and odor resistant.

Aesthetics
Bamboo products and utensils are smooth and non-porous. They are lightweight and easy to handle. They will not scratch your pans or damage your cookware.

Affordability
Bamboo is one of the most affordable eco-friendly substances in the green marketplace, making it an attractive choice to those on a tight or frugal budget. Its fresh look and excellent longevity make it one of the most popular acquisitions among eco-conscious individuals.

Here are 5 eco-friendly and affordable bamboo kitchen tools that you should be using right now:

Replace your old wooden, cracked set or your unhealthy plastic set with this 6 piece organic bamboo cooking & serving utensil set.  Comes with a handy caddy to store your new, fresh, beautiful bamboo utensils in.

 

 

This expandable drawer organizer is amazing! It’s unique because most drawer organizers are not expandable; this one is. Made of 100% pure bamboo, you’re getting a quality piece of organization for your drawers. PS: It’s not just for the kitchen! (think bathroom and office, too!)

 

 

While this bamboo ring vegetable brush is amazingly functional, I also happen to think it’s totally cute. But that’s just me. Function first, right? And totally affordable. Check it out!

 

 

I love this bamboo dish drying rack! Mine sits on my counter by the sink and I use it every day. Totally handy and I love the way it looks. It’s collapsible and lightweight for easy storage if you don’t use it daily. This rack is an instant decor upgrade for yucky plastic dish racks or rusty metal ones. Do yourself and your dishes a favor and upgrade to this affordable green option.

 

Here’s an extremely affordable set of 3 bamboo cutting boards. I love that you get three sizes. They can also double as serving boards for sandwiches and they make great cheese boards, too! Easy to use and easy to clean. Read more about their advantages here.

 

 

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Since bamboo is one of the most affordable and renewable substances in the green marketplace, it just makes sense to upgrade your kitchen tools with these healthier, green options. Here are 5 eco-friendly and affordable bamboo kitchen tools that you should be using right now.

Since bamboo is one of the most affordable and renewable substances in the green marketplace, it just makes sense to upgrade your kitchen tools with these healthier, green options. Here are 5 eco-friendly and affordable bamboo kitchen tools that you should be using right now.

Since bamboo is one of the most affordable and renewable substances in the green marketplace, it just makes sense to upgrade your kitchen tools with these healthier, green options. Here are 5 eco-friendly and affordable bamboo kitchen tools that you should be using right now.

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7 Stunning Carrot Cakes To Make Right Now

Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

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There’s just something about carrot cakes that I love. I think it’s the sweetness of the carrots, which, as you know, are a vegetable, and vegetables are good for you, right? But here, they’re the dominant ingredient in a cake, which is spiced up and usually decked out in glorious cream cheese frosting, all resting on a beautiful cake stand, so…what’s not to love? And the nuts: either walnuts or pecans grace a carrot cake and are often used as creative decoration. The visual appeal of a stunningly-crafted carrot cake makes me drool and want to attempt to make one of these creations in my own kitchen!

Guess what? Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now! They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself.

Carrot Cake with Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Frosting by The Little Epicurean
This cake makes a stunning statement with its minimalistic carrot top display gracing the brown sugar and cream cheese frosting.


Maple Caramel Carrot Cake
by Liv For Cake
This cake is over the top! Seriously. There’s maple syrup, maple caramel and cream cheese involved. ::swoon:: Two words: gorgeous and decadent.
Maple Carrot Cake


Pistachio Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by How Sweet Eats
I adore this take on carrot cake with pistachios ~ heaven! The photo she has of the batter – do not miss it! I want to make this ASAP.
Pistachio Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake by Saving Room For Dessert
Toasted pecans and decorative cream cheese piping create a stunning effect on this 4 layer carrot cake.
Carrot Cake

A stand mixer will help you make these amazing carrot cakes! Do you have one? They come in an array of yummy colors if this carrot, umm, orange color isn’t your thing. Check them out!

 

 

My Favorite Cake Cake by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Brown sugar, spices, applesauce, and loads of other goodness make this carrot cake not only beautiful to behold, but a delicious dessert for any occasion.
Layered Carrot Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake by Minimalist Baker
Can you believe this gorgeousness can be made in just one bowl with basic ingredients?! Plus, it’s healthy! I mean…just…gah! Go now and see how she put it together!
Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Spoon Fork Bacon
I love the elegant simplicity of the frosting on the 4-layer cake. Currants replace raisins and the nuts are on the outside of the cake for a smoother cake texture. Glorious, rich cream cheese frosting is not overly sweet and is the perfect compliment to this stunning carrot cake.
Carrot Cake

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Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

 

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