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Under $10 and 10 Minute Rotisserie Chicken Fajita Recipe

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Rotisserie chicken fajitas prepared in Shawna Coronado's front lawn vegetable garden.
Fajitas Ingredients on set

Last week Google came to my front lawn vegetable garden to film my first Google+ Hangout culinary video. This kicked off a series of Google+ Hangout on AIR events whereby we are cooking fresh, organic, healthy foods in my front lawn vegetable garden. This week’s feature is Rotisserie Chicken Fajitas made with fresh vegetables from my garden.

Cooking fresh, ripe, organic vegetables means you have great-tasting, vitamin-rich foods for your family. We are doing this cooking demonstration in my front lawn vegetable garden – where the vegetables are grown – and it has been FUN, FUN, FUN to learn how to make a live video while interacting with viewers watching while we prepare the recipe.

Working with rotisserie chicken means it is QUICK and easy to prepare a meal for your family and in fact, this meal really serves MORE THAN 6 people for under $10. Therefore, we are using the leftovers from this recipe next week to make Fajita Soup.  In other words – 2 meals for under $10. WOW! Stay tuned for the next $10 Culinary episode.

Keep it fresh, organic, and healthy my friends – grow your own veggies!

Shawna Coronado teaching front lawn vegetable garden culinary.

RECIPE – Garden Fresh Organic Vegetable Rotisserie Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients –

  • One whole rotisserie chicken shredded ($4.99 at Costco )Fajitas Cooking
  • One large onion, chopped into thin slices ($.25)
  • Four bell peppers, chopped into thin slices ($.75)
  • Several garlic cloves, crushed ($.10)
  • Two tablespoons chili powder ($.25)
  • One tablespoon cumin powder ($.35)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil ($.30)
  • One avocado sliced thin ($.98)
  • One dozen corn tortillas – ($.33) [~Recipe for making your own corn tortillas  HERE.]
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro ($.10)
  • 3 limes ($.30)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (Free)

Total cost – $8.70

Instructions – 

  • Slice chicken in thin strips.
  • Combine olive oil, garlic, spices, and the juice of one lime into a marinade.
  • Combine all the vegetables with marinade and let marinade a few minutes to overnight.
  • Saute over medium heat until vegetables are slightly tender.
  • Add chicken. Mix and stir until well heated. Add juice of a half a lime while cooking.
  • When done, remove from heat and place fajita mixture on heated tortillas.
  • Top with avocado, cilantro, and lime juice.

The fajitas serves 4 to 6 people. All vegetables from my garden are grown organically and I am basing the price of each vegetable on how many veggies it typically yields per plant, divided by the plant cost at planting time. Most of the herbs in the garden are perennials and I have had them for years, I’m counting them as “free”. I also count salt and pepper as “free”.

Below is a photo of what “the set” looks like when I am filming LIVE in the front lawn veggie garden. I have a couple tables, a computer with camera attached, lighting and a bunch of other stuff I need to set up. It is definitely a challenge; but a fun one! I hope you enjoy the yummy fajitas!

Shawna Coronado filming Google+ Hangouts at her front lawn veggie garden.

Special Note – Because the FTC requires it, I am letting you know that Jobes Organic Fertilizer,  Bonnie Plants, Organic Mechanics Soil, Midwest Trading, and Natural Industries supplied the plants, mulch, soil, and soil additives I used in this garden. I have used their products because I WOULD even if they had not given the products to me and they have produced great success. I donate a large portion of the vegetables I grow in my soil-improved garden to the local food pantry when harvested. All opinions are my own!

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  1. Loved the program and sent it to others to see! You are so Awesome Shawna and many thanks to Google…they will be a big help in all of this sustainable gardening world wide. We have a construction business which we have built environemental friendly houses and some off the grid and all of those customers are health concious in their lives and especially in the gardens. Keep up the great work Shawna and to all the others on your panel which by the way was so fun…you all have a say in this also and I know we will make a ‘power of many’ together!!!

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