Skillet Chili Mac

I love chili so this dish sounded intriguing to me. The picture makes it look like a meaty, cheesy plate of yumminess. With the addition of the noodles it kind of reminded me of Cincinnati chili.

Original Source: http://www.ziplist.com/recipes/1488136-Skillet_Chili_Mac?spJobID=319062858&spReportId=MzE5MDYyODU4S0&spUserID=MzM3MTU5MDQwMDcS1&spMailingID=5465196#_a5y_p=603054

Taste: 7

Difficulty: Medium

I was slightly disappointed about a few aspects of this dish. I like my chili runny and this dish had almost no juice at all. Also, the picture made it look cheesy and gooey. Sadly, it was neither. I guess I could have added a little more cheese after it was finished but I shouldn’t have had to! 🙂 Lastly, This dish lacked any sort of wow factor for me. It was okay. Nothing spectacular. Probably won’t make it on my menu again.

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Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

I love fajitas. What I do not love is trying to remember to thaw and marinate the meat far enough in advance. This recipe was perfect in that I did not have to let the meat marinate for 2 hours. I simply had to cut this, mix that, then throw in the oven. What could be better than that?

 

Original Source: http://realmomkitchen.com/9318/oven-baked-chicken-fajitas/

Taste: 9

Difficulty: Easy

This dish was super easy to throw together. Very minimal effort involved, which you know means that I am a fan. The only reason I did not give this dish a 10 on taste was that I liked the flavor, but I still have a McCormick seasoning that I like better. However, beggars can’t be choosers.

My only complaint about the dish was the chicken. I thought I had thawed the proper amount but I thought the ratio of veggies to chicken was a little off and would have like more chicken. The other problem was that I cut my chicken a little too thick. When I mixed it all together, I did not straighten out all the chicken pieces. This made them curl funny and seem extra thick. It would not have been such an issue had I cut the chicken as thin as possible to begin with.