Ancho Chicken Fajitas

We just finished up sauté week and I wanted to give it a proper farewell. I’ve been wanting to make homemade tortillas again for a while and chicken fajitas gave me the perfect excuse! I added a bit of bacon grease, garlic powder, green onion and smoked paprika to the tortillas and it was soContinue reading “Ancho Chicken Fajitas”

Crispy Blackened Fish Tacos

I had such an amazing week with my family back in Oregon this week! My mom picked up some black cod and it was perfect for fish tacos, one of my dad’s favorite dishes. It came together so fast and went amazing with the homemade Mango Salsa, Creamy Chipotle Slaw and Mexican Rice.  Crispy BlackenedContinue reading “Crispy Blackened Fish Tacos”

InstaPot Ancho Chicken Bowls

Andrew loves Mexican food, so I find myself making this quite a lot. It’s quick, tasty and inexpensive to make! You can top it with whatever toppings you like or you can serve everything over lettuce to make an awesome taco salad. Chicken: 3 large Chicken Breasts 2 Tablespoons Ancho Chile Paste 2 cups ChickenContinue reading “InstaPot Ancho Chicken Bowls”

Ancho Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I found some long lost tortillas in the freezer that were too stiff to make enchiladas with. So, I made chicken enchilada casserole instead! It also meant that I could use up the chile pork stock I saved from the last time I made enchiladas. Win win! Chicken Filling: 1 ½ lbs Boneless-skinless Chicken ThighsContinue reading “Ancho Chicken Enchilada Casserole”

InstaPot Ancho Oxtail Tacos

It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Pink tortillas sounded fun and Andrew got a kick out of them. I’d never cooked or eaten oxtails before, but wow am I a fan now! The meat was so tender and rich. Perfect for tacos! Oxtails: 2 whole Oxtails 1 Tablespoon Ancho ChileContinue reading “InstaPot Ancho Oxtail Tacos”

Air Fryer Salsa Verde Pork Chimichangas

I keep a stash of homemade burritos in the freezer for my husband to take to work if there aren’t any leftovers from the night before. I decided to pop one in the air fryer to make a chimichanga. So good! Pork Filling: 2 lb Pork Butt Roast 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika ½ teaspoon AnchoContinue reading “Air Fryer Salsa Verde Pork Chimichangas”

Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl

I love Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito Bowls, but I’m not a fan of paying almost $10 for it when I can make it much cheaper and add more toppings. I also made a batch of my Cantina Style Salsa to go with it. Chicken: 3 large Chicken Thighs 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 teaspoon Ancho ChileContinue reading “Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl”

Air Fryer Rowdy Ranch Chicken Wings

Battle of the air fryers! Chicken Wing Edition! GoWise Air Fryer Bundle (Walmart $70) Oster All-In-One (Fred Meyers clearances at $50) I’m going to be focusing on healthier meals for a while so I can lose my Pandemic Pudge. I’m calling these Rowdy Ranch Wings. The GoWise definitely won, hands down. The wings cooked inContinue reading “Air Fryer Rowdy Ranch Chicken Wings”

Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken

Day 16 of my 8 week Pantry Challenge! I almost caved and ordered Panda Express. I REALLY wanted their Sweet Fire Chicken, Broccoli Beef and Fried Rice. But then I remembered that it costs $12/plate and I have what I need to make it for around $5. You can use bottled Sweet Chile Sauce asContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken”

Baked Sweet Heat Spare Ribs

Dinner tonight. More ribs! This time Sweet Heat Baked Ribs. Yes, BAKED! They were so tender! Served with Green Bean Casserole, Loaded Broccoli Baked Potatoes, Cornbread Bake and buttered rolls. ¼ cup Olive Oil 1 large clove Garlic; finely minced ½ teaspoon Onion Powder 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika ½ teaspoon RedContinue reading “Baked Sweet Heat Spare Ribs”