Did you decide to go out for Cinco de Mayo? Did you by chance get the fajita dish that you always have leftovers with because it is so big? Well, if you are like me, you may be looking for a way to use your leftovers in a different recipe! If that’s the case, try whipping up this easy chicken fajita chili that can be eaten hot or cold, by itself or as a topping! It is a great low carb, high protein and high fiber recipe that is super versatile!
Fact: Leftovers are my favorite. I have a hard time seeing people not take their leftovers with them because that food just goes to waste! Don’t feel like eating the same thing again? Then, use the ingredients in your meal to make a new dish. I rarely eat leftovers just as they are in the box. More often, I’m already thinking about all the awesome things I can make with them. It also can make whipping up a meal super quick especially since things are already cooked!
I actually freeze most leftovers. As I mentioned earlier, I really hate waste. I also get stressed out if I’ve got things in my fridge that have a short life so almost everything ends up in my freezer. Then, I don’t have to worry about it! Depending on the meal, I may separate it into it’s various parts if I have plans for them in different recipes and freeze in different containers. I highly suggest doing this to cut down on waste, and speed up meal prep time. Then, you can whip up something quickly and be all like:
This recipe in particular uses the leftover chicken, onions and peppers that come out all sizzling when you get fajitas. Feel free to swap out the chicken for the steak if you got the steak fajitas. (Or, if you want to make this from scratch with your own meat of choice, onions and peppers, that works too! Even better because you can use water to make it all cook and sizzle instead of a bunch of oil) Then, just add the other ingredients and BOOM! Done. As I mentioned in the intro, it can be eaten anyway you like. I got several servings from this and most went directly into my freezer. (Your servings will depend on how much you have leftover) I ate one by itself and then found my favorite way to eat it was over top of a salad with salsa for the dressing and a few shakes of nutritional yeast. SOO yummy, I highly recommend it.
Did you have a fun Cinco De Mayo?
How do you feel about leftovers?
Pushing your festivities until the weekend and looking for other Cinco De Mayo Recipes? Here are a few others that you may have missed earlier this week that you could try!