Vegetable Noodle Fajitas with Chicken Leg Quarters
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  • 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 1 medium onion 1 large zucchini 2 medium-sized carrots 1-2 cups grated cheese (cheddar, jalapeno, etc.) 1 batch homemade tortillas (or store-bought!) Fajita seasoning: 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp. cumin ½ tsp. paprika ½ tsp. dehydrated onions (onion powder works, too.) ½ tsp. black pepper ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. dried oregano Salt Instructions *If using homemade tortillas, make first so they are ready when your toppings are done! To make the fajita seasoning, combine all the ingredients and mix until combined. Remove two teaspoonfuls and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining fajita seasoning (not the two teaspoons.) Massage seasoning onto chicken until nicely coated. Add extra dried oregano and garlic powder if desired (I did!) Preheat oven to 425F. While oven is heating, place a large cast iron skillet onto the stove and heat over medium-high heat. No need to add oil if your pan is well-seasoned. Once nice and hot, place the chicken in skin side down. Move the chicken every so often in the pan, keeping skin side down, so chicken browns evenly, about 5 minutes. You want the skin nice and crispy and dark. Flip chicken and cook for one more minute before moving to oven. Cook at 425F for 15 minutes, or until chicken reaches 160F. While chicken is in the oven, spiral cut your zucchini and carrots with your Microplane spiral cutter. Slice onions as thinly as possible. Julienne peppers on mandolin, another tool, or by hand. Remove chicken from oven and place chicken on a plate. Place cast iron skillet back on stove over medium/medium-high heat (pan should still be very hot from oven so medium should do.) Add vegetables, seasoning with salt and pepper. Toss frequently, seasoning with the juice of half a lime and the 2 teaspoons of fajita mix. Cook until veggies are cooked to your liking (about 5 minutes.) Slice up chicken and place on tortillas. Top with veggies, cheese, and any other toppings you desire. Serve immediately! 3.4.3177



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