March 8, 2013

Chicken Fajita Pie


We love chicken fajitas and we love pie. Why not combine them into a Chicken Fajita Pie!

Ingredients (printable recipe)
1 (10 inch) flour tortilla (burrito size)
2 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
3/4 cup chopped bell pepper (red, yellow, green, orange, whichever you like)
1/3 cup chopped red onion 
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves (I used a mini food processor)
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
cooking spray
Directions
1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch pie plate. Press tortilla into prepared pie plate and spray lightly with more cooking spray. Toss chicken, chopped pepper, onion and 1 cup of shredded cheese in a large bowl until combined. Spread filling over tortilla.
2. Whisk eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and cilantro in bowl until smooth. Slowly pour over filling. Then, sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until surface is golden brown about 20-25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.

Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything and Cook's Country

I love that the crust is simply a large tortilla. So easy!
Here's the filling: chicken, chopped bell pepper and onion and cheese
I don't like chopping cilantro leaves. So, I put the leaves into a mini food processor and then added them to the egg, milk, flour mixture. I've used both whole milk and skim milk in this recipe. So, use whatever milk you have. One more tip: put your pie plate on a baking sheet covered with foil before pouring in this runny mixture. Helps if you happen to spill and makes it easier to pull this in and out of the oven. (Wish I hadn't forgot the foil. It makes clean-up so much easier.)
More cheese! Can you really ever have too much cheese?
The Results...
So easy to make!  We liked Chicken Fajita Pie.  My husband and son gave this about 3 stars (out of 5).  They both like their Mexican food spicy and I intentionally made this mild so everyone could enjoy it.  I could spice this up with some chopped jalapeno peppers.  Maybe next time I'll make two pies, one spicy and one mild.

My little girls were happy this was mild and full of cheese.  My 5 yr. old was the biggest fan and ate her entire slice of pie.  She gave this recipe 5 out of 5 stars!

“I’m partying at the Pi Day Pie Party at Crazy for Crust today. Come party with us!”

This recipe is featured at:
On the Menu Monday @ StoneGable
Show & Share Wednesday @ Semi Homemade Mom
Tasty Thursdays @ The Mandatory Mooch

I also share recipes are these linky parties.
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32 comments:

  1. YUM! We'll be trying this one soon! Thanks so much for the great recipe. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hi Brooke,
      Thank you for stopping by! If you get a chance, let me know how you like this. Have a great week. :)

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  2. Looks tasty...will be trying this soon!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you enjoy it, too!

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  3. This is so me. We are on a Mexican kick right now. I'm going to have to pin it.

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    1. Hi Melanie,
      Thank you for the Pin! We love Mexican, too. We usually have something Mexican at least once a week.

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  4. I am one of your subscribers! This sounds really good...I love fajitas. Thanks for sharing! Come check out some of my Mexican recipes at www.stephwnekcookbookproject.blogspot.com!

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Thank you so much for stopping by! I will definitely check out some of your Mexican recipes! I'm heading over now...

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  5. Made this tonight to use up some leftover chicken from earlier in the week. Only change was less cilantro as about 1/4 cup was all I had. A fast fix from scratch and in the oven quick, cooked while we walked the dogs. House smelled yummy when we returned. Topped with a dap of sour cream and a bit of salsa. Hubby and I both had a 2nd small piece. Enough left for a couple light lunch servings. A definite keeper.

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    1. I'm so glad you and your hubby enjoyed this recipe and it's a keeper! I also liked that this is quick and easy and a great way to use up leftover chicken. Thank you so much for stopping by to let me know how it turned out!

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  6. Hi, this looks amazing. Have pinned and am going to give it a try.

    Popping over from Stone Gable.

    Anne xx

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    1. Hi Anne,
      Thank you so much for popping over! And thanks for the pin!

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  7. Delicious! Love the tortilla crust! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back this week with another great recipe!

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    1. Thank you! I really loved the tortilla crust, too. So easy!

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  8. Be still my heart...this looks amazing. I've pinned it to enjoy soon! Thank you!

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    1. Hi Tanya,
      Thanks for the pin. I hope you enjoy this pie as much as we did!

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  9. I am loving this recipe. I love how it is part pie part fajitas. Pinned this to try. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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    1. Hi Christie,
      Thank you for hosting Thursday's Treasures. And thank you for stopping by to visit!

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  10. This look delicious!! Can't wait to try it. My family loves Mexican food of any kind. I will be FEATURING this post on Tasty Thursdays this week. The party will be live tonight. Thanks for linking up!! Nichi

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  11. Thank you for sharing. This looks delicious. We love Mexican food as well. Can't wait to try it.

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  12. Found you on Tasty Thursdays. This pie looks delicious!

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  13. This looks incredible. My kids will love having "pie" for dinner! Thanks for linking to the Weekend Potluck.
    ~Kim

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  14. A yummy delicious recipe.I should definitely try this.

    Chicken fajita recipe

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  15. This was a tasty meal, great for a weeknight since it took almost no time to pull together. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Jessica,
      Thank you for letting me know you liked it!

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  16. G'day! Your recipe and photo look SO yum, true!
    I might have to put this on my list to do!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Foodie Friends Friday Party too!

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  17. I will definitely be trying this recipe very soon. It sounds delicious. Cant' wait!!! I am a new follower from the Foodie Friends Friday Link Party.
    Ashley @ www.supremelydivinelife.com

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  18. Ohhhh I can't wait to try that! Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! :-D Zannie @ mymixingspoon

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