Simplicity. Easy. One pan. Stunningly beautiful. Exceptionally flavorful. That’s what defines this orange pineapple fajita chicken & veggies recipe. The toughest part of this recipe is slicing the vegetables.That’s about the extent of it.
When I create a dish, my mind is always in its artistic mode. I think about the colors, textures, shapes. I consider the cooking implement. Do I use a glass casserole dish? Do I separate the chicken and veggies? Do I cook in something that can go directly to the table for serving (and that’s always what I typically do!). Then I start the plan. What I wanted to do with this recipe was simplify the seasoning. So, I had an organic package of fajita seasoning mix. I mean who doesn’t love ordering up chicken fajitas! Rather than sprinkle it on. I decided to dissolve it in chicken broth. But, wait! What else could I add that would amplify and round out flavors. I spied a small can of Dole Sunshine orange pineapple juice!
Perfect for just sipping these juices have the pop top opening, and at about six ounces just enough to quench your thirst. They make for fabulous cocktail mixers. And, I am totally sold on the fact that they are best used in cooking where food can be elevated to greater flavor levels. True to my intuitions, adding this can of juice gave the rich broth just a hint of sweet. Not enough to say, ‘oh, wow, I taste sweet’. But, just enough to say, ‘dang, that’s one good broth, what’s in it?’
This casserole of orange pinepapple jaita chicken and veggies comfortably feeds four. Just add a salad and some bread and you’re ready for a gourmet dinner in no time at all. xoxo ~ally
PS~As you can see I love to use parchment paper. It makes clean up so much easier!