Chicken Fajitas to Chicken Pot Pie

We still had left over refried beans, all those beautiful peppers from last week’s CSA box, and frozen chicken breasts, so the easy answer for dinner was fajitas.

Thinly sliced peppers and onions

I seasoned the peppers with a “mystery rub”  my husband made that was in the cupboard.  It smelled kind of like barbecue.

After heating a bit of canola oil in the big cast iron skillet, I cooked the onions and peppers until they were soft and removed them from the pan.  I then heated more oil and added chicken breast slices in a single layer, so each slice would cook and sear nicely.

Each batch of chicken was generously seasoned with the BBQ rub and when both sides had cooked, pushed off to the side of the pan and the next batch added, again in a single layer.


When all the chicken had been cooked, I returned the pepper-onion mixture to the pan and combined.

The fajitas were served on multi-grain tortillas, alongside the last of the refried beans. 🙂  In fact, the refried beans had improved dramatically with age.  And the BBQ rub seasoning tasted really good!

I did have lots of leftover fajita fixin’s, that we are making into chicken pot pie tomorrow.  Please come back and check that out too.  🙂

About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.
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2 Responses to Chicken Fajitas to Chicken Pot Pie

  1. I love repurposed leftovers. We have a lot of peppers here, too, so perhaps I will thaw a chicken breast and have some fajitas. I’m making Shepherd’s pie tonight using leftover green beans (that didn’t get nuked enough so the baking will be good for them) topped with leftover mashed potatoes (because 5 lbs of mashed potatoes for 4 people means there’s a teensy bit left over).

  2. Oh yum!! Your photos really got my tastebuds goin’! I’ll bet the chicken pot pie will be really good with the zippy flavor of the bbq rub. Kirsten ~ speaking of Shepherd’s pie ~ we were at a potluck Sunday night and someone brought a huge casserole dish of Shepherd’s pie made with hamburger. I’ve never made it before but it was sooooo good I want to give it a try. If you have a recipe, I hope you’ll post it!

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