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30 Minute Meal: Foil Pack Fajitas

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Marleigh loves spending time helping me in the kitchen – she pulls up her little stool and, mixing spoon in hand, is always eager to help mommy. I will admit, though, I’m not always eager to have her help – mainly because it usually leads to a mess to clean up. When I’m short on time for dinner prep in the first place, it makes it difficult to say “yes.” Whenever I push back my fears of flour flying throughout the kitchen in order to bring her happiness, I’m always glad to have her company in the kitchen in the end! Having the opportunity to receive Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ Dish Liquid to review gave me the perfect excuse to be messy and have fun in the kitchen with my little girl without the dread that usually comes along with washing dishes after a messy meal!

I run my own freelance business and work a part time office job and my husband is a school teacher, basketball coach, and trim carpenter on the side. To say we are busy would be the understatement of the century! When it comes time to make dinner, if I’m not resorting to throwing chicken nuggets in the oven, I’m trying to find new, simple recipes with ingredients we have on hand – which usually end up being tortilla shells, some form of meat, and fresh vegetables. Our family favorite recipe (and the one that Marleigh especially loves to help me make) are foil pack chicken fajitas.

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1-1/2 cups Mexican blend/taco cheese
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 white onion, diced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1-1/2 cups instant white rice
  • 1-1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • Tortilla shells
  • Tin Foil
  • Cooking spray

  1. Cut sections of tin foil (approximately 6″ x 4″) and fold up sides to create a bowl effect
  2. Spray tin foil packets with cooking spray
  3. Combine rice, hot water, and taco seasoning in mixing bowl
  4. Add all ingredients to the tin foil packets
  5. Fold, and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is completely melted
  6. Serve with warm tortilla shells and vegetable of your choice (We typically go with corn)

To create this recipe, we usually set up an “assembly line” to put the fajitas together. I handle the chicken, Marleigh handles toppings, and we both work together to fold the foil packs.

Mess-making comes pretty naturally in our family. My nickname throughout my childhood was “Sloppy Jo” rather than Samantha Jo, and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree with “Messy Marleigh!”

Although clean-up is usually a chore that I’m not too fond of, I was eager to try out the new dish liquid from Palmolive®. See those pretty bottles of dish soap? You can find Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ Baking Soda & Grapefruit and Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ Baking Soda & Lime Dish Liquid at your nearest Walmart in the dish detergent aisle!

Since Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ is specially formulated for tough cleaning challenges, I didn’t need to let the dishes “soak” in the sink overnight or ruin a sponge trying to get stuck-on cheese off our plates! Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ smells ridiculously good with the fresh scents of lime or grapefruit for “A Modern Twist on Cleaning.™” And the best part? A little bit goes a long way. Since Palmolive® Fusion Clean™ cleans 2.5x more dishes vs. non-concentrated dish liquid, I was able to wash a sink-full of dirty dishes without having to re-apply the Dish Liquid to my sponge! (You can grab a .25 off coupon for any Palmolive® product at coupons.com from 4/10-4/23 to try it for yourself.)

What is your favorite meal to make for your family? If you love to experiment with food and want to “Out-cook” the microwave without worrying about the clean-up, grab a $0.25 off coupon for any Palmolive® product at coupons.com from 4/10-4/23!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Adriana Martin

    What a great idea to prepare fajitas on a pouch, very creative. #client

    April 6, 2016 at 6:17 am
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