Went to the grocery store today and they had a special on fajita seasoned chicken with pre-sliced peppers and onions. While I was excited at the notion that the veggies were already sliced and ready to go, the chicken looked like it was seriously lacking flavor so I proceeded to the sauces and marinades aisle to add some flavor at home and went on with the rest of my shopping for this week’s meals.
As I was preparing dinner, I had everything out on the counter including tortillas, sour cream, cheese, Spanish rice and the marinade I had picked up earlier in the day. My husband walks in and says, “we are having teriyaki chicken for dinner?” to which I bewildering reply, “no, we are having chicken fajitas.” He walks out of the kitchen and I’m stuck there thinking, ‘why would he think we’re having teriyaki chicken? Can’t he see all the fajitaness going on here?’ The chicken and veggies are almost done so I grab the jar of marinade and it all made sense…I accidentally bought teriyaki marinade!! Holding the jar of teriyaki sauce in my hand and staring at the sour cream and cheese on the counter, I decided it probably wouldn’t make the best combination. Now what to do? Everything is pretty much done but the chicken is lacking luster and is in desperate need of some flavor….STAT!! I decided to grab a packet of HOT Taco Seasoning and mix it with a little water and throw that in the pan. It turned out to be really, REALLY good.
Later this week we will be having some sort of teriyaki dish. Luckily my husband saved us from having Chicken Teriyaki Fajitas tonight. I don’t think I’d be writing about a success in the kitchen tonight if he hadn’t made me question why he asked if we were having chicken teriyaki when it was so OBVIOUS (to me anyway) that we were having fajitas.