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Chicken and Summer Squash Fajitas with Black Beans

Chicken and Summer Squash Fajitas with Black Beans - a family favorite!

I’m all about easy dinners right now. Ok, let’s be real, I’m always about easy dinners. Summer is so hit or miss with dinner, meaning…most days we are running around doing fun summer stuff or even just being lazy around the house. No matter what type of day it is, if I’m not semi-prepared with at least a plan by the time dinnertime rolls around my mom brain is pretty much fried and not able to pull anything more than a sandwich together (of course, there’s always the take out option too). To avoid sandwiches and take out I’m trying hard to get a few standby dinners in rotation based on ingredients I regularly have on hand in the summer. Let me introduce you to my latest easy go-to dinner…chicken and summer squash fajitas.

I picked up the cutest pattypan squash at the farmer’s market the other day (I wish I took a picture). If you’ve never seen pattypan squash they basically look like little flying saucers. Adorable I tell you! Since my kids aren’t huge fans of peppers, to avoid any dinnertime battles I decided to use squash in our fajitas instead. They turned out to be a huge hit! Don’t worry, you can make these fajitas with any summer squash you have on hand.

Chicken and Summer Squash Fajitas

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!

Print Recipe

Chicken and Summer Squash Fajitas with Black Beans

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

For serving:

  • corn tortillas (warmed in a dry skillet)
  • Bush's Black Beans (warmed on stovetop)
  • shredded or crumbled cheese (jack, cheddar, cojita)
  • fresh lime
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • diced avocado

Directions:

  1. Place your chicken breast strips into a large ziplock bag or bowl. Add fajita or taco seasoning and lime and coat well.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Carefully place chicken into skillet (cook in batches if necessary to avoid crowding the pan) for 6 -7 minutes, tossing until browned on all sides and cooked through. Continue to cook entire batch of chicken. Place chicken on a plate and set aside.
  3. Add squash and onion to pan. Quickly saute over medium high heat for 4-5 minutes until vegetables are cooked through. Add chicken back into the pan for a minute or two and toss with vegetables to warm through. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust.
  4. Serve in warm corn tortillas with toppings of choice.

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11 Responses to “Chicken and Summer Squash Fajitas with Black Beans”

  1. Erica posted July 14, 2015 at 11:26 am

    These look delightful! I agree- easy dinners for the win!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 15, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Erica – yes always a win!!

  2. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted July 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I saw Mexican food and came running 🙂 I had some of those little squash in a pasta dish the other day and I love them. This is a fantastic idea, Aggie. Definitely going to check out Rachel’s fajita seasoning too. Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful day!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 15, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      I’m glad you came running 🙂 I have to get my hands on more of those squash, I just love them. Yes, try Rachel’s fajita seasoning – it’s great!

  3. Joshua Hampton posted July 15, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I’m all for easy dinners. They’re total lifesavers for me. These fajitas look lovely; I love summer squash.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 15, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Yes, total lifesavers for me too! Thank you!

  4. Rachel Cooks posted July 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Easy dinners are THE WAY TO GO! Thanks for the fajita seasoning love! xo

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 15, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      I loved those fajitas and your seasoning was awesome!

  5. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats posted July 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I seriously love the idea of adding summer squash to these fajitas! Fajitas are good any and every day of the week, they never get old but love how you threw a change up to a classic recipe, and those black beans … YUM!

  6. katie posted July 18, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I love the idea of adding squash to fajitas! Perfect for summer when we have an abundance of it in the garden! 

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 20, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Yes, it was on a whim but turned out to be a great idea! 🙂

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