When my husband and I first got married, I cooked EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT! I loved to cook… I can remember spending hours searching through recipe books and magazines looking for new recipes. I had a weekly meal plan, and I was guilty of visiting the grocery store a few times a week. What can I say… We had no real commitments back then. It was just the two of us!
Fastforward 18 years…
Boy have things changed…
For starters, it’s no longer just the 2 of us…
We now have 2 high schoolers with crazy after school schedules. That means our candle light dinners are a thing of the past. We’re down to quick dinners on the go and a part-time taxi service on the side.
I no longer love to cook! Nowadays, I cook more out of necessity than anything else. So what’s a busy teacher/mom to do when you’ve got a hungry family to feed and very little time to do it in? Basically, you gotta strap on your SuperMom cape and start collecting an arsenal of quick and easy recipes you can whip together in a flash AND that your family loves!
Rotisserie Chicken Wraps
Here’s a family fav that has become a Monday night staple for us (That’s our busiest night of the week).
1 cooked rotisserie chicken
1 packet of your favorite Fajita seasoning
1.When you bring the chicken home, tear the meat off the bone, throw away the skin, and chop into bite-sized pieces. Store in a Tupperware.
2. Pour the pouch of fajita seasoning on top.
3. Close the lid and shake so that the chunks of chicken get coated in seasoning. Don’t worry if it doesn’t mix all the way. This Chicken Wrap recipe is a no fuss recipe, I promise! You can now store away the seasoned chicken in your fridge for one of those crazy weeknights. I usually prep this recipe on Sunday and end up cooking it on Monday.
4. Add some olive oil or coconut oil (about a Tbs) to a pan and set on medium heat. Then add the chicken to warm through. Remember the chicken is already fully cooked!
5. Next, pour in some chicken broth (about 1/2 cup to 3/4 of a cup) just enough to moisten everything up a bit. Then turn the heat down to low, and mix. Keep in mind that you don’t want your chicken swimming in broth. The broth is to help “cook” up the fajita seasoning and to make sure your chicken doesn’t dry out. Once your chicken is heated through and every piece looks well seasoned, turn off the heat.
6. Finally, get ready to serve up your Chicken Wraps. You can either serve this family style and let everyone choose their own fillings, which means less work for you… BAM, or make all the wraps the same. I personally love to make a quick salad and use that as the base for my wrap. My kids prefer to leave out the salad and usually add some shredded Mexican cheese and sour cream.
You can also serve the wraps alongside some sliced tomatoes or even with some tortilla chips and salsa for a Mexican feast. The kids will love you for it! I mean how many times do they get to eat dinner with chips, right?
If you have a little extra time you can always add some mozzarella cheese and basil to the tomatoes. If you’re really feeling it, heat up a can of black beans to pour on top of the wrap Enchilada style. This is my daughter’s fav way of eating her wrap (without the salad, OF COURSE!)
I hope this recipe gives you a solution for those crazy nights when you get home starving and have absolutely no idea what’s for dinner.
So, do you have any favorite quick-fix recipes that are your go to’s on stressful nights? Let me know in the comments. If you found this recipe tasty and want to share/save for your friends or for later, pin the image below.