I’m not a Pampered Chef consultant and there is a very good reason why. I love their stuff and I would sit around in old bathrobes just looking and deciding what to get next. Since I would be out of a job, there would be a lot more wishing than getting.
Thank goodness I have friends who invite me to Pampered Chef parties. I can go once or twice a year and really prioritize the catalogue. Plus, I’m always looking for new recipes! Tonight’s recipe was a quick chicken fajita that you can make in the microwave with their Microwave Baker. It was really good and as simple as it gets.
I took some shots of their tools in action.
First, she made the main dish. Put raw chicken breasts, sliced onions and peppers (jalapeño optional), and taco seasoning in the microwave baker. Place lid and cook in microwave for 15 minutes. No need to add water. Everything steams and cooks in their own juices. Onions are mostly water anyway.
While that was cooking, we used several things to make salsa and toppings.
Citrus juicer. This one squeezes every drop out and keeps the seeds in the peel.
Measuring spoons and their own taco blend.
This can opener does not leave the sharp edge! It loads on top instead of the side.
Oh the lovely mandolin. I’m still scared of it. However, it really is safer as long as the person is paying attention to the blades. They are recessed below the scraping surface.
All hands safely away from the blades.
And the onion slicer.
After the chicken fajitas finished cooking, she used some heavy duty kitchen shears to chop it all up in the baker.
Then we made our plates and bowls! Some had salad, I made nachos, and others made traditional fajitas.
Since the holidays are rushing in, if anybody on your list needs some fun kitchen gadgets, I highly recommend Pampered Chef. The stones are worth the money. I have just a few but I use them often. The most versatile is the large bar pan. I use it for savory things like roasted vegetables. I also have a smaller bar pan for sweet things. The pizza stone is about to get a LOT more use since I now have to make my own gluten-free crust. Just make sure you read the directions carefully so you do not lose the lifetime warranty!
What did I buy? More details and reviews on those in future posts. I’m really excited about trying a garlic press…..the one thing I said I would never need because it takes less than a minute to whap a garlic clove and chop. But I have my reasons for trying one