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Recipe: Chicken fajitas

Medically reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Serves 12

Dietitian Tip

It's easier to slice the chicken when it is still partially frozen rather than waiting until it's completely thawed.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Half a green sweet bell pepper, slivered
  • Half a red sweet bell pepper, slivered
  • 12 low-fat, whole-wheat 8-inch tortillas
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken slices and stir until chicken is well-coated. Marinate for 15 minutes.

Cook chicken in pan on grill or stovetop for 3 minutes, or until no longer pink. Stir in onions and peppers. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until done to your liking.

Divide mixture evenly among tortillas. Top each with 2 teaspoons salsa, 2 teaspoons sour cream and 2 teaspoons shredded cheese. Roll up and serve.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 filled tortilla
Calories220
Carbohydrate16 g
Cholesterol84 mg
Fiber10 g
Protein30 g
Sodium380 mg
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Fat4 g

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