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Asparagus Chicken Fajitas Recipe
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Asparagus Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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"When my children visited their aunt, she served these colorful fajitas," writes Marlene Mohr from Cincinnati, Ohio. "They were so impressed, they brought the recipe home to me. It's a great way for them to eat vegetables.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 3/4 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 fajitas) equals 350 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat.

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag; add salad dressing. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4 hours, turning several times.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil for 3 minutes. Add the asparagus, peppers, corn and onion. Cook, uncovered for 7 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the lemon juice, garlic salt and pepper. Spoon 1/2 cup on each tortilla; fold in sides. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Chicken Fajitas in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p36

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 fajitas) equals 350 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

Mild taste of Mexico for an early summer meal. Made for a nice serving of vegetables and I served it with Spanish rice.

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