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Chicken Pepper Fajitas Recipe
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Chicken Pepper Fajitas Recipe

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"This spicy entree is fun to serve sizzling at the table, just like they do in restaurants," relates Lucinda Price. The Tracy, California cook fills her light fajitas with green and red peppers, onions and chicken that's quickly marinated for a flavor boost.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed

Nutritional Facts

One fajita equals 199 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 meat, 1 starch 1 vegetable


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside 2 tablespoons. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion and peppers until crisp-tender; remove and set aside. Add chicken and reserved marinade to skillet; cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Return vegetables to pan; heat through. Serve on tortillas. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Pepper Fajitas in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p20

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Good, standard fajitas."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"These are delicious and easy to make. The flavor is bold, but not too spicy. I didn't have any lime juice on hand, so I substituted for lemon juice."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"Made these last night for our Super Bowl party. They were very good and my family really enjoyed them. Would definately make again!"

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