Citrus Chicken Fajitas Recipe
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Citrus Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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I've tried several variations of this recipe, choosing chicken for a lighter fare and just the perfect blend of spices. I've prepared it for many "themed" dinners with friends, and everyone raves about these fajitas. —Debra Kapitan, Sacramento, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow peppers, julienned
  • 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 fajita equals 360 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 426 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Divide marinade equally between two large resealable plastic bags; add the chicken to one bag. Add peppers and onion to remaining bag. Seal bags and turn to coat; refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  2. Drain chicken and vegetables; discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir chicken over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add vegetables; cook 3-5 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Spoon filling onto tortillas; top with lettuce, olives and cheese. Roll up. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Citrus Chicken Fajitas in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 fajita equals 360 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 426 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Citrus Chicken Fajitas

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

Disappointing!

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

I love this recipe! When I make it, I mix everything together (omitting lettuce and olives) and bake in the oven for about 30 min. I also add an Italian seasoning. Everyone loves it!

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

I do something similar with fish...but we prefer corn tortillas...and use broccoli slaw mixed with the lettuce for additional nutrition...omit the sugar...it's not needed!

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

I used nonfat cheese, non fat cooking spray, I used half the lime juice, we wrapped ours in lettuce. halfed the lemon juice and sugar. A bit healthier and still delicious.

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

There are times when we should have 'six stars.' This would be one. Only additional thought would be do the roll ups and a 'quick fry' to toast the 'shell.'

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