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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe
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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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The marinated chicken in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. They go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 369 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 689 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice and seasonings; add the chicken. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
  2. In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Discard marinade. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Return pepper mixture to pan; heat through.
  4. Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fajitas in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 369 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 689 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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 Mar. 31, 2015

"Wonderful flavor. Only put in a pinch of pepper flakes because of little ones"

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"My family and I really enjoyed this fajita recipe! Delicious! I didn't add the pepper flakes because my 3 year old wouldn't eat it like that. We also added black beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, salsa and cheese to our fajitas. :)"

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"Very good recipe. I cut the chicken in strips after it's cooked."

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Fabulous!"

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Absolutely Delicious! I made this for myself, my hubby and our 7 year old daughter and it was a hit! I doubled the chicken and marinade and used whole green, red and yellow bell peppers. A quick, simple and great meal!"

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