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Tasty Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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Fajitas are great for those evenings when you want to serve something fun and tasty, yet keep cooking to a minimum.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 medium yellow pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 12 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 fajitas equals 450 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 799 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, garlic, chili powder and cumin. Add chicken; stir. Marinate for 15 minutes. In a nonstick skillet, cook onion, chicken and marinade for 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add peppers; saute for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in salsa. Divide mixture among tortillas; top with cheese. Roll up and serve. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fajitas in Taste of Home's Down-Home Diabetic Cookbook Annual 1995, p166

Nutritional Facts

2 fajitas equals 450 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 799 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2008

These fajitas are fantastic! I have fixed them quite a few times now, and there are never any leftovers!

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