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Chicken Fajitas for Two Recipe

Chicken Fajitas for Two Recipe

This is the best fajita recipe I've ever tried. It sounds complicated, but it really isn't. The servings are hearty, but this dish is so good that my husband and I never have a problem finishing it! —Kathleen Smith, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, julienned
  • 1/2 small sweet red or green pepper, julienned
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 4 fat-free tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • Salsa and sour cream, optional


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients; if desired, add liquid smoke. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. On a greased grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  • 3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until tender. Stir in soy sauce and lime juice.
  • 4. Cut chicken into thin slices; add to vegetables. Serve with tortillas and, if desired, salsa and sour cream. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without salsa and sour cream): 246 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 628mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014


Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"My new go to recipe for chicken fajitas! Will be trying it with beef soon!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"Use olive oil instead of canola, use a tsp of good chili powder (try ancho) and a tsp of ground cumin. Add a handful of chopped cilantro. Don't marinade chicken for longer than 2 hours, otherwise the lime juice changes the consistency of the chicken."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"This is a wonderful marinade in this recipe. We followed the recipe for the marinade, using lemon juice instead of lime. Then we grilled the chicken and sliced it over Caesar husband said he could eat it every day ! Definite keeper !"

Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"This is my husband's favorite fajita recipe!!"

Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"This recipe comes the closest to my NM chicken fajitas! I'm passing on all my family. Thanks, Carol Stone Abq., NM"

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