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Citrus Chicken Fajitas

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spoon filling onto tortillas; top with lettuce, olives and cheese. Roll up.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 360 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • momBrandt
    Apr 7, 2013


  • chocolatemoments
    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!

  • deebeth71
    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's not needed!

  • StaciLynn09
    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.

  • fredaevans
    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.'"Good Eats!"

  • cheeriogirl
    Jul 8, 2010

    I added a little sour cream to the finished product. Really tasty and easy. Will make again.