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Citrus Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Citrus Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 7062936 56396
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013


chocolatemoments User ID: 6674514 114927
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!"

deebeth71 User ID: 3712832 114603
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's not needed!"

StaciLynn09 User ID: 6686894 61353
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."

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 144639
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.'

"Good Eats!""

cheeriogirl User ID: 2355136 151341
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

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

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