Flavorful Chicken Fajitas
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
- 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, optional
- In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice and seasonings; add the chicken. Turn to coat; cover. Refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
- In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
- Drain chicken, discarding 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.
- Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with toppings as desired.
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Nutrition Facts1 fajita: 369 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.
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Jan 4, 2019
Followed the recipe exactly and was delicious!
Dec 15, 2018
These were very good and flavorful! They are easy to make and a crowd pleaser.
Dec 12, 2018
Love fajitas! These hit the spot!
Oct 28, 2018
"Until crisp and tender"? It's one or the other!
Jul 13, 2018
I have been making these for a few years now and they are ALWAYS a great meal. You really don't need to change anything with this recipe, just follow it and enjoy.
Jun 24, 2018
I have tried so many different fajita recipes and it seemed nothing was ever good enough. This is the best recipe for fajitas so far and ive been looking a long time. I didn't follow the directions exactly though. I used chicken I had precooked, dumped it into marinade for about 10 min tops while I sliced veggies. Then I put the chicken in a hot skillet with all the marinade. Let it heat a min before tossing in all the peppers and onion. Then I cooked it all til my preferred doneness of veggies.
Jun 18, 2018
Am try to make it
Jun 15, 2018
I have made this dish twice a week and hubby loves it more than i do. It isgoing to be a stable dish in myhouse now. And i am never ever ordering fajita in resturants anymore. It is so easy, convinent and delicious dish. Thank you for the receipe.
May 22, 2018
I made this recipe hundreds of times starting back in 2000 when it first appeared in the magazine AND I was a newlywed. My 13-year-old likes it and my 8-year-old just started to like it. I just leave out the crushed red pepper flakes and I use red onion. This recipe is in regular rotation in this house.
May 9, 2018
Successful weekday dinner!!! Super delicious and easy to make. I would know... I am not the best cook lol.