Chicken Fajitas
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1Calories454Total Fat14.5 gSaturated Fat3.5 gSodium485 mgTotal Carbohydrate49.5 gDietary Fiber6 gProtein35 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresOlive oil2 teaspoonsSmall yellow onion, sliced1Garlic, minced1 cloveRed bell pepper, cut into strips1Chicken breast, cut into strips½ poundGround cumin1 tablespoonChili powder1 tablespoonLime juice2 tablespoonsWhole-wheat fajita-style tortillas4Salsa2 tablespoonsLight sour cream2 tablespoonsCheese, to serve¼ cup
  • Directions
  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion, pepper, and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly tender.
  • Add chicken and cook 2-3 minutes, or until browned on all sides.
  • Add cumin, chili powder, and lime juice, and continue cooking for an additional 4-5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Place tortillas between damp paper towels and heat in microwave 1-1 ½ minutes, or until warm.
  • Divide vegetable and chicken mixture between tortillas and garnish with salsa, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole (optional—see below).

  • Exchanges
    3 starches; 3 very lean meats; 3 fats; 1.5 vegetables

    Side Suggestions: Fresh Guacamole
    Slice 1 ripe avocado in half and scoop insides into small mixing bowl. Mash to desired consistence and add 1 tablespoon chopped red onion, 1 tablespoon seeded chopped tomato, ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice, ½-1 teaspoon minced jalapeno, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir together. Nutrition Info (for ½ recipe): 165 calories; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 15 g fat (2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 311 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1.5 vegetables; 3 fats.

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