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chicken fajitas

CHICKEN FAJITAS

These healthy fajitas are not only delicious, but incredibly satisfying with all the fiber and protein they deliver. And the fresh tomatoes and lime marinated topping adds a bright and fresh zing. It makes a fantastic healthy dinner for the whole family.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinate 1 day
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 470 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts (sliced into thin strips)
  • 8 whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 2 small red or yellow bell peppers (sliced into thin strips)
  • 1 small onion (sliced into thin strips)
  • 4 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place 2 cloves of garlic, chili powder, coriander, cumin, juice from 1 lime, and 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp black pepper in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add the chicken and turn to coat with the marinade. Set the chicken aside for at least 10 minutes, or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  2. Heat a grill pan to medium and spray with non-fat cooking spray. Once hot, add the chicken pieces and cook undisturbed until well browned on the bottom, about 10 minutes. Flip and repeat with other side, about 10 minutes more. Remove chicken from pan, and set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, place the bell pepper and onion and drizzle with the 1 tsp olive oil. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Place the vegetables on the grill pan in a single layer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and slightly charred, about 10 minutes.
  4. Warm the tortillas in an oven or toaster on low heat oven until just heated through, but still very soft – do not let them crisp. Wrap the tortillas in a clean dishtowel to keep warm.
  5. In another small bowl, combine tomatoes, cilantro, 2 cloves of garlic, remaining lime juice, salt and pepper.
  6. To serve assemble each of the fajitas with 1/8th of the chicken, peppers and onions, and tomatoes.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is 2 fajitas

Each serving = 8 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
CHICKEN FAJITAS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.3g 17%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1027mg 43%
Potassium 935mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 55.1g 18%
Dietary Fiber 11.8g 47%
Sugars 7.9g
Protein 36.4g 73%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.