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Recipe: Chicken fajitas

Recipe: Chicken fajitas

Chicken fajitas — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

It''s easier to slice the chicken when it is still partially frozen rather than waiting until it''s completely thawed. Add your favorite hot pepper along with the sweet peppers to give this dish a higher heat index.

Directions

Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken slices and stir until chicken is well coated. Marinate for 15 minutes. Cook chicken in pan on grill or stovetop for 3 minutes, or until no longer pink. Stir in onions and peppers. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until done to your liking. Divide mixture evenly among tortillas. Top each with 2 teaspoons salsa, 2 teaspoons sour cream and 2 teaspoons shredded cheese. Roll up and serve.


Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Half a green sweet bell pepper, slivered
  • Half a red sweet bell pepper, slivered
  • 12 whole-wheat 8-inch tortillas
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheese

Exchange Data
Dash
Dairy1/2 
Fats 
Fruits 
Grains
Meat
Nuts_Seeds_Drybeans 
Sweets 
Vegetables
Diabetes
Fats 
Freefoods 
Fruits 
Meat
Milk1/2 
NonStarchyVegetables
Starches 
Sweets 
HWP
Carbs
Fats
Protein Dairy1.5 
Sweets 
Vegetables 
NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories334 
Carbohydrate30 g 
Cholesterol68 mg 
Fiber6 g 
Monounsaturatedfat6 g 
Potassium 
Protein34 g 
Saturatedfat2 g 
Servingsize1 filled tortilla 
Sodium689 mg 
TotalFat9 g 

2009-06-26

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