Chicken Fajitas
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Chicken Fajitas

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1
Calories454
Total Fat14.5 g
Saturated Fat3.5 g
Sodium485 mg
Total Carbohydrate49.5 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein35 g

Servings and Times

Servings2

Ingredients and Preparation

IngredientsMeasures
Olive oil 2 teaspoons
Small yellow onion, sliced 1
Garlic, minced 1 clove
Red bell pepper, cut into strips1
Chicken breast, cut into strips ½ pound
Ground cumin 1 tablespoon
Chili powder1 tablespoon
Lime juice2 tablespoons
Whole-wheat fajita-style tortillas 4
Salsa 2 tablespoons
Light sour cream2 tablespoons
  1. Directions
  2. 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.
  3. Add chicken and cook 2-3 minutes, or until browned on all sides.
  4. Add cumin, chili powder, and lime juice, and continue cooking for an additional 4-5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Place tortillas between damp paper towels and heat in microwave 1-1 ½ minutes, or until warm.
  6. 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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