Thursday, May 1, 2014

Chicken Fajitas

Mexican food and I have a loving relationship. It seems like no matter what Mexican dish I create lately turns out awesome - which is such a confidence booster for my cooking skills! So when I was craving fajitas the other day and came across this recipe, I pretty much knew I had to try it... that very night. Let me tell you - it did not disappoint. As I mentioned below, the recipe makes about 6 servings and with just me and the hubby - we still ate it all in about 2 days. (Makes awesome leftovers by the way!) Super delicious. Super quick and easy. And even after eating it all, I'm still craving more.

Chicken Fajitas
PREP: 1 hour 15 minutes           COOK: 20 minutes            READY IN: 1 hour 35 minutes

  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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For the marinade:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
For the fajitas:
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced (red, yellow, or white onion can be used)
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced 
  • Tortillas (corn or flour)
  • Avocado
  • Sour cream


  1. Mix all the "marinade" ingredients together in a large Ziploc back (or Tupperware container), including the sliced chicken. 
  2. Marinade for a minimum of 1 hour or up to 12 hours.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the marinade and chicken and saute until chicken is cooked through. (About 10 minutes)
  4. Add the onion, peppers, and tomato and cook for 2 -3 minutes, or until tender. 
  5. Serve with corn/flour tortillas and your favorite toppings. We love to add avocado and sour cream but salsa, cheddar cheese, etc. would be good too!


2 corn tortillas with ingredients   483 calories  23 g fat  45 g carbs   27 g protein   13 g sugar   

Recipe adapted from Meaningful Eats

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