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Chicken Fajitas

July/August 1992, EatingWell Serves Two

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Here, tender broiled chicken is combined with a spicy, creamy sauce and plenty of vegetables in this quick rolled sandwich.


Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 whole-wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced

Preparation

  1. Preheat the broiler. Put chicken breasts in a shallow nonaluminum dish and sprinkle with lime juice, salt and pepper. Let marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. Whisk together yogurt, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeño and cumin in a small bowl. Season with salt and set aside.
  3. Place the chicken and onions on a lightly oiled baking sheet and broil for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the chicken and stir onion. Broil until the chicken is no longer pink inside, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in foil and place on the rack below the baking sheet.
  5. To assemble fajitas, thinly slice the chicken. Fill each tortilla with the chicken, onions, lettuce and tomato slices. Top with the reserved yogurt mixture and roll up the tortilla and filling. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • To heat tortillas:
  • Microwave: Wrap in barely damp paper towels and microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds.
  • Oven: Wrap in foil and bake at 300ºF until steaming, about 5 minutes.
  • Steamer: Wrap a stack of 12 tortillas in a clean, heavy towel, place in a steamer over 1/2 inch of water, cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When steam is released, time 1 minute, then remove from the heat and let stand 15 to 20 minutes. Held in a very low oven, the tortillas will stay warm and moist for an hour or more.

Nutrition

Per serving: 174 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 34 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 16 g protein; 3 g fiber; 286 mg sodium; 367 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 very lean meat


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Recipe Categories

Preparation/ Technique
Broil
Meal/Course
Lunch
Dinner

Holiday
Cinco de Mayo
Style/Theme
Everyday favorites
Ethnic/Regional
Mexican
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Chicken

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