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Chicken Fajitas

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In this recipe I marinated the chicken in a citrus marinade for 24 hours. The marinade keeps the chicken breast extremely moist and tasty. This is a very low fat meal as I use chicken breast and a very little amount if oil to saute the vegetables.
  Chicken breast 1 Medium, cut into thin bite-size strips (boneless, skinless)
  Lemon 1 Large, juiced (FOR MARINADE)
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm), chopped finely (FOR MARINADE)
  Scallions 2 Medium, chopped (FOR MARINADE)
  Jalapeno 1 Medium, seeded, chopped (FOR MARINADE)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), coarsely chopped (FOR MARINADE)
  Yellow onion 1⁄2 Large, sliced
  Bell pepper 1 Medium, sliced thinly (varied colours)
  Tomato 1 Small, diced
  Corn tortillas/Flour tortillas 8 Medium
  Olive oil 7 Tablespoon, divided (Marinade + cooking)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon

1. Clean and cut the chicken into thin bite size strips.
2. In a small bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice. Whisk till combined.
3. Put scallions, cilantro, jalapeno and salt. Mix well.
4. Transfer the chicken pieces into a zip lock plastic bag. Pour the marinade into it.
5. Shake well to mix all. Seal and refrigerate for minimum of 30 minutes (longer marinating will enhance the taste).
6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

7. In a pan, heat olive oil. Put the onions, bell peppers and sauté for few minutes.
8. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and cook for a few minutes till they are tender.
9. Transfer them into a bowl and wipe the pan.
10. Add more oil. Heat it and put the marinated chicken pieces.
11. Cook till the chicken is done on both sides. Remove the excess fat and liquid rendered. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
12. Return the vegetables into the pan and cook for a few minutes.
13. Wrap the tortillas in the aluminium foil and heat it for few minutes.

14. In a serving plate, place 2 tortillas. Spoon the fajita and serve hot with sour cream garnished with cilantro and guacamole and salsa on the side if desired.

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 479 Calories from Fat 255

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44%

Saturated Fat 5.4 g27.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 16.8 mg5.6%

Sodium 610.7 mg25.4%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.8%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.2%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 12 g23.7%

Vitamin A 25.7% Vitamin C 95.1%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 15.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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