Wednesday, January 31, 2007
YUMMY MONDAYS- HEALTHY SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN FAJITAS
Posted by Chalene Johnson
This chicken fajitas recipe yields 4 servings and the start to finish time takes 20 minutes.
1⁄4 cup lime juice
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3⁄4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 11⁄2 x 1-inch strips
Olive oil spray
1 medium onion, sliced lengthwise
1 large green bell pepper (or mixture of red and green peppers), cut into strips
1⁄2 cup grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1⁄2 cup salsa
OPTIONAL* Just a side note but I love it when Bret adds a bit of fresh pineapple to the mixture. It gives it that freash, sweet, crisp bite that we all crave!!!
8 romaine lettuce leaves
In a large glass or porcelain bowl combine the lime juice, garlic, coriander, cumin, and red pepper flakes.Mix well and add the chicken strips, stir, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until done. Remove from the skillet. Add the onion and green bell pepper to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.
Spoon the chicken mixture onto lettuce leaves. Top with cheese and a bit of salsa.
Per serving: calories 164, protein 24 g, carbohydrates 9 g, fiber 2 g, fat 4 g (monounsaturated 1 g, polyunsaturated 1 g, saturated 1 g), sodium 267 mg.
at 7:38 PM