Tested till perfect Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Gather around the dinner table for a fun weeknight supper. Set out succulent chicken, toppings and tortillas in individual dishes and let everyone customize dinner.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: (Canadian Living, September 1998)

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetabIe oil
  • 1 lb 1lbMarinated Chicken Breast Recipe
  • 1 1sliced oniononions
  • 1 1minced clove garliccloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp 1tspchili powder
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbalsamic vinegar or wine vinegar
  • 6 large 6largeflour tortillaflour tortillas
  • 3 cups 3cupsshredded lettuce
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupshredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuplight sour cream
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Preparation

In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; cook Marinated Chicken Breasts with marinade, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Transfer to plate.

Add remaining oil to pan; cook onion, garlic and chili powder for 3 minutes. Return chicken to pan. Stir in vinegar; cook for 1 minute.

Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in foil; heat in 350°F (180°C) oven for 5 minutes or until warm. Divide lettuce among tortillas; top with chicken mixture, cheese and sour cream. Roll up.
 

Additional information :

Marinated Chicken Breasts
Chicken breasts frozen right in the marinade eliminates the usual time lag required for this type of seasoning.

Ingredients
2 lb (1 kg) boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup (50 mL) balsamic or wine vinegar
1/4 cup (50 mL) vegetable oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper

Preparations
Slice chicken crosswise into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick strips; divide between 2 freezer bags. Whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard, thyme and pepper; pour half into each bag. Seal and turn to coat chicken. (Chicken can be frozen for up to 2 weeks; thaw in refrigerator.)

Tip: For quick thawing, flatten bag of Marinated Chicken Breasts before freezing. Or microwave one bag at thaw/defrost for 8 to 10 minutes.

Per serving: about 156 cal, 21 g pro, 7 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 2 g carb, trace fibre, 53 mg cbol, 79 mg sodium. % RDI: 14% calcium, 6% iron, 1% folate.

Variation:
Chicken Pepper Fajitas: Omit lettuce. Add 1 sweet green pepper, sliced, and 1 sweet red or yellow pepper, sliced, to pan after onion is cooked; cook for about 10 minutes or until tender.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 416 pro 28g total fat 17g sat. fat 4g
carb 38g fibre 2g chol 59mg sodium 434mg

%RDI:

calcium 15 iron 21 vit A 7 vit C 3
folate 13
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