Chicken and Vegetable Fajitas

Author: Canadian Living

An average serving of fajitas can pack as many as 900 calories and 40 grams of fat. This good-for-you version from our bigger, bolder, brighter October 2004 issue's "Family Favourites Get Healthy" story increases the vegetables and reduces the saturated fats without sacrificing flavour. Add some salsa when rolling up the fajitas, if you like.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2004

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 txp dried oregano
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless 12 oz/375 g
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 sweet green pepper
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1 carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced
  • 12 small whole wheat tortillas warmed

Method

In small bowl, mix together half of the lime juice, the chili powder, oil, cumin, oregano, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper; divide in half and set aside separately.

Between plastic wrap, pound chicken to generous 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness; rub with one of the lime mixture halves.

Place chicken on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet; broil, turning once, until browned and no longer pink inside, about 8 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 5 minutes. Slice thinly and keep warm.

Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, fry remaining lime mixture, onion, green and red peppers, carrot and zucchini over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Stir in coriander.

Sprinkle remaining lime juice over avocado. Divide chicken, vegetables and avocado among tortillas; roll up.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 978 mg
  • Protein 30 g
  • Calories 445.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 70 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 37.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 70.0
  • Vitamin C 133.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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