Here’s a great way to make healthy chicken fajitas: use lettuce as a wrap! We make our fajitas with lean, protein-rich chicken breast and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, for a hearty meal without a ton of fat. Enjoy these chicken fajitas in lettuce leaves with our fresh homemade Tex-Mex Salsa. If you’re still craving Mexican, check out our 13 Delicious Mexican-Inspired Skinny Recipes.
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 2 fajitas in lettuce leaves | Calories: 185 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 367 mg | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 31 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3 |
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into strips
- 1 white onion, peeled, halved, and sliced
- 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts(6 to 8 ounces apiece), cut into strips
- 8 large iceberg lettuce leaves, washed and patted dry
- Nonfat Greek yogurt (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup salsa
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a sauté pan over medium heat, put in olive oil and the chicken strips. Sprinkle on salt and pepper, and let it cook for 2 minutes, then add the bell pepper strips and the onions. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes until chicken is cooked through and golden on the outside.
- Place chicken with onions and peppers in each lettuce leaf. Top with salsa and a dollop of nonfat Greek yogurt (optional). Fajitas in lettuce leaves can also be topped with guacamole, if desired.
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