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SkinnyMS

Skinny Chicken Fajitas

These fajitas are not only delicious, they are made with skinny ingredients that won't throw you off your healthy eating goals.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: High Protein, Kid-Friendly
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 271kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into 4 inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 red onion medium, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded, coarsely chopped (leave the seeds for more heat)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro fresh, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth fat-free
  • 6 whole-grain flour tortillas 8 inch
  • 1/2 cup yogurt plain, fat-free
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese reduced-fat

Instructions

  • Use two medium bowls, add chicken to one and bell peppers, onion, and jalapeno to the other. Combine in a small bowl, olive oil, black pepper, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, salt, and cilantro. Divide oil mixture evenly over chicken and bell pepper mixture, toss both to combine.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat, add chicken, and sear on both sides. Remove chicken and place on a plate while cooking peppers. Reduce heat to medium, add bell pepper mixture to the same skillet and cook until tender, about 8 to10 minutes. Return chicken to skillet with peppers, add chicken broth and cook until chicken is done and broth has cooked down.

Warm Tortillas

  • Oven Method: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Wrap tortillas that are stacked on top of each other, in a damp dishtowel and place in a covered casserole dish. Warm for 15 to 20 minutes while chicken cooks.
  • Microwave Method: A microwave can be used as an alternative. Stack tortillas, with a paper towel in between each one, cover with a damp dishtowel and warm for 1 minute. Serve immediately.
  • Evenly divide fajitas between 6 tortillas, add Greek yogurt and cheddar cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fajita | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1226mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7