Chicken Fajitas

Who doesn't love fajitas? Chicken, Beef or Shrimp - they are all delicious! I would consider fajitas a relatively healthy option on a Mexican restaurant menu, considering the only thing that puts them over the edge are the toppings you add yourself! This can be somewhat avoided with lower calorie substitutions like salsa, fat free sour cream and reduced fat shredded cheese. And we all know that guacamole is made from avocados so it has to be healthy, right?

This was my first attempt at making my own taco/fajita seasoning. My usual move is going to the spice aisle at the grocery store and buying whatever McCormick or Old El Paso mix I find. I have to give myself a pat on the back for this one because my husband gobbled these up before I had the chance to tell him that it wasn't store bought!

You Will Need:
  • 1 boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 onion, cut into thin strips (I used sweet onion)
  • 1/2 green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Here We Go:
  • Mix chili powder, garlic powder, dried minced onion, crushed red pepper, oregano, paprika, cumin and salt in a small bowl and set aside

  • Cut peppers and onions into thin strips

  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and minced garlic to small saute pan and cook chicken on medium/high heat for 7-10 minutes or until no longer pink
  • While chicken is cooking, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil to large saute pan or wok and saute peppers and onions until soft (about 7 minutes)
  • Add cooked chicken to wok with vegetables
  • Add 1/2 cup water and homemade fajita seasoning
  • Saute together on medium heat for 4-6 minutes
  • Top with your favorite fajita toppings (We used homemade guacamole, reduced fat shredded cheese, fat free sour cream and Harris Teeter's Black bean and white corn salsa which is amazing!)

Serves 2-4
Happy Feasting!

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