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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8
For sizzling, restaurant-style fajitas, just heat up the grill, and dinner's ready in about an hour. Make it your way with the delicious variation below.
Updated August 4, 2011

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb)
  • 2 medium bell peppers, cut into quarters
  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 to 10 inch), heated as directed on package

Steps

  • 1
    In shallow glass or plastic dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix cilantro, oregano, lime juice, oil, chili powder and garlic. Add chicken, turning to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.
  • 2
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 to 20 minutes, brushing with reserved marinade and turning occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Grill bell peppers and onions 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently, until crisp-tender. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • 3
    Cut chicken and bell peppers into strips; divide chicken, peppers and onions evenly among tortillas. Fold tortillas over filling; serve immediately.

  • Create a build-your-own-fajita buffet. Set out colorful bowls filled with a variety of toppings such as shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa, chopped tomatoes, torn lettuce, sliced ripe olives and chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Recipe Variation Steak Fajitas: Substitute a 1-lb beef boneless top round steak, about 1 inch thick, for the chicken. Marinate as directed, and grill 12 to 16 minutes for medium doneness.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
Saturated Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
Sodium
350mg
Total Carbohydrate
43g
Dietary Fiber
4g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
16%
16%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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