Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chicken Fajitas

I love fajitas...just ask anyone that knows me, it's no secret. Deciding to attempt fajitas at home seemed quite reasonable with the new quest to lose weight and save a little coin by not eating out a bazillion times a week. I was pleasantly surprised by my homemade version and will definitely keep this in the rotation, diet or no diet =)

Chicken Fajitas
(Serves 8)
Estimated Point Value: 3 pts (without tortilla)

1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
1 tsp dried minced onion
3/4 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried cilantro
1/2 tsp black peppers
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c fresh citrus juice (I used a lemon, lime, orange combo)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, cut into strips
1 large bell pepper, cut into strips
1 large onion, thinly sliced

  1. Mix together all the dried spices, citrus juices, and olive oil together. Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade in a small bowl for later and pour the rest into a Ziplock bag.
  2. Add chicken strips into the Ziplock bag marinade and refrigerate (I kept mine in the fridge for a few hours).
  3. Add the chicken to a large skillet and cook until browned (discard marinade) and remove from the pan.
  4. Saute the pepper and onion with the reserved marinate for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add chicken back into the pan and cook until heated through.
  6. Serve with tortillas (I was able to find some large ones for 2 pts a piece), or on top of a large salad.

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