Chicken fajitas are one of the best choices when it comes to Mexican food because chicken is a lean protein and grilling is a healthy cooking method. Also, fajitas are topped with low-carb veggies like onions and green peppers.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 1 fajita
1 large lime, juiced
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 green bell peppers, seeded and sliced into strips
1 large onion, sliced into strips
1 ¼ pounds chicken breast tenderloins
10 (6-inch) corn tortillas (or low-carb tortillas)
10 tablespoons salsa
Dietitian Tip: If you don’t have a grilling basket, you can purchase one at your local superstore for a low price. It’s worth the purchase because it makes grilling vegetables a simple task!
MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all your ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free with corn tortillas.
Photo: Grilled Lime Chicken Fajitas. PNC Photography, Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.
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