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Grilled Lime Chicken Fajitas

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

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 fajita

  • Calories 150
  • Carbohydrate 19 g
  • Protein 14 g
  • Fat 2.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g
  • Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Sodium 125 mg
  • Potassium 285 mg

This Recipe Serves 10

Ingredients

Marinade
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

Fajitas
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

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients. Add the chicken breast tenderloins and marinate in the refrigerator for 20-60 minutes.
  2. Preheat a grill to medium heat. Place the onions and green peppers in a grill basket. Grill the vegetables in the basket, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes until slightly charred.
  3. Add the chicken directly to the grill and cook 10-12 minutes, until done, turning once.
  4. Divide the chicken, green peppers and onions evenly among 10 tortillas. Top each fajita with 1 tablespoon 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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