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  • Chicken Fajitas

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1
    Calories 454
    Total Fat 14.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Sodium 485 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 6 g
    Protein 35 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 2

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Olive oil 2 teaspoons
    Small yellow onion, sliced 1
    Garlic, minced 1 clove
    Red bell pepper, cut into strips 1
    Chicken breast, cut into strips ½ pound
    Ground cumin 1 tablespoon
    Chili powder 1 tablespoon
    Lime juice 2 tablespoons
    Whole-wheat fajita-style tortillas 4
    Salsa 2 tablespoons
    Light sour cream 2 tablespoons
    Cheese, to serve ¼ cup
    Directions
    1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion, pepper, and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly tender.
    2. Add chicken and cook 2-3 minutes, or until browned on all sides.
    3. Add cumin, chili powder, and lime juice, and continue cooking for an additional 4-5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
    4. Place tortillas between damp paper towels and heat in microwave 1-1 ½ minutes, or until warm.
    5. Divide vegetable and chicken mixture between tortillas and garnish with salsa, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole (optional—see below).

    Exchanges3 starches; 3 very lean meats; 3 fats; 1.5 vegetables

    Side Suggestions: Fresh GuacamoleSlice 1 ripe avocado in half and scoop insides into small mixing bowl. Mash to desired consistence and add 1 tablespoon chopped red onion, 1 tablespoon seeded chopped tomato, ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice, ½-1 teaspoon minced jalapeno, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir together. Nutrition Info (for ½ recipe): 165 calories; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 15 g fat (2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 311 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1.5 vegetables; 3 fats.