Chicken Fajitas by Ellipse

Chicken Fajitas by Ellipse

Hi Everyone~

Making your own chicken fajitas at home can save you tons of calories and fat!  When dining out, while fajitas may be the best choice on the menu, they are typically prepared in butter and oil.  This only adds unneeded fat and calories.  The average serving of Chicken Fajitas at a restaurant contains 760 calories and 19 grams of fat.  This DOESN’T include any condiments such as sour cream, cheese, guacamole, etc….  Beware of those extras….they’ll get you every time!

Chicken Fajitas by ELLIPSE!

3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

2 Medium Green Peppers

2 Medium Red Peppers

1 Large Onion

1 Clove Garlic

8 Whole Wheat Tortillas

Fresh Lemon Juice

Taco Seasoning Mix

Directions:  In a non-stick skillet, add a ¼  cup water and 3 chicken breasts and heat over med-high heat.  Boil the chicken in the skillet and shred as chicken is cooked.  Add water as needed.  When chicken is cooked, add 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning mix.

Meanwhile, heat a separate skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 clove of minced garlic.  Let cook for about 2 minutes, and then add sliced peppers and onions.  Mix onions and peppers and add a splash of water to pan to help soften the veggies.  When cooked through, squeeze additional lemon juice over the top.

Serve chicken and veggies on whole wheat tortillas and enjoy!

Serves:  4

Total Calories: 307   Carb=21g Prot=44g Fat=6.8g

Tiffany’s Tip:  Once you have your chicken and veggies wrapped into your tortilla, top with a dollop of Fat-free Plain Greek Yogurt!  This adds a touch more protein and very few calories.  Greek Yogurt is always a great swap for sour cream!

2 Responses to Chicken Fajitas by Ellipse

  1. This past weekend I had a party for the big game (go Pack!) and wanted to stay on track without my guests noticing too much. I made the chicken fajitas and they were a hit! I had shredded cheese and sour cream for my guests as well but many of us just ate them plain (other than a little salsa) to avoid the extra calories. I loved them and will make them again soon!

    Note: To make the prep a bit easier when feeding so many people, I used a few bags of frozen pre-cut peppers and a bag of frozen pre-cut onions. They worked just as well and I had more time to visit with my guests (but of course, I could have cut everything ahead of time instead if I would have planned better).

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