Quick Chicken Fajitas

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Quick Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower 

For a casual, fun get-together, set up a make-your-own-fajitas bar with the chicken filling, avocado cream, sour cream, and any other toppings you love, like pico de gallo, sliced fresh jalapeños, or crisp radish slices. The recipe serves 4, but you can easily double it to feed a larger crowd. For a quick, easy side, combine shredded red or green cabbage, toasted hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and crumbled queso fresco. Toss with a simple dressing of lime juice and olive oil.

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 fajitas)


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8 (6-in.) corn tortillas
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/4-in.-thick slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red and orange bell pepper (about 1 small of each)
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onion
1 1/2 ripe peeled avocados
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup light sour cream (optional)
3 tablespoons cilantro leaves (optional)
4 lime wedges


Active: 18 Minutes
Total : 18 Minutes

1. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium-high heat in a large, dry skillet for about 20 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Wrap tortillas in foil; keep warm.

2. Combine chili powder, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Add chicken; toss to coat. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes. Add bell peppers and onion; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are softened and chicken is done, stirring occasionally.

3. Place avocados in a bowl; coarsely mash with a fork. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and lime juice, stirring to combine. Divide chicken mixture among tortillas; top evenly with avocado mixture. Top evenly with sour cream and cilantro, if desired. Serve with lime wedges.

Created date

June 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 413
Fat 16.1 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 8.3 g
Polyfat 2.6 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 9 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 477 mg
Calcium 62 mg
Sugars 5 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g