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Looking to update your classic chicken fajita recipe? These quick and easy chicken fajitas are perfect for a casual, fun get-together. 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.

Deb Wise
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2016

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Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Recipe Summary

active:
18 mins
total:
18 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 fajitas)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; fat 16.1g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 8.3g; poly fat 2.6g; protein 29g; carbohydrates 43g; fiber 9g; cholesterol 73mg; iron 1mg; sodium 477mg; calcium 62mg; sugars 5g; added sugar 0g.
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