Chicken Fajitas

December is fiesta time!  So get out your tortillas, and bring out the avocado and cilantro because this healthy low-fat recipe is delicious and good for you.  These Fajitas, although an American invention {Tex-Mex} are a wonderful and healthy meal in one.  Make tacos out of the fajitas or a burrito (another delicious American invention) or eat them by themselves, either way you will enjoy.  The recipe can also be made vegetarian by using strips of Portobello Mushrooms instead of chicken or turkey strips, and the recipe can easily be cut in half.

Chicken Fajitas

1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken or turkey breast lightly pounded, and then sliced in 1/4 inch strips
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 large white onion sliced in thin strips
! red pimento sliced in 1/4 inch strips
2 green bell peppers sliced in 1/4 inch strips
1 or 2 (or more) jalapeno peppers sliced in strips (optional)
2 large garlic cloves minced
3 large Roma Tomatoes cut in strips
Olive oil

1 or 2 Avocados sliced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves (optional)
Corn or flour tortillas

Place chicken in a bowl and add the lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix well, allow the chicken to marinate for one hour. After an hour drain the chicken in a strainer.

Rub down an indoor stove-top grill or outdoor grill with some olive oil and heat it up over medium heat. If you don’t have a grill use a large frying pan and heat the olive oil in there. Lightly brown the chicken strips on all sides, remove them, and set them aside.

On the same grill add the sliced onion and mix it constantly. After a minute, add the rest of the ingredients mixing them well after each addition. sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, mix thoroughly, and then add the browned chicken strips to the mixture. continue turning and mixing until chicken is well cooked, remove from heat.

Warm up your corn or flour tortillas, fill them with the fajitas, slices of avocado. chopped cilantro, and a green or red salsa,  roll them up and dig in.


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