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Healthy and Easy Chicken Fajitas

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Easy chicken fajitas are sure to satisfy the pickiest of palates. Flavorful, filling, and low in calories. It’s sure to be a new family favorite.

chicken fajitas

One thing I love about chicken fajitas is that it’s made all in one pan on the stove top. The peppers and onions add great flavor to this dish.

I love colorful dishes, so I used red, green, and yellow bell peppers. I like to buy whatever is the freshest at the time I’m shopping. 

What are bell peppers?

Bell peppers are fruits that are related to chili peppers and tomatoes, all of which are native to Central and South America.

They come in various colors, such as red, yellow, orange, and green. The green pepper changes to yellow or orange before reaching its most ripened color of red.

What are the benefits of eating bell peppers?

Bell peppers are mainly made up of water and carbs, which account for most of their calorie content. They have a decent amount of fiber and are high in vitamin C. Other vitamins and minerals in bell peppers include vitamin K1, vitamin E, vitamin A, folate, and potassium.

chicken fajitas

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Made all in one pan
  • Great family meal
  • Low in carbs and calories
chicken fajitas

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Yellow onion
  • Olive oil
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Lime
  • Cilantro

How to make this recipe

1 – Combine dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, chili powder and olive oil in a large bowl. Add the sliced chicken and toss to coat well. Marinate the chicken in the fridge for 15-30 minutes.

2 –  Add olive oil to a skillet and heat over high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add in the sliced peppers, onion, chili powder, and salt.

3 – Sauté the peppers and onions for about 4-5 minutes or until they are slightly softened. Remove the peppers and onions from the skillet onto a plate and set aside.

4 – Reduce the heat to medium and add the chicken and marinade to the skillet and sauté until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.

5 – Add the peppers and onions back into the pan along with the lime juice and cilantro. Stir everything together well and serve!

chicken fajitas

What toppings can I put on my chicken fajitas?

Shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded lettuce, cilantro and Pico de Gallo are popular toppings.

What can I serve with chicken fajitas?

Refried beans, black beans, Spanish rice and tortillas are great side dish options. 

chicken fajitas

How do I store my chicken fajitas?

Place leftovers in an airtight container. They will last for about 3 days in the refrigerator. 

Can I freeze chicken fajitas?

Yes! Place fajitas in a freezer safe bag, squeezing out any excess air, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Calories per serving (1 cup): 206

Yield: 4 Servings

Healthy and Easy Chicken Fajitas

chicken fajitas

These easy chicken fajitas are sure to satisfy the pickiest of palates. Flavorful, filling, and low in calories. Sure to be a new family favorite.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided in half
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt, divided in half
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine dried oregano, garlic powder, half of the salt, half of the chili powder, half of the olive oil.
  2. Add sliced chicken and toss to coat well. Marinate in fridge for 15-30 minutes.
  3. While chicken in marinating, add the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil to skillet and heat over high heat.
  4. Once the skillet is hot add in the sliced peppers, onion, chili powder, and remainder 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  5. Sauté the peppers and onions for about 4-5 minutes or until they are slightly softened.
  6. Remove the peppers and onions from the skillet onto a plate and set aside.
  7. Reduce heat to medium and add the chicken and marinade to skillet and sauté until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
  8. Add the peppers and onions back into the skillet along with the lime juice and cilantro.
  9. Stir everything together well, then serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 691mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 27g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Julia

Saturday 11th of April 2020

I make similar chicken fajitas and we love them. It's such a delicious meal, isn't it?

simplylowcal

Saturday 11th of April 2020

Yes, so good! :)

Veena Azmanov

Saturday 11th of April 2020

Delicious, healthy and a colorful platter. Perfect for my Dinner table.

simplylowcal

Saturday 11th of April 2020

Thanks, Veena. :)

Nart | Cooking with Nart

Saturday 11th of April 2020

I love that this dish is healthy and suitable for so many diets. It's a perfect dish to cook for just about anyone!

simplylowcal

Saturday 11th of April 2020

Thanks, Nart. :)

Tracy

Saturday 11th of April 2020

So easy and delicious and healthy! My family loved it!

simplylowcal

Saturday 11th of April 2020

I'm glad to hear, Tracy. :)

Denay DeGuzman

Sunday 5th of April 2020

Sizzling fajitas are a family favorite! Yours look super festive and deeply satisfying. Thank you for sharing this healthy recipe.

simplylowcal

Sunday 5th of April 2020

Thanks, Denay. :)

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