Easy Healthy Chicken Fajitas

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 30 min 4
Easy Healthy Chicken Fajitas
Health Highlights
Chicken fajitas are an easy and flavorful weeknight meal. This Mexican recipe that everyone will love can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes.


567 gm Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (sliced into 1/2-inch strips)
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing (vinaigrette), fat free
2 tsp Chili powder (or more to taste)
2 small White onion (sliced)
1 medium pepper(s) Green bell pepper (cut into thin strips)
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (cut into thin strips)


  1. In a large zipper-lock plastic bag, combine the sliced chicken, Italian dressing, and chilli powder. Squeeze out the air and seal the bag, turning and squeezing to coat the chicken. Refrigerate to marinate for at least 30 minutes. (Marinate longer, perhaps overnight, to enhance flavor even more).
  2. Lightly coat a large skillet nonstick spray and place over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and marinade and cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, 8 - 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a large bowl and cover it to keep warm.
  3. Lightly coat the same skillet with more cooking spray. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the green and red peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 7 minutes longer.
  4. Add the cooked chicken back into the skill and stir to combine and heat through about 2 more minutes.
  5. Serve with tortillas, beans, or rice and your favourite garnishes such as salsa, shredded cheese, lime wedges and/or guacamole.


Optional Toppings:

  • Small whole wheat flour or corn tortillas
  • Shredded cheddar or jack cheese
  • Salsa or Pico de Gallo
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Guacamole or chopped mashed avocado
  • Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 196
Calories from fat 37
Calories from saturated fat 8.2
Total Fat 4.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 104 mg
Sodium 266 mg
Potassium 671 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Sugars 5.1 g
Protein 33 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.6
Vegetables 1.2

Energy sources