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Sizzling Fajitas Recipe

July 26, 2016

 Fajita inspired chicken is a great way to add some flavor to your meals.   Make some healthy substitutions and Viola!  You have A High Protein-Cleaner version of Mexican Night!

 

Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil

2 pounds chicken breasts

1 large onion, cut into thin strips

2 large bell peppers, cut into strips (green and yellow or red)

½ cup of water

1 package Fajita Seasoning Mix

 

Suggested Serving / Optional Toppings

Par Excellence Yellow Saffron Rice (available at Sam’s Club)

Plain Greek Yogurt (as a substitute for sour cream)

Salsa (we love black bean and corn salsa)

Mexican Shredded Cheese

Guacamole

Tortilla (cheat day option)

 

Directions

  1. Rinse, trim and cut 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts into bite sized strips and set aside in bowl.  

  2. Cut Onion, Green Pepper and Red Pepper into thin strips.  Combine onion and peppers in the same bowl and set aside.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet.  Add chicken to hot skillet and stir and cook until chicken is cooked throughout (juices run clear).

  4. Remove chicken from skillet and reheat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium high.   Add onion and bell pepper and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally.

  5. Return Chicken to the skillet with the veggies and add ½ cup water and fajita seasoning.  Stir together well and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.   Then Simmer until water evaporates.  If desired, you may cook another few minutes to “char” the meat and veggies for extra flavor.

  6. Serve chicken on top of yellow saffron rice and add toppings as desired and ENJOY!!

 

TIP:  Any brand of fajita seasoning will work but they do vary in flavor.  This is really your personal preference as to which you like best… so experiment!   There are also some great recipes to create your own homemade fajita seasoning if you feel up for the challenge ;)

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DISCLAIMER: James Thompson is a sports nutritionist with over 25 year of hands-on practical experience.  He is not a registered nutritionist or a dietitian.  THIS INFORMATION AND ALL RECOMMENDATIONS MADE ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DESIGNED TO SERVE AS A DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF ANY ILLNESS OR DISEASE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED MEDICAL, HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU START ANY NUTRITION OR EXERCISE PROGRAM. BY BEGINNING THIS OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE HAD CLEARANCE FROM YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO DO SO.