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This is an incredibly nutritious take on a fan favorite! Enjoy this high proten, 30 minute dinner for your next meal, also great for meal prepping. This recipe is brought to us by JarOfLemons.
Ingredients for Healthy Chicken Fajita Tacos
Chicken Fajita Tacos
8 corn tortillas2 Tablespoons avocado oil (divided)1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon smoked paprika1/2 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon black pepper2 medium chicken breasts, sliced into strips2 Tablespoon salsa (divided)1 teaspoon minced garlic1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced2 medium bell peppers, sliced1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves (optional, for topping)1/2 medium lime, quartered (optional)
Instructions For Healthy Chicken Fajita Tacos
Heat the tortillas up in a pan or directly over the stove and set aside.Mix the chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips.Heat up 1 Tablespoon of the avocado oil in a skillet or pan.Place the chicken in the pan along with 1/2 of the seasoning mix and 1 Tablespoon of the salsa.Cook for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through and stirring as needed until fully cooked.Set the chicken aside.Add the remaining oil along with the garlic and sliced onion to the pan, then cook for 2-3 minutes.Add in the sliced bell peppers, remaining seasoning mix, and remaining salsa.Continue to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until the vegetables are soft.Add the chicken back in and stir until evenly warm.Remove from heat and fill each tortilla with the chicken fajita mixture.Mix the cream sauce together (optional).Top each chicken fajita taco with cream sauce, cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice!
Use salsa to cook the meat. This is the secret to the BEST ever chicken fajita meat!Also use salsa to cook the veggies. Basically just salsa for everything! It really brings this recipe to life.Leave the “burned” or brown bits in the pan after cooking the chicken. The flavor will soak into the oil and fajita veggies, giving them a deep, smoky, delicious flavor!Add more oil or salsa as needed to prevent sticking.
Serving: 2 Tacos | Calories: 349 kcal | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Protein: 29 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 74 mg | Sodium: 1103 mg | Potassium: 763 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 2491 IU | Vitamin C: 82 mg | Calcium: 90 mg | Iron: 2 mg