Healthy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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Emma Published: November 10, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Healthy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

How To Make Healthy Chicken Fajitas

For this fajitas recipe, chicken and quinoa are used in place of the usual beef and tortillas, making it low-carb and low cholesterol.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 16ozchicken stripcooked
  • orange bell pepperjulienned
  • ½ red bell pepperjulienned
  • ½ green bell pepperjulienned
  • ½ white onionjulienned
  • 1cuplow sodium chicken broth
  • 2cupsquinoacooked
  • 1tbspmongolian sauce
  • 1tspolive oil
  • ½ tspgarlicminced

For Seasoning:

  • 1lemonjuiced
  • 1tsppepper
  • ½ tspcayenne pepper
  • ½ tspred chili flakes
  • ½ tspsalt
  • ½ tspgarlic powder
  • ½ tsponion powder

Instructions

  1. Mix chicken strips with seasonings and lemon juice and set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a medium pan on medium heat and add the garlic, sautéing for about 1 minute. Quickly add the chicken broth and stir to avoid burning the garlic.

  3. Add in the chicken and peppers, cover and cook on medium for about 5 minutes.

  4. Then, add onion and remove from heat once the broth is bubbling and the peppers look fully cooked.

  5. Mix Mongolian sauce with quinoa.

  6. Serve chicken and veggies alongside prepared quinoa.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 679.74kcal
  • Fat: 23.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 83.75g
  • Fiber: 9.58g
  • Sugar: 1.53g
  • Protein: 36.61g
  • Cholesterol: 54.43mg
  • Sodium: 899.91mg
  • Calcium: 90.68mg
  • Potassium: 1127.14mg
  • Iron: 5.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.16mg
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