Recipe: Spring-y Chicken Fajitas

Spring time, fajita time!
Healthy Chicken Fajitas

Looking for a weekday dinner that checks the boxes for flavor, nutrition and time? Our Spring-y Fajitas fit the bill! With chipotle-spiced chicken breast, red bell pepper, onion, shiitake mushrooms and sugar-snap peas, these hand-held beauties are bursting with nutrients, flavor and crunch. And they’re ready in about 20 minutes! Serve them with salsa, avocado, and lime wedges and your work is done.

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Ingredients

12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
4 ounces shitake mushrooms (about 8 medium), caps thinly sliced; stems discarded
4 ounces sugar snap peas, cut into ¼-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 small corn tortillas, warmed
½ cup salsa
¼ cup guacamole
2 limes, cut into wedges

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the chicken, 1 tablespoon of the oil, the chili powder, chipotle powder, ¼ teaspoon of the salt.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and let cook, untouched, for 3 minutes. Then stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, until cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the skillet and heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes, or until beginning to soften. Add the bell pepper and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, for 5 to 7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. If the skillet is getting too dark, add a splash of water to release the flavorful bits.
  4. Stir in the snap peas, black pepper, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken to reheat.
  5. Serve the fajita mixture with the warmed tortillas, salsa, and guacamole.

Nutritional information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings.

407 calories
16 g total fat
3 g saturated fat
23 g protein
38 g carbohydrate
5 g dietary fiber
8 g sugar
0 g added sugar
53 mg cholesterol
436 mg sodium

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Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

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