I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Healthy Chicken Fijitas

So good.  Easy to make.  Best of all under 150 calories.  If you don't like the low-carb-whole-wheat tortillas, go with flour or corn (but the calorie count will go up).  I like to have a bowl of fresh fruit to go along with it.


HEALTHY CHICKEN FAJITAS
(makes 8)

Ingredients:
*8 (6-inch) low-carb-whole-wheat tortillas
*1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
*1 tablespoon dried cilantro
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*1/2 teaspoon chili powder
*1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
*1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
*1 lime, juiced
*1 tablespoon olive oil
*1/2 teaspoon sea salt
*1/4 teaspoon black ground pepper
*1 small green bell pepper
*1 small red bell pepper
*1 medium red onion, sliced

Instructions:
~In a large zip-loc bag, combine dried cilantro, garlic, chili powder, coriander, cumin, lime juice & oil.  Mix well.
~Add chicken and marinate for 2-24 hours.
~Heat grill pan to medium.
~Season chicken with salt & pepper.
~When grill pan is hot, add the chicken.
~Cook (with out moving) for about 10 minutes or until chicken is well browned on the bottom.
~Flip and cook for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is cook through.
~Remove chicken from grill and let rest.
~Warm the tortillas, by lightly grilling in skillet (I prefer a cast iron pan).
~Once warm, plate, and put a clean dish towel over them to keep them warm.
~Spray a skillet with cooking spray.
~Spray a large skillet with a cooking spray.
~Sautee the green pepper, red pepper & onions.
~Sprinkle with a little salt as they sauté.
~Stir occasionally, until veggies are tender and a little charred, about 10 minutes.
~Remove veggies from pan.
~Slice chicken into 1/2 inch strips.
~Fill warm tortilla with chicken & veggies.
~Top with fat-free sour cream, salsa & reduced-fat cheddar cheese if desired.



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