Chicken Fajitas

Tex mex food is an all-time kids’ favorite. These fajitas are creamy and rich tasting but without the fat of regular fajitas, which are loaded with a lot of cheese, sour cream, guacamole and beef. My version has plenty of vegetables, along with some light cheese and sour cream. Easy to make, and the whole family loves them.

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.

2. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for about 8 minutes or until cooked and no longer pink. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice thinly. Wipe out pan.

3. Add the oil to the pan and brown the onion and garlic, about 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the red pepper strips and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the parsley or cilantro, green onions and cooked chicken.

4. Divide the mixture among the tortillas. Top with the cheese, salsa and sour cream. Roll up.

5. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven for 5 minutes or until the fajitas are heated through and the cheese has melted. Cut in half and serve immediately.

8 oz skinless boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced white onion
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 1/2 cups red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
3 Tbsp chopped green onions
6 small (6-inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup shredded light cheddar cheese
1/3 cup medium salsa
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream

Nutritional Analysis per Serving (1 fajita)

Calories 220
Protein 14 g
Fat 7.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Carbohydrates 23 g
Cholesterol 29 mg
Sodium 340 mg
Fiber 2.1 g

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Make Ahead: Prepare the filling up to a day in advance and refrigerate. Add 5 minutes to the baking time.

Serves 6

Nutrition Watch: The average restaurant fajita has about 600 calories, 35 g of fat and about 2,500 mg of sodium (just over the maximum recommended amount of sodium in one meal). Make your own fajitas and avoid the excess fat and sodium.