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20-minute Skillet Chicken Fajitas


  • 1 lb. chicken breast, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro (or parsley)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced


  1. In a large bowl combine chicken, cilantro, oregano, chili powder, sweet paprika, cumin, garlic, and salt. Toss until chicken is coated and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the peppers in a single layer. Once the peppers have started to brown, add sliced onion and ½ tsp salt.
  4. When peppers are charred in spots and onions have softened and sweetened, scrape mixture onto a plate or bowl to clear the skillet.
  5. Return skillet to the burner and heat remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
  6. When sizzling, add the strips of chicken. Sauté strips until cooked through — about 6 minutes.
  7. Add pepper mixture to the skillet along with the lime juice.
  8. Heat again until everything is sizzling and serve.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 11 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 2 g.
  • Sodium: 101 mg
  • Carbs: 6 g.
  • Fiber: 3 g.
  • Protein: 36 g.

Exchanges per serving: 4 Protein; 1 Vegetable; 2 Fat

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