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Healthy Chicken Fajitas

When it comes to flavorful and nutritious meals, chicken fajitas with grilled onions and bell peppers are a perfect choice. Packed with protein, vitamins, and fiber, this recipe offers a balance of flavors and textures that will satisfy your taste buds while providing essential nutrients. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or planning a gathering with friends and family, chicken fajitas are a versatile and crowd-pleasing option.

Ingredients:
To make these mouthwatering chicken fajitas, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers (red, green, or a combination), sliced
  • Flour tortillas (whole wheat for a healthier option)
  • Optional toppings: guacamole, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the marinade: In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir well to create a smooth paste.
  2. Marinate the chicken: Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish or resealable bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring it is evenly coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or for the best flavor, refrigerate it for up to 4 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill pan or a regular skillet on the stovetop.
  4. Grill the chicken: Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it on the preheated grill. Cook for approximately 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Once cooked, transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  5. Grill the onions and bell peppers: While the chicken rests, brush the sliced onions and bell peppers with a little olive oil. Place them on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes, or until they become slightly charred and tender. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  6. Slice the chicken: Slice the grilled chicken into thin strips. This will make it easier to assemble the fajitas.
  7. Warm the tortillas: Heat the flour tortillas on the grill for a few seconds on each side, or wrap them in foil and warm them in the oven.
  8. Assemble the fajitas: Place some grilled chicken slices, grilled onions, and bell peppers onto each tortilla. Add your desired toppings, such as guacamole, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, or chopped cilantro.
  9. Serve and enjoy: Roll up the tortillas, enclosing the filling, and serve immediately. These delicious and healthy chicken fajitas are best enjoyed fresh off the grill.

Chicken fajitas with grilled onions and bell peppers are a delightful and nutritious meal option. Packed with protein, fiber, and a variety of flavors, they make for a satisfying and balanced dish. Whether you’re preparing a quick dinner or hosting a gathering, this recipe is sure to impress. So fire up the grill, grab some tortillas, and enjoy these mouthwatering fajitas with your loved ones.

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