Written by: Ava Elliott, Marketing Intern and Future Dietitian
Reviewed by: Devon Kroesché, MS, RDN, LDN
I sometimes think back to when I first moved into an apartment during college and started cooking for myself all the time. Being a busy college student, I tried to experiment with recipes that I could make multiple servings and have a meal prepped for the week. Although sometimes I’m tired of the flavors by the end of the week and need a new meal idea. I like foods with variation, so I do not get sick of the flavor; this recipe is just that. My friend shared this with me, and I still make it to this day. These chicken fajitas are not only very flavorful, but also practical. You can eat it with tortillas and guac, made a chicken and rice bowl, or a plate of nachos.
What You’ll Need: (for 5-6 servings)
- 3 chicken breasts
- 3 bells peppers, sliced
- 1 medium onion, slices
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lime
- ¼ tbsp chili powder
- ¼ tbsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Sour cream
- Pinch of cilantro
What To Do: (It will take less than 30 mins!)
- Mix seasonings well in a small bowl.
- Coat pan in olive oil and sprinkle seasoning on both sides of the chicken. Press seasoning into the chicken.
- Cook for about 8 minutes on each side over medium-high heat, or until chicken reaches 165°F.
- Prep bell peppers and onions while chicken is cooking. Rinse and thinly slice.
- Remove chicken once cooked to a plate and add peppers and onion to the same pan and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Slice chicken and add it back to skillet once peppers and onion are done sautéing.
- Add lime juice, stir, and serve with tortillas, cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, and/or salsa.
I really hope you enjoy this recipe and the nutrients it provides. For example, chicken is a good source of protein and peppers vitamins and minerals. Fun fact: bell peppers are one of the best sources of vitamin C! Adding chicken (protein), peppers (veggie), and tortillas (grain) to your plate is a great way to incorporate multiple food groups into a meal.
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