Whenever we go out to dinner with the kids, we try to ask them where they want to go to give them a bit of choice. Since we don’t go out often, we like to make it a special experience when we do. Each time, my son Inevitably shouts out the name of one of his favorite places, a Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood, and when we get there, he always proudly orders for himself. Generally, he chooses one of his favorites, fajitas.

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As with most kids, when my son gets the chance to build his dinner the way he likes it, he’s totally game to eat!

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But as much as we enjoy fajitas in a restaurant, they’re a really easy dish to recreate at home. And, in my never ending quest to turn one meal into three, I can make a double batch of the chicken and turn it into new recipes over the next couple of days (tune in tomorrow and Wednesday to see how!).

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Nothing cracks me up more than watching the care with which my kids take in building their perfect fajita_ the time they take picking what will go into it, the careful folding of the tortilla and then navigating that first great big bite. When a recipe is this healthy, delicious and a so much fun to make and eat, could there be a better reason to stay home for dinner?

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*This is a 3-in-1 Meal_
*Chicken Fajita Quesadilla
*Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

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Chicken Fajitas

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 Tbsp oil, divided
  • 2 Bell Peppers, sliced
  • 2 Onions, sliced
  • 2 Tsp Fajita Seasoning or 1 Tbsp for extra spice
  • 1 Tsp salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 Lb Chicken Breast, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions 

  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Toss in onions and bell peppers and sauté for 5-6 minutes or until they start to soften.
  • Remove onions and bell peppers from the pan onto a dish, and set aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp of oil, chicken, 1 tsp of fajita seasoning and 1/2 tsp of salt and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add onions, bell peppers, remaining 1 tsp of fajita seasoning and 1/2 tsp of salt back into the pan and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add the lime juice and cilantro to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Serve with tortillas and desired accompaniments.

Nutrition

Sodium: 790mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 3g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Calories: 310kcal | Fat: 12g | Protein: 38g | Carbohydrates: 11g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. You can also use t he leftovers with some black beans & extra cheese on some tortillas and make fajita nachos which are delicious.

  2. Ok I know this may sound silly but is the chicken already cooked before putting in the pan….or is that when you actually cook it. Thanks

  3. I cannot believe it…my 16 month old ate these..sort of…I just diced up some of the veggies and chicken and put it in a quesedilla…my husband and I loved these fajitas too 🙂

  4. There is something so satisfying as a mom when you make dinner and everyone eats it and enjoys it! Thank you:)

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