National Fajita Day

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August 18th is National Fajita Day! Celebrate, by making some delicious fajitas! What’s awesome about this meal is that it’s super easy to make and is under 350 calories a serving! So feel free to celebrate this awesome day!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs free-range, organic boneless and skinless chicken breasts; cut into ¼” thick slices
  • 2 red peppers; cut into thin strips
  • 2 yellow or orange peppers; cut into thin strips
  • ½ large yellow onion; cut into thick slices
  • 1 Tbsp. organic grape seed oil
  • ***Marinade:***
  • 1 Tbsp. organic grape seed oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • 1.5 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1.5 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
 

Instructions

  1. Prepare your chicken by cutting it into uniform ¼” thick strips, and place into a Ziplock bag.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for your marinade, then pour finished marinade over your chicken.
  3. Seal Ziplock bag and set chicken aside.
  4. On a clean cutting board, prepare your peppers and onions.
  5. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. of grape seed oil and add in your prepared peppers and onion, cooking on medium/high heat until peppers are tender and onion is turning translucent.
  6. Remove finished peppers from skillet and place into a large mixing bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside.
  7. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat for 6 minutes or until no longer pink. Return pepper mixture to pan to heat through.
  8. Serve fajitas as is, or use romaine lettuce leaves in place of tortillas.
  9. Top with salsa, hot sauce and freshly chopped cilantro (optional)

This recipe is from The Lean Clean Eating Machine. Check out the original article here!

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