Thursday, May 01, 2008

Chicken and Lime Fajitas

Cinco de Mayo is next Monday and being born in Texas, this holiday is huge in my family! I can remember being younger and watching my parents dust off the chip and salsa platters, margarita glasses, sombreros and tortilla warmers. We always had a huge party in our backyard where everyone gathered to munch one chile con queso, fajitas and icy frozen margaritas.
Here’s a yummy chicken and lime fajita recipe that is heart healthy and has a little kick. Happy early Cinco de Mayo!!

Total Time: 45 min
Olive Oil
1 T margarine
2-3 lbs bonesless, skinless chicken, cut into strips
1 large onion, cut into strips
1 red pepper, julienned
1 yellow pepper, julienned
2 T. chopped garlic
2 T. chili powder
1 T. cumin
Seasoned Salt
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
1 T. dried clinatro
1/2 lime
6 roma tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
Flour Tortillas
Garnishes: Sliced Jalepeno, Sliced black olives, shredded mexican flavor cheese, sour cream, shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole, and tortilla chips

1. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil in large skillet Add margarine When margarine melts add chicken, onion, peppers, garlic, and seasonings (except lime).
2. When chicken is almost done, add tomatoes and squeeze lime over all.
3. Cook about 10 minutes longer on low. Serve with Spanish Rice and garnishes.

Yield: 6-8 servings

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