Cumin-Lime Crusted Chicken Fajitas

Makes 2 servings
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Sara on 10/28/2013I made this recipe for my family and it received 10 thumbs up from my 6 year old!

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Nutrition Analysis

Calories   422
Total Fat   11g
Saturated Fat   4g
Cholesterol   81mg
Sodium   910mg
Carbohydrates   41g
Dietary Fiber   23g
Protein   41g
Calcium   220mg
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Packed full of the "free radical" fighting antioxidant vitamin C, bell peppers are an integral part of this delicious fajita. And with 23g of fiber, this one dish meal serves double duty as a super-nutrient meal.

2 limes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
Cooking spray
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 clove garlic, minced
2 small Roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup torn cilantro leaves
2 ounces Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar, grated (about 1/2 cup)
4 whole-wheat tortillas


1. Grate 1 teaspoon of lime rind from 1 lime into a large zip-top plastic bag; cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice into the bag. Add olive oil, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to bag. Add chicken, tossing well to coat. Seal bag and let marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.

2. Toss tomato, cilantro, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the juice of the remaining lime in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

3. Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic to pan; sauté 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan and set aside, keeping warm. Wipe pan clean with paper towels; coat with cooking spray.

4. Remove chicken from bag. Add to pan and sauté over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

5. Divide cooked chicken, pepper mixture, tomato and shredded cheese evenly among tortillas and roll-up. Serve immediately.

**Tip: To save time, look for pre-cut frozen bell pepper and onion strips in the frozen vegetable section of your supermarket.