Tuesday, November 29, 2011

No Mess Tex Mex "Fajitas"

We are huge Biggest Loser fans and this recipe was featured on one of their episodes. I must admit my favorite part of the episode was their mini cooking competetion. It combined my favorite show and my favorite hobby, can't get much better than that! All of the dishes they made not only looked good but were good for you. Upon watching this episode, Jason immediately asked if we could have the fajitas for dinner. How could I say no? Below is our version of chicken fajitas with lettuce wraps instead of the usual flour tortillas. If you don't like spicey foods then scale the jalapeno and cayene down as it definitely has a kick.

No Mess Tex Mex Fajitas
Serves 2

Ingredients:6 ounces grilled boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 teaspoon each: Southwest Chipotle Mrs. Dash seasoning, oregano and ground cayenne
1/2 red and orange bell peppers, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
1/2  yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/4 jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (optional)
6 cabbage leaves

Low fat shredded mexican cheese (optional)

Dressing (optional)
1 Tablespoon nonfat plain Greek style yogurt
1 Tablespoon pico de gallo
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice


Turn on the grill and stove top with skillet. Prep all of the vegetables and season chicken while you wait for it to heat up.

Place seasoned chicken breasts on the grill for 5 minutes then flip and grill for another 3 minutes or until it is no longer pink inside.

In a warm skillet add a teaspoon of olive oil. Add in the peppers and onion and cook until tender.

Place the cabbage leaves on a serving plate. Fill cabbage cups with pepper & onion mixture. Cut the chicken in thin strips. Place chicken on top of salad mixture. Drizzle dressing on top of chicken. Garnish "fajitas" with tortilla strips, cheese and avocado. Serve immediately.

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