Quick and Tasty Chicken Fajitas

This is one of our family’s favorite dinners, and the leftovers for  lunch the next day are even better!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 sweet peppers (I love to use red peppers)
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
  • Olive oil
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas

Chicken Fajitas

Cut the sweet peppers and onions into strips, and chop the garlic into small pieces.  I make quick work of all of this by using my food processor.

Add one tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan on medium high heat.  Add the garlic, and stir until those good garlic smells start…should be only about 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Add the peppers and onion, and stir until they start to get soft (about 4 minutes).  Remove to a bowl and set aside.

Chop the chicken into long strips.  I find it’s easier if the chicken is slightly frozen, and I use the food processor for this step as well.  Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan and heat on medium high heat.  Add the chicken, and turn until no longer pink.

While the chicken is cooking, mix together the soy sauce, lemon juice, and corn starch in a bowl.  Once the chicken is done, add the sauce to the mixture, and stir until bubbly.  Add the peppers, onion, and garlic back into the pan.

Place a tortilla on a paper towel and warm it in the microwave for 15 seconds.  Place some of the chicken and pepper mixture in the middle of the tortilla, fold up the bottom, fold in the sides, and ENJOY!

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Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Team Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each coaches income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our coaches.
Judy has been an Independent Team Beachbody Coach since January of 2007.

Quick Saturday Night Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

It’s Saturday night, and I don’t feel like cooking.  Okay…I admit…I almost NEVER feel like cooking!  It’s just something that SOMEONE has to do!

So I pulled out an old favorite.  This is something that is SO QUICK and SO EASY anyone can do it!  Plus, I like to make extra so that the time it takes me to make it will save me time tomorrow and the next day.  It takes a lot less time to reheat leftovers!  ;-)

I got this from Bill Phillips “Eating for Life” cookbook.  I highly recommend this one.  It has a lot of easy ideas in it.  The only thing missing is nutrition information.  If you are familiar with Bill’s “Body for Life” plan, he doesn’t believe in counting calories.

Anyway, here’s how this went!  First, I pulled out the chicken I had in the fridge…

Organic chicken breasts are a little pricey, but I try to buy organic whenever possible.  I consider it an investment in the health of my family.  I had two of these packages, probably almost 3 pounds of chicken.  I took them out of the package, rinsed them, and cut them into bite sized pieces.

Then I sprayed a non-stick pan with olive oil spray, heated it on high heat for a minute or two, and added the chicken.  I just kept stirring up the chicken until it was no longer pink.  There was a lot of liquid in the pan, so I put a colander over a bowl and dumped the chicken into it in order to drain it off.

This next step is really in preparation for those glorious leftovers!  I used my new “biggest loser” scale (just bought that from QVC a week or two ago) to individually weigh 3 oz. of chicken into little glass containers.  By the way, I LOVE that scale.  I’ve just scratched the surface of it’s capabilities, but it worked so well tonight for this purpose!  I think I’ll blog about that scale in the near future.  It will give me just one more reason to read the directions more!  ;-)

Now I have five little containers, each with 3 ounces of chicken in them!  Perfect!

Okay…on to the next step!  After removing the leftover chicken from the pan, you are left with just the chicken you are going to eat with that meal.  Mix 1 cup of salsa into the pan with the chicken, heat, and stir.

Here’s the next three ingredients:  100% whole wheat wraps, salsa, and low fat cheddar cheese.

Spray a non-stick pan with olive oil spray and heat to medium high.  Place a tortilla on it and spread a little cheese on half.  One top of the cheese, spread a little of the chicken mixture, then top with a little more cheese.  I find that putting the cheese on the bottom and top helps it to stick together.

My daughter, picky kid that she is, doesn’t like the salsa in it.  No problem, I just use the cheese and a little plain chicken for her!

Now, with a spatula, just fold the half with no “stuff” on it up, and flip it over the half with the “stuff” on it.  Press it down with the spatula a little to help the cheese make it all stick together.

Put it on a plate and use a pizza cutter to cut it into three equal pieces.  You can put a little non-fat sour cream on the side.  And there you have it!  Quick, easy, and delicious!  Serve it with a green salad for your veggie portion!

I used the myfitnesspal website (another thing I highly recommend) to calculate the calories.  With the sour cream (about 25 calories in 2 Tablespoons of that), it came out to 353.  I can’t vouch for the accuracy of that, but it sounds about right to me.

If this sounds like something you’ll be making for yourself or if you have any tips on how to improve it, please leave a comment below!  Right now I have a few dishes to do!  ;-)

Judy

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Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Team Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each coaches income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our coaches.
Judy has been an Independent Team Beachbody Coach since January of 2007.