Chicken Fajitas were a staple in my house growing up, my brother and I loved them.

My Mom served up grilled chicken, sauteed peppers and onions along with salsa and sour cream (and maybe some guacamole) with this delicious carrot and rice dish on the side.

It’s no wonder we loved them, they are flavorful, easy to throw together and who doesn’t love a Mexican meal mid-week?

Fajitas are great because not only are they a healthy meal, but they come together really quickly and a lot of the components can be prepped or done ahead of time. The leftovers make great lunches or quesadillas as well.

Here’s how it goes down.

Simple & Healthy Fajitas: 

  • Grill, broil or saute your protein – chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu. (This can be done a day or two in advance).
  • Prepare the peppers and onions: In a medium saute pan, heat 1 Tbsp of oil. Add 1 onion, sliced and 2 bell peppers, sliced. Saute until soft. (This can also be done a day or two in advance).
  • Prepare the toppings:¬†guacamole (if you are making it, you can also just top with chunks of avocado), diced tomato, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa.
  • Heat up tortillas and spread everything out on the table!
  • Let everyone build their own fajitas according to taste – but always including a few vegetables! ;)
  • You could also serve as a burrito bowl, with brown rice or a salad, over lettuce.
  • Side dish: black or refried beans, tortilla chips, or more veggies.

Fajitas – simple, healthy and delicious!

7 Comments (Reply )

  1. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Fajitas are one of my mexican go-to meals. It’s easy to make meat for the non-vegetarians to add, too!


  2. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    Yum! I typically don’t go for fajitas, but I know they are the better choice :) I will have to get on that.


  3. Christy
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    This is one of my go-to meals as well :) I like to switch things up sometimes and use lemon or lime juice to flavor the veggies and chicken.


  4. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    Fajitas are one of my go-to meals. I love how flavorful they are while still being healthy!


  5. Dana
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    I love a big fajita salad… so easy to throw together and so delicious!


  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    I love fajitas – so colorful and tasty!


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