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Chicken Fajitas with Guacamole

chicken fajitas with guacamole

Makes dinner for two, with leftovers for lunch. Approximate cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 heads butter lettuce, root removed, washed and dried
  • guacamole
  • 1 small jar salsa (or substitute fresh chopped tomatoes, cilantro and garlic)

Instructions

  1. In  a medium bowl, combine garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and sea salt (if desired). Toss chicken in mixture until fully coated and set aside.
  2. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add coconut oil.
  3. Saute onion for 3 minutes. Add chicken and continue to cook until chicken is almost fully cooked (about 10-15 minutes), stirring often.
  4. Just before chicken is done, add red peppers, lemon and lime juice. Stir and cook for 3 more minutes.
  5. Serve over lettuce and top with guacamole and salsa.
Photo courtesy: Eril M.

This recipe inspired in part or in whole from here.


17 Comments

  1. paulandsteph

    This is not enough for dinner and lunch!

  2. Kelly

    We eat a lot at my house so we doubled the recipe. I didn’t marinate anything. I saved half of the of the lemon and lime juice to add after cooking. Instead of store bought guacamole or salsa we skipped the salsa completely, and just mashed up 3 avacados. This was excellet. There was even a tiny bit left-over.

  3. Made this and we loved it!!!! Going to be a regular at our house!

  4. ASUpeanut

    Really yummy! But, where’s the nutrition info??

  5. Ditto ! We loved it also! My husband told me this one is a keeper!!!

  6. Wow! great – we all loved it, even my picky 6 yr old. Thanks for the great recipes!

  7. Heidibgoode@yahoo.com

    This is delicious! I topped with avacado and served in a leaf of romaine heart.

  8. I tried this for supper tonight, and we loved it! I let the chicken marinate in the spices for about an hour before I cooked it. We will be eating this meal often.

  9. sslabada

    Delicious. I made fresh guacamole and added more peppers- green & yellow since I didn’t have lettuce in the house.

  10. Made this last night and absolutely loved it! The guacamole really made the whole meal, and will replace the guac recipe I’ve been using for the last 15 years. I doubled the chicken to ensure I’d have leftovers, but didn’t find it necessary to double the spices, veggies, etc. I also added the lemon and lime juice to the chicken and spices to make a marinade, and then dumped it all in when cooking (drained out the leftover liquid just before serving). I’ll definitely make this again!

  11. Update / Leftovers idea – my boyfriend nibbled out all of the chicken from the leftovers, so I tossed the leftover peppers and onions in with some scrambled eggs, wrapped that mixture up in the same butter leaves with the guacamole, it was fantastic!!

  12. Does anyone have the nutrition or macronutrient break down? Thank you.

    • Neely Quinn

      a1mless – I added it. Sorry it wasn’t on there! Must have missed that one somehow. You can see it if you’re logged in, but it’s 453 calories, 26g carb, 22g fat, 40g protein per serving, 4 servings.

  13. This was delicious. I didn’t have cumin so I made it without, it is a definite keeper and I will make this often.

  14. Made these last night! Loved them!

  15. OMG!!! LOVED THIS!!! Like I keep saying, I’m a horrible cook… but not only was this so easy to follow but it came out wonderfully! Even the homemade guac recipe (which I’ve never made before) was better than the guac I can get from my favorite Mexican Restaurant

  16. Lesley

    WOW. Quite new to this paleo diet but all the food I have tried have been from this web page. All the meals so far have been lovely but this is the best so far. Also the quickest I have made so far. My husband loved it and my fussy 20 year old loved it to. Will definitely be making this again. Also I have never been a fan of guacamole but thought I would give it a go. And loved that too. Both were beautiful together. Big hit.

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