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Friday, December 3, 2010

chicken fajitas

almost everyone i know makes fajitas, and here is my recipe for an easy weeknight meal.  first, select a whole wheat, low fat, low carb fajita shell.  there are several brands available at the supermarket.  i spray them lightly with canola or olive oil and place on a sheet pan.  when ready to serve, i gently warm them in a 350 degree oven for approximately four or five minutes.  i watch them through the oven door, so they do not become crispy.

i prepare my toppings in advance.  i use shredded cheddar cheese, but a mix of cheeses can also be selected.  chopped black olives, chopped green onions, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes or a salsa, sour cream, and the chicken are prepared.  i usually grill my chicken breasts in advance and slice into thin strips. 

i serve the fajitas with my homemade tomato or Spanish rice and a few tostito chips to accent the place presentation.  when it is serving time, warm the shells with the cheese on top.  remove them from the oven add the toppings, fold and serve.  sometimes, i grill green peppers and the onions on the stove top and add them after i remove the cheese topped shells from the oven.  then, i complete the fajitas with the toppings. 

the homemade Spanish rice complements the meal and some guests will choose to eat the rice with their blue tostito chips.

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