Chicken Fajitas With Lime, Garlic and Bell Peppers

"WW friendly. A family favorite especially when atoning for excesses. This is so tasty, yet so healthy, even when each adult eats two large burritos. I adapted this from a recipe on a plastic produce bag at a Mars Supermarket."
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Ready In:
8 burritos




  • Mix lime juice and minced garlic in 2-quart Ziploc bag.
  • Add chicken strips to marinade bag. Marinate for 30 minutes in refrigerator, turning periodically to distribute marinade.
  • Heat olive oil in heavy frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Pour in chicken and marinade sauce. Stirfry for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove chicken to plate and keep warm.
  • Drain excess liquid from skillet, if necessary.
  • Add bell pepper strips and remaining garlic to frying pan and stirfry for 5 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  • Sprinkle bell pepper and garlic with cumin, salt and ground red pepper.
  • Add chicken back to frying pan and stirfry 1-2 minutes.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon sour cream (optional) on one side of each tortilla. Spoon stirfry mixture evenly over sour cream.
  • Fold bottom of tortilla and roll up sides.
  • Serve with salsa, if desired.
  • Serves 2 hearty appetites, or 4 dainty portions.

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  1. KelleOHara
    My family loved the recipe and one way I can always tell... There were no leftovers! I did marinate the chicken 30 minutes beforehand, I added marjoram (by accident) and cut the cayenne by half because of my young girls. We also ate this without the tortillas, it was still so good! We did have sour cream to help cut the heat which worked so well. Next time I will try and marinate it overnight, I will add onions and will serve with fresh guacamole in addition to the sour cream. It came out better than any restaurant! Thanks for posting!
  2. rosie316
    These were absolutely fabulous! I made these for hubby and I for lunch, and I served salsa and sour cream on the side so we could assemble them ourselves. The only 2 things I did differently was that I did add onion (we love onion) while cooking the bell peppers and I used 8" flour tortillas instead of the large (because that is what we had at home). The seasonings were perfect. I would not change a thing (other than adding onion)! Thank you for posting a recipe that I will make many more times. (Made for PRMR tag).
  3. WiGal
    Thanks for super dinner. :) Made as posted and will make again. Served with deantini's delicious salsa. I did marinate the chicken 2 hours ahead-- was more convenient for me. Mexican food is a favorite of ours and this was a nice treat.
  4. Sydney Mike
    Made as given in the recipe, & although I didn't include sour cream or salsa with mine, my other half did the whole bit! Very, very satisfying, & I especially enjoyed the garlic! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars Tag]
  5. appleydapply
    This had great flavor from the marinade. I opted to use poblano pepper since we don't like green bell peppers...and I also added onion like Starrynews did. Delicious and easy.


  1. Starrynews
    Excellent, and so easy to prepare! I added sliced onion with the peppers, because we LOVE onion, omitted the salt, and subbed cayenne pepper for red pepper, because that's what I had in the cabinet. A wonderful, less guilty way to end the holiday eating frenzy. Thanks for sharing! Happily made for Potluck Tag.


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