Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weight Watchers Recipe: Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients 1 medium garlic clove(s), peeled and smashed 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp chili powder 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 1/8 tsp table salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut lengthwise into thick strips To make the salsa: 2 cup(s) cherry tomato(es), coarsely chopped 1/2 cup(s) scallion(s), chopped, green and white parts 1 small jalapeno pepper(s), cored, seeded and minced (don't touch seeds with bare hands) 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional (see note below) 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 1/8 tsp table salt 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground To finish the fajitas: 1 spray(s) cooking spray 1 medium red onion(s), thinly sliced 1/2 medium sweet red pepper(s), thinly sliced 1/2 medium green pepper(s), thinly sliced 1 tsp canola oil 4 medium whole wheat tortilla(s) Instructions In a medium-size glass bowl, combine garlic, red pepper flakes, chili powder, lime juice, salt and pepper; add chicken to bowl and stir well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Meanhwhile, to make salsa, in a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, scallions, jalapeno, red pepper flakes, lime juice, salt and pepper. Set aside to allow flavors to blend. Coat a large, heavy-bottomed nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Add onion and peppers, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes; spoon vegetables into a small serving bowl and cover to keep warm. Add oil to same skillet; heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and any marinade remaining in bowl, but discard garlic (juices will sizzle so be careful of splattering liquid). Cook chicken until well-browned on bottom, about 3 minutes; flip chicken and cook until browned on second side, about 3 minutes more. If chicken is not cooked through, reduce heat to low and cook an additional 2 or 3 minutes. To serve, place 3 ounces of chicken strips on each tortilla; top with about 1/2 cup of vegetables and 1/2 cup of salsa. Yields 1 fajita per serving. Notes If you’re short on time, substitute 1 cup of store-bought salsa for the fresh salsa (could affect POINTS values). POINTS® Value: 4 Servings: 4 Preparation Time: 20 min Cooking Time: 15 min Level of Difficulty: Easy
Recipe courtesy of Weight Watchers

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