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Healthy Living Expo September 20-21, 2018

A M’Asian Fajitas

, by Weight Loss Challenge

Check out this fun Asian flavored twist on fajitas! This sweet and tangy meal comes in at about 300 calories per serving and is sure to please the whole family!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper to taste
  • 3 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded and sliced)
  • 1 orange bell pepper (seeded and sliced)
  • 5 scallions (chopped)
  • 1 cup canned pineapple (cut into bite-sized pieces, plus 2 tablespoons pineapple juice reserved from the can)

For the garnish

  • 6 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/4 head red cabbage, thinly sliced (for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Add the chicken and rub it all over with the spice mixture. Transfer the chicken to a large resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and up to several hours.
  2. In a large sauté pan or wok over moderately high heat, warm the oil. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until completely cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Do not wash the pan.
  4. Add the bell peppers, scallions, and pineapple juice to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the pineapple pieces and cooked chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes. 
  6. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  7. Divide the chicken and vegetable mixture among the tortillas, top each with some red cabbage and almonds, and serve. 

Nutrition Information:

Makes 6 servings

Per Serving: 303 calories; Total Fat 8 g; Protein 14 g; Carbohydrates 42 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Saturated Fat 1 g; Sodium 345 mcg

Recipe from USDA What’s Cooking?

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