Meijer Healthy Living: Chicken and pepper fajita bowl recipe

Published On: Mar 02 2014 06:00:00 AM EST

Serves 6

--3 tbsp. Meijer classic olive oil, divided
--Juice of 1 lime
--2 (8 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
--½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
--½ yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
--½ green bell pepper, thinly sliced
--½ orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
--½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
--1 tsp. McCormick Chili powder
--1 tsp. McCormick Oregano leaves
--1 (5 oz.) bag Dole Spring Mix Salad
--Toppings (optional): chopped fresh cilantro, shredded Monterey Jack or Colby Jack cheese

  1. For the vinaigrette, in a small bowl whisk together 2 tbsp. of the oil plus lime juice and pepper to taste. Set aside until serving time.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet heat remaining 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a plate.
  3. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, onion, chili powder, oregano and pepper to taste. Sauté 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Return chicken to skillet; cook and stir just until heated through and chicken is no longer pink (165°F). Remove from heat; let cool slightly.
  4. Place salad greens on a large platter or in individual bowls. Top evenly with chicken-bell pepper mixture; drizzle with vinaigrette. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro and cheese, and serve.

Recipe adapted from 2014 March/April Healthy Living Naturally booklet.

Nutritional Information (per serving): 175 calories, 9g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 1.5g fiber, 19g protein

Note: For traditional fajitas, the bell pepper mixture can be spooned onto warmed flour or corn tortillas.

Serve with Meijer Plain Greek yogurt topped with strawberries

Nutritional Information for meal (with 1 Meijer 8-inch Whole Wheat flour tortilla, Meijer Plain Greek Yogurt & Strawberries): 505 calories, 14g fat, 60mg cholesterol, 435mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 42g protein.


The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus