My Weight Loss Progress

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I love Mexican food but most of it is high in calories. Fajitas is usually your best option and it is best if you can fill up on veggies. I made some tonight and thought I'd share the recipe. I thought that they might be too spicy but they weren't at all. If you do like them really spicy you could add more cayenne pepper.

Fajita Recipe
2 Chicken breasts (cut into small strips), I let the chicken marinade for several hours in a large ziploc baggie.
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • cilantro (optional)

  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1-2 cups sliced mushroom
  • 1 onion sliced thin

Put chicken with about half the marinade in a skillet and cook until chicken is tender and no pink (remove chicken)
Add vegetables and put lid on skillet for 1-2 minutes
Add chicken back to skillet and cook until all liquid is evaporated and chicken and veggies begin to brown.

Serve with fajita size tortillas, avocado slices, tomatoes, salsa and low fat sour cream
For perfect tortillas put them in a pie plate with a damp paper towel or tea towel and cover with foil and put in oven for 20 minutes. I also made some instant spanish rice to serve with these but you could also do a side of fat free refried beans or black beans.


  1. YUMMY!! I love fajitas, but I have never made them this way.

    I usually let a roast cook all day in the crock pot until it falls apart and then I saute onions and bell peppers until tender.

    We then take tortillas and put a small spoonful of meat, lots of bell peppers/onions, add on some sliced tomatoes and top with a dollop of sour cream.

    I am REALLY excited to try out your recipe, only I think I'll leave out the liquid smoke as I don't have any and don't want to buy any.

    Your blog is SO much fun to visit and I'm SO glad my life is getting back to having more time to blog and keep in touch better.

    Thanks for sharing such a yummy looking recipe! It's SO much fun to see your excitement with meal times and wanting to cook from scratch more and make yummy, healthy things for your family. Sure enjoyed talking to you on the phone about your cooking adventures a few weeks ago.

  2. could totally leave out the liquid smoke however I love it. It's super cheap and lasts forever. I make tons of marinates and homemade BBQ sauce with it. A little ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, onion and liquid smoke and you've got great sauce for chicken, steaks, etc. I also put it in my BBQ baked beans. It's only $2, you might give it a try ;)