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Let family or guests assemble their own chicken fajitas for casual dining

09/26/2012 02:53 EDT | Updated 11/26/2012 05:12 EST
This recipe for yummy chicken fajitas will be a favourite for diners of all ages. It is particularly handy for those families who like to assemble their own dinners — a perfect answer to casual weekend meals.

Chicken Fajitas

15 ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil, divided

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

1 each sweet red and yellow pepper, thinly sliced

1 ear corn, husked, kernels removed, or 125 ml (1/2 cup) canned kernel corn, drained

1 clove garlic, minced

1 ml (1/4 tsp) each salt and freshly ground black pepper

15 ml (1 tbsp) red wine vinegar

500 g (1 lb) chicken strips

15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh lime juice

340 g (3/4 lb) Tex-Mex shredded cheese

1 pkg (390 g) whole-grain tortillas

Lime wedges (optional)

In a large frying pan, heat 10 ml (2 tsp) of the oil over medium-high heat; cook onion, peppers and corn, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until almost tender. Stir in garlic, salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in vinegar. Transfer to a large serving bowl; cover to keep warm.

Wipe frying pan clean with paper towel. Heat remaining 5 ml (1 tsp) oil over medium heat; add chicken strips and cook for 1 minute, stirring, until hot. Sprinkle with lime juice. Transfer to a small serving bowl.

Place cheese in a bowl. Arrange tortillas on a platter. Let family members make their own fajitas. Serve garnished with lime wedges, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional information per serving: 560 calories; 26 g fat; 41 g protein; 41 g carbohydrate; 7 g fibre; 1050 mg sodium.

Source: President’s Choice.

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