Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon taco or fajita seasoning (from a 1.25-ounce packet)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into very thin strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into very thin strips
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • nondairy sour cream, such as the Tofutti brand
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


Cut the chicken breasts on the diagonal into thin strips. Place them into a medium bowl. Add the lime juice, garlic powder, soy sauce, brown sugar, and taco or fajita seasoning. Mix well. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the chicken in the skillet for 5 minutes or until cooked through. Add the onion, and all pepper strips. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until slightly softened. If your skillet is too small, you will need to cook the chicken, remove it to a bowl, and then saute the vegetables. Warm the flour tortillas, covered with a paper towel, in the microwave for 20 seconds. Place the warm tortillas on your work surface. Divide the chicken and sauteed vegetables among them. Top each fajita with a dollop of nondairy sour cream, a sprinkle of cilantro leaves, and a splash of lime juice. Fold the sides of each fajita into the center to loosely enclose the filling.

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Recipe by Susie Fishbein