Tuesday, February 17, 2009

** Sorry this is so late- I have been having computer troubles :(
Hey You Guys!!! (Yes, the Electric Company is back!)
I hope you all had a great Valentines Day followed with a relaxing President's Day. Good times :)
Have you ever noticed a few unhelpful habits you may have when it comes to food? I think we all do. This week in the meetings we are going to focus on the 8 Helpful Habits that will really help us to attain and maintain our weight loss goals. This is a 100% for sure don't miss meeting :)



Chicken Fajitas

Image of chicken fajitas

main meals


POINTS® Value: 4
Servings:
4


Ingredients


1 medium garlic clove(s), peeled and smashed

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 tsp chili powder

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1/8 tsp table salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

1 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut lengthwise into thick strips

To make the salsa:

2 cup(s) cherry tomato(es), coarsely chopped

1/2 cup(s) scallion(s), chopped, green and white parts

1 small jalapeno pepper(s), cored, seeded and minced (don't touch seeds with bare hands)

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional (see note below)

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1/8 tsp table salt

1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

To finish the fajitas:

1 spray(s) cooking spray

1 medium red onion(s), thinly sliced

1/2 medium sweet red pepper(s), thinly sliced

1/2 medium green pepper(s), thinly sliced

1 tsp canola oil

4 medium whole wheat tortilla(s)

Instructions

  • In a medium-size glass bowl, combine garlic, red pepper flakes, chili powder, lime juice, salt and pepper; add chicken to bowl and stir well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, to make salsa, in a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, scallions, jalapeno, red pepper flakes, lime juice, salt and pepper. Set aside to allow flavors to blend.

  • Coat a large, heavy-bottomed nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Add onion and peppers, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes; spoon vegetables into a small serving bowl and cover to keep warm.

  • Add oil to same skillet; heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and any marinade remaining in bowl, but discard garlic (juices will sizzle so be careful of splattering liquid). Cook chicken until well-browned on bottom, about 3 minutes; flip chicken and cook until browned on second side, about 3 minutes more. If chicken is not cooked through, reduce heat to low and cook an additional 2 or 3 minutes.

  • To serve, place 3 ounces of chicken strips on each tortilla; top with about 1/2 cup of vegetables and 1/2 cup of salsa. Yields 1 fajita per serving.

Notes

  • If you're short on time, substitute 1 cup of store-bought salsa for the fresh salsa (could affect POINTS values).

2 comments:

Leisa Allen Photography said...

Went to the WW Meeting in Payson last night and really enjoyed it. Good times talking about Eeyores and negativity. Sometimes we just have to laugh to make things better.

Marion said...

Thanks Lisa! I am so glad that you had a good time :) Eeyore can be hard to defeat. He's so cute, you'd think he'd be a pushover ;)