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  • Chicken Fajitas Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)

    Chicken Fajitas are one of our favorite weeknight staples. They’re flavorful and come together quickly to easily feed even the hungriest of appetites.

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    Now, you can dress these Chicken Fajitas up any way you’d like and the accompaniments – like the Simple Paleo Tortillas or the Creamy Avocado Sauce – are optional. These are just as tasty heaped onto some crisp lettuce with some avocado slices and a squeeze of lime for a cool finish. Don’t overthink it!

    How to Make Chicken Fajitas

    Since the chicken cooks much faster than the veggies, I recommend cooking them separately, then combining them back together for serving. If you cook them together, the chicken will get dry and tough. It needs just 1 to 2 minutes a side depending on how thick you cut it.

    I serve my fajitas right from the skillet. Cast iron is my favorite for this job. (Worried about how to clean a cast iron skillet? Read here.)

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    Chicken Fajitas Recipe

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Chicken, Ethnic, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 448 kcal
    Author: Steph Gaudreau

    Chicken Fajitas are one of our favorite weeknight staples because they're flavorful and come together quick and easy. Paleo, gluten-free, and whole30.

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    Ingredients

    • 2 lb chicken breast sliced into thin strips
    • 2 tbsp lime juice
    • 2 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp sea salt
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp ground coriander
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 2 tbsp avocado oil
    • 1 large white or yellow onion sliced
    • 1 red bell pepper seeded and sliced
    • 1 yellow or green bell pepper seeded and sliced
    • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro for garnish, optional
    • 1 avocado sliced, for garnish, optional
    • 2 limes quartered, for garnish, optional

    Instructions

    1. In a large ziptop bag or large bowl, combine the chicken, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, sea salt, paprika, ground coriander, and black pepper. Toss well to combine and coat the chicken in the spice mixture. This can be done ahead of time and refrigerated for up to a few hours or you can cook it right away.
    2. Add the half the oil to a large cast iron skillet and heat over high heat. Add about ⅓ of the chicken to the pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until it’s no longer pink in the middle. Remove the cooked chicken to a bowl and add the next ⅓ of the raw chicken, repeating the process until all the chicken is cooked.
    3. Add the remaining half of the oil to the same skillet and decrease the heat to medium-high. Add the onion and bell peppers, stirring constantly until cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    4. Turn off the heat, and add the cooked chicken back to the skillet for serving. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, then garnish with chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, and lime wedges.

    Recipe Notes

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    Nutrition Facts
    Chicken Fajitas Recipe
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 448 Calories from Fat 180
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 20g 31%
    Saturated Fat 8g 40%
    Cholesterol 145mg 48%
    Sodium 865mg 36%
    Potassium 1336mg 38%
    Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
    Sugars 3g
    Protein 50g 100%
    Vitamin A 32.9%
    Vitamin C 139.7%
    Calcium 4.7%
    Iron 14.5%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    My Favorite Toppings for Chicken Fajitas

    If you have a little extra time or it’s the weekend, maybe make up a batch of this Creamy Avocado Sauce to drizzle on top. I served these with a batch of my grain-free, gluten-free Simple Paleo Tortillas.

    I also added a generous handful of finely chopped cilantro to the batter before cooking for a festive touch, but these are just as good with the original. For more veggies, serve these fajitas on top of crisp lettuce with some fresh, ripe tomato.

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    Creamy Avocado Sauce

    Course: Sauce
    Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Whole30
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 50 kcal
    Author: Steph Gaudreau

    This dairy-free Creamy Avocado Sauce is my absolute favorite topping for my Chicken Fajitas recipe. 

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    Ingredients

    • 1 large poblano pepper
    • 1/2 large avocado
    • 2 limes juice
    • 1.5 tbsp homemade mayo
    • Generous pinch sea salt
    • Generous pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
    • 1 tbsp coconut milk optional depending on preferred thickness

    Instructions

    1. Wash the poblano pepper. If you have a gas stove, turn a burner onto medium heat, then char the pepper on one side for about 5 minutes or until the skin turns black. Flip to the other side and repeat the process, then wrap the charred pepper in a moistened paper towel and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Use the paper towel to loosen most of the burnt skin.
    2. If you don’t have a gas stove, you can do this process under the oven broiler turned to high. Times may vary, so watch it closely.
    3. Once the pepper cools enough to touch, cut off the top, and remove the seeds. Chop the pepper.
    4. Into a food processor, add the pepper, avocado, lime juice, mayo, sea salt and cayenne pepper. Process until smooth, about 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides, and process another 10 seconds. Check the texture. If it’s too thick for your liking, add coconut milk one teaspoon at a time and check the texture again. Adding more coconut milk will yield a thinner sauce.
    5. Adjust the seasonings with salt and cayenne pepper to taste.
    6. Stores in the refrigerator, covered, for about 3 days.

    Recipe Notes

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    Nutrition Facts
    Creamy Avocado Sauce
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 50 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 4g 6%
    Cholesterol 1mg 0%
    Sodium 18mg 1%
    Potassium 108mg 3%
    Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Vitamin A 1.6%
    Vitamin C 21.9%
    Calcium 0.9%
    Iron 1.4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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