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Cheesy Chicken Fajitas

Looking for a quick and easy family meal? Here’s one for chicken fajitas from my book, Feed Your Family Right (John Wiley & Sons, Inc). 

Cheesy Chicken Fajitas 

This is one of my signature dishes that all my boys (including my husband) love. It’s so easy to prepare, with few ingredients yet a lot of flavor. 

Total preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes (including 10 minutes to marinate)

Makes 4 servings


1 pound chicken breast

4 teaspoons light teriyaki sauce, low sodium

1 cup low-sodium tomato sauce

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

4 flour tortillas, 2 ounces each


Cut the chicken breast into thin strips. Place in a bowl. Add the teriyaki sauce and tomato sauce and combine so they cover all the chicken strips evenly. Let the chicken marinate for 10 minutes. Heat a large skillet on medium heat with 2 tablespoons of canola oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add the cheese and continue to stir for about 5 more minutes. When the chicken is thoroughly cooked, place in a bowl lined with a paper towel and blot to remove excess oil. Add the chicken mixture to the flour tortillas and roll into a wrap. Warm each fajita in the microwave for about 50 seconds each. Allow to cool for 1 minute, and then serve cut up for the kids (or serve whole).

Cook’s Tip: These taste delicious, especially when served with salsa or reduced-fat sour cream. To serve as an appetizer, divide the fajitas into triangles. To save time (and oil), you can grill the chicken. This recipe can also be made with a lean meat like flank steak.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories: 420

Fat: 14 g

Saturated fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 70 mg

Sodium: 570 mg

Carbohydrate: 33 g

Fiber: 3 g

Protein: 38 g

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Elisa Zied is a nationally recognized and award-winning health and nutrition expert, author, speaker, and spokesperson. A trusted source of food, nutrition, and health information, Elisa has garnered millions of media impressions, lending her expertise and real-world perspective to dozens of TV shows, web sites, news organizations and magazines. She’s the author of four nutrition books. An avid walker, she loves motivating others to #moveitorloseit. A book lover, she recently earned a certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook Southampton and is currently working on several young adult novels. You can find her previous Food, Fitness & Fiction posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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