Sizzling Mexican Fajitas

  • prep time5 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 8

Full of fresh flavour and lower in fat, these easy fajitas make family dining- in so much fun and at a fraction of the cost of eating out. Set out bowls of extra shredded Canadian Cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, chopped romaine lettuce, and sour cream or thick yogurt; then bring the warmed tortillas and chicken and veggie mixture to the table and allow everyone to personalize their fajitas ' watch them disappear.

Courtesy of the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

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Directions for: Sizzling Mexican Fajitas


2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter, divided

12 oz (375 g) boneless skinless chicken, cut into strips

1 Tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tsp (5 mL) each, chili powder and cumin

¼ tsp (1 mL) each, salt and pepper

2 clove garlic, minced

8 small whole wheat tortillas (about 7-inches/18 cm)

1 cup (250 mL) sliced mushrooms

1 onion, halved and thinly sliced lengthwise

1 each, sweet red and green pepper, sliced into strips

1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).

2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter in the microwave. Add chicken, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic; mix well and set aside.

3. Wrap tortillas in foil and warm in oven 8 minutes or until heated through.

4. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and melt remaining butter. Add mushrooms, onion and peppers; cook stirring frequently for 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp.

5. Transfer to bowl. Add chicken strips to skillet and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink inside. Return vegetables to skillet; stir until heated through, about 1 minute.

6. Spoon chicken and vegetable mixture over centre of each tortilla and sprinkle with Canadian Cheddar cheese. Serve with suggested toppings.

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