Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Chicken Fajitas

I have started trying to find recipes that will work with the diet that my hubby gives his patients. It is a very restricted diet that works wonders on most people that come to see him. Its not a weight loss diet, but most people do lose weight. I have taken it upon myself (again) to try the diet out and find more recipes for those that are on it. The clinic he works at now gives them a little booklet of recipes some person wrote up and gave them but honestly they are pretty darn least of the few I actually tried and will NEVER try again.

So heres for you gluten free, dairy free, soy free.....yes the list is quite long so I will stop there

1 pound chicken breasts (cut into thin slices)
1 tablespoon oil
1 lime (~2 tablespoons of juice and zest)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oil
2 onions (sliced)
1 green bell pepper (sliced)
1 red bell pepper (sliced)
1 handfull cilantro (chopped)
Toppings: (Red River friends see my way of eating these below in my notes in Red)
tortillas (optional)
salsa (optional)
guacamole (optional)
cheese (optional)
sour cream (optional)

1. Marinate the chicken in the oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in the fridge for 30 minutes to a few hours.
2. Grill the chicken over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side. (Reserve the marinade.)
3. Heat the oil in a pan.
4. Saute the onions until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
5. Add the peppers and the remaining marinade and saute until the peppers are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
6. Remove from heat and mix in the cilantro.
7. Assemble fajitas and enjoy.

**Randi's Side Notes**
~ Okay so obviously if you are following the diet you can't have the tortillas to put your fillings in or the salsa, cheese, or sour cream. BUT you could wrap it all in a lettuce leaf or do as I did and just eat it all on a plate. Top it with some fresh squeezed lime juice and some sliced up avacado
~ Since it is freezing outside right now I opted to not grill the chicken and just cook them in a frying pan on the stove and then cook the veggies in the same pan afterward. It turned out just fine.

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