Looking for something quick, easy and delicious to cook dinner tonight? Look no further than my Healthy Chicken Fajitas with capsicum! These make the perfect weeknight meal and are a 28 favourite for good reason. They won't take long to whip up, so give this healthy but totally tasty Chicken Fajita Recipe a go.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Serves: 2
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 300 g chicken thigh fillet thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 1 red capsicum sliced
  • 1 cup kale roughly chopped

To Serve

  • 1 cup rocket
  • 1 lime
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the boneless skinless chicken thighs with the cumin, paprika and half the olive oil to create the fajita seasoning. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a frypan or large skillet over a medium-high heat and cook chicken for four minutes each side until golden. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add remaining oil to the pan and add onion, garlic, capsicum and kale to the pan and sauté for five minutes or until cooked.
  • Add the chicken to the peppers and onion mix and quickly stir together for one minute.

To Serve

  • Lay out the tortillas on your plate, top with rocket and the chicken and vegetable mixture.
  • Serve with a squeeze of lime juice.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Capsicum Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 886mg25%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 6056IU121%
Vitamin B3 9mg45%
Vitamin C 132mg160%
Vitamin K 255µg243%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.