One of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to food is Mexican food. I love it. I love going to our local Mexican restaurant and savoring every bite. However, it doesn’t take a genius to know that it isn’t exactly on the “good list” for eating right or following a fat-loss lifestyle. So when I get the hankering for some Mexican, I have this one go-to dish.
I love this dish because it’s a one-dish meal (easier clean up!), it uses common ingredients (no specialty ingredients = no specialty crime against my bank account), and the leftovers keep your work lunches enjoyable (a vital necessity for me)!
- 1 lb Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 2 T. Vegetable oil
- 2 t. Chili powder
- 2 t. Cumin
- 1/2 t. Garlic powder
- 1/2 t. Dried oregano
- 15 oz Can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 1 Medium onion, sliced
- 1 Large bell pepper, seeded and sliced
- Fat-loss friendly tortillas
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the chicken strips in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combined the oil and spices.
- Drizzle spice mixture over chicken and stir to coat.
- Drain about 1/2 the juice out of the can of tomatoes.
- Add the tomatoes, peppers and onions to the dish and stir to combine.
- Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
- Pair with MSG-Free Guacamole recipe below!
I love a loaded fajita when it comes to toppings. And one of my favorite toppings is guacamole (I really think I could eat my body weight in that stuff – but that’s not a good idea, I tell myself). And I really don’t like buying the guacamole “flavor packs” at the store – because so frequently they contain so much salt, MSG, and all kinds of craziness. So I went on the hunt for a better option that I could make at home with a clearer conscience:
- 3 Avocados mashed (keep those pits!)
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 Purple onion, chopped
- 3 Cloves of garlic, crushed
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 T. Cilantro, chopped
- Mix the avocados, tomatoes and purple onion in a serving bowl.
- Add garlic, lime juice and cilantro, one by one. Stir well with each addition.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
- Add a dollop to your Lazy Fajitas for a tasty delight.
If you have leftover guacamole from dinner, here are a couple of tips that prevent that precious guacamole from going brown.
- Stir in the pits from the avocado
- Take some saran wrap and press onto the surface of the guacamole so that there is no contact between the air and the guacamole.
If you’re ever invited over for dinner and I make fajitas, you know exactly how lazy I was in making them!! Just please don’t expose my lazy cooking secret to the other guests.
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