Citrus Chicken Fajitas


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Citrus Chicken Fajitas

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    Switch up your chicken fajitas by marinating the chicken in fresh citrus juice.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    1 ½ lbs. Hy-Vee True chicken breast tenders, cut in half crosswise
    ⅓ c. fresh lime juice
    1 (1.25 oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Mexican-style fajita seasoning mix, divided
    5 tbsp. Hy-Vee avocado oil, divided
    8 Hy-Vee taco-size flour tortillas
    1 (1-lbs.) container Hy-Vee Short Cuts fajita vegetables
    Goat cheese, crumbled; for serving
    Fresh cilantro, chopped; for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Paper towels
    • Large resealable plastic bag
    • Large cast-iron skillet


    1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Combine lime juice and 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning mix in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; close bag. Turn bag to evenly coat chicken with marinade. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning bag occasionally. 

    2. Heat 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tortillas. Cook until lightly charred, turning halfway through. Remove from skillet; set aside. Char remaining 6 tortillas, 2 at a time, using 1/2 tablespoon oil for each batch. 

    3. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Heat 2 tablespoons avocado oil in same skillet. Add chicken; reduce heat to medium. Cook chicken for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees, stirring occasionally. Transfer chicken to a bowl. 

    4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon avocado oil to skillet. Add fajita vegetables and remaining fajita seasoning. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. 

    5. Add chicken to fajita vegetables in skillet; warm through. Serve chicken mixture in charred tortillas. Top with goat cheese and fresh cilantro, if desired. 

    Nutrition facts


    560 Calories per serving
    2 each

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 25g
    • Cholesterol: 120mg
    • Sodium: 1360mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    • Protein: 45g

    Daily Values

    Iron 15%
    Calcium 8%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 4%

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