Below: Learn how to make these delicious chicken fajitas, but in a way that is healthy and perfect for an anti-inflammatory diet!
This easy chicken fajitas recipe is a perfect recipe when you need to make something in a hurry. It will only take you about twenty minutes, but it tastes like it takes much longer!
This version is a good part of any anti-inflammatory diet and it uses my favorite tortillas that are made with yucca flour and that has no grains! The combination of tasty marinated chicken and veggies will provide you with protein and vitamins which are vital to reducing inflammation.
I always try to incorporate as many vegetables as possible in my recipes to make sure that my family and I are getting the nutrients that we need to keep us going strong.
Using fresh ingredients like bell peppers adds vitamin C, fiber, and vitamin b which is great for combatting illnesses like diabetes, arthritis, and lupus which are all diseases that cause chronic inflammation. Vitamin B5, which bell peppers also have, is shown to help fight stress and migraines also.
What are Fajitas?
Fajitas is a general term used to refer to meat, cut into thin strips. It can be made with beef, pork, or chicken. When it comes to an anti-inflammatory diet, white meats are recommended, since red meats are more difficult to digets, adding unneeded stress to our bodies. You can also make fajitas with shrimp, which is an amazing option too!
After you have chosen the meat that you are going to use, you will be adding bell peppers – you can use yellow bell peppers, red bell peppers, or green bell peppers – they all have similar benefits. In addition to bell peppers, you can add slices of onion and jalapenos also if you want!
After the chicken fajita meat and vegetables is cook, the traditional way to serve them is wrapped in a tortilla like a taco! However, you can also just eat the meat by itself, served with rice, in a burrito or even with eggs!
So what is different about the fajitas that I am going to show you today? When you are on an anti-inflammatory diet, the proteins that you eat are often repetitive. Like I mentioned above, red meat is not great for these types of diets where you are fighting against inflammation. Since it can get repetitive, we have to be creative and find great ways to combine the ingredients that we can, adding seasonings and flavor wherever we can.
Keep reading below to find out how these chicken fajitas can help you to stay on track with your anti-inflammatory diet.
How do you make chicken fajitas for an anti-inflammatory diet?
For this recipe, I like to give it a bit of Asian / Mexican fusion, by adding my favorite secret ingredient – cocoaminos. It is a healthy substitute for soy sauce which is used in many Asian dishes. It tastes almost the same and once you discover it, I am sure you will use it in a variety of dishes like I do.
It has a dark color, is tasty, salty, and slightly sweet. Cocoaminos have more amino acids than soy sauce and much less sodium, which is why it is great for reducing inflammation.
Another great way to make these fajitas is to use grain free tortillas. These are great for people who suffer from inflammatory illnesses, and I think you will find that they taste great too! Of course, if you don’t struggle with that type of illness, you can definitely use regular corn tortillas or flour tortillas too.
To make this recipe, gather the ingredients in the following ingredient list:
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts (you can replace with chicken thighs if you prefer)
- Orange bell pepper
- Yellow bell pepper
- Red bell pepper
- White onion
- Olive Oil
- salt, pepper, and cumin to taste
- warm tortillas (Corn, flour, or grain free)
One of the reasons this is a favorite recipe at our house is because it is so easy and quick to make. To start, add some oil to a cast iron skillet or another type of pan, over medium heat. As the oil is heating up, season the chicken strips with salt, pepper and cumin and then add them to the skillet making sure you give it a good sear and that they are golden brown. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
Next, season the vegetables (which should be cut into strips) the same way you did with the chicken. Add them to the same skillet with the chicken and let cook for another 3-5 minutes.
Finally, add the cocoaminos and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes. At this point you can remove the fajita mixture to a large bowl to serve to your family.
The most popular way to serve fajitas, whether they are chicken fajitas like these or beef fajitas, is inside of a tortilla with your favorite toppings. Traditionally they are served with sour cream, fresh salsa, and cheese. For my diet, I usually omit the sour cream and cheese, but I definitely like to serve it with a tasty salsa. You can also add some fresh lime juice to give it some extra flavor.
Remember to store leftovers in a ziplock bag or tupperware and you can use them for other recipes like flautas, burritos, or anything else that has chicken.
This recipe is a family favorite at our house and it is even good for young children since the flavor is so good! Give it a try and let me know in the comments below how it turns out!
Healthy Chicken Fajitas Recipe
- 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Cut into thin strips
- 1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper Cut into strips
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper Cut into strips
- 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper Cut into strips
- 1/2 White Onion Cut into strips
- 1 jalapeno diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp liquid cocoaminos
- Salt, Pepper, and Cumin
- 10 Tortillas flour, corn, or grain free
- To start, add some oil to a cast iron skillet or another type of pan, over medium heat.
- As the oil is heating up, season the chicken strips with salt, pepper and cumin and then add them to the skillet making sure you give it a good sear and that they are golden brown. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Next, season the vegetables (which should be cut into strips) the same way you did with the chicken. Add them to the same skillet with the chicken and let cook for another 3-5 minutes.
- Finally, add the cocoaminos and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes. At this point you can remove the fajita mixture to a large bowl to serve to your family.
- Serve inside the tortillas with your favorite toppings like sour cream, cheese, and fresh salsa
Hi, I’m Charbel!
I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father. A mother to four and wife to a marvelous husband. I am also a Lupus Fighter. I Love to cook. I love inspirational podcasts. I am also lover of all things creative and a fearless DIY-er. A Homebody. A wellness and Relaxation lover. Welcome to The Healing Cookbook! Read more...