Kid-tastic Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Serves: 6

Kids, young and old, love the Tex-Mex flavours of fajitas. Make as a simple week night meal and get the kids helping in the preparation. They can do their own assembly with their choice of favourite toppings.


1/2 green pepper, cut into strips
1/2 red pepper, cut into strips
1 cup (250 mL) zucchini, fresh, sliced
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 cup (125 mL) mozzarella cheese, part skim, 16.5% MF
1 tomato, medium, diced
1 cup (250 mL) iceberg lettuce, shredded
1/2 cup (125 mL) light sour cream
1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa
1/2 lb (0.3 kg) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
1/4 cup (60 mL) cilantro, fresh, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice, fresh
6 whole wheat tortillas, small


1 Prepare vegetables. Seed sweet peppers and slice into julienne strips. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and slice into half moons. Trim green onion and slice. Set aside.
2 Prepare toppings - grate cheese, dice tomatoes and shred lettuce. Place in small bowls. Add sour cream and salsa to small bowls. Set bowls on table for diners to choose their own toppings.
3 Cut chicken across the grain into strips about ⅓ inch (8 mm) wide.
4 Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté two minutes, flip chicken pieces and sauté another few minutes or until cooked through and starting to brown.
5 Add peppers, zucchini and green onion to pan and stir. Sprinkle over chili powder. Stir and sauté another 2-3 minutes until vegetables are softened but still tender crisp. Sprinkle chicken and vegetables with chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice. Turn off heat, cover and keep warm.
6 Heat tortillas in non-stick skillet or microwave.
7 To serve, spoon chicken mixture onto center of warm tortilla. Add toppings, fold tortilla over filling and enjoy!