First Sweet-Paleo Post and Paleo-Friendly Chicken Fajitas

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Now on to the recipe…my husband, Joe, and I recently lived in Houston, Texas and I think I speak for both of us when I say how much I miss the awesome Tex-Mex there. Before going Paleo, I would devour mounds of tortilla chips and could not get enough chicken quesadillas filled with cheese and sides of re-fried beans, rice and of course giant sugar-filled margaritas. Now that I don’t eat grains and dairy (and we now live in Nebraska…) I wanted to find a way to still get my Tex-Mex fix.

I used a great homemade taco seasoning mix recipe to season sliced chicken breasts, sauteed them with fresh bell peppers and zucchini and served with sweet potato chips and all-natural, sugar-free salsa that I found at Whole Foods. Add some sliced avocado on top and pour a nice glass of red wine…my cravings are satisfied!

Chicken Fajitas

Serves 2-4
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Main Dish
This is a delicious and Paleo-friendly alternative to restaurant style fajitas and they taste just as good, if not better!

Ingredients

  • 1lb Chicken Breasts (sliced)
  • 2 Bell Peppers (sliced)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • 1 Zucchini (sliced)
  • Coconut/Olive Oil
  • Avocados (sliced, for garnish)
  • Salsa (all-natural, sugar-free)
  • Sweet Potato Chips

Seasoning Mix

  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 /4 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Power
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Salt and Pepper

Directions

Seasoning Mix
Step 1
Mix all ingredients in a covered storage container and shake well. Extra mix can be stored for use in other recipes. Great for tacos too!
Fajitas
Step 2
Heat coconut or olive oil in a medium skillet over medium to medium-high heat.

Sprinkle about 3 tablespoons on chicken to coat and let rest for 5 minutes while oil heats up.

Cook chicken in skillet until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
Step 3
Remove chicken from pan, cover to keep warm and add more oil to pan if necessary.

Add sliced bell peppers, zucchini and onions and cook, stirring until softened, about 5-10 minutes.

Add chicken back to pan and heat through.
Step 4
Serve chicken and vegetables with sliced avocado, salsa and sweet potato chips. Add a nice glass of red wine if you'd like. Yum!
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