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Saturday, January 28, 2012
Orange-Flavored Chicken Fajitas (Weight Watchers)
This Weight Watchers recipe suggests looking for tortillas at your supermarket with flavors like spinach, red pepper, and tomato. Just make sure they are high in fiber and low in carbs. This recipe makes four servings, each at 5 point on the Weight Watcher Plus+ system!
3/4 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
2 Tbsp. orange juice from an orange
1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
2 tsp. canola or extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
6 scallions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 six inch flour tortillas
In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, orange juice, and orange zest. In a large, non-stick skillet, heat the oil. Saute the cumin and cayenne, stirring constantly for one minute.
Add the chicken, bell pepper, scallions and garlic. Saute until the chicken is cooked through, 6-8 minutes.
Add the yogurt mixture. Toss to coat.
Spoon salsa across each tortilla and top with chicken mixture. Roll up to enclose filling and enjoy!
If you add pico (zero points) and 2 Tbsp. of Light Sour Cream (1 point) on top of each fajita, it adds even more flavor for barely any points! Woo hoo!