Friday, March 14, 2008

Fajita Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Lime

A boneless, skinless 4 oz chicken thigh* only has only 110 Calories and 4 grams of fat, compared to 100 Calories and 1.5g of fat in a skinless breast*. The other ingredients in this recipe add a lot of extra flavor, but not a significant amount of calories, while the little extra fat in the thighs keeps the dish moist-- enjoy!

Ingredients
2 cloves pressed garlic
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
2 lbs chicken thighs, skinned, cut into bite-size pieces
¼ cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoons honey
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 lime wedges

Instructions
1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; stir in 2 tablespoons juice.
2. Stir spices into chopped chicken.
3. Heat large skillet on medium heat; spray with cooking spray
4. Place chicken in the skillet and cook until well browned on all sides; do not burn!
5. Combine 1 tablespoon juice, chicken broth, and vinegar; pour over the chicken.
6. Continue to cook until no longer soupy .
7. Remove chicken from heat and stir in cilantro; serve with lime wedges.
8. Add to tortilla for fajitas, if desired

*Assume chicken is measured raw; 8 total servings

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, that looks tasty. I've gained so much weight through the combination of inactivity and lots of eating out that it's sickening.

I try to eat healthy at home, but it can get boring (and expensive). I actually found this site by doing a low-cal recipe search.

I'm going to try this recipe. Looks very yummy.

And I learned something about chicken thighs; I didn't know they were so lean, but they are also cheaper than chicken breast, so that will help out the budget.

This blog has a lot of good stuff on it. Keep it up!

Jean Jitomir MS, RD said...

I'm so glad you're finding it helpful! Enjoy!

gillian said...

please clarify step 5, add vinegar??, do you mean the honey?

Jean Jitomir MS, RD said...

Yes, honey; thank you!