Healthy Fajita Recipe – a la chef Dr. Robert Woodbury

If you can’t find Dr. Woodbury in the office at Healthy Steps Therapeutic Lifestyle Center or the Bariatric Clinic, he may be tending to his gourmet garden. No mater what the season or climate, it is always exploding with seasonal fruits and vegetables. With the fruit of his harvest always comes delicious and nutritious recipes.  Check out what is cooking at the Woodbury’s today… spiced up Healthy Fajitas!

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Healthy Fajitas – a la chef Dr. Robert Woodbury

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Lb. organic chicken tenders (3-4 oz per person)
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 white onion, sliced 1/2” thick pieces
  • 1 orange, red and green bell pepper, rough chop
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp smoky paprika
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp smoky paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin
DIRECTIONS:
In a small bowl combine the cumin, cayenne pepper, smoky paprika, sugar, salt and pepper. Rub theseasonings liberally to fully coat the raw chicken.In a large skillet, add 2 Tbs olive oil and set the flame to medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for5-8 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked (should look opaque all the way through and slightly browned on the outside). Set the chicken aside.
In the same skillet, add 1 Tbs olive oil. Toss in the onion and bell pepper and cook for 6-7 minutes or until al dente. Add in the minced garlic and continue to sauté for 2 more minutes. Add the chicken back into the vegetable stir-fry and cook until the mixture is hot.
Optional: 1)Toss the fajitas on a bed of lettuce to make a Fajita Salad.
                 2) Chop the leftovers and make it into an egg scramble for a meal the next day.
 Per Serving Account For: 1 Protein, 2-3 Category One Vegetables, 2 Oil/Fats