Dairy Farmers of Canada

Zesty Creamy Chicken Fajitas

Mexican food is always a hit and these easy fajitas are sure to become a favourite meal for the entire family.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
Yields 4 servings
zesty creamy chicken fajitas


  • 4 large whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 lb (450 g) boneless skinless chicken cut in thin strips
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried oregano
  • 1 each sweet red and green pepper cut in thin strips
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) 10% table cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Toppings
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded Canadian Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese
  • Chopped fresh tomatoes
  • Fresh lime wedges
  • Sour cream
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Warm tortillas according to package directions.

In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry onion for about 3 min until softened. Add chicken, chili powder and oregano; stir-fry for about 3 min or just until chicken is browned all over. Add peppers and stir-fry for 2 min or until wilted.

Whisk flour into cream until smooth; stir into skillet. Simmer, stirring, for about 3 min or until liquid is bubbling and thickened. Stir in lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon filling along centre of each tortilla; add toppings. Fold up bottom of tortilla then fold sides to enclose filling.


For the Adventurous: For extra flavour, add 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) chipotle powder along with the chili powder or half a jalapeno pepper, minced, along with the sweet peppers.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 581 Calories
Protein: 40 g
Carbohydrate: 51 g
Fat: 24 g
Fibre: 8.8 g
Sodium: 818 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 28 % / 304 mg
Niacin: 73 %
Selenium: 121 %
Vitamin B6: 73 %
Vitamin C: 122 %