When you’re dieting or just trying to eat healthfully, you can’t always eat your favorite foods. Mexican, for example, a big cheesy, guac-filled burrito is something that I don’t eat as much as I’d really like to (like, everyday). Yet, in lieu of this great disappointment, it is possible to still eat some of your favorites while you’re watching your intake. Here is a recipe I like to make when I am really craving Mexican. True, it’s no Chipotle, but the closest you can get without killing your diet. Plus, by making this in the slow cooker it’s a quick and easy recipe.
2 large chicken breasts
4 minced garlic cloves
Onion- I like to use a whole onion, but it’s your preference if you want to use less
3 colorful peppers- I like to use all different colors (green, red, yellow)
4 Tbsp taco seasoning- packaged or homemade (see bottom of the page)
1/4 cup water
Start by spraying your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Then, chop up all your veggies. Add in the chicken first and top it with the garlic, onion, and peppers. Next, add in the seasoning and the water. You can either set the crock pot on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2 hours. Once the fajitas are cooked, you can either put them in a whole wheat tortilla, or leave the tortilla out if you’re watching your carbs. I like to eat mine on a whole wheat tortilla with plain Greek yogurt and avocado. This recipe yields enough for 2-3 people.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Mix together paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and a small dash of cayenne