Chicken Fajitas With Mango Salsa

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 10:22 am
By: News On 6


1 ½ pounds raw chicken breast, sliced into 1-inch strips

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 cup pineapple juice

2 tomatoes, chopped

1 mango, peeled and chopped

¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped

½ roasted red pepper, chopped

5 green onions, chopped

1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons lime juice

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Nonstick cooking spray

8 96% fat-free fajita size tortillas


Fat-free sour cream, optional

Reduced-fat cheese, optional


  • 1. Sprinkle chicken with cumin. Pour pineapple juice over meat and let marinate while you prepare the salsa.
  • 2. Combine next 10 ingredients (tomatoes through garlic powder) in a medium nonmetallic bowl and set aside.
  • 3. In a skillet, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or on a grill cook meat and vegetables over medium heat, stirring often to make sure meat does not stick. Cook approximately 7-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp tender.
  • 4. Spoon meat and salsa mixture evenly into each tortilla.

Yield:   4 servings, 2 fajitas each

Nutrition information per serving: 480 calories, 64g carbohydrate, 47g protein, 4.6g fat, 0.4g saturated fat, 98mg cholesterol, 4g dietary fiber, 799mg sodium

Exchanges per serving: 3 starch, 1 fruit, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable

Source:  Original recipe by Rachel Cly Vincent, RD, LD  -  St. John Medical Center