This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe may be safe for those with GERD. Soaking the onions first and then caramelizing them may help reduce their impact as a GERD trigger. Roasting the pepper may reduce its impact as a GERD trigger. Not adding chili powder or cayenne pepper may help while cumin might be safe but still offer a fajita flavor.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in the sour cream and make sure the tortillas are gluten-free.
"Conversation is food for the soul!" -Mexican Proverb
Way back when I started cooking, a chef I worked with would soak onions in cold water before using them raw on a salad to take the burn out. It really works. Slice the onions to the desired thickness and separate into rings. Place the rings in a bowl of ice water and put them in the fridge for about a half an hour. Drain the onions and pat dry with a paper towel.
Slow cooking onions after soaking them can make cooked onions tolerable for those who have problems with cooked onions triggering reflux.
Look for the low-fat or non-fat flour tortillas by checking the nutrition information carefully on the package.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: one fajita
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied and the filling will keep well for about 48 hours in the fridge. Reheat gently. Note: Those who are lactose intolerant will want to leave out the sour cream.
|1 medium||white onion (peeled and sliced thin)|
|1||red bell pepper|
|spray olive oil|
|12 ounces||boneless skinless chicken breast (slice into thin strips)|
|1/4 tsp||ground cumin|
|8||soft corn tortillas|
|2 tsp||non-fat sour cream (per serving) (optional)|
|1 Tbsp||fresh cilantro leaves (per serving)|
Place the sliced onion in a large mixing bowl and cover with the water and ice.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the red pepper in the oven and roast for about 40 minutes. Turn the pepper a quarter turn about every ten minutes so that it roasts evenly. Remove the roasted pepper from the oven and place in a paper bag, closing the top. Allow the pepper to cool.
Once cool the skin of the pepper will slip off easily. Remove the seeds and slice the pepper very thin.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, drain the onions and add them to the pan. Stir frequently. As the excess water begins to evaporate, spray lightly with the olive oil.
Serving size = one fajita
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 240||Calories from Fat 32|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 3.5g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0.5g||3%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 29g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||15%|
|Vitamin A 8%||Vitamin C 61%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 8%|
|Vitamin K 5mcg||Potassium 500mg|