Chicken Fajitas with Guacamole

These hefty fajitas are bursting with Mexican favorites--chunky guacamole, grilled chicken, chopped tomato, olives, and cheese.

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  • 1/4 cup olive oil or cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup snipped cilantro or parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 8 8 inches flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped, and drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
For guacamole, seed and peel avocado. In a mixing bowl coarsely mash avocado. Add the medium tomato, onion, the 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and salt. Cover the surface of the guacamole with plastic wrap and chill up to 4 hours.
For marinade, in a shallow nonmetallic dish combine oil, cilantro or parsley, lemon peel, the 2 tablespoons lemon juice, chili powder, cumin, and pepper. Add chicken to marinade, turning to coat. Cover and chill about 1 hour.
Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Grill chicken on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 5 minutes. Turn chicken and brush with marinade; grill for 7 to 10 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. (Or, place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 5 to 6 inches from the heat for 10 to 12 minutes, turning and brushing with marinade once.) Wrap flour tortillas in foil and heat on grill or in oven during the last 5 minutes of cooking chicken.
To serve, cut chicken into bite-sized strips. On each tortilla, arrange chicken strips, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, chopped tomato, and sliced olives. Roll up tortillas, tucking in sides. Serve with Guacamole. Makes 4 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 576, Fat, total (g) 32, chol. (mg) 74, sat. fat (g) 10, carb. (g) 45, pro. (g) 30, sodium (mg) 745, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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