Skinny ​Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups Recipe: A Healthy Dinner With Mexican Flavors by Sarah Amona

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5 months ago

Skinny ​Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups Recipe: A Healthy Dinner With Mexican Flavors

A tri-color of healthy bell peppers are wrapped inside juicy marinated chicken breast. Yum! With simple, healthy ingredients and minimal olive oil, this is one skinny recipe to add to your dinner rotation for the new year. 

Use whatever color bell peppers you prefer. I like a combination or red, yellow and green bell peppers. Serve this easy baked chicken fajita roll-ups recipe with cilantro lime rice or Spanish rice, refried beans and guacamole. If you're watching your calories, just add a simple salad on the side.

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 1 hour to overnight to marinate
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Servings: 3



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, cayenne (if using) and cilantro. Set aside.
  2. For the chicken breasts, if you purchased pre-sliced chicken cutlets then skip to the next step. If using chicken breasts, slice them longways into two even slices. Place chicken cutlets into a large resealable freezer bag and pour marinade over top, making sure they are completely coated. Allow chicken to marinate for a minimum of 1 hour to overnight.
  3. Once chicken has marinated, evenly place six bell pepper slices in the middle of the chicken cutlet, roll up and secure with a toothpick. Repeat this step until all the cutlets have been rolled up and place seam side down in a prepared baking dish.
  4. Brush tops of chicken with remaining marinade and bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the juices run clear.

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Donna John
What a great recipe! If you're not counting calories, you could also add a little cheese into the chicken. Can't wait to try this.
Elisa Schmitz
Oh, my. I was dreaming of Mexican food, so this just got put on the top of my to-make list. Thank you, Sarah Amona !
I can taste this recipe from here, yummy...

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