This is one of my favorite recipes that my mom used to make for me when I was growing up. It’s filling without making you feel bloated or too full. I usually make this recipe when I want something flavor packed, cheap and low in calories(only 189 calories per serving)!
The reason why I love this recipe is because it’s so easy to prepare and you get a good amount of protein in from the chicken. You are also able to cut the cooking time of the chicken down by more than half for this recipe by cutting the chicken into thin strips before cooking.
Pair this recipe with some steamed or roasted veggies to complete your low calorie, protein packed, delicious meal!
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Fajita style chicken lettuce wrap
189 calories per serving
1 chicken breast
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
3 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons hummus
1 cup spinach
4 romaine lettuces
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper
1. Cut the chicken into thin strips. Put 1 teaspoon of olive oil into a skillet/pan. Put the chicken into the skillet and heat to medium. Season with about a half teaspoon of salt and pepper and cook for 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken pieces, until done.
2. Pour a teaspoon of olive oil into a new skillet. Heat to medium and add the onions and bell peppers. Season with a sprinkle of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon). Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes. Add the spinach into the mix after the 7 minutes and cook for an additional 1 minute.
3. Combine the remaining teaspoon of olive oil with the Dijon mustard, lemon juice and garlic clove. Mix well before serving. This is the sauce for the wraps.
4. Lay the lettuce leaves out and add half a tablespoon to each leaf. Add the chicken, onions, bell pepper, spinach and sauce and serve!