Don’t think for one second that eating healthy means leaving behind your favorite flavors! Sure “Taco Tuesday” might need to look a little different, but with our Chicken Fajita Kebabs Recipe, you can enjoy the same rich and spicy flavors that you love and stick with your weight loss goals.
Chicken Fajita Kebabs Recipe
Fat: 13g Protein: 35g Carbs: 13g
● 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped into squares (3 medium breasts)
● 3 large bell peppers, chopped into squares (any color)
● 1 medium purple onion, chopped into squares
● 1 Tbs. of olive oil
● 1 Tbs. ground cumin
● 1 Tbs. garlic powder
● 1 Tbs. chili powder
● 2 tsp. paprika
● ¼ tsp. sea salt
● ¼ tsp. pepper
● 1 lime, cut into wedges
● Fresh cilantro, chopped
- Preheat the grill or oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place pepper, onion, and olive oil in a medium-sized bowl and toss to coat. Set aside.
- Place chicken in a separate bowl and set aside.
- Mix together cumin, garlic, chili, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, Pour half of the spice mixture into each bowl of vegetables and chicken. Toss until coated evenly.
- Place peppers, onion, and chicken on eight skewers. Spray tin foil with cooking spray, and place kebabs on top. Grill for fifteen minutes rotating kebabs every five minutes until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
- Garnish with lime juice and cilantro and serve immediately.
What Is The Best Way To Cook Kebabs?
The best way to cook kebabs is a matter of preference. If you prefer to cook your kebabs in an oven or if that is what the weather demands, you can roast them in a 375-degree oven for 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally. If you prefer a grilled kebab on a beautiful day, you can brush them with olive oil and place them directly on the grill, cut side down. Grill them over medium-high heat until they are golden, roughly three minutes. Flip and kebabs and grill on the alternative side for a delicious meal.
How Do You Keep Kebabs From Drying Out?
When cooking kebabs, it’s important to make sure that the meat pieces you are grilling are the correct size. If they are too small, they can easily overcook and become dry. Marinades are also thought of as an excellent way to keep kebabs moist. A marinade with oil can prevent the meat from drying out and also help the exterior of the kebab to caramelize creating the best chicken breast skewers.
What Low Carb Toppings Are Options For Fajitas?
The fantastic news about fajitas is that many of the traditional toppings are already considered to be keto and low-carb friendly. During your 8-Day Jumpstart add to your fajita with diced onions, chopped cilantro, guacamole, avocado, and other chicken fajita seasonings for a guilt-free and delicious meal. Post-Jumpstart you can mix up your fajitas even more with sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa, and diced tomatoes.
Does Chicken Help With Weight Loss?
Chicken is protein-packed and also full of calcium and phosphorus. Protein is slower to digest than carbohydrates, which in turn can help you feel full while reducing your hunger cravings. In addition to being protein-filled, chicken is also a lean meat with very little fat. As long as the chicken is cooked in a healthy way (fried chicken doesn’t count) it is a positive food choice to assist you in losing weight in a healthy way.
What Are The Health Benefits of Chicken?
There are many health benefits that are associated with including chicken in your daily diet. One benefit is that chicken contains tryptophan which is well known as an amino acid that raises serotonin, best described as a “feel-good” neurochemical level in your brain. Dark and white meat chicken both contain vitamin B12 as well as choline which assist in promoting brain development in children and also help the nervous system to properly function. With over 30 grams of protein in a chicken meal, there is also the benefit of muscle growth and bone health. In addition, chicken has the potential to aid in weight loss as it is an excellent source of protein and is also considered central to a heart-healthy diet. Healthy chicken fajita kebabs are an excellent option!
If you’re looking for more great tasting meals, you’ll want to check out these other 8-Day Jumpstart Recipes. Each one is designed to accompany the Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart program, which prepares your body to lose weight fast.*
*Lose up to 15 pounds in 8 days. Lose an additional 1-2 pounds or more each week following the 8-day jump start. Results are not guaranteed and can vary.
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