Grilled Lime Chicken Fajitas

Grilled Lime Chicken Fajitas
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Chicken fajitas are one of the best choices when it comes to Mexican food because chicken is a lean protein and grilling is a healthy cooking method. Also, fajitas are topped with low-carb veggies like onions and green peppers.

This recipe has been approved as kidney-friendly by DaVita dietitians who believe a kidney-friendly diet can be both nutritious and flavorful. Enjoy!

  • Prep time
    30 min
  • Cook time
    30 min
  • Servings
    10 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 fajita
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

10 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 fajita
  • Amount per serving Calories 160

  • Total Fat 4g
    • Saturated Fat 1.4g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 370mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • Dietary Fiber 10g
    • Total Sugars 5g
  • Protein 18g
  • Potassium 300mg
  • Phosphorus 195mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1 Lean protein



  • large lime (zested and juiced)
  • honey or 2 packets artificial sweetener
    1 tbsp
  • chopped fresh cilantro
    2 tbsp
  • cumin
    1/2 tsp
  • chili powder
    1 tsp
  • garlic powder
    1/4 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • chicken tenderloins
    1 1/4 lbs
  • large onion (sliced into strips)
  • green bell peppers (seeded and sliced into strips)
  • corn tortillas (or low-carb tortillas) (6-inch)
  • salsa
    10 tbsp


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the lime juice and zest, honey, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Add the chicken breast tenderloins and marinate in the refrigerator for 20-60 minutes.

  2. Preheat a grill to medium heat. Place the onions and green peppers in a grill basket. Grill the vegetables in the basket, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes until slightly charred.

  3. Add the chicken directly to the grill and cook 10-12 minutes, until done, turning once.

  4. Divide the chicken, green peppers and onions evenly among 10 tortillas. Top each fajita with 1 Tbsp. salsa.

  • Recommended

    The only thing that there is a lot of is chicken. You could do everything according to taste and use 2 stripes instead of 10. The reason I say this is because 1 tsp. would reduce down to something like .2 or 2/10 of a tsp. Try a pinch of this and a dash of that. Look those terms up because they are actually different, one is larger than the other.

  • Recommended

    I haven’t made these yet but my question is, since the serving size is 1 fajita why would the recipe have the ingredients to make 10. It would be nice if you could adjust the recipe on this app. The prepared amount is pretty high. I will try to figure it out for 2 people.