Chipotle Lime Fajitas & Guacamole Recipe

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Chipotle Lime Fajitas Recipe

Teaming up with Beano®, I’m showcasing this phenomenally flavored, all-natural meal. I created the fantastic fajita recipe below using minimally processed whole foods, while Beano® provided samples of their products for me to try with this unbelievably delicious but incredibly gas-inducing dish.

Enjoy your delightful meal, but take a Beano first

My favorite thing about Beano® is that it is not a drug! Beano® contains a natural enzyme that breaks down the complex carbohydrates in gassy foods — like fresh vegetables, whole grains and beans — making them more digestible. This enables you to enjoy your favorite healthy foods without worrying about uncomfortable gas getting in the way of your fast-paced lifestyle.

Chipotle Lime Fajitas – Fiesta time!

These finger-linking fajitas are bursting at the seams with delectable whole foods. Packed with incredible nutrients from across the spectrum of food groups, this dish features fabulous protein sources, hearty legumes, healthy fats, colorful vegetables and whole grains. The best thing about this recipe is that it uses remarkable flavors from natural sources, instead of relying on empty, processed foods to satisfy. The result will dazzle your taste buds and nourish your body as well!

Chipotle lime fajitas are comprised of homemade whole-wheat flour tortillas, layered with a black bean medley, cilantro lime basmati rice, shredded chipotle lime chicken, sautéed stoplight peppers and onions, then garnished with cilantro lime guacamole. Every element of these fajitas are bursting with spectacular flavor and superb nutrients.

Despite the detailed list of ingredients, this recipe is very flexible and can easily be modified for a variety of time constraints.

Timesaving modifications include: ready-made tortillas and guacamole; pouch or bottle of fajita marinade; crock-pots to slow cook the chicken and bean medley; a timer for your rice cooker; as well as slicing the peppers, onions and cilantro the night before. Using these techniques, you can enjoy a scrumptious meal at the end of a long day with very little fuss.

 

Shredded Chicken

SHREDDED CHIPOLTE LIME CHICKEN

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3 to 6 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (3 for mild, 6 for spicy)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice

Method:

Place fresh or frozen chicken thighs in a deep baking dish. Blend the remaining ingredients together to form a thick, chunky liquid marinade and pour over chicken. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1.5 hours if fresh and 2.5 if frozen. Shred chicken with a fork and use extra baking liquid to keep moist until serving.

CILANTRO LIME BASAMATI RICE

CILANTRO LIME BASAMATI RICE

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups basamati rice, rinsed
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 bunches of cilantro, finely chopped

Method:

Fill rice cooker with rice, water, limejuice and salt. When done cooking, sprinkle with cilantro and fluff with a fork.

 

Fajita Bean Medley

 

BLACK BEAN MEDLEY

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can light red kidney beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder (or two cloves of garlic, chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of cumin

Method:

Combine the above ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a rapid boil, cover and simmer on low for 30 to 60 minutes to tenderize.

Fresh Pepper and Onion Blend

SAUTEED STOPLIGHT PEPPERS & ONIONS

Ingredients:

  • 1 green sweet bell pepper
  • 1 yellow sweet bell pepper
  • 1 orange or red sweet bell pepper
  • 1 sweet vidalia onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil (I used coconut oil)

Method:

Julienne the bell peppers and sliver the onions. Heat the oil in a large skillet, toss in peppers and onions to coat. Sprinkle in salt, pepper and garlic powder. Use medium-high temp and stir often to until the mixture is softened and caramelized.

 

Homemade wheat tortilla

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR TORTILLAS

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oil (I used sunflower oil for its high heat stability)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of warm water (microwave for 1 minute)

Method:

Using a heavy-duty mixer, beat the flour, salt and oil until crumbly. With mixer running, slowly add water until the dough is smooth. Separate into 12 sections and roll out with a rolling pin. Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle, using a touch of oil. Brown tortillas and set aside.

 

Cilantro Lime Guacamole Homemade

CILANTRO LIME GUACAMOLE

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe Haas Avocados
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped

Method:

Peel and core avocados, smash with a fork and work in other ingredients.

Then put them all together and you are ready for a fiesta on your plate! Enjoy! 


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Written by:: Rachel

Rachel Shivers has written 48 post in this blog.

Rachel is a family and infant photographer in Manhattan, Kansas. She enjoys adventuring with her one-year-old son, innovating with fresh ingredients in the kitchen and falling in love all over again with her handsome hubby.

Comments

    • says

      Exactly! I love using this recipe with the timesaving modifications when I’m hosting a dinner party. Everyone enjoys it and I don’t have to get home hours earlier in order to deliver a wonderful meal experience.

  1. says

    YUM!! These sound delicious… aside from the cilantro. I’d have to swap it out with flat leaf parsley or something because the taste of cilantro is so strong to me.

  2. says

    This looks like a healthy recipe. I will deffiently have to try this but without the onions LOL I will have to put that separate for my husband. I am so picky but if my mom makes salsa I will eat onions and all that mixture. I know I am strange. Thanks for the recipe (:

  3. Julie Wood says

    I want to make the homemade whole wheat tortillas. These look so delicious and I bet they taste amazing being made at home. I really like the Chipotle Lime shredded chicken recipe the best.

    • Rachel says

      I’m sorry, I don’t. I would suggest looking up individual ingredients online. It’s all very healthy for you – unless you are trying to avoid something like gluten – then skip the tortillas, but I don’t know a specific count of calories or fat grams.

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