Saturday, March 7, 2009

Company's Coming! What's for dinner?

I've got company coming for dinner tonight, and I want to make something tasty and nice, as well as stay on plan. Chicken Fajitas is the perfect solution! Why? Because the fajita maker -- YOU -- control what goes on those babies. And, since I am the cook, I control the amount of added fat, etc.

I like to marinate boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cook them on the grill. Another thing I like about this meal for company, is that all of the prep work can be done before your guests arrive. Then, while your friends relax with a cold beveridge, you can grill the chicken, and stir fry the peppers and onions. Heat up the tortillas (make sure the get the low fat kind that have some fiber in them -- you've gotta read the labels) and voila, dinner is served.

Fajita Marinade

2 T. olive oil
juice of 1 -2 limes
2 crushed garlic cloves
2 T. soy sauce
4 oz. beer (optional -- you can add a little water to thin the marinade or even chicken broth)
2 T. smokey mesquite grill seasoning

Put the chicken in a large plastic bag and add everything but the grill seasoning (I even throw in the limes after I squeeze them). Let this marinate at least 30 minutes. Drain off the marinade and sprinkle the chix with the grill seasoning. Grill each breast about 10 minutes, 5 on each side, until no longer pink inside. Let the meat rest for about 5 - 10 minutes to retain it's juice. Slice them across the grain, and serve with tortillas, peppers and onions, grated cheese, light sour cream, salsa, lettuce, guacamole and any other thing you like on your fajita!

It's up to you what you serve with your meal and how much you put on your fajita. In control, and still enjoying a delicious dinner!

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