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Monday, March 19, 2012

Chicken Fajita Egg White Frittata

Pin It I'm so excited to share this healthy, beautiful recipe with you! Frittats are something that I love because you can just toss your leftover meats and veggies in them for a brand new meal. Or you can start from scratch and come up with something entirely creative.

Chicken Fajita Egg White Frittata  

For this frittata, I saw a fajita seasoning package in my pantry and got inspired. So I took a few of the classic ingredients in fajitas and came up with this lovely, healthy frittata. 
 

I only used egg whites, but feel free to use eggs if you prefer. This was complete experiment but I am so happy with the way it turned out. I actually felt like there was some substance to this meal because of the big pieces of chicken in it.
 

By the way, if you don't have a cast iron skillet, you should really invest in one! They are so handy because you can transfer them straight from the stove to the oven. Less dishes! You don't have to buy an expensive one either. I think mine was around $12 and I bought it at WalMart.

So, either try this recipe, or bring your leftover fajita ingredients back to life in a frittata.

Chicken Fajita Egg White Frittata
     makes 6 slices
1 chicken breast
1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/2 orange bell pepper, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp fajita seasoning, divided
2 C egg whites {I use the ones in a carton}
Handful of cilantro leaves, torn
Handful of shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese

Preheat oven to 325° and rub inside of skillet with vegetable oil so the frittata will come out easily. Slice chicken into fajita strips. Heat skillet over medium heat and place chicken strips inside.

 

Heat skillet over medium heat and place chicken strips inside. Add one of the teaspoons of fajita seasoning and stir. Cook chicken for 3-4 minutes, then add the slices of bell peppers and onions. Add the second teaspoon of fajita seasoning and cook for a few minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften. When the vegetables are almost done, add the chopped garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.


Remove the skillet from the heat and add in the egg whites, cilantro and cheese and give it a stir. Place skillet in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the egg whites are set.

 Remove from oven and cut into 6 slices.

I served mine with a few slices of avocado, and some hot sauce.

For other frittata ideas, try this Garden Skillet Egg White Frittata or this Bacon and Hash Brown Frittata.

16 comments:

  1. I love a good fritata and this looks amazing!

    ps: Love that photo of the bell pepper rings! Stunning colours :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Photography is something that I am constantly working on, it's definitely a work in progress!!

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  2. Fajita fritatat is soooooo fun to say and it looks so delicious! I love the name of your blog, my best friend from college and I call each other cowgirls (and her son is now a Buckaroo)!

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    1. it IS fun to say, right?! :)
      Buckaroo....CUTE!! That might have to be a nickname of my future kids! :)

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  3. Fritata is one of my favorite weekend breakfasts. I love it!

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    1. Me too! So easy and healthy!! I really love them!

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  4. My mouth is watering and even though I've already had breakfast I'm suddenly hungry again! These look amazing -can't wait to try them!

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    1. Thank lady! :) There's nothing with 2 breakfasts....

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  5. Yummm! I love these flavors, brilliant for a frittata!

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  6. This really sounds delicious and would be perfect for a brunch or breakfast for dinner meal. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that.I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Mary, thanks! And thanks for stopping by!! I'm so glad that you said this would be good for dinner! Breakfast for dinner is one of my absolute favorites!!

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  7. colourful capsicums so well captured :-)

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