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Chicken and Chickpea Fajitas

Healthy chickpeas add a pleasing nuttiness to these classic chicken fajitas.

Slideshow: Chickpea Recipes

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced in strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Flour or corn tortillas, for serving
  • Shredded cheese and sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • Chopped avocado, chopped cilantro and salsa or chopped tomatoes, for serving (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil with the garlic, salt, chile powder, ground cumin, paprika, sugar and fresh lime juice. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then stir in the chicken. Cook for 2 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Stir in the onion, bell pepper and chickpeas and cook with the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in the spice mixture and cook for another 2 minutes or until everything is well combined and heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with tortillas and optional toppings.
Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published April 2014

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