Turkey Fajitas


A quick and easy main dish, yet it calls for only a few ingredients. It’s ideal to serve for an impromptu dinner.

Cooking time: n/a


  • 1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless turkey breast, or chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) dried oregano leaves
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin 2-inch (5 cm) strips
  • 1 small green bell pepper, cut into thin 2-inch (5 cm) strips
  • 6 9-inch (23 cm) flour tortillas, warmed

Salsa, light sour cream, shredded lettuce and shredded light Cheddar cheese for garnishes


  1. In a bowl, toss turkey with lime juice, garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne pepper. Marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature, or longer in the refrigerator.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil over high heat; cook turkey for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned and no longer pink in centre. Transfer to plate; keep warm.
  3. Add onion and peppers to skillet; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. Remove from heat. Cut turkey into thin diagonal strips; toss with onion-pepper mixture. Spoon turkey mixture down centre of each tortilla; add a small spoonful of salsa and sour cream, if desired, and sprinkle with shredded lettuce and cheese. Roll up.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Total fat9 g
Saturated fat2 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium445 mg
Carbohydrates30 g
Fiber3 g
Protein23 g


Canada’s Choice per Serving:
2 Carbohydrates
2½ Meat & AlternativesRecipe reprinted with permission from Diabetes Comfort Food, Johanna Burkhard and Barb Selley, Robert Rose Inc., 2006, http://www.robertrose.ca