fajita skewers please…
Who is ready for grilling season…I AM!! There is just something so great about getting outside and cooking over an open fire (or having The Hubby do it) and experiencing the great flavors that come with it. It just seems to make everything taste better, even the stuff that isn’t cooked on the grill….and especially these fajita skewers.
Living in SE Texas definitely has its perks and one of the big ones is almost year round grilling and these fajita skewers are a must make. Fajita’s are a favorite when we go out to one of our favorite Tex-mex restaurants but they can be loaded with extra fat and calories that are not needed, but these skewers give you all the best flavors from traditional fajitas without the guilt.
To start with I used chicken and beef both, on separate skewers, but I like having one of each. The seasoning is similar on both but just tweaked enough to really let the individual flavors stand out. Next I used a ton of peppers and onions, which is a must have in my fajitas, and I LOVE them cooked on the grill. There is just something so good about a pepper or onion that has been charred just a little…they get a little sweet and when paired when the spices they are perfect on these skewers. You could also use shrimp on the skewers which would make them even lighter but still SO GOOD!
Delicious skewers loaded with all the best of your favorite skewers but without a lot of the guilt
15 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
45 minTotal Time
Chicken Skewers Nutritional Info: Each skewer is 4 WW Smart Points Calories 203 Calories from Fat 54 Total Fat 6.0g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 73mg Sodium 1864mg Potassium 517mg Total Carbohydrates 9.0g Dietary Fiber 2.8g Sugars 3.7g Protein 29.2g Vitamin A 29% - Vitamin C 83% - Calcium 5% - Iron 14% Nutrition Grade A
Beef Skewers Nutritional Info: Each skewer is 7 WW Smart Points Calories 233 Calories from Fat 122 Total Fat 13.6g Saturated Fat 4.7g Cholesterol 56mg Sodium 1808mg Potassium 301mg Total Carbohydrates 9.0g Dietary Fiber 2.8g Sugars 3.7g Protein 20.7g Vitamin A 29% - Vitamin C 83% - Calcium 3% - Iron 8% Nutrition Grade C+
If it is not grilling season in your part of the world just yet, you could easily make these inside on your favorite grill pan, it will be great as well.
Even if it is not grilling season just yet, you will want to keep this recipe handy because when it is time you will be so glad you have it!
Make everyday sparkle – MJ