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The recipe I’m sharing today is my better-for-you version of the classic chicken fajita omelette. Why better? Cause I’m using lighter ingredients such as egg whites instead of whole eggs, chicken breast, and low-fat cheese. I’m utilizing Mazola® Corn Oil to cook the omelet since it is an all-purpose cooking oil that is a heart-healthy* choice for your family. A variety of uses include baking, grilling, sautéing, stir-frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing.
A few months ago, I shared my story of how high cholesterol runs in my family and how I’ve been affected by this condition. Although my cholesterol levels are not that bad, I’ve been trying to make better choices regarding my eating habits.
When it comes to better-for-you cooking, there are many recipes out there besides salad and green juices. Still, many people don’t know this; in fact, a survey conducted by One Poll found that a common barrier that has prevented people from trying lighter cooking includes a lack of knowledge on how to do so. That’s why it’s great to have an all-purpose cooking oil on hand like cholesterol-free, Heart-Healthy* Mazola® Corn Oil that makes it simple and easy to prepare lighter meals.
On that note, today, I’m going to show you a lighter version of one of my favorites brunch recipes: Chicken Fajita Omelette!
- Mazola® Corn Oil to cook the chicken fajitas and to cook the omelet.
- Fresh chicken breast: Leftover grilled chicken breast will work perfectly for this recipe, and add some fajita seasoning while reheating.
- Poblano pepper or green pepper, and red onions for freshness.
- Store-bought salsa.
- Low-fat Mexican style shredded cheese (a combination of Colby, Monterrey, and Cheddar)
- Fresh egg whites
- Fajita Seasoning: Any store-bought seasoning will do, or you can make your own mixture with chili powder, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, and a pinch of sugar. See printable recipe for notes.
To prepare the chicken:
Add the fajita or taco seasoning to the chicken and set aside. In a skillet, heat two tablespoons of Mazola® Corn Oil, add the chicken, and cook evenly; add the fresh peppers and onions and cook until vegetables are slightly soft. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate.
To make the omelette:
Using two bowls, separate the egg yolks from the whites and whisk the whites lightly. Cook the whites in the same skillet that the chicken was cooked, swirling around to coat the pan. Cook on medium-low heat until eggs are set. Carefully flip the egg whites and cook for another minute or so. Add the fajita mixture and cheese, fold and transfer to a plate.
Top with the salsa and sprinkle salt and black pepper to taste.
Better-For-You Chicken Fajita Omelette
- small skillet
- 2 tbsp Mazola® Corn Oil more if necessary
- 6 egg whites
- 1/4 lbs fresh chicken breast (can use leftover chicken too!) cut into strips
- 1/4 cup Poblano pepper or green pepper thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup onion thinly sliced
- 1 tsp Fajita seasoning or Taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup Mexican style cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup Salsa
- salt and black pepper to taste
Instruction for one omelette
- Season the chicken breast (unless it is pre-cooked) with the fajita or taco seasoning. Set aside. See notes for pre-cooked chicken.
- In a small non-stick skillet, over medium heat, heat the Mazola® Corn Oil and cook the chicken until done. Add the green peppers and onion and stir until slightly soft. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate.
- Using two bowls, separate three egg yolks from the whites and whisk the whites lightly.
- *Cook the whites in the same skillet that the chicken was cooked, swirling around to coat the pan. Cook on medium-low heat until eggs are set. Using a spatula, carefully flip the egg whites and cook for another minute or so. Add the fajita mixture and cheese, fold and transfer to a plate. Serve with salsa and more cheese. And make the next omelette!
I have to say; this recipe is so good! I hope you can make it and share it with us. For more info and ideas, visit Mazola.com.
Disclaimer: *Very limited and preliminary scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1 tablespoon (16 grams) of Mazola® Corn Oil daily may reduce the risk of heart disease due to the unsaturated fat content in Mazola® Corn Oil. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim. To achieve this possible benefit, Mazola® Corn Oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product contains 14 grams of Mazola® Corn Oil.
**Corn oil is cholesterol-free food that contains 14g of total fat per serving. See nutrition information on product label or at Mazola.com for fat and saturated fat content.