Spicy Apple Chicken Fajitas

This Spicy Apple Chicken Fajitas recipe is a quick, spicy and healthy meal for you and your family! I was asked by Musselman’s Apple Sauce to write about something that I plan on doing 50% more of for the next 3 months. Gotta love a challenge!

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I met my best friend my freshman year of college. We instantly bonded over the love for wanting to get fit. One of her professors was also a personal trainer and gave us some lessons. I learned all sorts of things and great ways to fit more protein, hydration and exercise into my daily routine.

Fast forward a few years.

I got married and got pregnant. During the first couple of years of our marriage, my husband and I got a little relaxed and indulged in a few too many ice cream sundaes, but stayed active with running. When I got pregnant and decided that I was going to continue to stay active, I really stepped it up with nutrition. I was a machine. I rarely put bad things in my body (with the exception of the carb-loading during the 3 months of morning sickness) and I was a water guzzling, peeing machine.

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Then, Liam popped out. I maintained the good nutrition and exercising during the first year of his life while I was his main source of nutrition through breastmilk.

Liam became a toddler.

He became a rambunctious and explorative toddler. Now, I can hardly keep up with the little dude; keeping him off of high tables, keeping him from making pretty pictures on my walls and making sure that he’s getting adequate food and drink. Often times, I completely forget about my own nutrition.

Drinking one glass of water a day is an achievement for me these days. Parents out there, how do you do it? Oye.

When Musselman’s came out with their big cup of applesauce that has 50% more applesauce than the original cup, they challenged me to do 50% more. I am challenging myself to drink 50% more water.

The two ways I know to force myself to drink more water is to:

  • Run: I’m always thirsty after I run and will usually guzzle an entire glass in one gulp.
  • Spicy Foods: I’m not a fan of spicy foods, but when I eat a good one, I constantly follow it down with lots of water.

Without further adieu, SPICY Apple Chicken Fajitas! I’m off to go ‘spring into action’ to drink 50% more water. Thank you for the challenge Musselman’s!

P.S. If you were wondering, these are made with one BIG CUP of Musselman’s Unsweetened Apple Sauce and are mother-in-law approved.

P.P.S. Check out the giveaway below!

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Spicy Apple Chicken Fajitas

adapted from Musselman’s

Ingredients

  • (sauce) 1 Musselman’s big cup unsweetened apple sauce (6 ounces)
  • (sauce) 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • (sauce) 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • (sauce) 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • (sauce) 1 teaspoon oregano
  • (sauce) 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • (sauce) salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds sliced organic chicken breasts
  • 4 bell peppers (1 red, 1 orange, 1 yellow and 1 green), sliced thin
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • soft tortillas

How-To

  1. In a large pan, add in all of your sauce ingredients and sliced chicken. Sauté on medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, in another large pan, sauté the bell peppers and onion in the olive oil, salt and pepper on medium heat until caramelized and tender.
  3. To assemble, top tortillas, top with the vegetables and chicken.

Servings: 12-15 small fajitas

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12 comments

  1. Rrrrr, I’m no good with challenges. I hate that feeling when I don’t reach them. However, I’m willing to be more mindful of doing 50% more of the car cleaning. It’s so easy to leave random things in the car (wrappers, cups, baby items, etc) when your trying to unload. A gal only has two hands, but then I don’t make an extra trip out to clean it after my use.

    1. I hear ya! It’s amazing how often I washed the car before having Liam. Now, it gets dirty SO much faster and I clean it so much less. Great idea for doing 50% more! :)

  2. Mmm these look delicious! I need to challenge myself to eat 50% cleaner. I usually am pretty good, but lately the winter has been getting to me and I have been overindulging in the sugar.

  3. I need to work out 50% more. I got on a kick and have slowly been getting out of the habit. It’s way too easy to make excuses. I’m starting today!

  4. Can I turn the tables a little and say that I am going to eat 50% LESS dessert. I need to make it more of something for a special occasion rather than an every day indulgence. I love the flavor combination in these chicken fajitas. I never would have thought to use apple, can’t wait to try them out!

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