Quick BBQ Fajitas

An easy and delicious bbq recipe - perfect for a weeknight meal

by: Lara Katz

Quick BBQ Fajitas


Even though it may not feel like it weather-wise, BBQ season has begun! I love to BBQ; it’s easy and everything always tastes so good (as long as it’s not over done). This is one recipe I make repeatedly throughout the summer - or even in the cold when I want to pretend it’s warm outside! These are also great recipes for entertaining.

I use low sodium fajita seasoning; it's less spicy and my kids liked it better than the regular one, plus, it's healthier!


1 pound skinless, boneless chicken, cut into strips
1 package fajita seasoning  (low sodium preferably) OR Montreal Chicken Spice
1 red or orange or yellow pepper, cut into strips
1 cup cucumber, cut into small pieces
1 package small whole wheat tortillas
1 cup shredded light mozzarella or cheddar cheese
½ cup light sour cream, for dipping



  Preheat BBQ to medium high heat.

  In a medium size bowl toss chicken strips with fajita seasoning, I usually use 3/4 of the package OR a few sprinkles of Montreal Chicken Spice

  Place seasoned chicken breasts directly on BBQ grills. Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes each side. 

  Meanwhile, place pepper strips and wraps on either the raised rack above the grills for indirect grilling, or directly on the BBQ grills. If you place them directly on the grills be sure to watch carefully as the wraps and peppers will cook a lot faster and burn more easily.

  Flip the peppers and wraps so both sides get even grilled.

  Remove peppers and wraps from heat once they have some grill marks on them. Be careful the wraps do not get over done otherwise they will become crunchy.

  Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the grill.

  In each wrap place whichever fillings you like.....cheese, chicken, peppers, cucumbers. Serve sour cream on the side for dipping.

  Once wrap is filled, roll up. You can place it back on the BBQ grills for 1 minute to warm up and allow the cheese to melt, or serve right away.

Makes 10 wraps

Looking for more delicious BBQ recipes? Try Whole BBQ'd Cauliflower.



Fast & Easy Chicken with Rice

Super Easy Dinner for Nights You Don't Have Time To Cook

by: Lara Katz

Fast & Easy Chicken with Rice


I love this meal because it is quick, tastes great, and is nutritious - and kids like it too! If you cannot find thin chicken cutlets, slice regular chicken breasts in half horizontally, cover with plastic wrap, and pound thin. You can also use whatever mixture of vegetables you like for the chicken topping.


4 chicken cutlets
3 tbsp of canola oil, divided
salt and pepper
1/3 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1 red pepper, chopped into small pieces
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup mixed wild and regular rice
  In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil.
  Season chicken cutlets with salt and pepper generously.
  Cook chicken cutlets in saucepan until lightly browned, around 3-5 minutes each side.
  Meanwhile, cook rice according to package direction, using regular or quick method.
  Combine grape tomatoes and red peppers. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil and season with salt. Mix well.
  When rice is done add 1 tablespoon oil and lemon juice, mix well.
  Top each chicken cutlet with tomato and red pepper topping. Serve with rice.
Serves 4-6