Ironman and Triathlon Recipes – Fajitas

Susie Burrell shares with us a delicious recipe for Fajitas, that will keep you feeling satisfied and fuelled up without piling on the calories!

Fajitas (Serves 4)


• 1kg chicken breast, sliced
• 1 brown onion, sliced
• 1 red capsicum. sliced
• 2 zucchinis, sliced
• 6-8 mushrooms, sliced
• 1 teaspoon olive oil
• 1 cup taco sauce
• ½ cup brown sugar
• 420g can refried beans, heated
• Weight watchers Extra Light Sour cream
• 8 store bought fajitas, warmed (Small El Paso 13.5g per slice) Off Mountain Bread

1) Combine raw chicken breast and taco sauce in a bowl and marinate for 5-10 minutes.
2) Stir fry onion and zucchini with olive oil until brown. Add red capsicum and mushrooms, ½ cup brown sugar and ½ cup water. Stir fry and allow sugar to caramelise. When cooked through, set aside.
3) Stir fry chicken strips until cooked through.
4) To serve, place vegetable and chicken mixture into warmed fajitas. Add sour cream and refried beans as desired.

Susie Burrell

Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading dietitians with degrees in both nutrition and psychology. Susie has worked in sports nutrition for more than 10 years and has worked with a number of elite level teams including the St George Illawarra Dragons, South African Blue Bulls and is currently the consultant sports dietitian to the Parramatta Eels. Susie consults to leading supplement supplier Body Science and sees private clients at The Stadium Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Sydney.

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Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.