Chicken fajitas are the perfect recipe for summer family dinners! Homemade fajita seasoning and marinade plus chicken, bell peppers, onions, and spices.
I recently pulled my indoor grill out of a box and used it to make this chicken fajita recipe. Very, very nice and convenient! It kind of made me feel like I was not in the midst of a Chicago cold spell.
That alone is a success to me. These fajitas are amazing and I totally recommend you try this recipe.
Grilled Chicken Fajita Recipe
There are several ways to grill chicken if you don’t have a grill or it’s too cold outside to grill.
One, you can use an indoor grill – I recommend reading the instruction book to get cooking times. Second, you can use a grill pan; if that’s what you use, cook the chicken as though you were cooking it on a regular pan.
How to make chicken fajitas
The ingredient list below may look long but it’s really just the marinade ingredients, chicken, vegetables, and tortillas.
Once you have left the chicken marinade for 1-2 hours, you’re ready to get cooking. Grill your chicken and vegetables, heat up your tortillas, and you’re ready to eat.
Tip: if using a traditional grill, I recommend using a grill basket for the vegetables.
Grilled Chicken Fajita Marinade
My absolute favorite part of this recipe is the fajita marinade. It includes some of my favorite ingredients and can easily be made ahead of time.
The marinade is a mix of sweet, sour, savory, and bitter – the perfect blend. This fajita marinade recipe includes lime juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, spices, fresh garlic, and cilantro.
Can I use sore-bought fajita seasoning?
Yep! If you plan to use fajita seasoning you purchased at the store, replace all of the spices and the garlic with 6 tablespoons of fajita seasoning mix.
What to put in chicken fajitas
Besides the traditional chicken fajita vegetables (bell peppers and onions), you have your choice of many toppings.
- pico de gallo
- sour cream
- lime wedges
- Lemon Parsley Rice
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Can I use steak instead of chicken?
You can use this recipe to make steak fajitas or vegetarian fajitas. I recommend skirt steak if going the steak route. You could also use fish or shrimp!
What to serve with fajitas?
So many options. I like to serve fajitas with rice and beans. My seasoned black beans are perfect for chicken fajitas!
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
- 2.5 pounds boneless chicken breast,
- 4 bell peppers (green, red, yellow, orange), sliced into thin strips
- 2 sweet yellow onions, halved and sliced thin
- 10 Flour tortillas
- pico de gallo
- sour cream
- lime wedges
- In a small bowl combine all the marinade ingredients and mix well. Put the chicken breasts in one bowl and the peppers and onions in another. Pour half the marinade over the vegetables and the other half over the chicken. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Remove the chicken and vegetables from the refrigerator. Prepare your grill for high heat. Grill the chicken on both sides until it has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove from grill, cover and set aside.
- Then grill your vegetables until tender - about 10 minutes. If using a traditional grill, I recommend using a grill basket. Toss occasionally.
- Wrap your tortillas in a damp paper towel and warm in the microwave to 10 seconds just before serving.
- Cut the chicken into strips. To serve, place chicken in a warmed tortilla, top with vegetables and then with you topping of choice.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 fajita
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 17.6gSaturated Fat: 4.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 742mgCarbohydrates: 32.8gFiber: 3gSugar: 5.7gProtein: 38g
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