Chicken Fajitas

March 8th, 2010 by katie

We love fajitas, tacos, and anything else you can roll up in a tortilla.  Chicken fajitas are great because you don’t have to remember to marinate them ahead and they only take a few minutes to cook.

Chicken Fajitas

serves 4, prep 10 min, cook 20 min
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • juice from 1/2 large lime (about 2 tbsp)
  • 2 tsp chili powder (I used 1 tsp ancho and 1 tsp chipotle and they were medium-spicy)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 3 large bell peppers, red, yellow, and orange
  • 1 large red onion
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a large zip-top plastic bag combine oil, lime juice, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and chicken breasts.  Seal bag and shake and squish to thoroughly coat chicken.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add peppers and onion to hot oil and saute until soft and caramelized. Salt to taste.
  3. While veggies are caramelizing, heat grill, grill pan, or frying pan.
  4. Remove chicken from bag and grill or sear until cooked all the way through.
  5. Slice chicken and serve with warm tortillas, peppers, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo and/or guacamole.
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14 Responses

  1. noble pig

    I wish i had that for dinner…very nice!

  2. Happy Cook

    I have never made this looks so so delicous. Drool 😉

  3. DailyChef

    I love making fajitas! Posted about this a few weeks ago, if you’re interested – I took a look into the history of this wonderful dish 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! Your pictures look amazing.

  4. stephen

    That image is making me sooo hungry! I can taste every element of the dish. Smoke, fat, acid and bite.

  5. Biz

    I could eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never get sick of it!

  6. Unplanned Cooking

    This would be a great way to use leftovers too. Yum!

  7. Aggie

    My hubby just asked for fajitas last night…this looks so good and healthy! What really caught my eye is that cute jarful of pico in the back!

  8. Rate This Recipe!!

    I love fajitas too!! This picture looks similar, is this a repost? Anyway, the chicken looks yummie and juicy…

  9. Jimi

    Tried these this week. They were awesome. It ended up being too windy to grill, so we just cooked the chicken on the stove. It was delicious the first time and as leftovers. Thanks for a great recipe.

  10. Memoria

    What an inviting photo!! The pico de gallo looks yummy, too!

  11. kathy

    That’s so my favorite. 🙂 Nice photo.

  12. Kelly Smith

    I love your chicken legs and lime/coconut chicken. Thanks for awesome recipes! I just wanted to say that I used this marinade on sirloin steak to use in homemade burrito bowls, and it was great! I didn’t have any Mexican oregano, so I used cilantro. Love the simple, on-hand ingredients and great taste!

  13. Helen

    I have never made this looks so delicous too! Thank you!

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