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Chicken Fajitas

The BEST Chicken Fajita Recipe Ever!!

Having lived 30 years of my life in Los Angeles, I could have the best Mexican food, anytime anywhere, so fresh and delicious. Now that I live in Maine, it just isn’t the same, the flavors that I love just don’t come through.

But now I can have tacos, fajitas, burritos anytime!

These are the best Chicken Fajitas

This is the best chicken fajita recipe. The chicken marinates and has amazing flavors as it is grilled~ you know when you are in a Mexican restaurant and they come running out of the kitchen with an iron skillet full of veggies and chicken and everybody says,” OOOHHHHH WOW….” This is what you will say when you bite into this amazing fajita, oh yeah! OLE!!

Chicken Fajitas

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Chicken Fajitas

Slice chicken breasts, do not pound. In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together, add chicken, mix well, cover and let the chicken marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.

Slice chicken. Heat corn tortillas.

Add chicken, onions and peppers, and salsa and avocado.

 

Ingredients 

    • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
    • Salt
    • 2 Tbsp canola oil
    • 1 large onion, sliced
    • 3 bell peppers sliced
    • Marinade
    • 2 Tbsp lime juice
    • 3 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • 8-12 flour tortillas ( I used corn tortillas, use whatever you like best)
    • Salsa
    • Sliced avocado or guacamole

Instructions

  1. Slice chicken breasts, do not pound. In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together, add chicken, mix well, cover and let the chicken marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Take the chicken out of the marinade and wipe off the marinade.
  3. Sprinkle Salt over chicken.
  4. Turn your stove up to high, place a cast iron frying pan on the high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add a tablespoon of canola oil to the pan.
  5. When your oil starts to smoke add the chicken breast to the pan. My kitchen became extremely SMOKEY!! Next time, I will make these fajitas on my outside grill to avoid a smoke-filled house. Open your windows!! Cook chicken for a couple minutes or until brown. When it is seared, turn over your chicken for another couple minutes.
  6. Test to see that chicken is no longer pink inside.
  7. Lift chicken and place on a cutting board. Cover with foil. Cook onions and peppers.
  8. Slice chicken. Heat corn tortillas.
  9. Add chicken, onions and peppers, and salsa and avocado.
 

These are the best Chicken Fajitas.

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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 bell peppers sliced
  • Marinade
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8-12 flour tortillas ( I used corn tortillas, use whatever you like best)
  • Salsa
  • Sliced avocado or guacamole

Instructions

  1. Slice chicken breasts, do not pound. In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together, add chicken, mix well, cover and let the chicken marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Take the chicken out of the marinade and wipe off the marinade.
  3. Sprinkle Salt over chicken.
  4. Turn your stove up to high, place a cast iron frying pan on the high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add a tablespoon of canola oil to the pan.
  5. When your oil starts to smoke add the chicken breast in the pan. My kitchen became extremely SMOKEY!! Next time, I will make these fajitas on my outside grill to avoid a smoke filled house.Open your windows!! Cook chicken for a couple minutes or until brown. When it is seared, turn over your chicken for another couple minutes.
  6. Test to see that chicken is no longer pink inside.
  7. Lift chicken and place on a cutting board. Cover with foil. Cook onions and peppers.
  8. Slice chicken. Heat corn tortillas.
  9. Add chicken, onions and peppers, and salsa and avocado.

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Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes

Nettie is a wife and mother who is passionate about cooking and baking… especially when easy meals are involved! With 5 children, Nettie insists that all meals, snacks, and desserts come together quickly! You will find a wide variety of easy yet scrumptious recipes on her very popular website Moore or Less Cooking
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Elise

Tuesday 8th of July 2014

Hello there, I am delighted that you like my recipe enough to write about it on your site. I would ask that if you do so you 1) Write the recipe in your own words, not just copy and paste mine, and 2) provide a working link to the source on my site here: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chicken_fajitas/ Thank you for your consideration! ~Elise Simply Recipes

nettiemoore11

Tuesday 8th of July 2014

Hello Elise! I have edited and linked up your recipe URL. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, your recipe is wonderful! Nettie

[email protected]'s Dinnertime Dish

Saturday 18th of January 2014

These sound fantastic, Nettie! The marinade sounds delicious, I'm going to have to give it a try!!

nettiemoore11

Sunday 19th of January 2014

Thank you Lisa, these fajitas are so delicious! Nettie

Shirley Weinberg

Wednesday 11th of September 2013

Oh my this looks fantastic

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nettiemoore11

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Hi Shirley,

You will love these chicken fajitas, the marinade is fabulous! Nettie

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