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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

The boyfriend and I made chicken fajitas the other night. It was a nice easy dinner to make at the end of a work week. We used the rest of the chipotle lime crema from the mahi mahi tacos, too. We also had grilled corn on the cob on the side.

I know the Italian dressing is a little interesting in the ingredients list for the marinade. I already had chicken breasts marinating in Italian dressing and changed course to make the Fajitas.

We made these on the grill, but you could also make them in a cast iron skillet or using a grill pan inside.

Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken fajitas, fajitas on the grill
Servings: 2 people

Equipment

  • grill

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Flour tortillas
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion (medium)
  • Other toppings as desired (diced tomatoes, sour cream, lettuce, cheese, etc.)
Chicken Marinade
  • ½ cup Italian dressing
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
Vegetable Seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Juice from 1 lime

Instructions

Marinate Chicken
  • Prepare the chicken marinade. Combine ½ cup Italian dressing, juice and zest of 2 limes, 2 cloves garlic (minced or grated), 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp chili powder, and ¼ tsp cayenne. 
  • Place chicken in zip-top bag or other air tight container. Pour in marinade. Seal container and transfer to refrigerator. Marinate at least 2 hours.
Prepare Vegetables
  • When you’re ready to begin cooking, cut onions into strips or petals. Cut bell pepper into similar sizes and place in a bowl. Coat with juice from 1 lime, 1 glove (minced or grated) garlic, and ½ tsp cumin. Set aside until ready to grill.
Grill
  • Grill chicken breasts until cooked all the way through. (Not giving a cooking time here because it’s highly dependent on your grill, the size of the chicken breasts, etc.) Grill veggies at the same time (see next step.)
  • Grill the veggies in a grill basket or on aluminum foil, turning them periodically so they cook evenly and don’t burn on one side. 
  • Once the chicken is cooked all the way through, transfer it to a cutting board and cut it into small strips. 
  • Warm the tortillas either on the grill (heat off or indirect heat) or in the microwave.

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