Sunday, December 21, 2008

Chicken Fajitas

I found this fajita marinade recipe on All Recipes. I've never made fajitas before, and this marinade was so simple and easy!

And, I always love it when I find a recipe I actually like that turns out to be healthy, too! This had plenty of flavor, and I'll definitely be making it again!

Fajita Marinade I

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Yields: 8 servings


2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I went a little light on this. Season to your heat threshold!)
1/4 teaspoon ground black

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Sliced chicken breasts (I used 4 thin-cut breasts for the two of us)
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 medium white onion, sliced
Optional toppings: salsa, sour cream, queso cheese


1. In a large resealable plastic bag or glass bowl, mix together the lime juice, water, olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, salt, and liquid smoke flavoring. Stir in cayenne and black pepper.

2. Place desired meat in the marinade, and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.

3. Heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and marinade, peppers, and onion and heat until chicken is cooked through and onions are translucent. As the fajita mixture is finishing, heat another skillet over low heat. Heat tortillas, about 5 seconds each side, until heated through. Top tortillas with fajita mixture and any preferred toppings. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Kristina R. said...

This looks so good. I am always looking for new ways to make chicken.