Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas

It’s not just another chicken fajitas recipe! These Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas are super juicy and full of bright, bold flavors thanks to my secret weapon marinade! Making chicken fajitas at home is easier than you might think! Try it tonight and enjoy an incredibly flavourful dinner!

Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas

A time for confession to make. Even though I love chicken fajitas, I don’t prepare them at home often. Not because it’s a complicated recipe, quite the opposite – the recipe is easy and quick! But simply because it’s one of these meals that I enjoy eating out on a Friday night.

Every now and then, I like to remind myself how easy it is to make chicken fajitas at home and how much more delicious they are! Homemade chicken fajitas taste way better!

Yesterday I saw this Friends episode (The one when Ross is fine) when Ross was making his fajitas… I decided that it’s the time for me to make my Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas too!

It’s not just another chicken fajitas recipe! This chicken recipe takes the humble chicken breast to the whole new level. It’s super simple to make and you can serve it however you want. There are so many different options! I love to serve chicken fajitas with a simple guacamole sauce and tomato salad, but you can do more! Put this gorgeous chicken over a salad, french fries, or rice. Wrap it up in warm tortillas. Top with avocado, sour cream, or cheese. Your choice. Possibilities are endless!

Here’s why I love this Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas:

  1. Full of complex flavours thanks to the marinade!
  2. Quick and easy to make! No tricky steps.
  3. You can serve it however you like.
  4. So colourful!
  5. Perfect food for party, family dinner, or quick lunch.
Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas

The Chicken Marinade

This delicious chicken is juicy, tender, and super tasty thanks to my secret weapon marinade full of Mexican flavors! This marinade is truly amazing and it takes the chicken to the whole new level. Really good!

What you’ll need for the chicken fajitas marinade:

  1. Orange juice (no worries, it won’t tastes like orange after cooking)
  2. Lime juice
  3. Garlic
  4. Dried oregano
  5. Cumin powder
  6. Smoked paprika powder
  7. Cinnamon powder
  8. Annatto (achiote) powder (optional)
  9. Chilli flakes (optional)
  10. Sugar
  11. Salt and pepper
  12. Olive oil

The secret ingredient of this marinade is annatto powder. It’s widely used in Mexico, and it adds this beautiful peppery flavor to the dish. I love it! But don’t worry if you can’t find it, you can skip it. It’s optional, I just think it’s worth adding it!

 Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas

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AuthorEwaCategory, , DifficultyIntermediate

It's not just another chicken fajitas recipe! These Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas are super juicy and full of bright, bold flavors thanks to my secret weapon marinade! Making chicken fajitas at home is easier than you might think! Try it tonight and enjoy an incredibly flavourful dinner!

Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

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In all my recipes 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml, 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml, 1 cup equals 250 ml. Spoons and cups are lightly packed.

Fajitas
 2 Chicken breasts
 1 Red onion
 3 Bell peppers
Marinade
 ¼ cup fresh orange juice
 ¼ cup lime juice
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 1 tsp Smoked paprika
 1 tsp Dried oregano
 1 tsp Cumin
 1 tsp Annatto
 ¼ tsp Cinnamon
 ¼ tsp Chili
 ½ tsp Sugar
 Salt and pepper
 1 tbsp Olive oil
To serve
 Warm tortillas
 Avocado
 Sour cream
 Cheddar
 Tomatoes

1

Cut the chicken breast into smaller slices. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and add the sliced chicken. Marinade for at least 30 minutes. The more, the better.

2

Peel and finely slice the onion, deseed and finely slice the peppers.

3

The best way to make chicken fajitas is to use a cast iron skillet or a grill pan. But don't worry if you don't have such skillet! You can use any pan you have. It'll be great too!

4

Heat a large cast iron skillet (or any other big pan you have) on medium-high heat with a little bit of olive oil. When the skillet is really hot, add sliced onion and peppers and cook for around 3 minutes.

5

Add the chicken and fry for further 7 minutes, until the chicken is golden, lightly chargrilled, and cooked through. Stir occasionally.

6

Serve!

Ingredients

Fajitas
 2 Chicken breasts
 1 Red onion
 3 Bell peppers
Marinade
 ¼ cup fresh orange juice
 ¼ cup lime juice
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 1 tsp Smoked paprika
 1 tsp Dried oregano
 1 tsp Cumin
 1 tsp Annatto
 ¼ tsp Cinnamon
 ¼ tsp Chili
 ½ tsp Sugar
 Salt and pepper
 1 tbsp Olive oil
To serve
 Warm tortillas
 Avocado
 Sour cream
 Cheddar
 Tomatoes

Directions

1

Cut the chicken breast into smaller slices. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and add the sliced chicken. Marinade for at least 30 minutes. The more, the better.

2

Peel and finely slice the onion, deseed and finely slice the peppers.

3

The best way to make chicken fajitas is to use a cast iron skillet or a grill pan. But don't worry if you don't have such skillet! You can use any pan you have. It'll be great too!

4

Heat a large cast iron skillet (or any other big pan you have) on medium-high heat with a little bit of olive oil. When the skillet is really hot, add sliced onion and peppers and cook for around 3 minutes.

5

Add the chicken and fry for further 7 minutes, until the chicken is golden, lightly chargrilled, and cooked through. Stir occasionally.

6

Serve!

Delicious Easy Chicken Fajitas

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8 Comments

  1. Alice 17 May 2019 at 09:35

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I love fajitas abs usually eat it without rice or tortillas, makes for the perfect Keto dish because it’s meats, fats, and veggies.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 21 May 2019 at 19:14

      Yes, they do! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  2. Miz Helen 20 May 2019 at 12:31

    We love fajitas and this is a delicious recipe! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

    Reply
    1. Ewa 21 May 2019 at 19:14

      You need to try πŸ˜€

      Reply
  3. May 20 May 2019 at 20:56

    This chicken fajitas recipe looks so delicious! And easy to make for that matter. I’m such an impatient cook so this is perfect for me.

    May from http://www.lavieenmay.com

    Reply
    1. Ewa 20 May 2019 at 22:32

      You need to give it a try! πŸ˜€

      Reply
  4. Antionette Blake 21 May 2019 at 11:13

    Okay, now don’t ask me why I viewed this post before lunch – this looks delicious and I may be making chicken fajitas for dinner tonight! Thank you for sharing at the #TrafficJamWeekend Linky Party

    Reply
    1. Ewa 21 May 2019 at 19:13

      Let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚

      Reply

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