Chicken Fajitas

My Favourite Chicken Recipes

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_2706Today was a rather busy day so we decided to have a very simple and easy to prepare lunch. There has been a lot of chicken sale lately, so chicken was a natural choice for us. We made some fajitas. They tasted so nice I decided to take photos and post the recipe. We served them with some fresh tomato Salsa, black beans and some guacamole. Black beans are high in protein and great accompaniment to light meals because they are also very filling.

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_2714The summer holidays are coming to a close by the end of the month. This was one cool, but very busy summer. I hope you enjoyed the summer holidays. I wish you a very happy weekend.

  • Ingredients for Marinade
  • Grated rind (zest) of 1 lime
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½-1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes or jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_3690Marinade Ingredients. Make the salsa and guacamole ahead of time.

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_3693Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_3695and whisk to combine.

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_3697If the chicken breast is too thick, slice them horizontally, then make 2-4 slits on each piece.

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_3700 Reserve two tablespoons, pour the rest over the chicken and let marinate for several hours in the fridge. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before grilling.

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_3708Heat a griddle pan over the stove. Brush lightly with canola or sunflower oil. Grill chicken over medium heat for 6-8 minutes until the chicken is golden and cooked through. Cover with aluminium foil and set aside.

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_3702Combine the peppers and onion in separate shallow dish and drizzle remaining marinade over them.

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_3715Grill the peppers and onion in the same grill pan over high heat until lightly chargrilled, but still crunchy. Transfer to a serving dish.

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_2701 Warm the tortillas in a microwave or skillet over medium high heat. Cut the chicken into strips and transfer to a serving dish. Set out the chicken, peppers and onion, salsa and guacamole

Chicken Fajitas myfavouritepastime.com_2705and assemble the fajitas. Enjoy!

Chicken Fajitas

Preparation time: 30 minutes + Marinating time; Cooking time: 20 minutes: Makes: 8 Fajitas

Marinade Ingredients

  • Grated rind (zest) of 1 lime
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½-1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes or jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Other ingredients

  • 6 chicken breast fillets (1kg (2Ib)
  • 2 large red or yellow bell peppers sliced into ¼” strips
  • 1 small green bell pepper (capsicum) cut into ¼” strips
  • 1 medium red onion sliced into eighths
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese, salsa, black beans and Guacamole to serve

Instructions

  1. If the chicken breast is too thick, slice them horizontally, then make 2-4 slits on each piece.
  2. Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Reserve two tablespoons, pour the rest over the chicken and let marinate for several hours in the fridge. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before grilling.
  3. Make the salsa and guacamole ahead of time.
  4. Heat a griddle pan over the stove. Brush lightly with canola or sunflower oil. Grill chicken over medium heat for 6-8 minutes until the chicken is golden and cooked through. Cover with aluminium foil and set aside.
  5. Combine the peppers and onion in separate shallow dish and drizzle remaining marinade over them. Grill the peppers and onion in the same grill pan over high heat until lightly chargrilled, but still crunchy. Transfer to a serving dish.
  6. Warm the tortillas in a microwave or skillet over medium high heat. Cut the chicken into strips and transfer to a serving dish.
  7. Set out the chicken, peppers and onion, salsa and guacamole and assemble the fajitas. Enjoy!

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

46 thoughts

  1. I’ve been missing your regular servings of tasty dishes. But it gave me a chance to dive into your archives. You really have some fabulous recipes here! It has been ages since I made fajitas. I think I go through phases in my go-to dishes. And after a fajita frenzy I went through a fajita free period. But these pictures and ingredient list has got me tempted 🙂

  2. Oh I love chicken fajitas Liz!! Such a healthy weekday lunch I think. Yours look so colorful and yummy!… P.S. Sorry for commenting a bit late on this post, but I haven’t been blogging lately as much!… Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend 🙂

    1. Don’t worry I was off blogging for almost a month. Now I find it so difficult to sit down and write or chat to everybody. Takes twice the effort. I hope I’ll soon get back to my usual mode. Thanks for liking the fajitas. They tasted extra special. I wish you a fantastic week!
      Liz

        1. Autumn is finally turning into a real autumn, today. I have my hoodie on so it means temperatures are cooling down. I am enjoying cooking as usual, but posting is always another matter. I wish I had someone else to post on my behalf.Have a fabulous week and wish you well with your blog.
          Liz

    1. Ha ha then it’s just not for you. Don’t worry I don’t eat certain things too…we all love peppers like mad…so this is a great choice for everybody!
      Liz

  3. Fabulous looking fajitas. I love making them for company cause then people can pick and choose what they want to include in their tortillas! Love your marinade!

    1. Ha ha I’ve seen all those wonderful Fajitas you post daily. I should also go out on a quest for the best. Have a fabulous weekend!
      Liz

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