BlogHer Ad
Ad Setup
 

Wonderful Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Wonderful Grilled Chicken Fajitas
  • Pinterest

I love a good chicken fajita. Smokey grilled chicken, sauteed sweet bell peppers and onions all nestled into a soft flour tortilla. Top it all with a bit of sour cream, cheese and guacamole and life is a beautiful thing, ladies and gentlemen. If you have fresh garden tomatoes to toss in…well then, your life is bliss. Pure bliss! Give yourself a nice pat on the back for laboring so diligently in the dirt.

Garden Fresh Tomatoes of all shapes and sizes will be graciously accepted at my front door step, effective immediatly.

Now, let me show you how easy these fajitas are to put together!

IMG_5715

You could serve these Chicken Fajitas with:
Cheesy Spanish Rice
Cilantro Lime Rice

WONDERFUL GRILLED CHICKEN FAJITAS
PRINT RECIPE

Time: 30 min. prep + 3 hours to marinate
Yield: 5-6 servings
Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

MARINADE:

1/4 C  lime juice (about 2-3 large limes)
1/3 C water
2 T vegetable or canola oil
1 T apple cider vinegar
2 t soy sauce
1/2 t liquid smoke
1 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1/2 t chili powder
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1/8 t onion powder
2 cloves garlic, chopped

FAJITAS:

3 large chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
olive oil
1 yellow onion, sliced thinly
1 green pepper, sliced thinly
1 red pepper, sliced thinly
1 t soy sauce
2 T water
1/2 t fresh lime juice
salt and pepper

Serve with tortillas, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, salsa….etc. :)

 

IMG_5674

1. Grab a large bowl and a gallon sized ziploc bag to assemble the marinade. I like to put the bag inside a big bowl so it doesn’t tip over and spill out the sides while I am pouring ingredients into it.  It’s also nice and sturdy way to store it in the fridge.

IMG_5675

2. Juice 2-3 large limes (you’ll need 1/4 cup) and pour it into the bag. Add 1/3 cup water and 2 tablespoons oil.

IMG_5679

3. Add 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke and 2 teaspoons soy sauce.

IMG_5682

4. Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon onion powder and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

IMG_5684

5. Grab 2 cloves of garlic, chop them up and add them to the bag. Mix the ingredients together to combine.
6. Add 3 large chicken breasts to the bag. Seal it tightly and pop it into the fridge to marinate for 2-3 hours.

IMG_5689

7. Thinly slice 1 onion, 1 green pepper and 1 red pepper.

IMG_5691

8. Preheat your grill to 400 degrees. Set a piece of tin foil out onto it and drizzle about 2 teaspoons of olive oil over it. Place your chicken on the grill and allow it to cook on both sides. Should take about 20 minutes.

IMG_5690

9. While your chicken is cooking heat a large, deep skillet up over medium high heat. Drizzle about 2 teaspoons of olive oil into the bottom and add your veggies. After they have had a chance to cook for a couple of minutes add 2 tablespoons of water.  Allow them to cook until crisp tender, should take about 15 minutes.
10. Toss 1 teaspoon soy sauce and a squeeze or two of lime juice over the top of the veggies. Let them cook for a couple more minutes.
11. Remove the chicken from the grill and cover it with foil and let it rest for 3-4 minutes. Slice it thinly and serve with the veggies, tortillas, sour cream, cheese, guacamole…what ever you like best.

Enjoy!

 

Chicken Fajitas from Jamie Cooks It Up

IMG_5697

This is what I looked at while I grilled the chicken for these fajitas. Love this view. It sings a bit of peace to my soul. Hope you are enjoying the summer, everyone! Drink it up, won’t you? We’ll be missing it when it’s time to shovel snow. :)

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Post a comment!

6 Comments

  1. 1
    Carolyn D.
    July 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    The recipe looks so tasty. Have some questions about amounts of ingredients. ‘Cup’ be added to first amount of lime juice. One place it says 1T vinegar and another 3T. Same with black pepper 1/8 t vs 1/4 t. What is the water listed under Fajitas used for? Thanks!

    • 2
      Jamie
      July 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Carolyn,
      Thanks for catching my errors. So sorry for the confusion. :) I have fixed them now. Thanks so much.
      ~Jamie

  2. 3
    July 19, 2013 at 1:28 am

    oh these look yummy..I get so many wonderful recipes from you..keep em coming..I too am from Utah…where are you located..the view is just gorgeous.;)

    • 4
      Jamie
      July 19, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Gina,
      The picture was taken at Bear Lake. :) Good, good times there. We love it. We live in Herriman most of the time, but spend a lot of time at the lake in the summer.
      ~Jamie

  3. 5
    July 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

    What a gorgeous view! We have an amazing creator God!

  4. 6
    Chadwick
    September 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

    When you print the recipe it still indicates 3T for apple cider vinegar in the written instructions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

(Required)
(Required)

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>