Chicken Fajitas Recipe and Marinade
An easy fajitas recipe that tastes as good as the restaurant version.
Servings 4 people
- 1 pound thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups thinly sliced bell peppers of various colors
- 1 red onion thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
For the marinade:
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ cup water
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 and ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
To prepare the marinade, pour the lime juice, olive oil, and water into a large resealable bag. Add the remaining marinade ingredients to the bag.
Seal bag and shake to combine. Add the chicken to the bag of marinade, seal and place in fridge - marinate at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
In a large pan, heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender and slightly charred. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Remove the peppers and onions from the pan; place them on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
Wipe out the pan with a paper towel then remove chicken from the marinade and add it to the pan. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Slice the chicken breasts, then place on top of the reserved peppers and onions and serve immediately.
Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3085IU | Vitamin C: 103.4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.4mg