Contest-Winning Chicken Fajitas Recipe
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Contest-Winning Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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I was born and raised on a farm in Iowa but have been a California resident for many years. Southwestern-style recipes like these chicken fajitas soon became family favorites. I like to serve them with salsa and guacamole.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 3 small zucchini, julienned
  • 2 small yellow summer squash, julienned
  • 2 medium green peppers, julienned
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, julienned
  • 12 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 299 calories, 10g fat (0 saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; divide the mixture between two large resealable plastic bags. Add chicken to one and vegetables to the other; seal bags and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours, turning bags occasionally.
  2. Drain and discard marinade from chicken and vegetables. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken for 6-7 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. Remove chicken and keep warm. In the same skillet. Saute vegetables for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  3. Spoon chicken and vegetables onto tortillas; fold in sides. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fajitas in Country June/July 1997, p49

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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PageRD User ID: 5881442 250571
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"Very flavorful!!! I cut the recipe in half since there are only two of us. The lime and the cumin really make this recipe. I added an extra squeeze of lime juice to the vegetables before serving."

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 247993
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"Served this for Cinco de Mayo this year. It was a hit! Loved it! Thanks for sharing!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 5326454 21538
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"We love this recipe!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 5326454 45189
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"We love this recipe so so yummy!"

2013moon User ID: 7056439 20947
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Too much lime juice"

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