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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe
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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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The marinated chicken in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. They go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 369 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice and seasonings; add the chicken. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
  2. In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Discard marinade. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Return pepper mixture to pan; heat through.
  4. Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To save on prep time, use chicken tenders. They are a tad larger than chicken breast strips, so be sure to add enough time to cook them through.
  • Oregano is used frequently in Latin American cuisine. Mexican oregano has a more citrusy, peppery bite but is similar in flavor to the sweeter Mediterranean oregano. Either works.
  • Originally published as Chicken Fajitas in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p8

    Light-Bodied White Wine

    Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.


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    gunslinger User ID: 544392 265702
    Reviewed May. 8, 2017

    "I love fajitas and this recipe did not fail me. Delicious blend of spices! My husband prefers shrimp so for his I used the same seasonings and just added frozen shrimp instead of chicken. He said they were great!"

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    Amy User ID: 9163122 265649
    Reviewed May. 7, 2017

    "Delish! The whole family raved, and the best part is it is such an easy meal to prepare. I had a cooled roasted chicken I needed to use, so I cut the breasts into thin slices. One family member cannot have seasoned salt so I used garlic salt instead and eliminated the garlic powder. I tossed the chicken with the marinade and let it sit for just a couple minutes while I sliced the peppers and onions. I saut?ed the peppers and onions in one pan and heated the chicken in another since some family members don't prefer the peppers. Such a winner meal!"

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    JeMAnov18 User ID: 7096094 265487
    Reviewed May. 3, 2017

    "I love this recipe. I use frozen peppers and onions which makes it quick. I also let them defrost and drain them so the dish is not watery. I consider this a quick meal. And so good."

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    mamamarie User ID: 568814 265342
    Reviewed Apr. 30, 2017

    "We don't eat much mexican food, but I tried this recipe. It was quite good. I used olive oil instead of the oil listed and eliminated the cumin, chile powder and red pepper flakes. I would make this again. Thanks."

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    Jen User ID: 9147655 264882
    Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

    "My husband and I LOVE this recipe! Better than fajitas from a Mexican restaurant."

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    Jacob User ID: 9104094 264859
    Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

    "Delicious!"

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    bakergirl00 User ID: 1291183 263263
    Reviewed Mar. 9, 2017

    "Excellent recipe!! Made as is except for using a bag of frozen bell peppers and onions. Definite keeper!!"

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    Tiff User ID: 9103134 263211
    Reviewed Mar. 8, 2017

    "This was very delicious. I used organic chicken breast tenderloins."

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    DebHorton User ID: 6356683 261608
    Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

    "This is the absolute best fajita I ever ate!!! I like more veggies, so I'll add another pepper and some julienned onion the next time. However, it was totally wonderful just as written."

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    Lisa User ID: 8964432 261102
    Reviewed Feb. 10, 2017

    "Saving this one!!! Although I only used the marinade, this is a keeper. I had roasted a whole chicken to use during the week. I wanted to do some chicken tacos and wanted a superior flavoring for the meat. I found this and it was perfect for what I wanted.. I mixed it up and let my chicken rest in this marinade for a bit and tossed it into the skillet to heat it up. It came out soooo goooood. I will be keeping this for sure! Thank you for sharing!"

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