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Chicken Fajitas for Two

This is the best fajita recipe I've ever tried. It sounds complicated, but it really isn't. The servings are hearty, but this dish is so good that my husband and I never have a problem finishing it! —Kathleen Smith, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice plus 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, divided
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 1 medium onion, julienned
  • 1/2 small sweet red or green pepper, julienned
  • 4 fat-free tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • Optional toppings: salsa, sour cream and chopped cilantro


  • Arrange chicken in a shallow dish. Combine 1/4 cup lime juice, 3 teaspoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons canola oil, garlic, salt, chili powder, cayenne, pepper and, if desired, liquid smoke; pour over chicken. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Drain chicken, discarding marinade. On a greased grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 minutes on each side.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper; cook and stir until tender, 5-7 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon lime juice and remaining 1 teaspoon soy sauce.
  • Cut chicken into thin slices; add to vegetables. Serve with tortillas and, if desired, salsa, sour cream and chopped cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 383 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1471mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.
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  • justmbeth
    Feb 23, 2018

    I really liked these fajitas. The liquid smoke gives them a hit of grill flavor. I can easily adjust this recipe for the number of guests I have.

  • doylescott
    Feb 17, 2014

    I just made that rws. for chicken fajitas. I am sory but I did not wate for my family to come home I ate the hole dam thing.LOVED IT. SO IM NOT SO IN NOT SORY. [email protected]

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  • lorees
    Jan 13, 2014

    My new go to recipe for chicken fajitas! Will be trying it with beef soon!

  • pebspurpleforest
    Jan 5, 2014

    Very very good as so easy exactly as is! Nothing more to say. Try it.

  • dwilfer
    Jan 5, 2014

    YUM ! Easy and tasty.

  • YellowDwarf
    Jan 5, 2014

    Use olive oil instead of canola, use a tsp of good chili powder (try ancho) and a tsp of ground cumin. Add a handful of chopped cilantro. Don't marinade chicken for longer than 2 hours, otherwise the lime juice changes the consistency of the chicken.

  • HoneybunchOnt
    Jul 25, 2013

    This is a wonderful marinade in this recipe. We followed the recipe for the marinade, using lemon juice instead of lime. Then we grilled the chicken and sliced it over Caesar husband said he could eat it every day ! Definite keeper !

  • egucciardo
    Sep 12, 2011

    This was an amazing recipe. It was very authentic.

  • MarissaRN
    May 15, 2010

    This is my husband's favorite fajita recipe!!