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Contest-Winning Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Contest-Winning Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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. YIELD:12 servings


  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup olive or vegetable 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


  • 1. 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. Drain chicken and vegetables, discarding marinade. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken for 6-7 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove chicken and keep warm. Drain skillet. Saute vegetables for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Spoon chicken and vegetables onto tortillas; fold in sides. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

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.

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

"Did not follow the veggies exactly as written because I did not have any squash or zucchini on hand. I used one of each: green, red, yellow and orange pepper and 2 medium onions. All was very good!"

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."

Reviewed May. 9, 2016

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

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"We love this recipe!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"We love this recipe so so yummy!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Too much lime juice"

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