Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe
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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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This flavorful recipe is definitely on my weeknight dinner rotation. The chicken fajita marinade in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. They go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.

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

Directions

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.
In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
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.
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

    Nutritional Facts

    1 fajita: 369 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.

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    • 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
    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

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    Celeste User ID: 9478143 290220
    Reviewed Jun. 18, 2018

    "Am try to make it"

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    Sapana User ID: 9477405 290129
    Reviewed Jun. 15, 2018

    "I have made this dish twice a week and hubby loves it more than i do. It isgoing to be a stable dish in myhouse now. And i am never ever ordering fajita in resturants anymore. It is so easy, convinent and delicious dish. Thank you for the receipe."

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    Mindy User ID: 2773060 288073
    Reviewed May. 22, 2018

    "I made this recipe hundreds of times starting back in 2000 when it first appeared in the magazine AND I was a newlywed. My 13-year-old likes it and my 8-year-old just started to like it. I just leave out the crushed red pepper flakes and I use red onion. This recipe is in regular rotation in this house."

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    Samantha User ID: 9461615 287630
    Reviewed May. 9, 2018

    "Successful weekday dinner!!! Super delicious and easy to make. I would know... I am not the best cook lol."

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    Laynie User ID: 9461573 287623
    Reviewed May. 8, 2018

    "I was skeptical of this recipe but it was so flavorful and delicious! A hit with even my picky 5 year old! I will for sure be making this again!"

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    Betty User ID: 8986908 287507
    Reviewed May. 5, 2018

    "I made this and added shredded cabbage to the sauteed peppers and onions. I did add extra onions and peppers. I also added slightly more crushed red peppers. We absolutely loved this recipe. There is something about the lemon flavor that we liked. The hub went for seconds and said you can make a lot."

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    Sasha User ID: 9458082 287408
    Reviewed May. 2, 2018

    "When your three year old son who only eats chicken nuggets says “this chicken is yummy mommy” you know you have a winner. This is a real delicious dish. I make it often now because it’s also so simple. Great quick weekday meal."

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    Nisha User ID: 9457026 287285
    Reviewed Apr. 30, 2018

    "So tasty.i love this recipe."

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    Mark User ID: 9454234 287021
    Reviewed Apr. 23, 2018

    "So tasty. Even my wife, who doesn't get excited about fajitas, thought they were good. I felt they could have used a lot more peppers and onions though. Next time I'll probably use twice as much. I also salted the peppers and onions while they sauteed."

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    Lynn User ID: 9451726 286784
    Reviewed Apr. 17, 2018

    "SO tasty, quick and easy! I let the chicken sit in the seasoning while I cut the veggies. I omitted the green onions and since I love veggies used lots of peppers (2 red, 2 orange, 1 yellow, 1/2 a lg poblano and a lg yellow onion). I lightly salted the veggies as they cooked with some garlic powder. The chicken was so tender and everything was flavorful-YUM!"

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