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

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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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    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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    sjpoor User ID: 2565047 286219
    Reviewed Apr. 6, 2018

    "These are especially good. My husband doesn't normally like leftovers but he asked me if we had enough left for another meal. The only thing I did differently was to add yellow & orange sliced peppers to the red and green. Very good meal."

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    Kerrismom User ID: 9295513 285673
    Reviewed Mar. 26, 2018

    "This made delicious fajitas loaded with flavor but still somehow pleasantly mild. They were especially good with the sour cream. My family loved this recipe - definitely a keeper!"

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    Tabitha User ID: 9432103 284572
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2018

    "This is AMAZINGLY GOOD!!! Delicious! I am the only female, I doubled the recipe for the four men in the house. I hardly had any left!!! Great recipe!!!! Definitely a keeper!!!!!! <3"

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    Angel User ID: 9425294 283777
    Reviewed Feb. 16, 2018

    "This was delicious the fist time so I had to do it again.

    Thank you"

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    Walter User ID: 9424012 283640
    Reviewed Feb. 12, 2018

    "DELICIOUS!!!! I only put my chicken in the marinade for an hour but still tasted amazing. Also I didn't have lemons so I used lime juice instead and nonetheless fajitas were amazing."

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    rwippel User ID: 4262008 282734
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2018

    "These fajitas were delicious. I loved how the marinade formed a coating on the chicken. Also, it was a beautiful day outside so I left the chicken whole when marinating. Then, grilled it. I will definitely make these again!"

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    lbsfromNC User ID: 103121 281824
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2018

    "So tasty!!! This will be an often used recipe at our house."

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    Taylor User ID: 9398098 281791
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2018

    "Wow, this really is a 5 star recipe. I made these into fajita bowls with cauliflower rice and it was really phenomenal. The chicken was so tender and the onions and peppers were delish. Definitely reccommend!"

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    CGram User ID: 7395938 280435
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2018

    "This was soooooo good! Surprisingly, my hubs, who doesn't care for fajitas, had 3!!!! He said these were the best he's had! My son loved them too. Thanks for sharing!"

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