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Tangy Chicken Fajita’s

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Tangy Chicken Fajitas are EASY and FULL of flavor!  Tender chicken, fresh peppers, and a tangy marinade combine to great the best chicken fajitas with a little zing!

a folded tortilla with chicken, cheese, cilantro, avocado and tomatoes

I’ve been making these delicious fajitas for years. It’s always a favorite at this nest! What’s not to love when it involves a roasted flour tortilla filled with tender chunks of chicken loaded with zesty flavor and all your favorite toppings.

To go with my Fajita’s I made my fresh salsa and you can find that recipe here . Love that Fresh Salsa recipe with my Mexican Food plus I used it in my Guacamole… and I’m not having Fajita’s if I can’t have my “green’s” with it! (If ya know what I mean?)

I don’t get people who don’t like Avocado! My husbands family had a 20 acre Avocado Ranch…Them hills were filled with “gold”! So, you could say we are avocado lovers!

Let’s make Chicken Fajita’s!

Oh, and if you are going to make these right…you gotta say it right…You have to say it like I do…FaaaaaaaHeeeeeetaaaaa’s! Add a little accent…you got it!

Start off with beautiful peppers!

Red and Yellow Peppers

I’m not a huge fan of Green Bell Peppers! (Gasp!)  I do, however, love red, yellow, and orange peppers and …they have a wonderful mild flavor…and “pretty colors”. You are going to cut them into thin strips along with one medium onion.

Slice your boneless skinless chicken breast into thin strips.

Thinly cut strips of fresh chicken breast and thinly sliced strips of fresh peppers.

TIP: I cut thin strips and then cut those strips in half just so they are more “bite sized” you don’t have to though! You can leave them just like the picture above.

Chicken strips, pepper, and onions for Chicken Fajita's marinating in a large bowl with the tangy marinade.

Place all those beautiful peppers and onions you’ve sliced, and the chicken, into a big bowl.

In a small bowl mix together the marinade ingredients. Blend well with a wire whisk. Pour the marinade over all of it, cover, and refrigerate 3-6 hours. (You could even leave it over night.)

 This is a good time to make your guacamole! Maybe do a little dancing!

How to Store Prepared Guacamole

TIP: Here’s a little secret to guacamole! Don’t worry about putting lemon juice or the avocado pit in there to keep it from turning brown. Mix up your Guacamole and place it in the bottom of an air tight container.

Tear off a piece of plastic wrap and lay it on top of your guacamole. Press the plastic wrap down into the Guacamole all the way to the edge of your air tight container. Don’t leave any air bubbles or any way for ANY air to get to it. Place the lid on top of your container and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

When ready to serve remove the plastic wrap and stir it up a bit.  It’s good to go! You’ll have some slight discoloration on top but, not puke brown!

We have everything ready now to finish up these amazing fajita’s!

Grilling Chicken and Pepper Fajita Mix on BBQ in a grilling basket. Next to the grilling basket flour tortillas are being roasted.

How To Cook Chicken Fajitas

You can make these in a skillet on top of the stove but, since it is a Bazillion Trillion degree’s right now there was NO way we were going to add any extra heat to my kitchen so “Mars” did his “grill thaaaang” that he is so good at! Plus, it’s a great way to make the neighbor’s jealous! lol

We have this handy dandy grill basket. Drain the excess marinade from the peppers and chicken. Heat up the grill and the basket.

When it’s nice and hot, place the fajita mix into the basket. Keep turning and grilling fajitas until they are completely cooked.

Some of those peppers and onions are slippery little devils and they’ll make their escape into the flames! Look close…you’ll see our escapee’s!

Mars also heated our flour tortilla’s on the grill. Mars is really good at multi-tasking on the grill. He was flippin’ those tortilla’s to a perfect golden brown crispness and stirring fajita’s at the same time! He’s amazing like that!

We LOVE tortilla’s done on the grill. I realize generally fajita’s are served with soft flour tortilla’s but, trust me on this one, we were both over the moon, with the crispy grilled tortilla’s!

Large bowl filled with grilled chicken and peppers with fajita seasonings topped with a sprig of fresh cilantro. Tangy Chicken Fajitas are ready for tortillas.

When it’s all done a cookin’ you have a beautiful plate of Heavenly Yum! Ahhhhh! “Hi, heavenly yum!”

Let’s get going… Time to fill those bad boy tortilla’s with all this goodness! (Seeing this…I can taste them all over again and they are SO good!)

Tangy Chicken Fajita’s

Grilled Chicken Fajitas in roasted flour tortilla topped with homemade guacamole, cheese, and sour cream!

Add your favorite toppings! We love the fresh salsa, sour cream, cheese and some of that amazing Guacamole! Serve it up with some rice and beans or call it good as is!

I love Mexican food so much! I could honestly eat it 5-6 times a week without any guilt whatsoever! Wanna join me?

Flour tortilla stuffed with Tangy chicken fajitas and topped off with grated cheese, avocado, and fresh cilantro.

If you love this recipe you’ll love these other Mexican Favorites!

I hope these delicious Tangy Fajita’s become a regular at your Nest too! They are so scrumptious!

Thanks for popping by and I’ll see ya soon!

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Yield: 4-6 servings

Tangy Chicken Fajita’s

Tangy Chicken Fajita’s

Tangy Chicken Fajita's have a different flavor from usual chicken fajita's. If desired serve with tortillas, salsa, cheese, gaucamole, sour cream, rice and beans. A super flavorful dish! Enjoy!

Prep Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (you can substitute in 1/4 cup bottled lime juice)
  • 1 Tablespoon dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipolte pepper powder
  • 3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced and cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow pepper sliced thin
  • 1 red pepper sliced thin


  1. In a large glass bowl combine the oil, vinegar, lime juice, and seasonings. Mix together. Add chicken strips, onion, and peppers. Cover dish and refrigerate. Marinate 3-6 hours.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil, Remove chicken, onion and bell pepper from marinade. Saute in oil until chicken is cooked through (juices run clear) and onion is translucent.
  3. You can cook the Fajita's in a basket on the grill.
  4. Serve with tortillas, cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream or any toppings you like. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 20g

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Sunday 3rd of March 2019

I love your pan for grilling! These fajitas look perfectly I'm craving a batch.

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Hi Julia! Awww you are the best! I love that pan too. It's perfect for grilling! Hope you have a great week my sweet friend!

Happy Nesting! ~Norine

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Alicia Baldwin

Monday 11th of July 2016

We had this for dinner on Saturday and everyone raved about the flavor. They were so delish! Thank you so much for sharing! Everyone NEEDS to try this!! So good!

Tuesday 12th of July 2016

Thanks Alicia! I'm so glad everyone loved them. How can you ever go wrong with Mexican food right? ;) Thanks for popping by and sharing with me!


Tuesday 5th of July 2016

YUM!! Never even thought about grilling these! Thanks for the tip on the guacamole. I have seen it before but haven't ever tried it. Now I know it must work if you do it. I think this is going to be Sundays dinner.

Tuesday 5th of July 2016

You are so welcome! I hope your family loves this dish as much as we do! Thanks for your comments! :)

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