Chicken Fajitas

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
40 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cayenne
  • 10 flour tortillas
Directions

Flatten chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap with a mallet or rolling pin. Place chicken breasts in glass baking dish. In a blender combine oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and pour over chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and let chicken marinate for 30 minutes. In a large skillet over medium heat oil.

Add onions and peppers and cook until they are tender and begin to brown.

In a 9x13 glass baking dish toss potatoes with oil and seasonings. bake in 375 degree oven until crispy, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Heat a cast iron grill pan or an outdoor grill. Toast flour tortillas for about 30 seconds per side and keep warm in an aluminum foil pocket. Grill the chicken on each side for 4-5 minutes. To serve slice chicken into even strips. Serve hot with onions and peppers, potatoes, grated jack cheese, salsa and sour cream.


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every Alton Brown recipe I have ever tried has been amazing still amazed wi item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful! I did not cook the potato at all. I also did not add the marinade to the onions and peppers, but I will next time. I did use about half the seeds that were in the jalapeños...for an extra kick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Even though I love cilantro, I tasted the marinade before I put it on the chicken and thought it was too much. But when these were done and put all together they were the best fajita's I've ever had. Incredible. I skipped the potatoes and used 3 peppers and 3 onions, which was necessary. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for dinner last night. Very good! I only made a few changes, added 1 T cumin, used 2 jalapeno peppers 1 seeded 1 not. Enjoyed it and decided it was a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! I have a picky eater at my house and he loved it too! I changed things a little... I grilled all the veggies (used red, green and yellow bell peppers) added some grilled corn on the cob, skipped the potatoes and added black beans and Mexican rice. I also added a sour cream and salsa mixture (1/2 of each mixed together). Yummy! The marinade turned out great but next time I will add more jalepenos just to spice it up more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY GOOD :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
the chicken marinade was overpowering horrible taste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great basic recipe! I doubled the veggies and marinade (add 1 T. cumin to the marinade to help with flavor) and actually cooked the chicken in the crockpot while I played all day. I slow-cooked the chicken in 3 c. chicken stock with a big handful of cilantro and about 2 T. of cumin. I marinaded the veggies all day and cooked them in my dutch over until soft and just a little charred. I added a little olive oil and the shredded chicken to the veggies to warm and bring the flavors together. I skipped the potatoes and served with sour cream and home made guacamole. Tasty! My guests said the house smelled like a Mexican restaurant...gotta love that cumin!! Have fun with this recipe...so great during the summer veggie season! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used tenderloins strips; didn't have a jalapeno in hand; Hubby didn't want to grill so I used a griddle. Put cayenne and hot sauce in the blender instead of the jalapeno and the marinade turned out great. Put the chicken and onion/pepper combo on the griddle at the same time and it was timed perfect. I also used a fair amount of ground cumin in both the marinade and sprinkled on the vegetables. Served over white rice. This was the first time I made fajitas and was terrific with the changes I made. I only gave it 4 stars because without the cumin, it would have been bland. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I omitted the cayenne and potatoes and Seasoned the chicken with Goya Adobo seasoning. I also made Pico De Gallo which was awesome. Other than that I didn't change anything. It was awesome and the whole family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added a little extra lime juice to the marinate with a little bit of onion! AWESOME! Made it with spanish rice and beans! try it but add your flare! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This receipe is very bland. I had to add cumin and other seasoning in order to make it more flavorful. Not a traditional Mexican fajita flavor! Not a keeper!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the marinade was very bland after cooking the chicken. It was delicious and a beautiful color before adding to the chicken so I was hopeful. However, after cooking I couldn't really taste it at all. I followed the recipe exactly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
really good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and fun to make! I used left over roasted chicken instead of whole chicken breasts and it was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very flavorful and quick to make. My family enjoyed this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
MY WIFE AND KIDS LOVED IT AND ITS EASY TO MAKE. item not reviewed by moderator and published
not that good.. may be better if you dont use the cilantro unless you are big big cilantro fan item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a great recipe. quick and easy to make - definitely try this one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, healthy and kids love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I gave this four stars only because I'm not a huge fan of fajitas. But for something thats not my favorite food - sure was tasty. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy, and good item not reviewed by moderator and published
great recipe. leave the jalepeno seeds in to make it hotter! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is the best fajita recipe I have tried, my children enjoy it as well which is a plus. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chicken fajitas are one of my favorite dishes. This is by far the best and easiet receipe. I make them all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought they were OK but my boyfriend raved about how good they were. I'll probably make them again but next time I will add some more spice to the taters. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Its the poor mans fajitas, on a scale from 1-10 it's a 4 on the taste scale. its quick and cheap to make, feeding 4 to 5 people for under 20 dollars. go double on the onions and bellpepers your be glad you did. If your going for taste try a different recipe. but if your on a budget, feeding a large amount people and taste isn't that big of an issue, then this is the recipe of you item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't make the potatoes, but the chicken marinade was fabulous. It went over great at my summer picnic along with Emeril's beef fajita recipe and it was a huge bonus that the kids loved both :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can't find good Fajitas here in CA. These took me back to Texas, as good or better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Decided to veer from my other chicken fajita recipe to try this one based on the reviews. The only think I didn't do wias grill the chicken, I pan fried it and maybe that's why it was mediocre (the chicken part) but i did really like the sweetness that the almost carmelized onions gave the dish. That was unusual but delightful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Since I was making cupcakes for my wife's birthday at the same time, I just marinated the beef and then sauteed the fajitas on the stove (I skipped the potatoes entirely), and they turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and good flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. I served these at a party and everyone just went nuts. They could not keep thier fingers out of the chicken. Awesome flavor and so easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband (an excellent cook) absolutely loved the marinate. Thanks Foodnetwork! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was nice and easy. The marinade was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so yummy, and very easy to make. Will definitely do this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The fajitas had a good flavor (you must like cilantro) but I thought the chicken was a little dry. The potatoes were very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best fajitas I've had in some time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This simple marinade is provided the best fajitas for my husband and I. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! What a great way to make a marinade with all fresh ingredients with hardly any chopping! The flavor is amazing. I put in a whole jalapano with some seeds to add more heat and the result was perfect. I got a lot of praise from friends who I served at a dinner party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! these were great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
super easy super good item not reviewed by moderator and published
The fajita marinade was perfect. I have never had chicken fajitas in a restaurant that tasted this good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe worked out just great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very delicious.Even as leftovers they were good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am always searching for grea tasting recipes that are fast and simple and don't require a bunch of fancy ingridients you don't normally have just hanging around in the house. This recipe is exactly what I look for simple fast not complicated and it taste great. Being Mexican it's hard to find restaurants let alone recipes that use authentic ingridients this recipe has not been Americanized it's just right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't use the whole recipe, I just used the marinade and it was awesome. I put it on chicken for fajitas, but did my own fajita fixings! It was also good on just plain chicken, without the fajita fixings item not reviewed by moderator and published
The marinade made the chicken taste wonderful. It was a party in my mouth! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this several times now, and it has a great light, Spring flavor to it that my fiance and I both love. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This marinade made the chicken really tasty...it did not remind me of restaraunt style fajitas, but was enjoyable none-the-less. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was sooooo wonderful. It was easy since everything went into the blener, then the pan then plated.... It was just spicy enough I doubled the recipe and we just adored it... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and simple recipe. Good for the BBQ. I like the potatoes extra spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very simple yet terrific tasting recipe. The marinade was just right not overbearing.Will definitely make often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We served fajitas for a party recently - and everyone truly raved about this marinade. I didn't flatten the chicken or anything - just used the marinade and cooked the chicken on the grill. It was a perfect combination of flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made the fajitas. I omitted the jalapeno, I didn't have one handy. The flavor was good. Kids enjoyed it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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