Chicken Fajitas

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


  • 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

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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    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    VERY GOOD :)
    the chicken marinade was overpowering horrible taste!
    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 great during the summer veggie season!
    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!
    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.
    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!

    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!!!!!!
    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.
    really good
    Very easy and fun to make! I used left over roasted chicken instead of whole chicken breasts and it was delicious!
    Very flavorful and quick to make. My family enjoyed this recipe.
    not that good.. may be better if you dont use the cilantro unless you are big big cilantro fan
    this is a great recipe. quick and easy to make - definitely try this one!
    Easy to make, healthy and kids love it.
    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!
    easy, and good
    great recipe. leave the jalepeno seeds in to make it hotter!
    This recipe is the best fajita recipe I have tried, my children enjoy it as well which is a plus.
    Chicken fajitas are one of my favorite dishes. This is by far the best and easiet receipe. I make them all the time.
    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.
    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
    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 :-)
    Can't find good Fajitas here in CA. These took me back to Texas, as good or better.
    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.
    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!
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