Chicken Fajitas

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves, plus extra for serving
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, about 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded if desired
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 -pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red onion, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 2 orange and/or yellow bell peppers, quartered, seeds removed
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
  • 12 corn tortillas
Directions

1. Put the cilantro, lime juice, broth, scallions, garlic, jalapeno, honey, and salt in a blender, puree until smooth. Reserve 2 tablespoons; do not wash out the blender.

Put chicken breasts in a medium bowl and the peppers and onions in another. Divide the remaining cilantro puree evenly between the chicken and the peppers and onions. Toss well to coat the chicken and vegetables and let stand, at room temperature, for 30 minutes.

2. Add the avocado, 1/2 cup water, and the reserved 2 tablespoons cilantro sauce to the blender. Puree until smooth and season with salt. Set aside.

3. Heat the oil in a small skillet set over medium heat until hot. Add the cumin and coriander and continue to cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour the spices over the yogurt and set aside for the flavors to blend. Stir before serving.

4. Preheat a grill for medium-high/direct heat cooking. Oil the grill grates. Grill the chicken and vegetables, turning, until the vegetables are tender and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F, about 5 to 8 minutes for the vegetables and 12 to 15 minutes for the chicken. Let chicken rest 5 minutes. Place the tortillas on the grill until just warmed through, about 30 seconds.

5. To assemble the fajitas: slice the onions and peppers into thin strips and then slice the chicken. Place some peppers, onions, chicken and cilantro in a tortilla topped with the spiced yogurt and the avocado sauce.

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Nutritional analysis per serving: (2 fajitas)

Calories 347; Total Fat 8g (Sat Fat 1g, Mono Fat 3g, Poly Fat 1g) ; Protein 31g; Carb 37g; Fiber 5g; Cholesterol 66mg; Sodium 157mg

Marinating chicken and peppers and onions in a highly flavored marinade and then grilling gives it all the flavor without fat. A spiced creamy yogurt sauce and avocado sauce wrapped in a corn tortilla with fresh cilantro keeps the fajitas healthy and fresh tasting.


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This was very easy to make and my family loved everything except the yogurt sauce.  We will definitely make this again item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm giving this one a four because it has potential. The chicken was really super tender and flavorful. The veggies were yummy. My problem was that two tablespoons of the marinade/sauce wasn't enough to really flavor the avocado. I ended up adding a lot more garlic and lime juice. Still, it was bland. So, next time I will double the sauce ingredients. The red peppers didn't look good at the store, so I used green bell and one poblano. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to agree with foy2. I don't like the new format you have adopted, It is nowhere near as user friendly. I only use this as saved recipes and go to another site for new recipes. Go back to the way it was, it wasn't broken. This frajita recipe is great by the way, I use it often. tI is in my saved recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After one bite my husband said this was a keeper. Loved the sauces. Used sour cream instead of yogurt. Next time I'm going to double the recipe for the yogurt sauce and marinate the chicken overnight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
your web site sucks. what happened? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking forward to using this recipe. Unfortunately, it fell way short of my expectation. The grilled chicken was not very tasty nor any way near what I had at my local Mexican restaurant. The avocado puree was good however. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Having tried numerous fajita recipes over the years, this one was wonderful!! My family loved it..the avocado sauce is delicious. I didn't grill the chicken this time but sauteed it and it turned out great, next time will definitely grill the chicken. LOVE this recipe, it will be one of our family's go-to favorites. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I added the cumin & coriander to the marinade, then used the 2 Tblsp. of sauce to make an impromptu guac, with a few chopped baby tomatoes.... and served the entire grilled delightfulness with light sour cream, on white corn tortillas. So light, full of flavor & (almost guilt free! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Numm!! I had a good time making this meal! I always love it when I get to use the blender for making sauces! It usually means great things! The avocado sauce is amazing! The yogurt sauce isn't the best but I added a bit of sugar and that seemed to help quite a bit. Super healthy as well! There is barely any oils in this meal and definitely no saturated fats! Tons of vitamins! This meal could easily feed 4, but will feed me and my husband for a couple days!! NICE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe. Seemed complicated at first but was really simple. The flavor of these fajitas was the best I've ever had! I highly recommend. I will certainly make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was delicious and i will definitely make it again. We made extra marinade as we like a lot of sauce. It was great that there was no need to add oil when cooking the onion and peppers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed this recipe. Unlike previous reviewers I did make the sauces, and loved them both! I did however use sour cream instead of Greek yogurt because that is all I had in the fridge. Sure it is a lot of steps but also a lot of flavor. The chicken is so moist and flavorful, while still being light. I would absolutely recommend this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just giving this recipe 3 stars because it was a lot of work and results were just average. I wanted to follow the recipe exactly and make the two sauces but now I agree with some of the users that I would skip them if I make this recipe again. The yogurt sauce was not appetizing, I ended up using sour cream. And the avocado sauce had a good flavor but I had a hard time getting around the texture, so next time I would just used slices of avocado and sour cream. Also, cooking times were a lot longer for me and the veggies never seemed to take on good flavor, maybe because we used a grill pan indoors. Having said that, the marinade for the chicken was very good and the chicken acheived very good flavor. If I make this again I will skip the sauces and try something other than the grill pan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fajitas are a staple for us and this was so much better then the seasoning packet I usually use. I made a much smaller quantity since it's just 2 of us and let it marinade for 45-50 min for all the flavor we could get. I also cooked it on the foreman in our apartment since city life doesn't really allow for a grill. The Avocado mixture however I made the entire thing and had the rest with chips the next day. Really good! This is definatly our new go to. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The avocado blend was good, of course you can't go wrong with most variations of guac. The fajitas on the other hand were lack luster and borderline bitter(I use only quality sweet onions and red, orange, and yellow bell peppers. I'll keep making my own chicken fajitas. Chicken is prepped and cut in strips prior to cooking and the result is quicker cooking and much better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was yummy! The marinade was really great. The chicken turned out perfectly; very juicy. I am giving this four stars b/c although it was easy to prepare, there were a lot of steps to this dish and the yougurt & avacado sauce weren't anything special. Instead I would do what other reviewers also suggested; simply use sour cream & slices of avocado. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yep, the marinade is great! Didn't try the sauces. Had to "grill" indoors since it's so cold here. We thought it might be missing some additional zing like more lime juice and we love cumin so we might add that to the marinade next time. But it's really great just as written too. My daughter, who didn't want the chicken at first, kept eating the leftovers out of the pan. Got to love that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe that is easy to prepare and is delicious. Some in my family thought I bought the chicken seasoned from our favorite high end meat market because the flavor was so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The marinade is awesome. I left the chicken breast in for about an hour and grilled them and they turned out perfectly, really moist and flavorful. I didn't make the other two sauces. I just made regular guacamole. You could definitely just do avocado slices, sour creme and some hot sauce and they'd turn out great. Good luck item not reviewed by moderator and published
The actual marinade was good, but the two sauces were horrible. The yogurt sauce tasted like dirt, and the avacado sauce tasted like baby food. You would do much better to just use sliced avacados and some light sour cream on your fajita. My husband is Hispanic, and he wouldn't even touch the sauces after having a taste. The marinade did make the chicken extremely moist, but it doesn't taste like your typical fajita meat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe turned out fantastic! My family loved it and so did I. It has just the right amount of heat and cool and the textures were great. Thanks Food Network you made me look like a real pro!!!: item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous! I wouldn't change a thing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
um...yes please. I loved 'em. My husband loved them. And also, realizing that corn tortillas are almost always the best option...priceless. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing Chicken Fajitas! I made black bean and corn salad for a side, it was just to hot and humid for beans and rice. Both dishes disappeared quickly. The yogurt sauce and avacado sauce are must haves with this recipe. I'm definitely making this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The BEST chicken fajitas I have EVER eaten! Whoohoo! Wow! Amazing! What flavor! The only change I made was to use Jalapeno Flour Tortillas instead of corn. Scrumptious! I have made many "famous chef's" recipes for chicken fajitas, and none have even come CLOSE to this one! I think it has alot to do with the marinade, the yogurt sauce and the avocado sauce in this recipe. IT was FABULOUS!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Big hit with the family. Chicken was incredible!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OH YUM! fantasic - did the chicken on a flat top grill, so cut the chicken breast into slices before putting into marinade to get even more flavor. Did not make the sauces (will make next time, they sound wonderful, as I made a tomato/avacodo salsa. Made this for 6 hungry loggers and they loved it -- as did eveyone else at the table, including the children! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW!!! This was awesome... the chicken was some of the best I've had for fajitas ever. The marinade was absolutely wonderful...and the sauces were sooo good. We weren't sure how it was going to turn out and were concerned but was no need to be. The marinade for the chicken would also be really good over a pasta dish..maybe with a good white sauce of some kind or just as a grilled chicken dish. We used our cast iron grill pan which really gives it a nice grilled flavor. Delish! This is replacing our long time fajita recipe that we loved so much. Didn't change a thing and didn't need too. Will make again and again. Thank you for a fantastic recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sauces are well worth the time, they made this dish amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Both sauces are fantastic. They'll both be great with tacos or other Mexican food too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This were the best chicken fajitas I've ever had! The sauces were to die for. If you don't have tortillas, serve over pasta. Simply delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Loved the lime taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! Very healthy too. I didn't care for the avocado mixture much. Instead, I made a mango salsa that adds a little sweetness to the dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! Made it at ladies night and everyone thought it was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't say enough good things about this recipe. It was easy to make and SUPER delicious. The whole family loved it and leftovers didn't last long. Awesome flavors and all-around great, healthful meal. We tried it for the first time last weekend and it's on the menu again tonight! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kids loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice flavors, healthy, easy prep and cook - it is great to find a recipe with all these features! Suggestions: 1Pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness helped with grilling them to juicy perfection. 2After assembling fajitas, dust them with a light coating of ground coriander and ground ancho chile - it doesn't add much to the heat index of the dish but it dialed up the flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! Just Amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very tasty marinade which I will try for other things as well. The yogurt sauce was a little odd but did taste good when eaten with the whole fajita. Loved the avocado sauce, another one to try with meat or fish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This healthy recipe is worth the time it takes to make and the mess it will create in your kitchen. I will definitely make this meal again, but I'll move it to the weekend rotation when I have a bit more time to make it. The chicken breasts took a little longer to cook, and a result, I took the chicken off toward the end, cut them up, and put them back in the pan to finish. Next time, I'll pound them thinner. The faux sour cream is great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! This is one awesome recipe. I especially love the flavor of the avocado sauce and so did the rest of my family. This is definitely a keeper. The marinade was one of the best I have ever tried. Great job Food Network Kitchens crew. Keep them coming. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely delicious and one of our new favorite meals! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness. Who knew healthy food could be so easy? And what a great way to substitute sour cream! Love it :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were amazing. I would recommend only adding the water to the avocado sauce so that it is the consistency that you like. The flavors all together were amazing. The marinade was great. I would like to use it just on a grilled chicken breast alone! I did everything in my magic bullet & it was so easy! I can't wait to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was delicious and very easy to make! I could not believe how yummy low fat could be. I served it for guests and they lapped it up! I substituted veg broth for the chicken broth and it was very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW - this is why I always trust Bobby Flay for grilling recipes. The flavors were incredible and I could have eaten both sauces alone with a spoon! A homerun on taste and healthy to boot! The whole family loved the flavor of the chicken (just left out the jalapeno to lessen the heat for the kids) and immediately asked to have it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm eating lighter now that I'm trying to drops some lbs. No more diets for me. Just good tasty food like this recipe. I made this tonight and it was so good. I'm a pretty good cook (chef wannabe, with some skills. This is so very tasty. I used pork scallopini instead of chicken and didn't grill. I added some smoke paprika for a smoky flavor and some ground ancho chile spice to the chicken (along with the cilantro/lime marinade of course and cut the scallopini like it was a stir fry. Heated my skillet and sprayed canola oil and it was done in minutes. Then the vegetables had a turn, using a litle bit of chicken broth to deglaze. I found both the sauces delicious and I'll have to make some more yogurt sauce for tomorrow when I munch on my little tortillas. Perfect for when you're eating several small meals a day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVED this recipe. I cut up the veggies the night before and placed them and the chicken in their own resealable bag as well as make the cilantro sauce the night before. The next night I finished the recipe (minus the jalapeno and sub chipotle peppers in adobo sauce since that's what I had in the house) and just cooked the chicken separate from the sliced veggies. it was easy, healthy and delicious! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe and the two sauces were fabulous! I also made black beans and rice from Rachel Ray's steak fajita recipe and added the leftover vegetable marinade to the blk beans and rice. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great fajitas! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am on a diet so i altered this recipe to use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. IT WAS AMAZING!! All my dinner guests LOVED IT and felt so light and we sat outside and it was the PERFECT meal :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I do not cook very often so this recipe took me a little while to prep, but I loved using fresh ingredients. I omitted the jalapeno pepper b/c I'm allergic and I sauteed the chicken/veggies, but otherwise I followed the instructions verbatim. Everything tasted pretty good. Next time I would like to marinade the chicken for a little longer and maybe add some cumin to it. Also, I was surprised how much my husband loved the yogurt sauce and plan on making double next time. We used whole wheat tortillas and they tasted great...didn't take away from the flavor of everything else. Also, I used an orange and a yellow pepper, but you couldn't tell after they were cooked...maybe use a red bell and either a yellow or orange just for color. Great recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was worried that this recipe would leave the chicken bland, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had company over that night and they loved this. The yogurt sauce and avacado relish was really good. I actually put a little of each on a piece of talapia the next day with some of the mango salsa and it was amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is excellent! I have made this several times with chicken and shrimp and it is delicious. I do not use the yogurt because I do not think it is needed, although I am sure it is tasty. One tip: I do not add any extra water when I add the avocado as it seems unnecessary. Great recipe by far! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you are in the mood for Mexican this is your one stop shop. All of the fresh foods used in this recipe made it good and refreshing. I was not sure if the yougurt made much of a difference. Otherwise, the best Fajitas I have had!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best fajitas ever, loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this, but turned it into a salad, put the chick and veggies on top of romaine lettuce and then used the avocado sauce as the dress, delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family absolutely loved this recipe. Definitely a keeper. I loved the yogurt and avocado sauce, made extra of each. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love the avocado sauce! Very tasty and healthy too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Family loved this. Pretty easy to make and very tasty. Healthy to boot!! Its a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't like the corn tortillas. I ususally use flour tortillas and I think they would have been better. The corn tortillas were dry and crumbly. Make sure to put enough salt in this recipe or it will be bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The marinade in this recipe is fantastic. My roommate and I were absolutely crazy about it. My only real criticism of the recipe is that the water in the avocado sauce is completely unnecessary, especially if you're using a ripe avocado. It just watered down the taste and made it runny. If your avocado is on the hard side, then use maybe 1/3 cup water, but certainly not the 1/2 cup that the recipe calls for. Also, the yogurt sauce lacks oomph. Next time I'll try throwing in a few spices of my own. Otherwise though, the marinade is so phenomenal that I'll definitely be making these fajitas again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only used the recipe for the marinade, so I can't really rate too high, but I loved how wonderful the chicken and veggies tasted. The cilantro was a little strong, but I love cilantro so I didn't mind. I also added a little cumin, and will probably either add more or some cayanne pepper in the future for some more heat. I also made some home made flour tortillas instead. Next time I will definitly try the avacado spread. Great job! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Make extra cilantro sauce! Since it's winter, I grilled my chicken on an indoor grill. Wonderful flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and easy to make. Thanks for a another great idea. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This had excellent flavor. Needs some beans or something else in it but that's just me talking. I would definitely make it again - especially in the summer. Also the guacamole and yogurt mixture were great too. Made them just as directed and they were great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fantastic dish! I recommend using 1/2 jalapeno if you are sensitive to hot food. Make sure you take the seeds out. For a more colorful dish use a red and orange or yellow pepper not orange with yellow because when you grill them the orange becomes more translucent and the color blends. The Greek yogurt portion in the recipe is too small if you like sauces. I used 5.3oz container of Greek yogurt, and used 1/4 tsp of the cumin and coriander. I used olive oil as a carrier for the spices. Heating the oil well and stirring the spices in, is key to transferring the flavor to the oil. Let it sit and cool before putting it in the yogurt. SIDES: Serve with rice and re-fried beans..YUM! Save back 4 tbl spoons of the mix from step 1 not 2. Use the other 2 tbl spoons to go into the rice to give it a lil kick! WANNA REALLY ADD SOME UNIQUE FLAVOR? Accidentally spilling some tequila in the marinade is not a bad idea! Cheers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely delicious! I tasted the marinade after I made it and I was worried that it would be too spicy, but after I cooked the chicken and the vegetables, it was perfect! I would definitely make again, and the avocado sauce was wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very juicy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicioso! My jalapeno pepper was very hot, so I only added 1/2 of it. I mistakenly bought honey flavored greek yogurt. I tasted it, ..it wasn't too sweet. I thought it might compliment the marinade, .so I used it....came out great...My husband and daughter loved it. It's a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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