Chicken and Steak Fajitas

Total Time:
5 hr 10 min
10 min
4 hr 10 min
50 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 large boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 (12 to 16-ounce) skirt or flank steak
  • Serving suggestion: corn or flour tortillas, warmed, see Cook's Note
Watch how to make this recipe.

In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, agave nectar (or brown sugar, if using), garlic, oregano, chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pour the mixture into a 1-gallon-size resealable bag. Add the chicken breasts, chicken thighs and steak and refrigerate for 4 hours, turning the meat occasionally. Put a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Remove the meat from the bag and season with salt. Reserve the marinade.

Grill the chicken breasts for 6 to 8 minutes on each side and the chicken thighs for 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Grill the steak for 5 to 6 minutes each side for medium-well. Allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, put the marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat (in order to kill any bacteria). Boil for 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Slice the meat into 1/4-inch thick pieces and put into serving bowls. Pour the cooked marinade over the meat and toss until coated. Serve the meat in warm tortillas.

To warm the tortillas, set a burner to medium heat. Using tongs, put a tortilla directly over the flame until slightly charred, about 20 to 30 seconds. Flip the tortilla and cook on the other side. Keep the tortillas warm in a tortilla warmer or wrap in a clean towel until ready to serve.

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