Sweet and Spicy Chicken Fajitas with Corn and Mushrooms

Give chicken, shiitake and corn fajitas a sweet heat with jalapenos and honey.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Sweet and Spicy Marinade:

1/3 cup vegetable oil, plus more for oiling the grill grates

1/4 cup torn fresh cilantro

1/4 cup honey

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

6 garlic cloves, smashed

2 jalapenos, (seeds removed for less heat)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

Corn and Mushrooms:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

4 ears fresh corn, kernels removed

1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped

Kosher salt

3 scallions, sliced

Juice of 1 lime

For Serving: Warm tortillas, chopped fresh cilantro, crumbled Cotija cheese, guacamole, sliced pickled jalapeno, lime wedges, pico de gallo and sour cream


  1. For the sweet and spicy marinade: Put the oil, cilantro, honey, lime juice, thyme, garlic, jalapenos, 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse to puree. Transfer the mixture to a nonreactive container, add the chicken and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before cooking.
  2. For the corn and mushrooms: Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown and tender, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, cumin, corn kernels, poblano and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the corn is light brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in the scallions and lime juice and season with salt. Set aside.
  3. Prepare an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  4. Brush the grill grates with oil. Grill the chicken breasts until marked and cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and thinly slice.
  5. Serve with the warm tortillas, mushroom and corn mixture and suggested toppings.
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