Chicken Fajita Marinade

I love dinner that’s easy to make, is healthy, and tastes delicious.  Who doesn’t?  Chicken Fajita Marinade definitely fits into all of the above categories.  The hardest part about this recipe is remembering to marinate the chicken a few hours ahead of time.  My solution is to start marinating the night before.  After dinner, but before cleanup, I’ll break out my chicken and marinade ingredients, mix all that goodness together in a gallon baggie, and throw it into the fridge.  Bam!  I love feeling organized, ahead of the game, and like an overall culinary badass.  Whatever chaos comes my way the next day, it’s nice to know dinner is taken care of.

Chicken Fajita Marinade makes a great freezer meal as well!  Freeze the marinade and chicken in a gallon bag, and defrost in the fridge the night before.

I found this recipe on Pretty as a Peach.  She bought a bunch of chicken breasts on sale and made several fajita meals to freeze.  Brilliant!

Chicken Fajita Marinade|Grow Eat Glow

 This marinade is zesty, tasty, and full of flavor.  Once the chicken is marinated, it only takes about 20 minutes to cut and cook everything up.  An easy weeknight meal!

Chicken Fajita Marinade

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Chicken Fajita Marinade


  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into strips, or 1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenders
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp. honey or agave
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder


  1. Add all ingredients to gallon sized baggie or glass dish. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Add chicken.
  3. Marinate for 2 hours to overnight, or freeze until ready to use.

When you’re ready to make your fajitas, you’ll need:

2 tsp. olive oil

1 onion, sliced

1 bell pepper (any color), sliced

1 to 2 tomatoes, chopped

Green onions, sliced

12 corn tortillas

Shredded cheese

Sour cream

Guacamole (recipe here)

Heat olive oil in a skillet.  Add bell peppers and onions.  Cook until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.

Green bell pepper would have been much prettier, but all I had was a yellow one.  My family will get over it.

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 Remove onion and bell pepper from skillet.  Add chicken (with marinade).  Cook for 5 minutes, then turn.  Cook until chicken is done (no longer pink in the center).

Add bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes into skillet with chicken.  Cook until heated through.

Chicken Fajita Marinade|Grow Eat Glow

 You can also grill the chicken instead of cooking it in the skillet.

Assemble your fajitas and add desired toppings.  Olé!

Chicken Fajita Marinade|Grow Eat Glow

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Comments: 8

  1. Erlene November 23, 2014 at 3:37 AM Reply

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I can always use more recipes to flavor chicken. Pinned.

    • Christi November 23, 2014 at 7:38 AM Reply

      Thanks, Erlene! I hope you and your family like it as much as we do.

  2. Serene @ House of Yumm November 16, 2014 at 3:08 PM Reply

    Christi I am right there with you on easy, healthy, and delicious! This sounds wonderful and definitely easy! Thanks for the great dinner idea 🙂 Have a great week.

    • Christi November 16, 2014 at 8:57 PM Reply

      Thank you for the compliment, Serene. You have a great week too!

  3. Marla November 16, 2014 at 9:35 AM Reply

    Sounds delicious! I love chicken almost any way you can make it and this certainly sounds extra tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

    • Christi November 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM Reply

      Quick, tasty recipes are a win in my book! Thank you for sharing my recipe!

  4. vegetarianmamma November 15, 2014 at 10:17 PM Reply

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!

    • Christi November 15, 2014 at 10:27 PM Reply

      Thank you, Cindy! I found so many great recipes on the Gluten Free Fridays Link Party. So much deliciousness in one spot!

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