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!
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!
- 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
- Add all ingredients to gallon sized baggie or glass dish. Mix thoroughly.
- Add chicken.
- 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
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.
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.
You can also grill the chicken instead of cooking it in the skillet.
Assemble your fajitas and add desired toppings. Olé!
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Tagged: gluten free