This quick and easy chicken fajita recipe is perfect for a casual, fun get-together. Minimal prep and minimal cook time mean this can be on your table fast. The chicken gets marinated in the best juicy lime marinade, then serve with onions and colorful bell pepper strips and the traditional flour (or corn) tortillas for the best dinner in minutes! or wrap them in a lettuce leaf for a low carb option. These are the Best Chicken Fajitas and they are very versatile.
Easy Chicken Fajita marinade
Our chicken marinade base consists of 7 ingredients.
- Vegetable oil
- Lime juice
- Soy sauce
- Red chili powder
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
From here, you can add as much salt and pepper as you wish, finely chopped cilantro, dried oregano, whatever you have on hand. Turn to coat; cover. Refrigerate for 1-4 hours. You’re guaranteed tender, juicy chicken just from the addition of tangy lime juice.
Best chicken for a fajita
We opt for chicken breast; however, a lot of folks prefer using chicken thighs. There is no right or wrong choice here. You can achieve the same taste from naturally juicy thigh strips in a tortilla wrap. You can also get charred edges from both cuts.
We went for red, green and orange bell pepper strips to get the most visual impact of seeing fajitas on a plate. You can also go for capsicum and whatever colors you prefer.
What toppings go with fajitas
- Soured cream
- Pico de gallo
If you like this recipe you can also try – Classic Ground Beef Tacos!
1 fajita: 369 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.