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Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas Recipe - Teaspoon Of Goodness
Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Author: Brandy
Marinade Ingredients
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice about 3-4 limes
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider or red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke – this is the secret ingredient it’s worth it to have a bottle of hand just for this!
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
Fajita Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts about 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion cut into thin strips
  • 1 green pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 red or orange pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice a quick squeeze of a cut lime
  • dash of salt and pepper
  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Place chicken in a ziploc bag and pour the marinade ingredients over the top. Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator and let marinate for 2-3 hours.
  2. After marinading, take chicken out of the bag and discard the marinade.
  3. Grill or broil the chicken 5-7 minutes per side . Remove from grill or pan and tent with foil to keep warm.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat and add the onion and peppers.
  5. Stir fry until softened but still crisp tender. Add soy sauce, water, lime juice and salt and pepper. Cook another 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Slice chicken thinly on the diagonal and toss with the vegetables in the skillet. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately with flour tortillas and your favorite fajita fixings.
Recipe Notes

I put the chicken even when it’s frozen into the marinade and let it thaw as it sits. The longer it’s in the marinade the better (2-3 hours is good). I will often get the chicken marinating before I leave for the day and then in the evenings this meal is easy to put together.