Delicious Chicken Fajitas Recipe for Fajitas Tacos or Salad | @bestrecipebox

EASY SKILLET CHICKEN FAJITAS RECIPE

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinade Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 309 kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs , sliced into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or grape seed oil (for marinade)
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt or sea salt, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil or grape seed oil (for cooking)
  • 1 onion , sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper , sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeno pepper , seeded and minced (optional)

Options For Serving Alongside

  • Flour or corn tortillas for gluten free
  • shredded cheese , optional
  • sour cream , optional
  • salsa

Directions

  1. Make marinade for chicken: In large bowl, combine 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil, garlic, salt, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika, sugar and lime/lemon juice.
  2. Add chicken to the marinade, then cover and chill for about 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the chicken: Heat a large skillet on high heat and add 1 Tablespoon of oil. Then add onions cook onions until almost soft. Then add bell peppers. Sear the peppers and onion until slightly charred. Add the minced jalapenos (optional).
  4. Remove pepper and onion mixture to bowl. Put aside.
  5. In same pan, add the marinated chicken. DO NOT add the excess marinade juices because it will make the chicken less charred and crispy. But if you want a more wet fajita mixture, you can add the excess marinade.
  6. Cook chicken until done, then add pepper/onion mixture back into the skillet with the chicken. Cook for 1 more minute or until onions are hot and the mixture is combined well.
  7. Serve with corn or flour tortilla, cheese, sour cream or fresh salsa.