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The BEST Chicken Fajitas with Chipotle Lime Crema

easy chicken fajitas in a skillet with bell peppers, onions and lime

Chicken Fajitas to rival any restaurant with the most effective hen fajita marinade that does all of the work!


These Chicken Fajitas might be in your desk in lower than 15 minutes after marinating – good for all these busy nights!  They’re a scrumptious, fulfill dinner that tastes higher than any restaurant at a fraction of the price.  These straightforward Chicken Fajitas are bursting with juicy marinated hen, charred bell peppers and onions all wrapped in a heat tortilla and piled with your favourite toppings OR you can also make hen fajita salads, hen fajita burritos, hen fajita burrito bowls, and so forth.    This Chicken Fajita Recipe with Chipotle Lime Crema is nice for crowds and to create your very personal fajita/topping bar!

easy chicken fajitas in a skillet with bell peppers, onions and lime

Chicken Fajita Recipe

What number of of you get giddy over a scorching platter of hen fajitas, steak fajitas or shrimp fajaitas at restaurant, so piping scorching the waiter has to remind you to not contact the plate?! The juicy hen, heat do-it-yourself tortillas, the hearty beans and rice, recent pico de gallo, the cooling bitter cream and creamy guacamole.  Ah, that’s the great things.

And now, I’m equally as giddy to deliver you restaurant scrumptious hen fajitas into the the consolation of your personal residence! This Chicken Fajita recipe is one among my all time favourite dinners and you’ll be blown away at each how straightforward AND how scrumptious they’re and strongly tempted to say adios to your favourite restaurant fajitas as a result of these are simply that good.

This Chicken Fajita recipe is bursting with probably the most flavorful hen that’s superbly charred on the surface and juicy on the within.   I promise it would be best to use this hen for extra than simply fajitas.

You possibly can prep your hen and veggies in your slippers within the morning or late at night time and devour them within the consolation of your personal house with out even altering your slippers or preventing the crowds. Serve your Chicken Fajitas with a stack of heat tortillas, guacamole, bitter cream,  salsa and a aspect of rice/black beans and also you may simply have probably the most good Mexican meal ever. Not that’s the great things.

The place Do Chicken Fajitas Come From?

Chicken or Steak Fajitas should be one in every of my favourite Mexican meals and probably the most beloved Mexican meals, proper alongside carne asada, carnitas, tacos, burritos and enchiladas so I used to be stunned to seek out that fajitas don’t come from Mexico in any respect!  Fajitas originated in Texas within the 1930s when vaqueros (Mexican cowboys) cooked skirt steak –  then throwaway butcher meat- over the campfire.  Actually, Fajita has its roots in Tex Mex –  the phrase faja is Spanish for “strip,” or “belt,” and “ita” means little describing the little strips of meat.  (Austin Chronicle)

It wasn’t till the 1980s that what we all know as Steak and Chicken Fajitas served with scorching onions and peppers alongside tortillas rice and beans have been popularized by quite a few eating places in Texas.  Earlier than that, fajitas as we all know them, the place comparatively unknown (besides as a reduce of meat)  even in Mexican meals wealthy states as California and Arizona!  Thoughts blown.

serving best chicken fajitas with sliced seared chicken, bell peppers, and onions in a skillet

Chicken Fajita Marinade

The only approach to infuse hen with taste and tenderize it on the similar time is with a marinade.   Our dynamic Chicken Fajita Marinade additionally permits you to use leaner cuts of hen like hen breasts with out the hen drying out.  In fact, you’re welcome to make use of hen thighs for those who choose.

With a recipe so simple as these Chicken Fajitas –  when all we’re doing is marinating hen then cooking –  the marinade must be seasoned to perfection.  I offer you as near perfection because it comes with this Chicken Fajita Marinade.

The ingredient listing is considerably prolonged, however keep in mind, all we’re doing is dumping and stirring and every spice, every sprint of citrus, every splash of liquid smoke works collectively to create an explosion of epic fiesta proportions.

What Components are In Chicken Fajita Marinade?

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Three tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons lowered sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 half teaspoons floor cumin
  • 1  teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika,
  • half teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • half teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/Four teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke

You’re in all probability acquainted with all the hen fajita marinade elements besides maybe chipotle chili powder and liquid smoke.  Chipotle Chili powder is floor up dried chipotles and might be present in any grocery retailer alongside with the remainder of the seasonings.  It’s typically referred to as chipotle chili pepper or chipotle chile powder.

Liquid smoke provides an exquisite  smokey taste to the hen as if it has ben grilled on an outside barbecue over a scorching flame.  Liquid Smoke might be discovered subsequent subsequent to the barbecue sauces at your grocery retailer.

showing how to make chicken fajitas by searing chicken in a cast iron skillet

How Do I Make Straightforward Chicken Fajitas?

  1. Slice Chicken.  The Chicken Fajitas recipe begins by slicing 2 hen breasts in half horizontally.  This ensures tender hen that doesn’t dry out.
  2. Marinate  Chicken.  After which comes the magic.  The hen is marinated in your selfmade hen fajita seasoning of chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic, and so on. swirled in a shower of lime juice, orange juice, soy sauce, and Dijon Mustard.  Marinate within the fridge 6 hours as much as in a single day (longer the higher).
  3. Prepare dinner Chicken.  When able to prepare dinner, let hen sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes, this ensures even cooking.  Subsequent, warmth 1 tablespoon olive oil in a big skillet over medium excessive warmth. As soon as very popular, dab extra marinade off hen (so it’ll sear) and add to skillet. Prepare dinner hen undisturbed for 2-Three minutes, or till properly browned (or blackened in the event you favor) on one aspect. Flip hen over, cowl (this retains the hen moist), and scale back warmth to medium. Prepare dinner for about 2-Four extra minutes (relying on thickness of hen), or till hen is cooked by means of.
  4. Relaxation Chicken.  Take away cooked hen to a chopping board, tent with foil and let relaxation 5 minutes earlier than slicing throughout the grain into strips.  This resting time permits for moisture  to redistribute and reabsorb evenly all through the hen. For those who slice your hen with out letting it relaxation, the juices will ooze out and you may be left with dry hen.
  5. Prepare dinner Greens.  Whereas the hen is resting, add 1 tablespoon oil to the leftover juices within the skillet alongside with reserved 2 tablespoons marinade. The reserved marinade is just a little trick that infuses the greens with a great deal of taste (that is marinade that has by no means touched uncooked hen).  Warmth over medium excessive warmth. Add onions and saute 1 minute. Add bell peppers and saute for Three-Four minutes or till crisp-tender.  Add sliced hen and toss to coat.
  6. Assemble: Layer tortillas with Chicken Fajita combination and desired toppings.

TIPS AND TRICK TO MAKE EASY CHICKEN FAJITAS

  • Prep Forward.  Alongside with marinating your hen, you possibly can slice all of your bell peppers and onions prematurely so all that’s left to do is prepare dinner for 10 minutes or so.
  • Forged Iron Skillet.  A forged iron skillet provides you with the perfect sear for genuine tasting, Chicken Fajitas.  When you don’t personal a forged iron skillet, ensure that your pan is scorching scorching earlier than you add your hen.
  • Bell peppers.  You need to use no matter combo of peppers you want.  You possibly can even add extra peppers should you favor.
  • Shrimp Substitute.  You possibly can substitute hen for uncooked, deveined, shrimp.   The shrimp ought to solely be marinated 30 minutes at room temperature and can solely take 5 minutes or so to prepare dinner – simply till opaque.
  • Pineapple.   Attempt including pineapple to you fajitas  –  it provides a pleasant, juicy freshness.
  • Spice it up.  The spice degree as written must be good for most individuals but when you realize you’re keen on spicy then be happy so as to add additional cayenne pepper or you’ll be able to add scorching sauce to style to the assembled hen fajitas.
  • Lime.  Don’t overlook the lime!  The lime brightens and enlivens the earthy fajita flavors.

up close of chicken fajitas with sliced chicken, sliced bell peppers and sliced onions in cast iron skillet

What Toppings go with Chicken Fajitas?

My favourite toppings for steak or hen fajitas has all the time been my Do-it-yourself Salsa or salsa verde and bitter cream.  The cool refreshing creaminess towards the dynamic scorching hen and veggies is a should in my guide.

With this creamy topper in thoughts, I took bitter cream and infused it with recent cilantro, lime, chipotle powder and a splash of mayo for an added depth of creaminess and I name it Chipotle Lime Crema.  This Crema is completely optionally available however is completely value making and takes seconds to whip up.  Sort of just like the seconds it is going to take you and your loved ones to devour these Skillet Chicken Fajitas.

You’re welcome to skip the Chipotle Crema and prime it with your favs of:

  • salsa
  • salsa verde
  • pico de gallo
  • tomatoes
  • guacamole
  • avocados
  • bitter cream
  • cilantro
  • scorching sauce

What Sides Ought to I serve with Chicken Fajitas?

For Sides, I really like both Mexican Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice, Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime French dressing or Southwest Salad and both Good Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing or Pina Colada Fruit Salad.  And naturally we’d like Churros for dessert!

a hand holding a chicken fajita with sliced chicken, bell peppers, onions, avocados, cilantro and sour cream

HOW SHOULD I SERVE CHICKEN FAJITAS?

You’ll be able to serve Chicken Fajitas in tortillas or get enjoyable and flirty with all these hen fajita serving choices so it’s a unique palate pleasing expertise each time!

  • Chicken Fajitas: Serve the hen, onions and peppers wrapped in a heat tortilla with bitter cream, salsa, guacamole and recent lime,
  • Chicken Fajita Tacos:  Layer arduous tortillas shells (like this recipe) with cheese and soften.  Prime with black or pinto beans, crockpot fajita hen and chopped lettuce.  Prime with pico de gallo, recent guacamole, salsa, cotija cheese, bitter cream and scorching sauce.
  • Chicken Fajita Salad: Toss the hen, onion, and bell peppers with some lettuce, recent corn, and black beans and drizzle with Tomatillo Avocado Ranch or Cilantro Lime Dressing.  This fajita salad would even be scrumptious with pepitas or sunflower seeds and cotija and pepper jack cheese.
  • Chicken Fajita Quesadilla: sandwich the hen and veggies in tortillas and smother with cheese and bake, grill or soften cheese on the range.  Serve with a wholesome dose of bitter cream, salsa verde and guacamole.
  • Chicken Fajita Burritos: Wrap the hen and veggies in a big tortilla alongside with Cilantro Lime Rice, black beans, lettuce, bitter cream and guacamole.
  • Chicken Fajita Moist Burritos:  Fill as above besides omit lettuce then comply with my directions for Moist Burritos.
  • Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl: Pile the hen and bell peppers on a mattress of rice with black beans, lettuce and tortilla chips with condiments of selection or Tomatillo Avocado Ranch.
  • Chicken Fajita Nachos:  Pile thick restaurant type tortilla chips with cheese and beans and bake.  Prime with fajita hen pork and desired toppings corresponding to pico de gallo, bitter cream, and recent guacamole.

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Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas to rival any restaurant with the perfect hen fajita marinade that does all of the work! These Chicken Fajitas could be in your desk in lower than 15 minutes after marinating – good for all these busy nights!  They’re a scrumptious, fulfill dinner that tastes higher than any restaurant at a fraction of the fee.  These straightforward Chicken Fajitas are bursting with juicy marinated hen, charred bell peppers and onions all wrapped in a heat tortilla and piled with your favourite toppings OR you can also make hen fajita salads, hen fajita burritos, hen fajita burrito bowls, and so forth.    This Chicken Fajita Recipe is nice for crowds and to create your very personal fajita/topping bar!

easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas - these are the BEST chicken fajitas! the marinade is seriously the best I've ever tried - better than any restaurant! My family LOVES these this filling so much we also use it for filling in burritos, enchiladas and salads!

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Components

  • 2 giant hen breasts sliced horizontally to create Four fillets (1 half kilos)
  • 1/2 pink onion, thinly sliced
  • Three bell peppers, thinly sliced (any combine of colours)
  • Eight-12 flour tortillas

Chicken Fajita Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Three tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons lowered sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons floor cumin
  • 1 tsp EACH garlic pwdr, onion pwdr, salt
  • 1/2 tsp EACH smoked paprika, chipotle chili pwdr, dried oregano
  • 1/Four teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke

Chipotle Lime Crema (non-compulsory)

  • 1 cup bitter cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice, to style
  • half teaspoon salt
  • 1/Four – half teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/Four cup packed cilantro, finely chopped

Filling/Topping Concepts

  • cheese
  • Guacamole/chopped avocados
  • Recipe Avocado Crema (my FAV!)
  • salsa
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • black beans
  • cilantro
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice

Components

  • 2 giant hen breasts sliced horizontally to create Four fillets (1 half kilos)
  • half purple onion, thinly sliced
  • Three bell peppers, thinly sliced (any combine of colours)
  • Eight-12 flour tortillas

Chicken Fajita Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Three tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons decreased sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 half teaspoons floor cumin
  • 1 tsp EACH garlic pwdr, onion pwdr, salt
  • 1/2 tsp EACH smoked paprika, chipotle chili pwdr, dried oregano
  • 1/Four teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke

Chipotle Lime Crema (optionally available)

  • 1 cup bitter cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice, to style
  • half teaspoon salt
  • 1/Four – 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/Four cup packed cilantro, finely chopped

Filling/Topping Concepts

  • cheese
  • Guacamole/chopped avocados
  • Recipe Avocado Crema (my FAV!)
  • salsa
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • black beans
  • cilantro
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas - these are the BEST chicken fajitas! the marinade is seriously the best I've ever tried - better than any restaurant! My family LOVES these this filling so much we also use it for filling in burritos, enchiladas and salads!

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Directions

  1. MARINADE: In a big freezer bag, whisk collectively all the Chicken Fajita Marinade elements. Take away 2 tablespoons to make use of later for greens. Add hen to freezer bag and toss to coat. Marinate within the fridge 6 hours as much as in a single day (longer the higher).

  2. CHIPOTLE LIME CREMA (elective): Whisk collectively all the components. Refrigerate in an hermetic container till prepared to make use of.

  3. CHICKEN: When able to prepare dinner, let hen sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes. Warmth 1 tablespoon olive oil in a big skillet over medium excessive warmth. As soon as very popular, dab extra marinade off hen and add to skillet. Prepare dinner hen undisturbed for 2-Three minutes, or till properly browned (or blackened in the event you want) on one aspect. Flip hen over, cowl, and scale back warmth to medium. Prepare dinner for about 2-Four extra minutes (relying on thickness of hen), or till hen is cooked by means of. Take away to a slicing board, tent with foil and let relaxation 5 minutes earlier than slicing throughout the grain into strips.

  4. VEGETABLES: In the meantime, Add 1 tablespoon oil to the leftover juices within the skillet alongside with reserved 2 tablespoons marinade. Warmth over medium excessive warmth. Add onions and saute 1 minute. Add bell peppers and saute for Three-Four minutes or till crisp-tender. Add sliced hen and toss to coat.

  5. ASSEMBLE: Layer tortillas with Chicken Fajita combination and desired toppings. Prime with Chipotle Lime Crema.

Recipe Notes

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