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Marinated Chicken Fajitas

This is a great recipe for grilled and marinated chicken fajitas that is super versatile and flavorful.
Categories Easy Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword chicken fajita marinade, chicken fajitas marinade, fajita chicken marinade
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 434 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

For The Marinade:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice about 1/2 lime

For The Fajitas:

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 6-8 flour tortillas here's my tortilla recipe

Optional Toppings:

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • avocado sliced
  • dollop sour cream
  • guacamole here's my guacamole recipe
  • salsa here's my pico de gallo recipe

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts inside a large ziplock bag (or airtight storage container). Add the marinade (pineapple juice, soy sauce, chicken stock, teriyaki sauce and lime juice) to the bag and seal tightly.
  2. Place the bag on a plate and put in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours to marinate, preferably overnight. Halfway though, flip the bag over so the chicken gets equally marinated.
  3. When ready to cook, remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the bag and used marinade. Heat an outdoor grill to 350 degrees (medium-high).
  4. Place the chicken on the grill, cover the lid, and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. After 5 minutes, flip the chicken over.
  6. Continue this process, flipping every 5-6 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 145 degrees, a total of about 12-16 minutes. I use a digital thermometer for such things.
  7. While the chicken is cooking, heat a fry pan with the olive oil over high heat. Add the bell peppers and onion and cook on high for 3 minutes, or until they peppers start to slightly burn. Then, reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic and spices (salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne) and cook until the onions are tender, about 6-8 minutes.
  8. Once the chicken reaches 145 degrees, allow to rest for 5 minutes off the heat. Slice across the grain into thin slices.
  9. Time to add your favorite toppings and assemble the fajitas!
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Chicken Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.8g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
Cholesterol 116.4mg 39%
Sodium 3031.7mg 126%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 9g
Protein 44.8g 90%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 12%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.