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Ingredients separated for fajita chicken marinade, including limes, pineapple juice, low sodium soy sauce, paprika, cumin, red pepper flakes, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, cilantro, and olive oil.

Fajita Chicken Marinade

This easy Fajita Chicken Marinade has tons of flavor and is perfect to make homemade fajita chicken.

Categories Sauce
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 chicken breasts
Calories 84 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1/3 cup lime juice (approx. 2-3 limes)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (no sugar added)
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Add the freshly squeezed lime juice, pineapple juice, low sodium soy sauce, minced garlic, cumin, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt, black pepper, chopped cilantro, and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

  2. Add the chicken to a freezer-safe ziplock bag, followed by the fajita spice marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly, making sure to press the marinade around the chicken to coat.

  3. Place in the fridge to marinate at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes enough marinade for 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approx. 1/2 pound).  For 1 pound (approx. 4 breasts), you can double the recipe).


Nutrition facts are for marinade only and do not include chicken breast.

Nutrition Facts
Fajita Chicken Marinade
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp.)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.1g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 258.9mg11%
Carbohydrates 5.3g2%
Fiber 0.6g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1.1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.