So I don’t know about you, but I make something with chicken at least once… often twice… and sometimes three times a week (if I can get away with it!). I love how versatile chicken is, and I challenge myself to find a new recipe to try with chicken every week.
Chicken Fajitas are a family favorite, and I have made them a variety of ways throughout the years. Yesterday, however, I created this FREAKIN’ FABULOUS version that is my absolute favorite to date!
I started with a fresh lime and cilantro marinade…
adding some spicy chili powder, cumin, and garlic salt.
I put half the marinade on the chicken and half on the sliced veggies.
After allowing everything to marinate most of the day, we grilled the chicken and veggies.
Wow! The smell… the taste… So Dang DELISH!
Add some fresh homemade guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh greens, and WOWSERS! Best meal in a wrap! Add a tossed green salad, and you have an amazing weeknight dinner.
Here’s my recipe. You HAVE TO try this! I swear it is the best chicken fajita I’ve EVER had.
Jodi's Best Ever Lime Cilantro Marinated Grilled Chicken Fajitas
1 large ripe lime, juiced (approx 4 tsp juice)
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup olive oil
2 tsp. chili powder
3 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic salt (I use the kind with parsley in, but not necessary)
3 large chicken breasts, sliced into three thin slices each, to make 9 pieces.
1 large vidala onion, sliced
2 cups sliced sweet red, yellow, orange peppers
8 Large Flour Tortilla Wraps (wrapped in foil and placed on grill for a few minutes to warm)
Jodi’s Fresh Homemade Guacamole
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mixed Fresh Greens (spinach, arugula, romaine)
Sour Cream (optional)
Prepare marinade by whisking together all ingredients.
Pour half on chicken in a glass baking dish. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate.
Pour other half on sliced onions and peppers in another glass baking dish. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate.
Marinade 4-8 hours.
When ready to prepare, grill chicken and veggies (we used a wire grill basket for the veggies).
When done, slice chicken into strips.
Assemble fajitas by spreading about a tablespoon of guacamole onto the warmed tortilla, top with chicken strips, grilled onion and pepper strips, cheddar cheese, and fresh greens. Wrap and ENJOY!
Serve with a fresh salad, mexican rice, or refried beans.
You are going to love these!
Cheers & Hugs,