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Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Grilled Chicken Fajitas are the most flavorful and delicious fajitas that you can make. Easy to feed a crowd or to meal prep for busy weeknights. A restaurant favorite that you can make even better in your own backyard. 

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Grilled Chicken Fajitas

If we are going out to eat, we almost always choose Mexican. My husband always picks fajitas and I love to snag a bite or two. The smell of the sizzling chicken, onions and peppers is just so irresistible. 

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Grilled Chicken fajitas

We love making fajitas at home and it’s surprisingly easy. Take your next taco night to the next level of deliciousness with these easy chicken fajitas. 

Chicken Fajitas

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How to Make Grilled Chicken Fajitas:

Chicken Fajita Marinade

  • Mix orange juice and olive oil in a shallow dish like a pie plate. Whisk in fajita seasonings.
  • Add 2 whole, boneless, skinless chicken breasts and turn to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate until ready to grill, up to 4 hours. 

Peppers and onions for grilled fajitas

  • Slice bell peppers and onions into thin strips. Red, yellow and orange are my favorites but green bell peppers work great too. 
  • Mix sliced vegetables with olive oil and fajita seasonings.

Wood grill fire

  • Prepare the grill to a 300° fire with pecan or hickory wood for the best smoke flavor. 

Marinated Chicken on a grill fire

  • Place marinated chicken over indirect fire. 

Grilling vegetables for fajitas

  • Pour vegetables onto a grill pan and place over indirect fire. 
  • Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes. 

Grilled fajita chicken breasts

  • Stir vegetables and turn chicken breasts over. Close the lid and continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 165°, about 10 – 15 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken.

Sliced Chicken Breasts

  • Remove vegetables and chicken from grill. Allow chicken to rest about 5 minutes before slicing. 

Chicken Fajitas

  • Serve sliced chicken and vegetables with soft flour tortillas. 

Toppings for fajitas:

  • Salsa
  • Fresh Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Jalapeños
  • Shredded Cheese

What spices are in Fajita Seasonings:

  • granulated garlic
  • ground cumin
  • chili powder
  • smoked paprika
  • onion powder
  • kosher salt

Grilled Chicken Fajitas Platter

More Delicious Grilled Chicken Recipes to Try:

Grilled Chicken Enchiladas are an epic Tex-Mex dinner to add to the menu. Grilled chicken tenders, homemade enchilada sauce and a creamy cheese filling makes this a family favorite. Cooked on the grill adds a touch of smoke flavor for the absolute best enchiladas you can make at home.

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with vegetables are incredibly delicious and easy enough for any night of the week. Especially if you have time to prep the chicken and veggies ahead of time. 

Smoked Chicken with Mustard BBQ Sauce is a great to grill over the weekend and enjoy for a few meals throughout the week. A simple brine keeps the chicken juicy as it smokes and the sauce gives it the most amazing flavor. 

Grilled Chicken Thighs and Vegetables is a delicious dinner that everyone will love. A flavorful brown sugar and garlic rub takes this chicken to the next level of deliciousness.

Grilled BBQ Chicken is a favorite for cookouts and family get togethers. Whole bone-in chicken breasts are brined and cooked with wood smoke then coated in our delicious homemade barbecue sauce. 

Chicken Fajita Salad skips the tortillas and the grilled chicken and vegetables are served over crisp lettuce and topped with a homemade salsa ranch dressing. 

Fajitas are a family favorite and great for entertaining guests. They have never been so easy as to prepare them on the grill. The smoked chicken and grilled vegetables are delicious served on warm tortillas with all of your favorite toppings. 

Our kids love these Grilled Steak Fajitas too, they are easy to make and always a hit!

Chicken Fajitas

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Chicken Fajitas
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Grilled Chicken Fajitas are the most flavorful and delicious fajitas that you can make. Easy to feed a crowd or to meal prep for busy weeknights. A restaurant favorite that you can make even better in your own backyard. 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1/2 large yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 large orange bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 8 flour tortillas - fajita size
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine fajita seasonings: garlic, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, brown sugar and salt.
  2. Mix 1/4 fajita seasonings together with olive oil and orange juice in a shallow dish.
  3. Add whole chicken breasts to marinade and turn to coat all sides.
  4. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours until ready to grill.
  5. Slice peppers and onions thin. Toss with 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup of fajita seasonings.
  6. Prepare a grill fire to 300° with pecan or hickory wood for smoke.
  7. Place chicken over indirect heat.
  8. Put a grill pan over indirect heat and add vegetables, spreading evenly.
  9. Close the lid and cook 10 minutes.
  10. Stir the vegetables and turn the chicken breasts. Close the lid and continue to cook until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°.
  11. Remove from grill and allow chicken to rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  12. Serve thin sliced chicken on flour tortillas with fresh lime slices, cilantro and salsa.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 636Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 750mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 40g

Nutritional Calculation is estimated and may not be accurate.

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