Sizzling Chicken Fajitas

Sizzling Chicken Fajitas: A Flavorful Fiesta in Your Kitchen

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Prepare to elevate your home cooking with this tantalizing recipe for sizzling chicken fajitas. Bringing the sizzle and flair of a restaurant-style presentation to your own kitchen is easier than you think. Follow these simple steps for a delightful culinary experience that will have your taste buds dancing.

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Sizzlin' Chicken Fajitas

Marinating Magic: The Key to Flavorful Chicken

Begin by creating a vibrant fajita marinade. In a small bowl, mix 2 teaspoons of chili powder, 1 teaspoon each of ground cumin, smoked paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder, along with ¼ teaspoon each of cayenne pepper, dried Mexican oregano, salt, and black pepper. Stir in 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, creating a robust marinade.

Place 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a non-reactive bowl, pouring the marinade over them. Ensure every piece is coated evenly. Let it marinate at room temperature for up to an hour or refrigerate overnight for an intensified flavor infusion.

Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Perfectly Cooked Chicken: Juicy and Flavorful

When ready to cook, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, discarding the excess liquid. Cook the chicken for 7-8 minutes on each side until fully cooked. Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure it reaches 160 degrees at the thickest part, allowing it to rest and rise to a juicy perfection.

Vibrant Vegetables: Crisp and Colorful

In the same skillet, increase the heat and add the remaining olive oil. Stir in sliced green, red, and yellow bell peppers, along with white onions. Cook until the vegetables are crisp-tender and beautifully browned, taking approximately 6-7 minutes.

Assembling the Chicken Fajitas Fiesta: A Feast for the Senses

Slice the cooked chicken into thin, juicy strips. If you want an authentic restaurant-style presentation, heat cast iron fajita skillets in a hot oven while preparing the chicken and vegetables. Transfer the cooked ingredients onto the hot skillets, creating a sizzling sensation.

Serve immediately, arranging the chicken strips on individual plates or fajita platters. Accompany them with the sautéed peppers and onions, sliced avocado, lime wedges, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro for a burst of freshness. Get ready to savor a fiesta of flavors, textures, and aromas that will transport you to the heart of a Mexican culinary experience.

In just 20-25 minutes of cooking time, you can create a memorable meal that captures the essence of authentic sizzling chicken fajitas. So, gather your ingredients, fire up that skillet, and embark on a culinary journey that’s bound to become a regular favorite in your kitchen.

Sizzling Chicken Fajitas: A Flavorful Fiesta in Your Kitchen

Recipe by Easy Clean RecipesCourse: MainCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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  • Fajita Marinade
  • 2 t. chili powder

  • 1 t. ground cumin

  • 1 t. smoked paprika

  • ½ t. onion powder

  • ½ t. garlic powder

  • ¼ t. cayenne pepper

  • ½ t. dried Mexican oregano

  • ½ t. salt

  • ¼ t. black pepper

  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil

  • Remaining Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • ¼ c. extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 medium white onion, sliced

  • 2 large avocados, sliced

  • 2 large limes, cut into wedges

  • ½ c. fresh cilantro, chopped


  • Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken breasts to a large, non-reactive bowl and pour the marinade on top. Turn the breasts to ensure all pieces are equally coated. Allow to marinate at room temperature up to one hour or cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • To prepare the fajitas, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Remove chicken breasts from marinade and discard remaining liquid. Place chicken breasts in skillet and cook for 7-8 minutes before turning. Continue cooking another 6-8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and keep warm. 

    Tip: An instant-read thermometer (like this one) should read 160 degrees when inserted into the thickest part of the chicken. The heat will continue to rise another 5 degrees while the meat rests. 
  • Increase heat to medium-high and add remaining olive oil to skillet. Add the sliced peppers and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp tender and nicely browned, approximately 6-7 minutes.
  • To serve, cut the chicken breasts into thin slices and divide among cast iron fajita platters, if using, or individual serving plates. Serve immediately with peppers, onions, sliced avocado, lime wedges, and fresh cilantro, if desired, on the side.  

Try this with Mexican Street Corn or make some Mexican Street Tacos next.

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