Chicken Fajita Recipe
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This Chicken Fajita recipe makes a quick, delicious meal perfect for a busy weeknight supper or a fun weekend meal!
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 green or yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6-8 tortillas, warmed
Optional Garnish:
  • sour cream
  • sliced avocado or guacamole
  • salsa
  1. Place the chicken into a sealable bag. Place the peppers and onion into a separate sealable bag. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic to a jar with a screw top or tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined. Pour ⅓ over chicken, ⅓ over vegetables and reserve the remainder in the jar for using when cooking the chicken fajitas. Seal the bags tightly and refrigerate for one hour to overnight.
  2. When ready to cook, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour vegetable bag into the skillet and cook until just tender crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skillet to a plate and add chicken strips to the same skillet. When the chicken is cooked throughout, add vegetables back to the skillet along with the reserved marinade.
  3. Serve with tortilla and optional garnishes.
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