Marinated Fajita Chicken

Marinated Fajita Chicken

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"I requested this recipe after I had these fajitas at a graduation party. This marinade makes some of the most delicious chicken I've ever tasted, so it's still awesome if you forgo making fajitas and just use it to marinade your chicken breasts."


8 h 45 m servings 242 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and red pepper flakes in a bowl; pour into a large resealable plastic bag.
  2. Put the chicken breasts into the bag, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade. Arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish.
  6. Bake chicken breasts in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  7. Shred chicken breasts with two forks to desired texture.
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  1. 19 Ratings


The chicken had a nice flavor of lime, not too overpowering. I might put a few more spices in it the next time. I grilled instead and did not shred the chicken I just sliced it. So with some avo...

Recipe Group Selection: 28, April 2012 I used all the listed ingredients, but changed the cooking method. Due to time conflicts, I marinated the meat overnight and the next morning put the ma...

I gave it 4 stars only because I doubled the spices and halved the lime juice based on the reviews. We used the chicken to make tacos and we loved them. The leftovers are wonderful on sandwich...