Easy Chicken Fajita Marinade

Easy Chicken Fajita Marinade

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jmcdaneld 4

"This is a simple fajita marinade that has been bounced around in my family for at least 15 years. It's simple, tasty, easily altered for a twist on the taste, and can be easily prepared in under 15 minutes. Serve with other fajita elements and enjoy! Some ideas: sauteed green bell pepper with white or yellow onions, jalapeno slaw, homemade salsa (tomato or mango), etc."

Ingredients 4 h 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 260 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 27 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk vegetable oil, chili powder, lime juice, honey, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper in a bowl to make a marinade. Place chicken strips into a large resealable plastic bag; pour marinade over chicken. Knead bag to coat chicken with marinade. Squeeze out air, seal bag, and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove chicken strips from marinade; discard used marinade.
  4. Grill chicken on preheated grill until browned, the juices run clear, and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest piece reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 10 minutes per side.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Feel free to experiment with other spices, the amount of lime juice and honey, and the type of garlic. Minced garlic can be used instead of garlic powder, and tossing in 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper can put an extra kick in the flavor.
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Kemerick423
2/27/2013

Absolutely loved this! I added a little ground cumin simply because I like it but I'm sure the marinade will be perfect without it. I had my family over for chicken fajitas and everyone loved the flavor! I actually baked the chicken and used some of the marinade for the vegetables then added the chicken to the vegetables and served it together. Very good and very easy!!!

krystal.anne
4/18/2013

This was a great recipe! I changed things up a bit and used fresh squeezed lemon, added hot pepper flakes, and a little Sriracha. Excellent! Will be using again and again!

jrbaker
2/20/2013

My whole family enjoyed the fajitas. This marinade is wonderfully simple, but very flavorful. Yum!