Chicken Fajitas

For sizzling, restaurant-style fajitas, just heat up the grill, and dinner's ready in about an hour. Make it your way with the delicious variation below.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2
tablespoons lime juice
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
teaspoons chili powder
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb)
2
medium bell peppers, cut into quarters
2
large onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices
8
flour tortillas (8 to 10 inch), heated as directed on package

  • 1 In shallow glass or plastic dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix cilantro, oregano, lime juice, oil, chili powder and garlic. Add chicken, turning to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 to 20 minutes, brushing with reserved marinade and turning occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Grill bell peppers and onions 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently, until crisp-tender. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • 3 Cut chicken and bell peppers into strips; divide chicken, peppers and onions evenly among tortillas. Fold tortillas over filling; serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Create a build-your-own-fajita buffet. Set out colorful bowls filled with a variety of toppings such as shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa, chopped tomatoes, torn lettuce, sliced ripe olives and chopped fresh cilantro.

Recipe Variation Steak Fajitas: Substitute a 1-lb beef boneless top round steak, about 1 inch thick, for the chicken. Marinate as directed, and grill 12 to 16 minutes for medium doneness.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.