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Chicken Fajitas

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An uncomplicated grilled chicken fajita recipe that goes perfectly with Ree’s Pico & Guacamole. That is how I prepare and serve it.

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil - Reserve 2 TBS For Veggies
  • ½ cups Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ cups Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 whole Jalapeños, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 whole Small Onions, Sliced Lengthwise
  • 2 whole Red Bell Pepper, Sliced Lengthwise
  • 3 whole Boneless Chicken Breasts, Pounded To About 1 Inch
  • 4 whole Flour Tortillas
  • Sour Cream, For Topping
  • Pico De Gallo - For Topping
  • Guacamole - For Topping

Preparation

In a non-reactive dish, whisk together 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil with the next 6 ingredients.

Pull out and reserve about a 1/2 cup of the marinade. You’ll use the 1/2 cup later and you’ll use the rest to marinate your chicken.

Create a foil packet with the onions, peppers, reserved 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and the 2 tablespoons of butter

Preheat Grill.

Place chicken in marinade for 15 minutes prior to cooking.

When grill is good and hot, give it a good cleaning and then oil the grates with a pair of tongs and an oiled paper towel.

Place chicken and the onion/pepper packet over medium flame on grill.

Grill chicken over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.

When the chicken appears “cooked” though and lifts easily from the grill, flip it and cook for another 4-5 minutes.

Flip the onions as well.

After the chicken is finished, remove to a cutting board and allow to stand for 5 minutes.

Allow onions and peppers to continue cooking while chicken is resting.

Slice chicken into strips and put on a platter.

While onions/peppers continue to cook, on the empty side of grill, place flour tortillas in single layer and allow to heat for about 30 seconds per side or until you see them fill with air. Flip and repeat. Stack on a platter with a warm cloth napkin.

Remove onions/peppers from grill in packet and pour over the chicken on the platter. Top with the reserved marinade and mix to coat.

Serve with the warm tortillas, Ree’s Pico & Guacamole, Sour Cream, Cheese and whatever else you like. I always like roasted corn in my Mexican food so I often roast canned, fresh or frozen corn on a skillet or on the grill to serve also.

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khokulei on 6.11.2010

looked amazing in the pic, but the marinade didn’t give the fajita flavor that i was looking for. love the idea of the roasted corn though. that is what i am taking from this recipe.

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kcohan on 5.13.2010

Tried these tonight. SO easy, and the marinade/sauce gave these fajitas a delicous flavor. I almost couldn’t believe it. Now, I was cooking indoors, so I put the chicken on our George Foreman and just cooked the onions and peppers in a skillet on the stove. Once they were nearly done, I dumped in the reserved marinade from the chicken and simmered it down for a couple of minutes. I served them with Ree’s Restaurant-style Salsa, cheese, and sour cream. Fantastic!

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AMC on 5.10.2010

these were some of the best chicken fajitas I have had. Amazing, so much good flavor!! thanks for sharing.

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MissLisa on 4.24.2010

This looks AMAZING!! I will try it very soon! thanks!

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Quest for Delish on 2.25.2013

These were good we all enjoyed them. I felt they were a little to dry but still quite tasty.

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kaype on 4.27.2012

These are the best fajitas I’ve had since moving from the southwest two years ago!
I made Ree’s pico and guacamole with them – fabulous! Also, I cooked chicken and veggies on an electric skillet since we don’t have a grill. Worked very well!

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msuhutton on 10.13.2011

Seriously, its freaking awesome! Tastes like I just had it in a restaurant! I know when something is really good when it puts my husband in a really good mood!

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Kendra (aka The Meanest Momma) on 10.10.2011

I just wanted to say these are in high rotation in our house — everyone loves them!

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Lauren on 7.18.2011

Delish!!!

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