Easy Chicken Fajitas

Friday, March 15, 2019

Easy Chicken Fajitas with Italian dressing, rotel & taco seasoning

Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good!

Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep

Easy Chicken Fajitas like the Mexican Restaurant

I am a HUGE fan of Mexican food. We rarely go out for Mexican because I lack total self control around the chips and salsa. Anyone else?!?! I am always full by the time my food arrives. To avoid overeating chips and salsa, we make a lot of Mexican food at home. These Easy Chicken Fajitas are a staple in our house. We make a batch at the beginning of every week and eat the leftover for lunch or dinner all week. SO easy and such a time saver!!!

Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep

What to Marinate Chicken Fajitas In?

These Easy Chicken Fajitas are marinated in a mixture of Italian dressing, Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chiles), lime and taco seasoning. SO easy!!! Feel free to use your favorite variety of Rotel - original, hot, mild or Mexican Rotel. We typically use Original or Mexican.

I buy a big bag of frozen chicken tenders and let the chicken marinate in the original bag. I just dump everything in, toss it around and let it hang out in the fridge overnight. It can marinate for a couple of days and be fine. 

Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep

How to Make Chicken Fajitas at Home

I cook the chicken in a giant skillet. Cast iron or non-stick is fine. I prefer to drain the chicken and pat it dry before adding it to the skillet. I use a couple of paper towels and just press it on the chicken to get the extra moisture off of the outside of the chicken. Patting the chicken dry will help give the chicken a nice sear on the outside. You can totally skip patting the chicken dry. You just won’t get a nice sear on the chicken because it will be too wet.

Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep

What to Serve with Chicken Fajitas

As I said, we make these every single week. I always add the ingredients to our weekly grocery order. We love to serve the fajitas with some chips, salsa, white cheese dip, sour cream, and extra cheese. We actually like these Easy Chicken Fajitas better than the Mexican restaurant! We store the leftover chicken and vegetables in a container in the fridge for a quick meal later in the week. 
Here are a few of our favorite recipes to serve with these Easy Chicken Fajitas:





Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep
Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep
Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep
Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep
Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep
Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep




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Entree
Mexican, Tex-Mex
Yield: serves 6 to 8

Easy Chicken Fajitas

prep time: 10 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 25 mins
Easy Chicken Fajitas - SO much better than the Mexican restaurant and only 5 ingredients! We make these every week - great meal prep recipe! Chicken, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime. Let the chicken marinate overnight and quickly cook in the skillet. Add onions and peppers for an authentic Mexican restaurant taste. SO easy and SO good! #mexican #chicken #chickenfajitas #mealprep

ingredients:

  • 3-lb raw chicken tenders
  • 1 (16-oz) jar Italian dressing
  • 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • onion and bell pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (optional)

instructions:

  1. In a large ziplock bag, combine chicken tenders, Italian dressing, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning and lime juice. Toss to coat. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. If using onions and peppers, heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and peppers. Cook until vegetables start to soften, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove vegetables from skillet.
  4. Add chicken tenders to skillet and cook until no longer pink inside, approximately 4 minutes per side.
  5.  Add cooked vegetables back to skillet, and cook an additional minute to warm.
  6. Serve with warm tortillas, cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and/or tomatoes.



MORE TEX-MEX RECIPES:
Mexican Casserole
Doritos Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Crescent Taco Bake
White Chicken Enchiladas
Pollo Loco



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4 comments

  1. H Hi :-)
    Wonder if you can use boneless skinless thighs as that's what I have on hand?
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    1. Chicken thighs should work just fine!
      I’m thrilled to hear you are enjoying the recipes!!! Hope you enjoy these fajitas as much we do!!

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  2. I love fajitas so much!!!! Yum Yum Yum! I like adding some lemon/lime/orange juice to the marinade too - zingy!

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  3. We made these last night and were blown away at how good they were.
    Amazing!
    We used 1 lb of chicken tenders, half the envelope of taco seasoning, and half the bottle of Italian dressing (Wishbone Robusto). Will definitely make again.

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