Chicken Fajitas

Homemade Grilled Chicken Fajitas – THE BEST homemade fajitas! Chicken and/or beef marinated in Italian dressing, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, pepper, garlic, salt and chipotle. Can marinate overnight and grill when ready. These fajitas are better than the restaurant! The meat is also great on a salad or in a quesadilla. YUM!

Homemade Grilled Fajitas - THE BEST homemade fajitas! Chicken and/or beef marinated in Italian dressing, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, pepper, garlic, salt and chipotle. Can marinate overnight and grill when ready. These fajitas are better than the restaurant! The meat is also great on a salad or in a quesadilla. YUM!

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Chicken Fajita Marinade with Italian Dressing

We love to grill chicken fajitas.  I am still searching for THE marinade.  This might be it.  It had great flavors and the chicken stayed really juicy.  The original recipe calls for chicken and beef.  We didn’t have any flank steak, so we just did the chicken.  We will most definitely be trying this with either flank steak or skirt steak very soon.  I couldn’t stop eating this chicken.  We had enough leftovers for lunch the next day, and the chicken was just as flavorful as it was the night before.  This is a really good Tex-Mex chicken.   I think it would be great in any Mexican/Southwestern casserole, like King Ranch Chicken or Rotel Chicken Spaghetti.

Homemade Grilled Fajitas - THE BEST homemade fajitas! Chicken and/or beef marinated in Italian dressing, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, pepper, garlic, salt and chipotle. Can marinate overnight and grill when ready. These fajitas are better than the restaurant! The meat is also great on a salad or in a quesadilla. YUM!

Chicken Fajitas

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Homemade Grilled Chicken Fajitas – THE BEST homemade fajitas! Chicken and/or beef marinated in Italian dressing, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, pepper, garlic, salt and chipotle. Can marinate overnight and grill when ready. These fajitas are better than the restaurant! The meat is also great on a salad or in a quesadilla. YUM!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Whisk together first 8 ingredients. Pour marinade into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag, and add chicken breasts or steak; seal bag. Chill 2 hours. (I prepare this marinade at night and let it sit in the fridge all day)
  • Grill chicken 15 to 18 minutes or until done. Grill skirt steak 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Grill flank steak about 8 minutes per side.
  • Remove from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick strips. Serve with tortillas, sour cream, salsa, lettuce, etc.

Notes:

Omit sugar for low-carb dish.

Steph

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Comments

  1. I have been making this recipe years. The only change I make is putting in a little less sugar. It is absolutely delicious and I will continue to make it again and again.

  2. LOVE the flavor of this marinade. Would have never thought of Italian dressing in a Tex-Mex recipe, but it is fantastic!

  3. One of the first recipes I learned on the grill involed marinating chicken in Italian Dressing. This recipe sounds like a great combo of flavors.

  4. Lilianna Grace – YEA!! I am so glad it was a hit! I love the flavor of the marinade and how easy it is to make.

  5. Steph! This was awesome. I even slighty overcooked the chicken (long story) and I am adopting this recipe as a new favorite. I only used it on chicken and just made some tacos from it. My kids loved them! This marinade gave the meat a sweet and smoky taste and it wasn't too spicy for the kids but it was packed with flavor!

  6. Your photo is mouthwatering. I read this post about an hour ago, and my chicken is already marinating. Can I just tell you how amazing the marinade smells?! I used Kraft Zesty Italian dressing, and it smells amazing. Can't wait for dinner! Thanks Steph.

  7. I love the picture of the chicken! Looks soo good! I love good fajitas! My favorite Fajitas are the ones from 'Chilis' restaurant! They are awesome : )

  8. We like to marinade in just the Italian Dressing and I can believe using it as a base with the other additions would be delicious.

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