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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas made with tender Mojo Criollo marinated, boneless, skinless chicken breast seasoned with oregano, ground cumin, garlic, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and fresh lime juice all wrapped snuggly in a warm, soft tortilla loaded with onions and peppers for the perfect Chicken Fajita.

Mexican night just became a little more simplified and flavorful with this recipe for Chicken Fajitas. One of my favorite things in life is Latino and Spanish recipes. Over the years, I have enjoyed family vacations to South America and abroad dining in some of the most renowned restaurants that serve Latino and Spanish Cuisine.

 

 

Chicken Fajitas made with tender Mojo Criollo marinated, boneless, skinless chicken breast seasoned with oregano, ground cumin, garlic, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and fresh lime juice all wrapped snuggly in a warm, soft tortilla loaded with onions and peppers for the perfect Chicken Fajita.

 

 

 

 

Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients needed for chicken and marinade

  • Four boneless and skinless, chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • One cup of Goya, Mojo Criollo
  • One and 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • One teaspoon ground cumin
  • One teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Juice of one lime

 

 

Directions for marinade

  1. Place Chicken that has been cut into strips into a large capacity zip lock bag. Add all other ingredients to the container. Completely seal and double-check that it is 100% sealed.
  2. Gently shake back bag to mix ingredients. Once done, remove excess air from ziplock and reseal—place in the refrigerator.
  3. You can marinate up to 8 hours.

 

 

 

Other ingredients

  • One large green pepper, sliced in strips
  • One large red pepper, sliced in strips
  • One large yellow pepper, sliced in strips
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper

 

 

Garnish Ingredients

  • Two Limes sliced into wedges
  • Favorite homemade salsa, or your brand
  • Sliced avocado
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sour cream, if desired.

 

 

Directions for vegetables and meat

  1.  When I make our fajitas, I do not marinate the vegetables and chicken together. If you wish to, you may reserve some of the marinades for your vegetables from above. I prefer my vegetables to be on the more firm side. I would suggest only marinating the peppers for about 30 minutes as you will notice they will have a slight texture breakdown.
  2. Remove chicken from ziplock place on a clean plate or dish.
  3. Use non-stick spray on the pan—heat grilling pan to medium heat. Place chicken in pan and grill for about 7-8 minutes or wholly done, once done remove from grilling pan and place on the plate.
  4. Add a little more cooking spray and lightly grill all peppers, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Assemble all of the other ingredients (garnishes).
  6. Warm the flour tortillas, until pliable
  7. Serve the chicken on a platter with the garnishes and warmed tortillas.

 

 

 

Chicken Fajitas made with tender Mojo Criollo marinated, boneless, skinless chicken breast seasoned with oregano, ground cumin, garlic, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and fresh lime juice all wrapped snuggly in a warm, soft tortilla loaded with onions and peppers for the perfect Chicken Fajita.

 

 

 

 

Chicken Fajitas made with tender Mojo Criollo marinated, boneless, skinless chicken breast seasoned with oregano, ground cumin, garlic, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and fresh lime juice all wrapped snuggly in a warm, soft tortilla loaded with onions and peppers for the perfect Chicken Fajita.
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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas made with tender Mojo Criollo marinated, boneless, skinless chicken breast seasoned with oregano, ground cumin, garlic, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and fresh lime juice all wrapped snuggly in a warm, soft tortilla loaded with onions and peppers for the perfect Chicken Fajita.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Marinate1 hr
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Chicken Fajitas, Fajitas
Servings: 8 servings
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 4-6- ounce boneless and skinless chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • 1 cup Goya Mojo Criollo
  • teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ chili flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

Vegetable ingredients

  • 1 large green bell pepper sliced in strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper sliced in strips
  • tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • white ground pepper to taste

Garnish ingredients

  • 2 limes sliced
  • favorite homemade salsa or your brand
  • 2 sliced Hass avocados or 1 Florida avocado
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup sour cream

Instructions

Directions for marinade

  • Place Chicken that has been cut into strips into a large capacity zip lock bag. Add all other ingredients to the container. Completely seal and double-check that it is 100% sealed.
  • Gently shake back bag to mix ingredients. Once done, remove excess air from ziplock and reseal—place in the refrigerator.
  • You can marinate up to 8 hours.

Directions for meat and veggies

  • When I make our fajitas, I do not marinate the vegetables and chicken together. If you wish to, you may reserve some of the marinades for your vegetables from above. I prefer my vegetables to be on the more firm side. I would suggest only marinating the peppers for about 30 minutes as you will notice they will have a slight texture breakdown.
  • Remove chicken from ziplock place on a clean plate or dish.
  • Use non-stick spray on the pan—heat grilling pan to medium heat. Place chicken in pan and grill for about 7-8 minutes or wholly done, once done remove from grilling pan and place on the plate.
  • Add a little more cooking spray and lightly grill all peppers, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Assemble all of the other ingredients (garnishes). Warm the flour tortillas, until pliable
  • Serve the chicken on a platter with the garnishes and warmed tortillas.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Nibbles By Nic
    June 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Loving these babies hooked up at MUNCHING MONDAYS!!! Thanks so much Heidy for coming by! xo Nic

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

      I am so glad you enjoyed the Fajitas! Thanks for dropping by!

  • Reply
    The Foodie Affair
    May 3, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Looks delicious, Heidy! What’s Mojo Criollo? I know the brand, just not sure the ingredients of this. I want to make this with your seasonings or eat at your house!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 5, 2014 at 1:16 am

      You can buy Mojo Sauce at most markets in the Spanish section. Or you can make your own—I can send a recipe to you.

  • Reply
    The Generation Me
    May 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Reblogged this on Millennial Latino.

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    May 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    There is no Cinco De Mayo without a good Fajita recipe. Your recipe will definitely be a hit at all parties.

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    May 2, 2014 at 3:36 am

    G’day! Looks delicious Heidy and love your photo too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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