Tex-Mex cuisine is a delightful fusion of Texas and Mexican flavors, creating a unique and fiery culinary experience. Chicken Fajitas, a beloved Tex-Mex favorite, are bursting with zesty spices, tender grilled chicken, and vibrant bell peppers and onions. Wrapped in warm tortillas, these fajitas are a savory delight that captivates both meat lovers and vegetable enthusiasts. Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together or simply craving bold and sizzling flavors, our Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas recipe is sure to impress. Set the stage for a fiesta and let the Southwestern flavors transport you to the untamed charm of the Wild West.
- 500 grams boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- 2 bell peppers (red and green), thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- 8 small flour tortillas
- Fresh cilantro and lime wedges, for garnish
- In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, lime juice, chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper to create the marinade.
- Add the sliced chicken to the marinade, tossing to coat each piece. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- In a large skillet or griddle, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the marinated chicken to the skillet, cooking for 5-6 minutes until it is cooked through and slightly charred. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
- In the same skillet, add the sliced bell peppers and onions. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until they become tender and slightly caramelized.
- Return the cooked chicken to the skillet, tossing it with the bell peppers and onions to combine all the flavors.
- Warm the flour tortillas in a separate skillet or microwave.
- To serve, spoon the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita filling onto the warm tortillas.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges for an extra burst of flavor.
- Fold the tortillas around the filling and enjoy the sizzling goodness of Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas, the taste of the Wild West right at your table.