Grilled Chicken Fajitas
A classic Tex-Mex recipe, the grilled chicken fajita has become one of America’s favorite south of the border meals. The best part about the chicken fajita is the customization of ingredients that each diner can use to create their dream chicken fajita. This recipe requires an indoor or outdoor bbq to grill the chicken.
For the chicken
- 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 limes
For the grilled vegetable accompaniments
- 2 bunches of scallions
- 3 bell peppers (any combination of red, yellow or green)
For the chicken fajita toppings
- 1 avocado peeled, diced and tossed with salt and lime juice
- 2 cups of sour cream
- 2 cups of salsa of your choice
- 3 limes cut into wedges
- 18 small soft flour tortillas
Place the chicken breasts in a pan. Combine the chili powder, salt, cumin, garlic, onion powder, and black pepper in a bowl. Spread this mixture over the chicken, patting it into the meat with your fingertips. Squeeze the lime juice over the chicken and let marinate, covered in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Pre-heat your indoor or outdoor bbq grill to high.
Place the bell peppers directly on the hot grill until charred on all sides, flipping as needed for about 15 minutes. Remove the peppers from the grill, transfer to a cutting board and wrap in wet paper towels to cool.
Grill the scallions until browned, but not charred.
Unwrap the bell peppers from the wet paper towels and remove the charred skins with your hands or a knife leaving the flesh of the bell pepper. Cut the bell peppers in half, remove the seeds and cut into strips.
Place the chicken breasts on the high heat grill. For a medium sized chicken breast cook 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to cutting board and let rest before cutting the chicken into fajita-ready strips.
Turn the grill off, and place the tortillas directly on the grill to warm. Be careful not to burn.
Assemble chicken fajitas as you wish with a tortilla, chicken and the various accompaniments to suit your taste.