Best Chicken Fajitas

charred, flavorful chicken fajitas
Charred, flavorful chicken fajitas
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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds Chicken thighs skinless and boneless
2 tbsp Vegetable oil
1 clove Garlic large, minced
1 1/2 tsp Cumin ground
1 tsp Salt
1/2-1 tsp Chili pepper ground
1 tbsp Cilantro fresh, chopped
3 Bell pepper cut into strips
1 Red onion thinly sliced
2 Avocado peeled, seeded and sliced
2 tbsp Lime juice fresh squeezed

Nutritional information

480
Calories
29g
Fat
19g
Carbohydrates
36g
Protein
161mg
Cholesterol
351mg
Sodium
Ingredients

Best Chicken Fajitas

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In my house, every Friday night we have “Fajita Friday”. It’s the meal we look forward to all week. I have been perfecting it for years now and I am about to share with you the Best Chicken Fajitas recipe you will find.

Two elements combine to make these mouth-watering fajitas: limey marinade and chicken thighs. Chicken thighs are hands down the best part of the chicken for flavor and juiciness. In this recipe, I use skinless and boneless thighs. I marinade them for around 30 minutes, but if you are short on time even 5 minutes in the marinade will add some wonderful flavor to your meat. Then I sear the thighs on a hot heavy-based pan so that they are slightly charred and crispy on the outside.

For the toppings, it depends – sometimes I keep it simple and other times I go wild. Some of my favorite toppings include: sour cream, guacamole, salsa, Pico De Gallo, cheese and black beans. Yum – how many days until Friday?

To make the chicken fajitas, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Best Chicken Fajitas

So, how do you make the Best Chicken Fajitas?

Steps to make Best Chicken Fajitas

1

Make the marinade

1

Combine the lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, salt, chili and cilantro in a bowl and mix together.

2

Marinate the chicken thighs

30

Add the thighs to the marinade and ensure that they are well-coated. Allow to marinate - ideally for 30 minutes.

3

Heat a pan

4

Heat a large heavy-based pan or skillet over medium-high heat until it starts smoking. Add some olive oil into the pan to lightly coat the bottom.

4

Sear the chicken

16

Sear the chicken for about 8 minutes on each side. Make sure that both sides of the thighs are charred, crispy and cooked through.

5

Remove chicken

1

Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a warm plate. Cover loosely with aluminium foil and set to one side.

6

Cook the vegetables

6

Add the peppers and onions to the pan. You may need to add a little bit more oil. Cook the vegetables until the onion is soft and the peppers are slightly charred. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7

Slice

2

Slice the chicken thighs into strips.

8

Serve

Serve on large sharing plates with warmed tortillas, chopped cilantro and sliced avocado and a selection of your favorite fajita toppings.

Without doubt, these are the Best Chicken Fajitas you will make. They’re easy and they pack a powerful flavor punch. Let your imagination run wild with the toppings and please come back here soon to leave a review!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Athina

So delicious! Thank you!

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