Mexican Chicken Fajitas

By shahdan • May 31, 2017

4 servings
30 min
Mexican Chicken Fajitas

A platter of Mexican Chicken Fajitas served with tortillas, guacamole and sour cream is always a fun & filling meal for everyone on a weekday, and a big hit for casual friends’ get-togethers. It is easily prepared in 30 minutes and does not require fancy ingredients.

For best results, marinate the chicken overnight.


  • 4 large chicken breast fillet (cut into large strips) - صدور فيليه الدجاج
  • 2 teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika) - بابريكا / فلفل أحمر
  • 1 teaspoon oregano - أوريجانو/ زعتر
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder - بودرة ثوم
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin - كمون
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (optional) - شطة مطحونة
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 1 medium lime - ليمون بلدي
  • 3 medium bell peppers (yellow, green and red) - فلفل ملون
  • 3 medium red onions - بصل أحمر
  • salt and pepper (to taste) - ملح و فلفل
  • 8 medium tortilla bread - خبز التورتيلا
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (to serve) - قشدة حامضة

Step by step

  1. To prepare the chicken marinade, mix 3 tablespoons olive oil with paprika, oregano, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and lime juice. Sprinkle chicken strips with salt and pepper then place it in the marinade mixture. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or for best results overnight.
  2. Cut onions and peppers into medium thick slices and set aside.
  3. To cook the chicken, place a large pan or griddle pan on high heat. Grill chicken strips on all sides until golden and cooked through. Make sure not to overcrowd your pan.
  4. In a separate pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and sauté onions and peppers on high heat until peppers are a little soft and onions are browned on the edges. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. In a large serving platter, arrange chicken alongside the cooked veggies. Serve next to tortillas and sour cream.


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