Chili’s Chicken Fajitas Recipe (Copycat)

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Recipes.net Team Published: June 15, 2021 Modified: July 2, 2021

Texas-Mexican cuisine is a fusion of American, Spanish, and Mexican flavors that we love in beef burritos and nachos. And when we talk about Tex-Mex dishes, our Chili’s fajitas is one that you can’t miss. This recipe serves superb grilled chicken fajitas with deliciously seasoned chicken pieces and crunchy veggies wrapped in a soft tortilla. It’s certainly a delectable feast on your palate. What more would you want from a flavorful on-the-go snack wrap? 

Firstly, Chili’s grilled chicken fajitas consist of striped grilled chicken, bell peppers, and onions. You can enjoy it on its own but it’s more commonly served in a flour tortilla. But feel free to serve it with a black bean and corn salsa, guacamole, or rice. In other words, you have various options and it’s really up to your preference. So get ready. Because in this copycat recipe, we’ll be teaching you how to make Chili’s lunch fajitas with very simple ingredients.

Chili’s Chicken Fajitas Recipe (Copycat)

How To Make Chili's Chicken Fajitas

No more bland lunches or dinners with this dish. This Chili’s fajitas recipe has perfectly sautéed vegetables and juicy chicken seasoned with spices. Just the aroma of it will surely make you anticipate every bite!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 8 oz bell peppers, green and yellow or any mix of colors, sliced
  • oz red onion, sliced
  • cooking spray

To Serve:

  • 1 cup nacho chips, or tortilla
  • 1 cup guacamole, or tomato salsa
  • lemon wedges, or lime

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill and grease it with cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl, add the cilantro, garlic, chili powder, cumin, lime juice and 2 tablespoons of oil. Mix to combine well.

  3. Add in the chicken and make sure that it is well coated. Set aside for 10 minutes to marinate.

  4. When ready, grill the chicken and season it with salt and pepper. Grill for about 8 to 10 minutes on each side until it is cooked through.

  5. When the chicken is done, set aside. Add the bell peppers and onions to a bowl and season with salt, pepper, and the remaining olive oil. Toss together.

  6. Heat up a skillet. Add the vegetable mix, then sauté for roughly 5 to 7 minutes, until lightly charred.

  7. Scoop into a bowl and serve. You can serve it as is or slice the chicken and wrap it up in some tortilla wraps. Serve with nacho chips, guacamole, tomato salsa, and lime or lemon wedges.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 67mg
  • Calories: 375kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 581mg
  • Protein: 27g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 146mg
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1378IU
  • Vitamin C: 58mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use taco seasoning for fajitas?

Yes, you can. The spices in a taco seasoning are relatively the same as the seasoning that we used in this recipe. So if you’re short in any of these ingredients, easily switch them out with a taco seasoning for instant rich, savory, and spicy flavors.

How do you grill chicken properly for a good chicken fajitas?

Like the recipe above, you can simply cook your chicken in a grill pan. However, if you want that extra smokiness, you can also use the traditional charcoal grill. Make sure that your grill is very hot; about 500 degrees F is a good temperature. One tip is to have two areas in your grill. The hotter area is for charring, while the cooler area allows you to cook the inside of the chicken without burning it all throughout. But most importantly, the key to having perfectly grilled meat is to check on it occasionally.

What condiments do you serve with fajitas?

You can add sour cream, cheese, or guacamole in your fajitas. You can also add variation to your Chili’s fajita toppings by adding tomatoes, salsa, or lettuce.

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Conclusion

This version of Chili’s fajitas is packed with flavors brought by various Tex-Mex spices. Make sure that you keep your chicken moist and juicy to enjoy it fully!

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