Margarita Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Margarita Chicken Fajitas Recipe

How To Make Margarita Chicken Fajitas

Make some flavorful fajitas by marinating chicken in margarita mix. The tangy flavor will provide a fresh taste for these tender and juicy chicken fajitas.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Fajita:

  • 4chicken breasts,boneless and skinless
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼cupolive oil,divided
  • 3bell peppers
  • 2portabello mushroom caps,thinly sliced
  • 1white onion,thinly sliced
  • flour tortillas

For Toppings:

  • Mexican cheese,shredded
  • avocado slices,or guacamole
  • sour cream
  • lime wedges
  • fresh cilantro,chopped

For Marinade:

  • ½cuptequila
  • ½cuplime juice,freshly-squeezed
  • ¼cuporange juice,freshly-squeezed
  • 1tspcumin
  • ¼tspcayenne

Instructions

Marinade:

  1. Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Remove 3 tablespoons of the marinade for later use, and add the remaining marinade to a large zip lock bag. Add the chicken, and toss to coat.

  2. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 1 to 8 hours. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and season generously on both sides with salt and pepper.

Fajitas:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and let cook without touching for 5 minutes.

  2. Flip the chicken breasts over, and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until no longer pink inside and juices run clear. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate to cool.

  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add the peppers, mushrooms, and onions, and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.

  4. Cut the chicken into strips. When the vegetables are ready, add the chicken strips to the vegetable mixture.

  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and drizzle with the reserved marinade and stir to coat. Cook for 2 minutes, then season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

  6. Serve warm in flour tortillas with toppings, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 406.60kcal
  • Fat: 23.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.91g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.33g
  • Fiber: 4.02g
  • Sugar: 5.03g
  • Protein: 26.08g
  • Cholesterol: 74.24mg
  • Sodium: 689.75mg
  • Calcium: 41.26mg
  • Potassium: 634.81mg
  • Iron: 1.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 136.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 94.65mg
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