Amazing Chicken Fajitas

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Chicken Fajitas.

Two of our favorite words in the world.  Fajitas have become a fixture in Tex-Mex cuisine.  And for good reason.

These fajitas, with all the fixings, are truly as good as they come.

Chicken fajitas in a fajita pan with tortillas, salsa and guacamole nearby.


These chicken fajitas are perfect for a family meal, or double the recipe for a party.

Watch us show you how easy it is to make these incredible Chicken Fajitas at home!


A simple marinade of white wine, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice and soy sauce locks in the flavor.

We place the boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a baggie with the marinade.

2 hours, or even better, overnight, in the fridge is perfect for marinating the chicken.

A large freezer baggie with chicken fajitas meat and marinade being pressed by a hand on a cutting board.


After the chicken has been removed from the marinade, we place the pieces in a large baking dish or pan.

Use your fingers to sprinkle on the rub.

The spices in the rub are similar to blackening, but the flavors are not too intense. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Chicken breast in a blue dish with fingers sprinkling fajita seasoning on them


While the meat is marinating, it’s a good time to get the onions going.

We like to cook them until they just begin to caramelize. You can add strips of green, red, and yellow bell peppers for flavor and color, too.

Our secret flavor boost for the onions is a few splashes of soy. It works beautifully with the sweetness of the onions as they begin to soften and caramalize

A skillet of caramelized onions for chicken fajitas.

We think grilling the seasoned chicken pieces on a hot grill is perfect for chicken fajitas, but you can also cook in a large, sturdy, hot skillet.

Grill (or sauté) until browned on the outside (it’s okay if it chars a little, it’s supposed to do that) and nice and juicy on the inside.

You’ll want the inside temperature of the meat to be at around 155°F to 160°F. The meat will continue to cook as it rests for about 5 minutes after grilling/sautéing.

3 chicken seasoned chicken breasts on a hot grill.


After the chicken has rested for about 5 minutes, use a sharp knife to carefully cut the chicken on a diagonal, across the grain.

At this point, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your fajita pan over high heat.

And get your onions heated up and all the fixings ready to go.

A hand holding chicken fajitas meat in place as a large knife cuts it.


Our favorite additions to our Amazing Chicken Fajitas are as follows:

Once the fajita pan is piping hot, add the onions, and then the sliced chicken.

Then, it’s time to build yourself the best Chicken Fajita you’ve ever had.

A chicken fajita laying flat on a blue plate.

We’re not kidding when we tell you these Chicken Fajitas are…amazing.

Just wait for that first bite. Wait until you hear the reactions of friends and family taking their first bite.

Amazing Chicken Fajitas. A handful of beautiful, delicious and unforgettable yumminess.

A rolled chicken fajita being held by a hand.

A sizzling platter of chicken fajitas.

Amazing Chicken Fajitas

Amazing Chicken Fajitas are truly that...amazing.  As the chicken grills, the chicken becomes slightly blackened, locking in flavor and making the meat so tender.  The caramelized onions put them over the top.  Be sure to make the best-ever guacamole and fresh pico de gallo, and you will be in fajita heaven!
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: Tex-Mex, Mexican
Keyword: Chicken, Fajitas, Grilling
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Fixin's Prep: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 292kcal



  • 2 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp chili powder we love ancho
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin ground


  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large white, or sweet, onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 to 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 3 to 5 lbs
  • 1/4 cup fajita rub (see instructions)
  • 16 flour tortillas, warmed fajita size
  • 1 large lime quarter



  • In a small bowl, combine the rub ingredients and mix together with a fork.  Set aside. 
  • Make a marinade by whisking together the white wine, lime juice, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Place the chicken in a large zipper baggie, or a shallow baking vessel.  Close the baggie, or cover the dish with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or overnight.  Turning a few times.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-hight heat.  Add the onions and cook for about 10 minutes, until starting to soften.  Add the soy sauce and cook for another 10 minutes, until starting to brown and caramelize.  Set aside. 
  • Pre-heat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade.  Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the rub all over the meat.  Save any unused rub for another use.
  • Grill the chicken (or sauté in a hot skillet) for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until an internal temperature reaches approx. 160°F.  Remove from heat and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Heat a fajita pan, or cast iron skillet, over medium-high heat, 
  • Meanwhile, cut the chicken diagonally across the grain into strips.  
  • Carefully add the cooked onions to the piping hot fajita pan (or skillet) and then add the chicken on top.  
  • Bring the sizzling fajitas to the table and squeeze a lime wedge over the meat.
  • Serve with warm tortillas and all the fixins. 



Calories: 292kcal
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  • 5 stars
    I made your steak fajita recipe & knew immediately I had to try your chicken next!! Absolutely the best! Great flavor! Will make again soon!

    • Hi Marlo! Sorry for the delayed response! Yay! We are so so happy you are loving our fajitas recipes! Those are near and dear to our hearts (and tastebuds), so this thrills us to hear you love them, too! Thanks so much for sharing and for the GREAT review. That means the world to us! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I made these tonight with your easy retried bean recipe. AAAAAmazing fellas! Super easy. The seasoning was spot on and not too much Cumin which I think ruins tex mex dishes. We just devoured these. Once again, thanks for making me look like a way better cook than I really am. Just don’t tell anyone. Hee hee.

    • Diane!! You make us SO HAPPY!!! And we know without a doubt that you are an AWESOME cook!!! Give yourself a bunch of credit…you deserve it! We’re just so happy to give you a little inspiration to “do your thing” in the kitchen! And as always, thank you so much for letting us know and for the awesome review! You are a rock star!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • Maybe just me but I don’t see the link for the fajita pan! I think this is what I’ve been missing as a final step!

    • Hi Patty! Sorry about that! We’ve added links in the post and here it is right here! Lodge LFSR3 Cast Iron Fajita Set, Pre-Seasoned” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Fajita Pan

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