Grilled Chicken Fajitas Marinade

We recently replaced our grill, and have been grilling like crazy.  I had some huge mutant monster chicken breasts on hand, but grilling such huge chicken breasts will usually lead to dry tasteless meat.  I mixed together an amazing fajita chicken marinade and marinated the chicken overnight.  The result was a super flavorful and moist grilled chicken!

You could serve this as is with a side of peppers and onions, or slice it up with some tortillas, lettuce, pico, and sour cream for delicious fajitas.

You Will Need:

1/3 cup lime juice (squeeze fresh, about 5 limes)
1/3 cup olive oil
5 garlic cloves diced, or use paste equivalent
1 Tbls cumin
3 tsp onion powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup minced cilantro leaves
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

You can combine all ingredients in a blender, but I actually had to add the cilantro the next day (I forgot it at the grocery store), so I just added each ingredient in a gallon bag.

Whether you blend your marinade or add ingredients separately, you will want to put the prepared marinade in a gallon zipper bag.  Prepare the chicken by trimming most of the fat, etc.  I had super sized chicken breasts, so in addition to the usual scoring I do to chicken when I marinade, I also sliced the chicken along the length, as you would if you were going to butterfly it.  I just didn’t go very far.  I just wanted to expose the middle of the thickest part.

Add the chicken to the bag with the marinade and let it do its magic overnight! 

Heat up your grill of choice and place those bad boys on.  See the iron skillet on the burner?  I saved some of the marinade to add to my peppers and onions.  Oh, yeah, slice up some peppers and onions.  A must have for fajitas!

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Sit back on the deck in a comfy chair, have someone bring you an adult beverage of your choice.  And seriously, look how HUGE those things are.  I wouldn’t want to meet those chickens in a dark alley.

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

You do need to close the lid on the grill though.  And flip those babies.  I put these MUTANT chicken breasts on a super hot grill, flipped them to get a good sear on both sides, then turned the grill down a bit to make sure they would cook through.

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

When fully cooked (check those temps!), remove from the grill, along with your peppers and onions.

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Thinly slice up the chicken, and serve with an accompaniment of lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream, tortillas, or whatever you like!


Grilled Chicken Fajitas


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Michelle is the mom of a very active 9 year old boy. She recently left the workforce to be a SAHM and is learning to cut back to make it work. In addition to this busy life, she loves to do computer geekery with websites, graphics, and video games, as well as reading and cooking!
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