Chicken Fajita Marinade Recipe -
Chicken Fajita Marinade Recipe
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Chicken Fajita Marinade

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Original recipe makes 3 /4 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. To prepare the marinade, stir together beer, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cilantro, cumin, and salt; mix well.
  2. To use marinade, pour into a resealable plastic bag, add up to 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breast, and mix until chicken is well coated. Marinate for 1 to 3 hours in the refrigerator.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 10, 2010

I have used this recipe for a couple years now and love it everytime! I have friends that have asked me for it as well. The only problem I have is using only a 1/4 cup of beer and then the rest gets wasted because I always start the marinade in the a.m. So, I have learned to make a large batch of the marinade. I freeze it with my chix breasts and also bags of cut-up peppers for my future fajitas. I just pull it out in the a.m. to thaw and it's ready to grill by the time I get home.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2011

not the pop or zing i wanted... not bad but kinda bland

May 22, 2008

I thought this marinade was really good. I added a little more of all the spices and a couple more cloves of garlic, marinated 2 chicken breasts (cut up) in the fridge for about an hour. Then I cooked the chicken, some onion and red pepper IN the marinade. I didn't give it 5 stars because I've had better, but all in all a good recipe and I would probably make again. Thanks!!

Sep 11, 2008

My husband and son thought it was good. I think it would be a good marinade for chicken, then I would have given it 5/5, actually I wanted to give it 4 1/2 out of 5. It was tangy with the citrus flavors. As for a fajita, I'm used to having fajita's for beef, chicken and shrimp with the usual fajita flavor(like my favorite resturant). It would be better in a category for just citrus marinade for chicken.

May 08, 2009

I followed the recipe exact. I let my meat marinate for an hour. With lime juice, you have to watch it or it'll cook your chicken. This was good, but I feel it could have used a bit more cumin. And something else I couldn't put my finger on. I'd use this again and double the spice.

Nov 06, 2007

This was so good. It was hard to part with a 1/4 cup of my beloved beer but I followed exact. I cut my chicken into strips before marinating and then grilled them. I would grill them if possible. I will definately use this marinade again.

Dec 11, 2007

Very good. I grilled my chicken and moistened the chicken with the marinade each time I turned it. I will use this recipe again.

Mar 11, 2009

This was great. I added cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, oregano, cayenne, paprika, and S&P.


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  • Calories
  • 41 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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