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

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"Delicious fajita marinade for chicken or beef. Makes enough marinade for about 2 pounds of meat. Try it with shrimp too, just reduce the marinade time from 2 hours to 30 minutes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Whisk cilantro, orange juice, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, cayenne pepper, cumin, and black pepper together in a bowl.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2014

Excellent marinade for fijitas. I nixed the cayenne pepper because I don't like spicy. I let the chicken marinade for 1 hour. As it was marinating, I cut up the veggies. I then placed about 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil in the cold skillet. I put the skillet in the oven and then let it heat up to 425 degrees. When the oven was preheated I added the veggies and raw chicken in the hot oil. Baked it for 30 minutes. Tasted just like what you'd get in a good Mexican restaurant.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 06, 2015

I did not care for this recipe. It didnt taste nothing like fajitas.


14 Ratings

Apr 16, 2014

By far, the best thing I've made since joining allrecipes. The spices blend beautifully and play off of each other. The marinade time of two hours was ideal. I'm not a big fan of cayenne, so I substituted Badia fajita seasoning and gave the marinade just a dash of cayenne. I will definitely make this again! Feel free to contact me with any questions. I'm always looking for foodie friends. My email is

Feb 12, 2015

I also fried the veggies in the marinade. I used left oil which was okay.

Jun 09, 2015

This marinade was enough for 5 pounds of blsl chicken breasts, which I pounded to 1/2inch thickness. Since there were no directions for marinating time, or cooking, I marinated in a large freezer bag for only one hour, and then grilled. DS said "I like the chicken this way." this is a huge compliment, for he usually doesn't say anything! I liked the flavor, and DH did, too. The chicken was moist and tender, with a delicate flavor. I will likely make this again, though I probably won't serve it in a tortilla. My only sub was to use about 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, in lieu of the garlic cloves.

Aug 27, 2014

I cut my chicken into cubes and let in marinate over night. I stir fry the entire mixture! It's delicious!!

Aug 15, 2014

Made as written. Fajitas turned out very good and chicken breast stayed moist. Will likely make again.

Aug 03, 2014

Excellent marinade! Not a fajita flavor though. Will be using this again and often.


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  • Calories
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 196 mg
  • 8%

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

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