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Tequila and Lime “Margarita” Chicken Fajitas

This Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe is made delicious with an overnight Margarita marinade of tequila, triple sec and lime juice and traditional fajita seasonings and veggies!

This Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe is made delicious with an overnight Margarita marinade of tequila, triple sec and lime juice and traditional fajita seasonings and veggies!

Annnnnnd belated celebration of my one-year-blogiversary!

Wooo! So I totally forgot to celebrate, but June 1st marked the one-year-anniversary of this blog. In some ways I can’t  believe it’s been a year already, and in others I can’t believe it’s only been a year.

I definitely feel like I’ve come a long way over the past year; if you don’t believe me, just check out this awesome old post. Ohhhh yeah, check out those awesome photos and completely useless recipe.

Good times, good times.

So about the fajitas…

Fajitas are the number one thing I order when we go out for Mexican food. I love, love, love the smokin’ hot delivery right to the table, and I always prefer to play with my food and eat with my hands whenever possible.

This Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe is made delicious with an overnight Margarita marinade of tequila, triple sec and lime juice and traditional fajita seasonings and veggies!

Lately I’ve been kind of bored with fajitas, mainly because they taste the same pretty much anywhere you have them. Soooo I decided to switch things up by introducing some booze into the situation. Because…. why not?

This Margarita Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe is made delicious with an overnight Margarita marinade of tequila, triple sec and lime juice and traditional fajita seasonings and veggies!

To get the full effect of the tequila, triple sec and lime flavor, marinate the chicken overnight in the fridge with the tequila lime fajita marinade in this recipe.

This Tequila Chicken Fajitas recipe is made delicious with an overnight Margarita marinade of tequila, triple sec and lime juice and traditional fajita seasonings and veggies!

And, of course, be sure to serve these tequila fajitas while they are still smokin’ and sizzlin’ in a cast iron skillet. I use my trusty Lodge Logic skillet.

But I really want one of these special Fajita skillets (*swoon!*) to serve up these tequila lime fajitas!

Tequila Lime Margarita Chicken Fajitas: This Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe is made delicious with an overnight tequila fajita marinade and traditional fajita seasonings and veggies!

Here’s the Recipe!

Tequila and Lime "Margarita" Chicken Fajitas Recipe

This Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas recipe is made delicious with an overnight Margarita marinade of tequila, triple sec and lime juice and traditional fajita seasonings and veggies!
4.5 from 20 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 8 hrs
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 8 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 448kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breast - thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion - sliced
  • 1 small red - yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper - sliced
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/8 cup triple sec
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Goya all-purpose seasoning or salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and marinade overnight.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over very high heat. Once hot, transfer chicken, peppers, and onions with marinade liquid into the pan.
  • Let sear for 60 seconds before stirring the chicken and vegetables. Continue to saute every 30 seconds or so until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender-crisp (about 4-6 minutes total).
  • Serve hot in the skillet, with warm tortillas, lime, and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Tequila and Lime "Margarita" Chicken Fajitas Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
448
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
17
g
Cholesterol
 
96
mg
32
%
Sodium
 
649
mg
28
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
36
g
72
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments:

  1. 2 stars
    I was hoping for a better taste outcome . maybe I’ll jUst go back to the original recipe it was way better might marinate like this again but have to have it he fajita seasoning

  2. Happy 1 Year to you! And I love looking back at old photos. So fun to see how much you’ve learned! These fajitas are perfection. Pinning to try soon!

    1. Thank you so much, Julie! It’s hard not to go back and delete the old stuff to save my ego haha

  3. Happy Blogiversary! This flavor combo sounds like a great way to switch things up! And who can resist fajitas served in a cast iron skillet? Not me!