Chicken Fajita Marinade

We made some chicken fajitas on the grill the other night. We marinated the chicken first, using the chicken fajita marinade recipe below. Normally I use chicken tenderloins for something like fajitas, but a search of our freezer turned up nothing so I sliced chicken breasts instead.

This marinade has a nice citrus flavor from the lime, with a slight hint of smoke. Don’t be afraid to use more cayenne if you like a little more heat.

This marinade is perfect for chicken fajitas. For beef, try my fajita seasoning.

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Chicken Fajita Marinade

Course Spice Mix
Cuisine American
Keyword fajita, seasoning
Prep Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 275kcal
Author Mike



  • Place the chicken in a resealable baggie.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into the baggie. Seal and toss gently to coat.
  • Put the bag into a large bowl in the fridge and let marinate for 1-4 hours.
  • Shake off excess marinade before cooking.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1077mg | Potassium: 882mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.