Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas

by Shawnda on March 6, 2014

in Chicken & Poultry,Cinco de Mayo,Citrus,Lime,Mexican & TexMex,On the grill,Texas

Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

It’s grilling season. Kind of.

And by kind of, I mean there are currently icicles hanging off the new grill. The new grill I bought specifically to make these fajitas.

Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

Of course there are icicles. Because this is Texas and Spring Break is 3 days away and the Bluebonnets and Paints are already peeking out along 71 near LaGrange. So it’s time to nuke everyone’s happiness with garden-crushing temperatures and “Thundersleet.”

So I guess that makes them Thundercicles™.

They can take our beautifully deceptive spring weather, but they can’t take our tequila. Unless it’s after 9pm or Sunday and then there’s no place open to buy tequila.

(Tequila. It makes the intolerable aspects of Texas slightly more tolerable.) (™)

Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

Chicken breasts are marinated in, essentially, a margarita. Then they’re grilled to charred perfection and served wrapped in fluffy tortilas with grilled vegetables, pico de gallo, and avocado. And washed down with a pitcher of margaritas.

Happy Another Texas Spring Break Spent in a Sweater!

Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas

Juicy chicken fajitas marinated in tequila and lime.

Ingredients

  • For the marinade:
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 Tbsp) tequila
  • 1 tsp of chile powder
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • For serving
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, cut into 1/3-inch rounds
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/3-inch slices
  • Small flour tortillas
  • Pico de gallo
  • Sliced avocado

Instructions

  1. Place the marinade ingredients into a gallon freezer bag and squeeze to mix.
  2. Add the chicken, seal, turn to coat, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (Longer is better.)
  3. Oil grates and heat grill to medium-high.
  4. Drizzle onion rounds, bell pepper slices, and cut ends of the lime with olive oil and place on the grill (if your grates are very large, grill on folded-to-double-thickness foil with slats cut through it).
  5. Add the chicken and cook for 6-7 minutes and then flip everything (veggies included) and cook for 6-7 minutes more until veggies are nicely charred and juices run clear from the chicken.
  6. Let chicken rest 10 minutes before slicing.
  7. Serve chicken on tortillas, topped with grilled veggies, pico, avocado, and a squeeze of grilled lime.

Notes

Yields: 8 fajitas

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 1 hour 35 minutes

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

Haha tequila definitely makes the intolerable slightly more tolerable. I’m impressed you braved the outdoors to make these, but they look worth it!

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2 Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Oohh this looks good!!! And a margarita sounds amazing right now! lol

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3 Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite March 6, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Wow! This sounds great and really simple!

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4 Josie March 6, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I want these fajitas almost as much as I want 85 degree weather.

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5 Hezzi-D March 6, 2014 at 8:46 pm

I love the simple flavors in this! Tequila makes all Mexican dishes better!

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6 Tereza March 7, 2014 at 6:23 am

Looks so yummy and fresh!

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7 Joanne March 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I had never experienced Thundersleet or Thundersnow until this year…and it is CRAZY SCARY.

I like my tequila in all possible forms. I wholeheartedly approve of grilling in sub-freezing temps.

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