Fajita Chicken Marinade

Yesterday, I picked up 40 pounds of chicken breasts.  Yes, that was a little crazy, but it’s the farm-raised, organic, etc. for super cheap from a farm out here and they only sell it in units of 40 pounds.  Thank goodness for my chest freezer!  So, while I was cleaning it all, I decided to make a bunch of marinades to put the chicken in once I baggie them all for the freezer so that when I pull them out, I have the chicken and marinade all at the same time!  Here’s one of those!

Being a Texan, fajitas are one of my favorite dinners.  They’re great for when you have a bunch of people over, because you can mix up a batch of guacamole, pico de gallo, grill some onions, grill some chicken, and you have a fun, interactive dinner that everyone can make just the way they like it.  This is the marinade I use for my chicken fajitas.

Recipe – Makes enough for 1 lb chicken breasts

1/4 c. olive oil

1/3 c. lime juice

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. cumin

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 c. vinegar

1 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/2 tbsp. paprika

1 1/2 t onion powder

2 t chili powder (for spicy)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a quart-sized baggie (the easiest way to do this is to use my easy way to baggie sauces).  Make sure to label the baggie beforehand so you know which marinade is which!
  2. Take off the plastic container, and make sure any lumps of dry ingredients get incorporated into the liquid.
  3. Add two to three chicken breasts.
  4. Let marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours (or longer) or freeze and defrost in the fridge whenever you’re ready to use them!

25 thoughts on “Fajita Chicken Marinade

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  3. Hello, Pretty as a Peach! I just started a blog on eating whole foods, and would like to feature your fajita chicken marinade on my blog. Would you be ok with that? I am going to try this recipe tonight. So excited – it sounds delicious!
    -Christi from groweatglow.com

  4. Where did you get the chicken? I know you said it was from a local farm, but wondering which and where. I live in tx and would love something like this.

  5. Looks like you posted this recipe a few years ago, but I just stumbled across it. I made it the other night and my husband and I both LOVED it. Thank you!

  6. Made this tonight for my family, it was a hit! I will be making this again soon. The only thing I did different was I didn’t add sugar and I used smoked paprika.

  7. 👍👍👍👍from the Buckley family. Grilled the chicken then sauteed peppers and onions with Adobo to complete the fajitas… This is a keeper

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