Margarita Fajitas Chicken

Margarita Fajitas Chicken

  • Prep Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe was inspired by a meal I had at a local restaurant. The marinade is also great if you want to leave the chicken breasts whole and grill out in the summer. Of course, a good margarita or sangria are my beverages of choice with this dish.”



  • 12ouncesCorona beer
  • 1/3 cuptequila( Jose Cuervo Gold is best)
  • 1/3 cup Rose’s lime juice or 1/3 cuplime juice
  • Fixins

  • 4chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1tablespoonolive oil
  • 2green peppers, sliced into rings( or 1 red and 1 green)
  • 1onion, sliced, rings separated
  • 8soft flour tortillas
  • Toppings (as desired)

  • shredded cheese
  • sliced black olives
  • chopped lettuce
  • salsa
  • sour cream( I prefer fat free)
  • sliced diced jalapenos orsliced diced jalapeno
  • diced tomato
  • guacamole
  • Directions

  • In a medium bowl, combine liquid ingredients.
  • Add chicken strips and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • (Overnight works best, if possible) Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet (it works best for blackening the chicken).
  • When thoroughly heated, add the chicken and cook until just starting to turn golden.
  • Add the pepper and onion rings and cook until chicken starts to blacken and onions start to caramelize.
  • Heat the tortillas in a tortilla warmer.
  • If you don’t have a tortilla warmer, I’ve found that putting the tortillas in a glass pie dish with a damp cloth covering them in a microwave for+/- 2 minutes works for me.
  • Place 1 or 2 strips of chicken with some of the grilled onions and peppers in a tortilla.
  • Top as desired with remaining ingredients.
  • It’s kinda fun to let people create their own.
  • Reviews

  • “Very bland taste, need to add some spices to the marinade”

  • “I have to say I was very leary about the corona but it came out great. I think I found a new fav marinade for chicken.”

  • “Fabulous taste, simple ingredients and easy to throw together! Instead of a Corona, I used a can of the King of Beers (Bud). I used a very large skillet and I’m sure I tantalized the neighbors with the aroma of my Mexican kitchen tonight! My husband has requested we try this with steak strips next time. MERP’d for All New Zaar Cookbook Tag.”

  • “This dish is well worth the effort. DH would not let me use one of his Corona’s. I had to use a Budweiser instead. The rest of the recipe I followed to a T. This is really good and I will make it again. Served it with recipe #41168. Finished the meal off with a margarita using recipe #98221. Thanks, for posting Lori Fields”

  • “This recipe was excellent with flank steak as well.The flavor of the marinade was savored with every bite …Lisa definitely recommends everyone try it with steak.”