Citrus Marinated Skillet Chicken Fajitas ~ Succulent chicken breasts sliced into strips and marinated in herbs, spices, and fresh citrus juices, skillet cooked with onions and peppers for a quick, hearty, wholesome family dinner.
Like many, I made a New Year’s resolution to create a healthier lifestyle. It’s important to me to eat right so that I have the energy that it takes to be a working, single, mom.
It’s also important to me that my daughter not only eats what is right for her growing body but to enjoy what she eats. It’s so much less stressful when the child is happy with her food!
I am lucky to have a daughter who is not as picky as some. That doesn’t mean that she won’t complain about what I serve her. I have to be creative, but it still needs to be fun and easy.One of our favorite foods is chicken and that means we eat a lot of it served up in a variety of ways. I am grateful that Tyson® has a wide selection of chicken products for me to pick from.
Plus when I am in a hurry, I love their Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips. We all have those days we need to take shortcuts in our meal prep, but still want to make our family a wholesome meal. I enjoy grocery shopping. That may sound strange to some, but there’s nothing like a trip to Sam’s Club to brighten my day. When we go in, we start at one end of the store and follow our list to the other end. I can buy everything that I need to do my meal preparations for the week.
Since chicken is a favorite, I am pretty sure I come home with more Tyson® chicken every trip. There are so many ways to use these delicious, all natural products that the sky is the limit. But let’s start with these tasty Citrus Marinated Skillet Chicken Fajitas. These Citrus Marinated Skillet Fajitas are just one way. Eating fresh is important, as is eating light. Fajitas are one of those dishes you can mix up flavors with. Using fresh citrus is a simple way to enhance the flavor with very little effort.
The longer they marinate, the bolder the flavor. If you’ve got the time to let them chill out in the fridge for a whole day…you won’t regret it. Once you’re ready to cook, Citrus Marinated Skillet Chicken Fajitas come together in minutes.
Citrus Marinated Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Succulent chicken breasts sliced into strips and marinated in herbs, spices, and fresh citrus juices, skillet cooked with onions and peppers for a quick, hearty, wholesome family dinner.
- 1 ½ lbs. Chicken breast (about 3 breasts); sliced into strips
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice (apx 3 limes)
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice (apx 1 large/2 medium oranges)
- 4-6 cloves garlic; minced or grated
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- ½ tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. oregano (Mexican preferred)
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- ¼ tsp. table salt
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro; roughly chopped
- 3 bell peppers; various colors; thinly diced
- ½ medium yellow onion; thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. high heat cooking oil
- 1 lime; sliced into wedges
- Tortillas; corn and/or flour
- Sour Cream
Slice the chicken; place in a large bowl or a zip-seal bag.
In another bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients together and whisk until combined.
Pour the marinade over the chicken; making sure the chicken is thoroughly coated.
Place chicken in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, but up to over night; occasionally tossing the chicken to ensure even coating.
When ready to cook; remove the chicken from the refrigerator; slice the onions and bell peppers and set aside.
Heat a large 12” skillet (cast iron preferred) over medium high heat.
Once skillet is hot, add the oil.
Add the chicken (but not the marinade) to the hot skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Allow the chicken to get some color. (Some marinade clinging to the chicken is ok)
Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside; it will not be fully cooked.
Bring the heat back up on the skillet and add the onions and peppers; cook for approximately 4 minutes or until they have begun to soften and start to brown.
Once onions and peppers have begun to soften and brown, add the chicken back to the skillet, along with any released juices.
Add 2-3 tablespoons of the marinade to the skillet and cook altogether for another minute or two, or until the chicken is no longer pink.
Serve immediately while hot with desired toppings, squeeze fresh lime over individual portions.