The following recipe is sure to give your poultry an incredible flavor and, if you want to make the best-tasting fajitas, infusing your chicken with this delicious mixture is a great idea. Some people do not marinate their meat at all when making these but it is worth adding a hint of flavor, to add depth and character to the finished dish.
The herbs are aromatic and the lime, garlic and other ingredients add a bold flavor to your poultry. For the fajitas, you will also need warm tortillas, and some sautéed bell peppers and onions (or grilled if you prefer). Salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and grated cheese are also good to serve on the side, and people usually like to assemble their own, so present the finished cooked ingredients, and let them get on with it.
Although this recipe is designed with chicken in mind, you could swap the chicken broth for beef broth and use beef instead, if you wanted to use that. Fajitas can contain poultry, beef, seafood, fish, or even be vegetarian with beans or cheese. These tortilla snacks are a Tex-Mex invention, combining the best of both worlds – flavors and tortillas from Mexico and juicy beef from the Southern states, for a satisfying and wonderful meal. You will sigh with pleasure when you taste this great recipe.
True Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita Marinade
Summary: Fajitas are a great dinner idea, and marinating your chicken beforehand with this easy fajita marinade ensures your Mexican meal will be flavorful and totally enjoyable.
- 2 lbs chicken breast
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1½ teaspoons cumin
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 14¼ oz can low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 whole minced garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
Stir together the oregano, cumin, cilantro, pepper, olive oil, lime zest, broth, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and salt.
Add the chicken and marinate for a couple of hours, then cook until no pink remains in the center.
Enough for (Serves 6).
Preparation time is approximately 15 min
Best Chicken Fajita Marinade
Cook the marinated chicken with onions, bell pepper and anything else you like, then serve with tomato salsa, avocado and tortillas like in the picture, or with whatever accompaniments you like. Try sour cream, shredded Mexican cheese and refried beans too. This marinade really does infuse your poultry with perfect flavor, and if you usually just cook plain chicken for your fajitas then you will be amazed how much better they are when you marinate the meat first. This is an easy recipe which gives incredible results. Fancy eating Mexican tonight? Then this recipe is a great idea for you.