Citrus Chicken Fajita Marinade


I love the bright and fresh citrus that we get in the wintertime from Bountiful Baskets but sometimes my counter fills up faster than I get them used. I was inspired to use the citrus to make a flavorful marinade for the fajitas on my meal plan for this week.  The resulting chicken is moist and flavorful and it comes together super easily.

Citrus Chicken Fajitas

Citrus Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 1 Orange
  • 2 Limes
  • 3 T Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t dry cilantro (you can use 1 T fresh if you have it)
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 lb chicken
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 6" flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Juice the oranges and limes into a small bowl.
  2. Mix in the olive oil, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, cilantro and salt.
  3. Lay the chicken out in a shallow dish or stick it in a large sealable bag and pour the marinade on top.
  4. Allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes to 8 hours (depending on when you want to eat).
  5. Dump the marinade out.
  6. Heat up a grill or heat oil in a skillet.
  7. Cook the chicken then remove from pan and allow it to rest.
  8. Add the bell peppers and onions into the pan that you cooked the chicken in and sauté until they start to soften.
  9. In a separate skillet, warm the tortillas.
  10. Slice the chicken and put a few pieces into each tortilla with some of the peppers and onions. I also sometimes just toss this on a salad instead of in a tortilla.

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