Chicken Fajita Skewers

 

Chicken Fajita Skewers

Chicken Fajita Skewers are fresh, tasty, healthy, colorful, and the ultimate summer grilled food that everyone loves. My family loves it especially with a bowl of Spanish rice and beans.

To lighten up my recipe, I used a mixture of oil with lime juice and my own herbs and spices to marinate chicken.

The combination of this extravagant oil and delectable chicken definitely called for a family cookout!

The oil provided a rich, tender taste that left all of our mouths watering before we could dive into the meal. When serving this meal you and your family are guaranteed to never be left disappointed. It is really that good!

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The dish is pretty amazing and we did not step away too far from the authenticity. However, to lighten up my recipe, I used skewers instead of serving it traditionally in tortillas.

You can use any oil that you prefer, which was fantastic. The oil keeps chicken moist and juicy while grilling. Also, I love using my own spice and herb blend for his chicken fajita instead of the store-bought.

I believe it is much healthier, plus you are in control of which herb and spice you are going to use. That makes sense, right?

So, this summer I have decided to share with you the best of my recipes from the grill. It is my absolute favorite way of cooking so I cannot wait to share!

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Chicken Fajita Skewers
Yield: Serves 6

Chicken Fajita Skewers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Chicken Fajita Skewers are fresh, tasty, healthy, colorful, and the ultimate summer grilled food that everyone loves.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons (42 g) oil
  • Juice of 1 lime, preferably ripe
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro or flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 pounds (1.3 kg) chicken breast, cubed (approximately 3 whole chicken breast)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped into bite-sized chunks

FAJITA SEASONING

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Combine the seasoning and set aside. Now, mix together oil and lemon juice.
  2. Cut chicken with a sharp knife into approximately the same bite-size pieces as cubes, then rub seasoning all over. Drizzle oil and lemon juice mixture over seasoned chicken and massage it. Cover and place the chicken in the fridge and allow to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  3. Thread the marinated chicken onto the skewers with the peppers and onions. There is no right and wrong, I just like to mix it up, so the skewers look colorful and pretty. Place back in the marinade and allow to marinate until you are ready to cook.
  4. Cook the chicken fajita skewers on the grill for about 20-25 minutes. Turn and brush with oil every 10 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear. Allow it to rest for a few minutes.
  5. Serve with rice and beans, tortillas, and salad.

Notes

You may use beef for this as well. I recommend my seasoning recipe, but you may use store-bought too. In the case, you are using store-bought, just add cilantro or parsley, corn oil, and lime juice for extra tasty and tender chicken skewers.

You may use fajita sauce and drizzle over the skewers to keep the chicken juicy.



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