Grilled Chicken Fajitas

December 1, 2011

grilled chicken fajitas

Tonight for dinner we grilled up these marinated chicken breasts and made fajitas out of them.  I was interested to see how the chicken marinade would taste since it was based with Italian dressing.  And it was quite tasty.

Once you add the rest of the spices, it really transforms the Italian dressing.  I liked that it wasn’t overwhelmed with dressing flavor.  Just a nice spiced marinade that left the chicken very flavorful and quite moist.

chicken fajitas

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

from Plain Chicken


1/2 cup Italian dressing
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon chipotle

1 – 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts


1.  In a large Ziploc storage bag, add all ingredients except the chicken.  Seal bag and toss to mix marinade well.  Add chicken, toss again to coat all of the chicken.  Refrigerate bag for 2 or more hours.

2.  Grill chicken.  Remove from grill, rest for 10 minutes.  Slice chicken into strips.  Serve with tortilla shells and desired toppings.

chicken fajitas


Looking for a flavor packed dinner but short on time?  No problem, try these easy buffalo chicken enchiladas.  They are spicy and delicious and set your taste buds a dancing!

While you could take the time to cook your own chicken at home, I took a little shortcut by buying an already cooked rotisserie chicken at my local Giant Eagle grocery store.  All you have to do is shred the chicken, whip up the quick sauce and roll these babies up.  But actually I saved even more time by having the hubs shred the chicken while I mixed up the sauce.  Go teamwork!

buffalo chicken enchiladas

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honey soy chicken kabobs

Summer is winding down so quickly, I just can’t believe it.  In an effort to squeeze out the last few months of outdoor grilling, I tested out these honey and soy marinated chicken kabobs.

I was worried that the soy sauce would make these terribly salty but I was so glad that it did not.  The sweetness of the honey cuts it nicely and in fact you couldn’t even taste the salt.  The chicken kabobs just have a nice sweet flavor.

honey soy chicken kabobs

We loved this recipe!  It’s nice and simple but letting the chicken soak in the marinade gives it lots of great flavor.  I’ll definitely make these kabobs again!

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bacon barbecued chicken kebabs

Looking at these grilled chicken kebabs you’d never guess that bacon comes into play.  But since I had practically a whole package of bacon left from the grilled cheese and bacon potatoes, I decided to try this unique chicken kebab recipe.  And actually the way you prepare the bacon was quite weird to me.

I’ve never heard of making a paste with bacon before but what the heck, I thought I’d give it a try.  Once you make the bacon and spice paste, you rub it onto the raw chicken kebabs before grilling.  Then as you grill, baste the chicken kebabs with the homemade barbecue sauce.

These are some really good grilled chicken kebabs.  The bacon and the smoked paprika give them a great smokey flavor while the barbecue sauce gives them some zippy tang.

This recipe does take a good amount of prep work but you’ll find the taste is well worth it.  Next time I make them, I may skip the kebab prep portion and just use whole chicken breasts.

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