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Grilled Chicken Fajitas Recipe 2009-07-20 12:31:46

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Fajitas

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Fajitas

From Bon Appétit


  1. 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
    3/4 cup olive oil
    5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 1/4 teaspoons ancho chile powder
    6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
    3 large poblano chiles, seeded, cut into 3/4-inch-wide strips
    3 large yellow bell peppers, cut into 3/4-inch-wide strips
    2 red onions, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
    12 8-inch flour tortillas
    Optional toppings: purchased salsas, guacamole, sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced green onions, and chopped serrano chiles


  1. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Puree first 5 ingredients in processor. Season marinade with salt and pepper.
  2. Place chicken in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Pour 1/3 cup marinade over; turn to coat.
  3. Arrange poblanos, bell peppers, and onions on large rimmed baking sheet. Pour 1/2 cup marinade over; turn to coat. Sprinkle chicken and vegetables with salt and pepper. Reserve remaining marinade.
  4. Grill chicken until cooked through, about 7 minutes per side. Grill vegetables until tender, turning frequently, about 15 minutes for onions and 12 minutes for poblanos and bell peppers. Grill tortillas until charred, about 1 minute per side.
  5. Transfer chicken to work surface; slice crosswise into strips. Fill tortillas with chicken and vegetables; drizzle with reserved marinade. Serve with toppings.

Serves 6.

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