Easy Fajita Recipe to Effortlessly Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!
In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I am going to give you the easiest fajita recipe to help you celebrate. You can use either chicken or beef or both. These fajitas are so full of flavor.
This recipe will compliment whatever else is on your menu, like nachos, quesadillas, and especially margaritas. Because who doesn’t love a margarita, right? It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!
These are easiest to make on the outdoor grill. But if you don’t have an outdoor grill, you can use a grill pan. Or I use the Cuisinart Griddler. I LOVE it!
It is so versatile, and I use it for panini sandwiches, grilled cheese, and pancakes just to name a few. The only factor that comes into play with making the fajitas on the Griddler is that it will be a little messy since they tend to splatter when cooking, but it is pretty easy to clean up.
Let’s get started:
Step 1: Prepare your marinade.
In a small bowl, combine oil, lime, garlic, salt, and fajita seasoning.
Whisk until blended and set aside.
Step 2: Prep your veggies.
Cut up your vegetables. Our family likes red peppers and onion in our fajitas, but you can use whatever you like.
Step 3: Prep your meat.
We like both chicken and beef in our house, so I use boneless chicken breast and sirloin steak tip strips.
Trim the fat off of the steak a bit. That’s all that you need to do to prep it.
Trim your chicken breast and cut it in half horizontally.
Step 4: Marinate.
Place the beef, chicken, veggies, and 1/3 cup of marinade in a gallon-sized zip top bag (reserve the rest to baste while grilling). Refrigerate for 30 minutes – 2 hours.
Step 5: Grill.
Now it’s time to grill! Fire up the BBQ or grill pan or Cuisinart Griddler. Grill veggies, chicken, and beef all until tender and cooked through. Baste everything with reserved marinade 3-4 times while grilling.
Step 6: Prepare your sides.
Here’s where things get fun. You can use whatever sides your heart desires. Sour cream, lettuce, cheese, avocados, salsa, guacamole, and the list goes on.
Our family likes them pretty plain, just cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.
Step 7: Cut up your meat.
When your chicken and beef is cooked, allow to cool for 5 minutes to keep everything nice and juicy. Slice it up into bite-sized pieces.
Step 8: Assemble and eat.
This step is pretty self-explanatory. Assemble your fajita ingredients and wrap them up in a soft flour tortilla. Eat up!