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Margarita Chicken Fajitas: tequila-jalapeno-citrus marinade. Grill or sauté indoors with peppers and onions for flavor packed sizzling fajitas.
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Margarita Chicken Fajitas

Margarita Chicken Fajitas ~ tequila, citrus, jalapeno marinaded chicken sauteed with vegetables all in one skillet. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: one pan chicken fajitas
Servings: 4
Author: A Gouda Life


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4  cup   tequila
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 bell peppers (any color) or mini bell peppers
  • 1 large onion
  • 4-6 flour tortillas
  • Toppings of your choice: salsa, sour cream, guacamole, jalapeno peppers


  • Pound or slice the chicken breasts to an even thickness.
  • Combine the marinade ingredients: tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, olive oil and garlic powder in a zip top bag then add the chicken, moving around to coat. Marinate 1 hour up to overnight for best flavor.
  • Drain the marinade, shaking any excess from the chicken then season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Add 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken. Cook 5 minutes on the first side (without touching them) then turn and continue cooking another 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil. 
  • Add the sliced onion and peppers to the same skillet. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat until they're tender and the edges starting to brown. 
  • Slice the chicken then return it to the skillet with the vegetables. Combine and simmer 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with tortillas and your favorite fajita toppings.