This chicken fajita marinade is a citrus marinade made with orange and lime and enhanced with fresh cilantro and spices.
If you are looking for the very best chicken fajita marinade, look no further!! This one has it all. A little bit of heat, citrus flavors from lime and orange and it’s packed with flavor from fresh cilantro and spices. It comes together super fast and makes some amazing chicken fajitas!
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*What Goes into Making a Marinade?*
Fresh Herbs and Spices – Give the marinade it’s own flavor unique to all others.
Oil – The use of Oil helps the flavors enrich the meat.
Acid of Some Kind – Wine, Vinegar, citrus fruits like limes, lemons and oranges. Acids add a tang to the marinade and help to tenderize the meat.
Here are some more of my favorite marinades!
MAKE-AHEAD LEMON PEPPER MARINADE – Bowl Me Over – Why shake it from a jar when you can make it at home with ingredients you have on hand that are delicious and fresh. PLUS it tastes 100 times better than what you buy at the store! This make-ahead marinade is made from easy, fresh ingredients and takes only minutes!
BLOODY MARY FLANK STEAK MARINADE – West Via MidWest – This easy homemade Bloody Mary gives the most delicious flavor for the most tender, juicy, flavorful flank steak marinade ever! Easy and fast enough for comfort food meals during the week and fancy enough for entertaining to rave reviews!
Enjoy your chicken fajitas, and as always, let me know if you try this recipe or any others! I love to hear what you think!
- Zest & Juice of 2 Limes
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoons cilantro
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Whisk together and use as a marinade for chicken fajitas.
- Marinades up to 2 pounds chicken breasts