Chicken Fajitas Recipe for your Griddle

Chicken fajitas are a delicious and satisfying dish that you can easily prepare on your griddle. The high heat of the griddle will help you achieve that perfect sear on the chicken and vegetables. Here's a recipe for chicken fajitas on your griddle:


For the Chicken Marinade:

  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Fajita Veggies:

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

To Serve:

  • Flour tortillas
  • Salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or your favorite toppings


Marinating the Chicken:

  1. Prepare the Marinade:

    • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Marinate the Chicken:

    • Place the sliced chicken in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken and toss to coat. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Longer marinating time will enhance the flavor.

Griddling the Fajita Veggies:

  1. Preheat the Griddle:

    • Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat, around 350-375°F (175-190°C).
  2. Sauté the Veggies:

    • In a large bowl, toss the sliced bell peppers and onions with olive oil, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Place them on the hot griddle and cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until they become tender and slightly charred. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Griddling the Chicken:

  1. Grill the Chicken:

    • While the veggies are cooking, remove the chicken from the marinade and place it on the hot griddle. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and has a nice sear.
  2. Combine Chicken and Veggies:

    • Once the chicken and veggies are ready, combine them on the griddle to allow the flavors to meld. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Serving the Chicken Fajitas:

  1. Warm the Tortillas:

    • On the griddle, warm the flour tortillas for a few seconds on each side.
  2. Assemble the Fajitas:

    • Spoon the chicken and veggie mixture onto the warm tortillas. Add your choice of toppings such as salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or grated cheese.
  3. Roll and Serve:

    • Roll up the tortillas, tuck in the ends, and serve your chicken fajitas hot.

Chicken fajitas are a versatile and customizable dish. You can serve them with your favorite toppings and sides, making them perfect for a family dinner or a casual gathering with friends. The griddle imparts that desirable sear on the chicken and veggies, elevating the flavors of this classic Tex-Mex dish. Enjoy!