Get into the festive Cinco de Mayo spirit with these
delicious Copycat Chili’s Chicken Fajitas!
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I’ve been craving chicken fajitas like you wouldn’t believe lately! When my wife and I first started dating, we would occasionally go to Chilis and split their chicken fajitas. It quickly became one of our favorite meals, so we decided to try and recreate them at home. (Are you surprised that I later decided to start writing a food blog?) After several attempts, we finally came up with a version that was pretty darned close to the one they serve at Chili’s. In fact, the recipe was so good that we made a huge batch of these fajitas and served them on our back deck at our housewarming party here in upstate New York. (I usually cook the marinated chicken breasts indoors in a large skillet, but you can just as easily throw them on the grill and take advantage of the warm weather.)
The key to these delicious Copycat Chili’s Chicken Fajitas is the marinade. The chicken marinates overnight, so you’ll have to plan ahead just a bit to make this recipe. The result is a juicy, flavorful chicken breast that is the perfect base for the fajitas. Add the sauteed onions and bell peppers, and you’ve got a fun meal that is perfect for this time of the year. (Although to be honest, this is one of our staple recipes, and we make it pretty much year-round in our house!) We used to make 1/2 chicken and 1/2 beef fajitas using flank steak, but we realized that we both like the chicken version better. But feel free to use a thin cut of steak (like flank or skirt) and make a chicken + steak duo. (Use the same overnight marinade for both the chicken and steak.) Enjoy!