Mexican food tends to have a bad reputation for being greasy, heavy, and unhealthy as a lot of the dishes we have come to associate with Mexican food tend to have a lot of cheese, sauce, and similar ingredients. But there are a lot of options for Mexican food! I tend to prefer my Mexican food on the lighter side, more so aligned with the more traditional Mexican dishes, and these Citrus Chicken Fajitas are one of my favorite things to make!
One of my favorite lighter Mexican dishes to make is this recipe for Citrus Chicken Fajitas. I love to make these with flank steak also, but chicken is typically easier to have on hand and healthier. The marinade gives these fajitas a great tang and all of the fresh ingredients shine. It is amazing how great just a few ingredients make this dish taste. This would also taste great with some grilled shrimp!
There is a lot of flexibility in this dish and ways for each person to customize their own. I love using my Green Chile Rice with the fajitas because it has a great subtle flavor that does not detract from the chicken and peppers. I also love to top my fajitas with fresh ingredients like my Pico de Gallo and Better than Chipotle Guacamole.
This is perfect for any picky eaters that you may have because you can lay out all of the ingredients and toppings and let them go at it. I love to use extra peppers and onions on mine, where my husband loads up on the chicken.