These Citrus Chicken Fajitas on the Grill are one of the most popular things that people ask me to make!
Chicken is marinated in a citrus sauce and then grilled with bell peppers and onions for a delicious and fresh Mexican recipe.
These Citrus Chicken Fajitas on the Grill are one of my favorite things to make!
I love how light and fresh grilled fajitas can be while also packing a lot of flavor and filling you up.
One of my favorite lighter Mexican dishes to make is this recipe for Citrus Chicken Fajitas.
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! (But shrimp only need 15-30 minutes to marinate depending on size).
How to Serve Chicken Fajitas on the Grill
There are many ways you can enjoy these Citrus Chicken Fajitas on the Grill.
My absolute favorite is eating them in burrito form with rice, beans, and all the toppings you can dream of.
They also make great Citrus Chicken Fajita Tacos, or eat them as a burrito bowl.
Low carb? Eat them as is or in lettuce wraps.
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.
- 2 pounds chicken breasts
- 3 limes juiced
- 1 orange juiced
- 2 jalapeno peppers sliced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 bell peppers (any color, can also use some Poblano for a mild heat)
- 2 medium red onions
Assembly and Toppings
- grated cheese
- pico de gallo (see link to recipe below)
- guacamole (see link to recipe below)
- sour cream
- fresh cilantro
- green chile rice (see link to recipe below)
- lime wedges
- In a ziploc bag or covered dish, combine the chicken, lime juice, orange juice, jalapenos, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Let chicken marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. (You do not want to let it marinate overnight because the acid in the citrus will start to cook the chicken).
- If you are serving these with rice, start the rice now. Try the Green Chile Rice below, this is what I use!
- Preheat grill to medium high (around 400F).
- Place your bell peppers, while, on the grill. Trim the onions and cut into quarters. Place the onions on the grill. Continue rotating the onions and peppers on each side, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade. Grill for approximately 3 minutes. Flip and continue grilling until cooked through, approximately 3 minutes longer. (This can be done at the same time as the peppers).
- Slice chicken into strips. Cut the peppers and onions into strips, removing seeds, stems, etc.
- Serve with toppings, tortillas, lettuce, etc as desired.
7 thoughts on “Citrus Chicken Fajitas on the Grill”
Fajitas are the go-to meal in our house. Love mixing it up though, so will try this one! Thanks.
I could totally got for a heaping plate of this yummy recipe right now! Totally pinning, have a great day 🙂 xo
Kim, there is nothing wrong with Tex-Mex. Most of us from Texas are so used to Tex-Mex, that when we get Mexican food anywhere else, it does not measure up. Thank you for posting this recipe. I will give it a try. I love chicken fajitas.
Hi Roy, I agree nothing wrong with Tex-Mex, but it is definitely a different animal and its own thing! Sometimes Tex-Mex sounds amazing, and sometimes I want something fresher and lighter like the more “authentic” to Mexico dishes. We have a high Hispanic population here, so there are always a lot of great options all the way around based on preference!
These look delicious! I love that you put avocados in your fajitas, that’s one Mexican dish I usually omit them from, but now I’m tempted to try 🙂
This is definitely a must try meal! Love the idea of mixing orange and lime for a refreshing marinate.
What a vibrant, fresh looking dish! Exactly what I’m in the mood for. Thanks.