Well sure you could buy a package of marinade spices at the grocery store or you could step out and make your own! I use this for both chicken and beef and let me tell you, it is pretty great if I say so myself!




fajita marinade





Fajita Marinade



In my opinion, good fajitas start with a good marinade. This recipe gives you just enough flavor for your fajitas with out being too strong. And remember, the longer you can marinate the meat, the better!

Fajita Marinade

Marinade:
¼ c. fresh lime juice
1/3 c. water
2 Tb vegetable oil
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
3 tsp vinegar
2 tsp soy sauce
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp liquid smoke
¼ tsp black pepper
dash onion powder

Filling:
1 to 1 ½ lbs chicken slices or top sirloin
1 yellow onion
1-2 red, yellow or green bell peppers
1 tsp soy sauce
2 Tb water
½ tsp lime juice
dash of salt and pepper

Combine all marinade ingredients. Marinate chicken (at least 2 hours) or beef (overnight). Grill 4-5 minutes per side. Slice onion and peppers. Fry in a preheated fry pan at medium high heat until softened but still crisp (important! there is nothing worse than soggy fajita vegetables).

Add soy sauce, water, lime juice and salt & pepper. Cook another 3-4 minutes. Slice meat thinly. Serve with onion and peppers and salsa in a tortilla. May also serve with sour cream, cheese, guacamole…the options are endless.