Chicken Fajitas like Mama Ninfas

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A relatively quick and easy recipe - good for a week night. These taste similar to the Ninfa Fajitas - a popular restaurant dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the grill (indoor or out) or the broiler.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts to 3/4 inch thickness, and set aside.
  3. Heat a heavy skillet over high heat for 3- 4 minutes.
  4. Pour the wine into the skillet, and boil it for 1- 2 minutes to evaporate the alcohol.
  5. Reduce heat to medium.
  6. Stir in soy sauce, garlic, and pepper, and cook until they are just combined, about 1 minute.
  7. Add butter and stir until just melted.
  8. Remove skillet from heat.
  9. Dip the chicken breasts into the sauce, and turn them to coat thoroughly.
  10. Place breasts 3- 4" from heat source, or on in-door grill.
  11. Cook a few minutes until done to your taste.
  12. Remove from the heat and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  13. Slice the breasts into slim finger length strips.
  14. To assemble the fajitas, pile a platter high with the chicken strips, and accompany the platter with tortillas, onion, pico de gallo, guacamole, tomatoes and bell pepper rings.
  15. Let everyone help themselves.
  16. For each serving, fill a tortilla with some of the chicken and portions of the garnishes.
  17. Marinated onions: Reduce the stock to 1 cup in a small sauce pan.
  18. Add soy sauce and chiles; stir.
  19. Place onions in a medium bowl and pour the marinade over them.
  20. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for several hours or overnight.
  21. Present the onions cold as a garnish, or heat them in the top of a double boiler and serve warm.
  22. They'll keep at least 10 days.
Most Helpful

welllll I never ate mama Ninfa's fajitas but these were really good!! I'm a soy sauce lover...I didn't mention to DH what was in the marinade..he loved them, he's not crazy about anyhow...I cooked my peppers with the onions. I also gave the whole thing a squeeze of lemon...perfect after work...quick meal!! Thank you!

katie in the UP October 04, 2005

Yum! Hubby had to work late so this was my first time messing with his grill! I usually like beef fajitas but decided to give these a try! Just delicious!

Jessica K September 27, 2005

I don't know about comparing to Mama Ninfas but these were quick, easy & quite tasty! I used whole wheat tortillas (which I warmed in the oven) and substituted home-made salsa for the pico de gallo. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. We weren't fussy on the marinated onions - next time I'll used fried ones. Thanx PanNan!

CountryLady March 26, 2004