Chicken Fajitas With Guacamole

Total Time
1hr 37mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 12 mins

This is a different take on this recipe and is served with oh so good guacamole!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Guacamole:.
  2. Seed and peel avocado.
  3. In a mixing bowl coarsely mash avocado.
  4. Add medium tomato, onion, garlic powder, the Tablespoon lemon juice and salt.
  5. Cover the surface of bowl with plastic wrap and chill for up to 4 hours.
  6. Marinade:.
  7. In a shallow nonmetallic dish combine oil, cilantro or parsley, lemon peel, 2 Tablespons of lemon juice, chili powder, cumin & red pepper flakes.
  8. Add chicken to marinade, turning to coat.
  9. Cover and chill about an hour.
  10. Drain chicken, reserving marinade.
  11. Grill chicken on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for about 5 minutes.
  12. Turn chicken and brush with marinade; grill for 7-10 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.
  13. OR, place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 5-6" from the heat for 10-12 minutes, turning and brushing with marinade once.
  14. Wrap tortillas in foil and heat on grill or in oven during the last 5 minutes of cooking the chicken.
  15. To serve, cut chicken into bite-sized strips.
  16. On each tortilla, arrange chicken strips, shredded letturce, shredded cheese, tomato and sliced olives.
  17. Roll up tortillas, tucking in sides.
  18. Serve with Guacamole, sour cream and salsa if desired.


Most Helpful

DH & I agreed - 5 stars! I marinated the chicken overnight, and my marinade sort of congealed, so I smeared it on the chicken before using the broiler method. I made 2 minor changes: I used lime juice/zest in the marinade and lime juice in the guac, and I added a garlic clove to the marinade. The chicken was moist and flavorful. Served with all your suggestions except the olives, on spinach tortillas.

newspapergal April 19, 2007

Great marinade! I used lime juice instead of lemon juice and increased the lime juice to 1/4 cup so the marinade was more liquid (another reviewer noted her marinade congealed). I also added 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and salt/pepper. I also sauted sliced onion and green bell pepper to serve with the fajitas.

Kathy :-( December 26, 2009

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