Magic Chicken, Beef or Shrimp Fajitas

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

My husband's recipe for fajitas, based on a recipe found in a Mexican cookbook by Jane Milton and his own experimentation. The inclusion of cinnamon is what to me gives these fajitas such a great flavor! Serve with your favorite accompaniments along with rice and beans and a strong margarita!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut meat in strips (against the grain) and place in medium sized freezer bag.
  2. Drizzle enough oil over the meat to coat and shake bag.
  3. Add all all seasonings to bag, shake to coat meat.
  4. Add enough lime juice to coat meat, plus dash of tequila.
  5. Marinade (ideal time for steak or chicken-- 1 1/2 -2 hours, shrimp-- no more than 30 minutes).
  6. Heat cast iron skillet on medium-high until smoking, add approximately 1/4 of the meat plus onion and peppers and sear for approximately 3-5 minutes. If cooking just chicken or shrimp, you may need to add a small amount of oil (1 tsp). Do not overcrowd the skillet or you will not achieve a good sear.
  7. Continue cooking the rest of the fajitas in small batches. Serve with tortillas and accompaniments.
Most Helpful

I'm going to make this tonight. The ingredients are " right on". Thanks! Chef BeBe

BeBeMe845 April 22, 2013

Made for My 3 Chefs June 2012 tag game and this was a great choice. I used steak for the meat and added a few mushrooms that I had left but otherwise followed the instructions. I did marinate the meat for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. DH could only go yummmm. Going into my Favorites of 2012. Thank you for posting. Next time I will try the recipe with chicken or shrimp.

mama smurf June 12, 2012