Beef or Chicken Fajita Marinade

"Ive tried lotsa fajita marinades, and so far this one is the best..Try it and see if you like it as much as we do."
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  • Combine all ingredients; mix well.
  • Enough for 2-3 pounds beef or chicken.

Questions & Replies

  1. How long should the meat marinate?
  2. Do you use beef broth for beef and chicken broth for chicken?


  1. Added the cayenne as suggested by others. Next time a lil more, I like the heat! Found myself with no beef broth! Subbed in Simply Orange orange juice ..... What a winner !!!!
  2. I had a chain of restaurants and used this as the base of fajita marinade recipe in my restaurant, Taco Gringo. EVERYONE loved it. I sold the restaurants a few years ago but went to make fajitas today and remembered that I NEVER POSTED A REVIEW!!! This is truly an awesome recipe and the only change I made is to add paprika. Thanks, Angie. This recipe really rocks!!
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  3. awesome marinade! the only change i made was to cut the cumin by half since we are nt huge fans and only add 2 or 3 table spoons of the beef broth , otherwise, it is soooo very picky dh just loves it...i add this marinade to about 1 pound of ground beef that i previously cooked with onions i then cook a bit more with the marinade...i then roll some of the meat with some cheese into a corn tortilla to make some oh so good fried! um! deeelish!!!
  4. Pretty tastey. I just added a bit of mesquite flavored Liquid Smoke for that great Tex-Mex grilled flavor. I wouldn't bother with that if I were going to grill the meat, but in the skillet, it helped with the illusion.
  5. My kids loved the beef fajitas. And no, I am NOT known for being a good cook, lol. I don't know how best to cook after marinating, but I guess I did good. Thank you! ??


  1. Skip the oil. If you make extra and refrigerate this the oil separates out and forms a solid cap on the top. Add 4 TBS of A-1 steak sauce and 1/4 cup white vinegar; this makes it a very close approximation to Jardine's 7J Ranch Fajita Marinade.
  2. Pantry-clearing day: We substituted 2 tsp Lime Juice for Lime Zest, Chicken Broth for Beef Broth, frozen "tube" cilantro for fresh, and leaf marjoram for oregano. Despite all that, our chicken turned out great! We will definitely make this again.


Im just a small town girl from Texas, living the good life with my husband Jerry and our two sons, Taylor and Tresten. When were not running the kids to their various activities, we enjoy fishing, water sports (its hot down here) and favorite food? well being a Texan i would have to say Tex-Mex is my favorite type of ng new places and foods.
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