Grilled Chicken Fajita Tacos

15 mins
20 mins
8

Chicken fajitas don’t get much better. Or do they? Pair this made-from-scratch fajita seasoning with the amazing charred flavor you get from the hot grill. With crisp corn tortilla shells, bold flavor and juicy bell peppers, enjoy these Grilled Chicken Fajita Tacos with your favorite toppings.

Ingredients

For the Fajitas

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, sliced into 3/4 inch strips
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 corn tortillas

For the Fajita Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Ingredient Tips

Paprika
There are a number of varieties of paprika and they range in flavor from sweet and mild to pungent and hot. Most grocery stores carry mild paprika. You’ll find the more pungent variety at ethnic and gourmet markets.

Directions

Step 1 Of 7
1
In a medium-size bowl, combine chili powder, salt, pepper, brown sugar, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, oregano and onion powder for the fajita seasoning.
2
Slice bell peppers and onion and place in a zip top bag along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and half of the fajita seasoning. Shake the bag to coat the peppers and onion evenly.
3
In a separate bag, place the chicken, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the remaining fajita seasoning to coat the chicken. Place both bags in the refrigerator.
4
Preheat grill to 350°F.
5
Place chicken on one side of the grill and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, flipping occasionally until an internal temperature of 165° Place vegetables on the other side and grill for about 10 to 12 minutes.
Hot Tip
You can load the vegetables into a non-stick grilling basket to prevent them from falling through the grates.
6
Place corn tortillas on the grill and lightly grill directly on the grill grates.
7
After removing chicken from grill, chop into 1/2 inch pieces. Place chicken and vegetables in corn tortillas, add toppings and serve.
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