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chicken with strips of red, orange and yellow bell pepper strips topped with a cilantro lime sauce

Cilantro Lime Chicken Fajitas

Cilantro Lime Chicken Fajitas are loaded with colorful pan seared bell peppers and topped with the perfect vinaigrette. A spectacular and healthy meal that is easy to prep and quick to cook.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 365kcal


Chicken Marinade

  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 2/3 cup cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • Juice of 2 limes


  • 3 chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 3 large colored bell peppers cut into strips (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange or green)
  • 6 Totillas or romaine lettuce leaves for wrapping
  • Favorite toppings: like sour cream avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.


  • Place all ingredients for the vinaigrette in a food processor or blender and blend until emulsified. Refrigerate.
  • Place the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and blend well.
  • Pour 1/2 of the marinade into a bowl or Ziploc bag. Add the chicken to the marinade.
  • Pour the other half of the marinade into another bag or bowl and add the sliced onion and peppers to it.
  • Let the chicken marinate for a few hours or overnight. (It is still taste great even if you don't have time to marinade, which was me today)
  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat.
  • Add the vegetables (without the marinade) to the pan and cook, tossing until the veggies are crisp but golden brown. Remove from pan.
  • Add the chicken and marinade and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked and slightly caramelized.
  • Toss the veggies back in with the chicken and warm slightly.
  • Wrap in tortillas or romaine lettuce leaves
  • Add your toppings
  • Drizzle with cilantro lime vinaigrette.
  • ENJOY!!!


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 846mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1835IU | Vitamin C: 47.3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 4.3mg