Tequila Chicken Fajitas

  • Author: krazykitchenmom
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Tequila Chicken Fajitas taste just like your favorite restaurant version with a twist. The twist is in the tequila marinade that makes the chicken extra zesty. 



For the Marinade

  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • Zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 3 chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips

For the Fajitas

  • Marinated chicken strips
  • 1 red bell pepper – sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper – sliced
  • 1 large onion – sliced
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 package of dry fajita mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 softshell tortillas
  • Lime slices for garnish
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole



  1. Place the chicken strips into a large zip-top bag.
  2. In a glass, mix tequila, triple sec, lime zest and lime juice.
  3. Pour tequila mixture over chicken.
  4. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours.


  1. Add the olive oil to a large skillet at medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and brown on all sides. You may need to do this in batches.
  3. Remove the chicken and set it aside.
  4. Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken back to the skillet.
  6. Add the dry fajita seasonings and the water.
  7. Stir until all incorporated.
  8. Bring the liquid to a boil, cover it and reduce the heat to simmer.
  9. Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  10. Serve with warm tortilla shells, lime wedges, sour cream salsa, and guacamole.


Nutrition Values for Fajitas only – no toppings.

  • Category: Poultry
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex

Keywords: Taco Tuesday, Tex Mex