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Tequila Chicken Fajitas

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. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: easy chicken fajita recipe, Taco Tuesday, tequila chicken fajitas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Marinating time: 4 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Laura Franco


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



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


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