Grilled Chicken and Veggie Fajitas

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Fajitas

Take Tex-Mex flavor to the grill! Turn off the stove, and fire up the grill for an easy but flavorful grilled fajita recipe using Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix. Brush seasoning mixed with vegetable oil onto the chicken and veggies before grilling up, then fill tortillas with grilled chicken, pepper and onions. Grilled Chicken and Veggie Fajitas are made even more perfect topped with your favorite fresh garnishes like avocado, lime wedges and Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce.
  • 20 Minutes Prep
    40 Minutes Total
  • 5 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1 package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 red or yellow bell peppers, seeded and cut into quarters
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (8 oz each)
  • 1 package (8.2 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas For Soft Tacos & Fajitas (6 inch), heated as directed on package

Fresh toppings:

  • Old El Paso™ Shredded 3 Pepper Cheese Blend, shredded lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, avocado slices, Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce, lime wedges
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Preparation

  1. In small bowl, mix taco seasoning mix and oil.
  2. Brush half of taco seasoning mixture onto vegetables. Brush remaining half of taco seasoning mixture onto both sides of chicken breasts.
  3. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place vegetables and chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 14 minutes, turning once, until vegetables are tender and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F in center). Transfer to cutting board; let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Cut chicken breasts and peppers into thin strips. Cut onion rounds in half crosswise, and separate into strips. Transfer both the chicken and vegetables to a serving platter.
  5. To serve, fill tortillas with warmed chicken, pepper and onion mixture, and your favorite desired fresh toppings.

Expert Tips

  • If you want a little more heat in your Grilled Chicken and Veggie Fajitas, substitute one of the bell peppers with a large poblano chile.
  • We liked these grilled chicken fajitas with Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce as a topping option, but if you prefer, either Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso Sauce or Old El Paso™ Zesty Ranch Sauce would also be delicious.
  • Guacamole and your favorite fresh salsa would make great additions to your grilled fajita topping “bar.”
  • If you love grilled chicken fajitas, keep that grill fire lit for this recipe for Grilled Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa. Don't forget to marinate the steak first for tender and juicy bites.
  • You can still enjoy fajitas even when it's not grilling season. Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas keep it easy with just 10 minutes of prep time.

Nutrition

2 Fajitas Calories 340 (Calories from Fat 120); Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 670mg; Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 4g); Protein 24g

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 30%; Vitamin C 50%; Calcium 6%; Iron 15%;

Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1/2 Vegetable, 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat, 2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice: 2

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