This is a great chicken fajita marinade!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 /4 cup
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To prepare the marinade, stir together beer, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cilantro, cumin, and salt; mix well.

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  • To use marinade, pour into a resealable plastic bag, add up to 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breast, and mix until chicken is well coated. Marinate for 1 to 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

41 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; fat 2.3g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 29.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
I have used this recipe for a couple years now and love it everytime! I have friends that have asked me for it as well. The only problem I have is using only a 1/4 cup of beer and then the rest gets wasted because I always start the marinade in the a.m. So, I have learned to make a large batch of the marinade. I freeze it with my chix breasts and also bags of cut-up peppers for my future fajitas. I just pull it out in the a.m. to thaw and it's ready to grill by the time I get home. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2011
not the pop or zing i wanted... not bad but kinda bland Read More
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201 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
I have used this recipe for a couple years now and love it everytime! I have friends that have asked me for it as well. The only problem I have is using only a 1/4 cup of beer and then the rest gets wasted because I always start the marinade in the a.m. So, I have learned to make a large batch of the marinade. I freeze it with my chix breasts and also bags of cut-up peppers for my future fajitas. I just pull it out in the a.m. to thaw and it's ready to grill by the time I get home. Read More
(182)
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2008
I thought this marinade was really good. I added a little more of all the spices and a couple more cloves of garlic marinated 2 chicken breasts (cut up) in the fridge for about an hour. Then I cooked the chicken some onion and red pepper IN the marinade. I didn't give it 5 stars because I've had better but all in all a good recipe and I would probably make again. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2008
My husband and son thought it was good. I think it would be a good marinade for chicken then I would have given it 5/5 actually I wanted to give it 4 1/2 out of 5. It was tangy with the citrus flavors. As for a fajita I'm used to having fajita's for beef chicken and shrimp with the usual fajita flavor(like my favorite resturant). It would be better in a category for just citrus marinade for chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2009
I followed the recipe exact. I let my meat marinate for an hour. With lime juice you have to watch it or it'll cook your chicken. This was good but I feel it could have used a bit more cumin. And something else I couldn't put my finger on. I'd use this again and double the spice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
This was so good. It was hard to part with a 1/4 cup of my beloved beer but I followed exact. I cut my chicken into strips before marinating and then grilled them. I would grill them if possible. I will definately use this marinade again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2011
not the pop or zing i wanted... not bad but kinda bland Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
Thank you for the great recipe even though I changed it quite a bit! That's partly what's so great about this website -- I'm learning to use other peoples' experience and trust my instincts too. I didn't even measure used no beer squeezed half a lemon threw in some white wine Worcestershire a bit of flavored vinegar oil cumin brown sugar and of course cayenne black pepper and sea salt. Next time I'll use the beer too. Used the ziplock bag and mostly frozen breast tenders -- so easy! It made such great fajitas! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
Very good. I grilled my chicken and moistened the chicken with the marinade each time I turned it. I will use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2009
This was great. I added cider vinegar Worcestershire sauce chili powder oregano cayenne paprika and S&P. Read More
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