A great fajita marinade for chicken or beef! This is intended to be enough to marinate 4 chicken breasts.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk lime juice, olive oil, water, vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, chili powder, beef bouillon paste, cumin, oregano, pepper, and onion powder together in a bowl.

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Cook's Notes:

I have used this on beef also, and it has turned out tasty!

The longer the meat marinates, the more tender the meat and more robust the flavor.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 3g 1% DV; fat 13.7g 21% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 182.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
Very nice marinade for fajitas. I made this with beef and marinated for 6 hours or so. I would probably double the cumin next time I made it but otherwise I'd leave it as is. I think this would have been even better with chicken. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2015
I was so excited to try this- and I am pretty disappointed. I marinated chicken and bottom round for about 10 hours. (Not together). I added cilantro. There wasn't anything really wrong with it. The chicken was better than the beef. But that's it. It was OK. Surely there is a better fajita marinade out there. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
Very nice marinade for fajitas. I made this with beef and marinated for 6 hours or so. I would probably double the cumin next time I made it but otherwise I'd leave it as is. I think this would have been even better with chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2014
I omitted the beef broth as we are on a special diet and it still turned out fabulous. My family raved and raved about this marinade. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2014
Perfect recipe. I marinated four pounds of chicken tenders for two hours. Then cooked in skillet for five minutes each side. FANTASTIC flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2014
I used this on chicken and it was great! I had this in the marinade for about 5 hrs. and will shoot for longer next time and maybe add a touch of salt as well. Thanks Kitkat:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2014
Yum! I left out the water and bouillon paste and marinated my sirloin steak for about 4 hours. Much better than my local Tex-Mex place! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2014
Love the flavor and tenderness. Used it on beef meat and it worked out pretty good (marinated for eight hours). Delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2014
This is amazing!! I was having a big group of people so I made this the night before and marinated chicken and beef. The only thing I did different was for one of them I used lemon juice instead of lime (ran out of lime juice) and with the chicken I added fresh cilantro (coriander). With the cilantro it just made it that much better!!! My go to marinade for fajitas for now on for sure!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2015
this came out really good.. used this on three 8 oz chicken breasts.. i marinated for about 8 hours but think it could have used more time.. i left out the water and used maybe a quarter of the oil.. i was using light soy sauce so i upped it to one tablespoon.. i doubled the chili powder and the cumin.. subbed 1/2 a cube of beef bouillon for the paste and used about 1/4 tsp for the pinch of onion powder.. i felt like the oregano was a bit overpowering but i was using mexican oregano so maybe that's why.. we really liked the dish and would love to see how it would turn out with a longer marinate time.. ty for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2014
This is delicious! It makes the flank steak I used so tender and flavorful after only an hour or two of marinating. I omitted the vinegar onion powder and beef bouillon. And all the spices I just eyeballed it - didn't measure. One whole good sized lime provided the perfect amount of juice. Its so good definitely 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2015
I was so excited to try this- and I am pretty disappointed. I marinated chicken and bottom round for about 10 hours. (Not together). I added cilantro. There wasn't anything really wrong with it. The chicken was better than the beef. But that's it. It was OK. Surely there is a better fajita marinade out there. Read More