Grilled Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas


This is one of our favorite summertime meals. Marinated chicken and veggies are cooked on the grill and served in a gordita-size tortilla with some sour cream, Cheddar cheese, and some wild rice on the side. We usually use the bottle marinade from the store.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle tequila-lime marinade, divided

  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks

  • 1 (8 ounce) package button mushrooms

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into large chunks

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into large chunks


  1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag; douse with 3/4 cups marinade. Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Combine the remaining 3/4 cups marinade, onion, mushrooms, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper in another resealable plastic bag. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours.

  3. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Thread the onions, mushrooms, red bell peppers, and green bell peppers onto skewers. Place on the grill; cook until vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. Place chicken breasts onto the grill and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  6. Slice cooked chicken; serve alongside skewers.

Cook's Notes:

To make it lighter in fat, use fat-free sour cream and reduced-fat cheese.

For a vegetarian version, replace the chicken with portobello mushrooms.

If using wooded skewers, don't forget to soak them in water first.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

143 Calories
2g Fat
16g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 143
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 1996mg 87%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 67mg 337%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 477mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.