Savory Chicken Fajitas Recipe with Soy Sauce, Honey, and Worcestershire Sauce

Chicken Fajitas

Savory Chicken Fajitas Recipe with Soy Sauce, Honey, and Worcestershire Sauce
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 1 hour | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Fajitas
Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are a popular Tex-Mex dish that features marinated and grilled chicken, served with sautéed peppers and onions in a warm tortilla. This flavorful and colorful dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal or for entertaining guests.


The origins of chicken fajitas can be traced back to the ranch lands of West Texas, where Mexican cowboys known as vaqueros would cook strips of beef over an open fire. Over time, this dish evolved to include chicken as well, and the addition of peppers and onions added a burst of flavor and color to the dish.


How to prepare

  1. Mix the ingredients and marinate the chicken for 1 hour.
  2. Refrigerate the marinade and use it once or twice more within the week.


  • Substitute beef or shrimp for the chicken for a different flavor.
  • Add in additional vegetables such as mushrooms or zucchini for a vegetarian option.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to marinate the chicken for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat.

- Use a hot grill or skillet to get a nice char on the chicken for added flavor.

- Slice the chicken against the grain for a more tender bite.

- Serve the fajitas with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings such as salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken fajitas with warm tortillas, sautéed peppers and onions, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

Cooking Techniques

Grill the chicken over high heat for a nice charred flavor.

- Sauté the peppers and onions in a hot skillet for a quick and easy side dish.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use tamari or coconut aminos in place of soy sauce for a gluten-free option.

- Substitute maple syrup or agave nectar for honey for a vegan option.

Make Ahead Tips

Marinate the chicken overnight for even more flavor.

- Prep the peppers and onions ahead of time for a quick and easy meal.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the chicken fajitas on a platter with all the toppings on the side for a build-your-own fajita bar.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the chicken fajitas with a side of Mexican rice and black beans for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

- Reheat the fajitas in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

250 per serving


15g per serving


5g per serving


25g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin C: 30% of daily value

- Iron: 15% of daily value


Allergens: Soy


This dish is a good source of protein and vitamin C, but it is high in sodium due to the soy sauce in the marinade.


Chicken fajitas are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a quick weeknight meal or for entertaining guests. With a flavorful marinade, tender chicken, and sautéed peppers and onions, this dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the thrill of stumbling upon this recipe for Chicken Fajitas. It was a warm summer day, and I had invited my dear friend Maria over for lunch. Maria was an excellent cook, and I always admired her culinary skills. As we sat in the kitchen sipping on some iced tea, Maria suddenly got up and rummaged through my spice cabinet.

"Ah-ha! Here it is!" Maria exclaimed, holding up a worn and stained piece of paper. "This is my grandmother's recipe for Chicken Fajitas. You have to try it, it's absolutely delicious."

I watched intently as Maria busied herself in the kitchen, chopping up onions, peppers, and chicken. The aroma of sizzling spices filled the air, and I couldn't wait to taste the final product. When the fajitas were finally ready, we sat down at the table to enjoy our meal.

The first bite was pure bliss. The tender chicken, the sautéed vegetables, and the perfect blend of spices all came together in a symphony of flavors. I was hooked. From that moment on, Chicken Fajitas became a staple in my kitchen.

Over the years, I have made this recipe countless times, tweaking and perfecting it to suit my taste. I have shared it with friends and family, and it has always been a hit. The secret, I believe, lies in the marinade. A mixture of lime juice, garlic, cumin, and chili powder infuses the chicken with a tangy and spicy flavor that is simply divine.

I have fond memories of making Chicken Fajitas for my grandchildren when they would come over for dinner. They would eagerly watch as I cooked, their mouths watering in anticipation. And when the fajitas were finally served, they would devour them with gusto, always asking for seconds.

One summer, my grandson Tommy decided to enter a cooking competition at school. He asked me to teach him how to make Chicken Fajitas so he could impress the judges. I was thrilled at the opportunity to pass on my knowledge to the next generation.

We spent an entire afternoon in the kitchen, Tommy eagerly absorbing every step of the process. He chopped the vegetables with precision, marinated the chicken with care, and cooked everything to perfection. When the judges tasted his dish, they were blown away. Tommy won first place, and I couldn't have been prouder.

As the years have gone by, I have continued to make Chicken Fajitas, each time bringing back memories of that fateful day with Maria. The recipe has become a symbol of friendship, love, and tradition in my kitchen.

I have since added my own twist to the recipe, sometimes adding a squeeze of fresh orange juice for a burst of citrus, or throwing in some sliced avocado for creaminess. But no matter how I choose to make them, Chicken Fajitas will always hold a special place in my heart.

So here's to the humble Chicken Fajitas, a dish that has brought joy and warmth to my kitchen for so many years. May it continue to be a source of comfort and delight for generations to come. And may the spirit of friendship and camaraderie that inspired me to make this dish always be present in every bite. Cheers!


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