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BBQ Chicken Fajitas

BBQ Chicken Fajitas: A Delicious Twist on a Classic Dish

Are you tired of the same old chicken fajitas? Looking for a way to add some excitement to your next barbecue? Look no further than BBQ chicken fajitas! This mouthwatering twist on a classic dish will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Why BBQ Chicken Fajitas?

Picture this: tender, juicy chicken marinated in a flavorful BBQ sauce, grilled to perfection, and then sliced into thin strips. The aroma alone is enough to make your mouth water. But the real magic happens when you combine the smoky, tangy flavors of the chicken with the crispness of the peppers and onions. It’s a match made in culinary heaven.

Marinating the Chicken

The key to achieving maximum flavor in your BBQ chicken fajitas lies in the marinade. By allowing the chicken to soak in a mixture of BBQ sauce, spices, and a hint of citrus, you infuse it with a depth of flavor that will have your taste buds singing. The longer you marinate the chicken, the more intense the flavor will be.

Grilling to Perfection

Once your chicken is marinated to perfection, it’s time to fire up the grill. The heat from the grill will caramelize the sugars in the BBQ sauce, creating a sticky, finger-licking glaze on the chicken. As the flames dance around the meat, the smoky aroma will waft through the air, enticing everyone nearby.

Pairing with Peppers and Onions

No BBQ chicken fajitas are complete without the addition of colorful peppers and onions. Sautéed until tender-crisp, these veggies add a burst of freshness and crunch to every bite. The combination of flavors and textures creates a symphony of taste that will leave you wanting more.

Serving Suggestions

When it comes to serving BBQ chicken fajitas, the possibilities are endless. You can wrap them in warm tortillas and top with your favorite toppings like sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. Or, you can serve them over a bed of fluffy rice or alongside a refreshing salad. No matter how you choose to enjoy them, BBQ chicken fajitas are always a crowd-pleaser.


1. Can I use a different type of meat for fajitas?

Of course! While chicken is the star of BBQ chicken fajitas, you can easily substitute it with beef, shrimp, or even tofu. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

2. Can I make BBQ chicken fajitas without a grill?

Absolutely! If you don’t have access to a grill, you can cook the chicken in a skillet or bake it in the oven. The flavors will still be delicious.

3. How long should I marinate the chicken?

For the best flavor, marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes. However, if you have the time, letting it marinate overnight will result in even more flavorful fajitas.

4. Can I make BBQ chicken fajitas vegetarian-friendly?

Yes, you can! Simply substitute the chicken with your favorite meatless alternative or load up on extra veggies.

5. How do I know when the chicken is fully cooked?

To ensure the chicken is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. It should reach 165°F (75°C).

6. Can I freeze leftover BBQ chicken fajitas?

Yes, you can freeze leftover BBQ chicken fajitas. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container or freezer bag. When ready to enjoy, simply thaw and reheat.

7. What other toppings can I add to my fajitas?

Get creative with your toppings! Some popular options include shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, cilantro, and lime wedges.

8. Can I make BBQ chicken fajitas for a large crowd?

Absolutely! Simply adjust the quantities of ingredients to accommodate the number of people you are serving. BBQ chicken fajitas are perfect for gatherings and parties.

In conclusion, BBQ chicken fajitas are a delicious twist on a classic dish. With their smoky, tangy flavor and colorful peppers and onions, they are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue. Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, there are endless possibilities for customization. So why not fire up the grill and get cooking? Your taste buds will thank you.

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BBQ Chicken Fajitas

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Prep Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ rub seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Maui or sweet onion , cut in half and sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 orange bell pepper , stemmed, seeded, and sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 red bell pepper , stemmed, seeded, and sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 poblano pepper , stemmed, seeded, and sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup crema
  • 1 minced chipotle pepper from canned chipotles in adobo , plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Eight 6-inch flour tortillas
  • Avocado oil for toasting the tortillas
  • Lime wedges
  • Kosher salt
  • Avocado slices
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves


  • In a medium bowl, marinate the chicken tenders by sprinkling the BBQ rub seasoning over them, ensuring they are well coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, peppers, and salt, and toss them in the oil to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers and onions are softened and starting to char, which should take around 8 to 10 minutes.
  • While the onions and peppers are cooking, prepare the crema by whisking together the crema, chipotle, adobo sauce, and garlic salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the BBQ sauce, lime juice, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce to make the sizzle sauce. Set aside.
  • Remove the peppers and onions from the skillet and set them aside in a bowl. Return the skillet to medium-high heat and add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and the chicken. Sear the chicken until it turns golden brown, which should take about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Add the peppers and onions back to the skillet with the chicken. Toss everything together to combine and cook until the vegetables are sizzling, which should take about another minute. Pour the sizzle sauce over the chicken and vegetables in the skillet. Use tongs to toss everything together, ensuring it is completely coated. Continue cooking
Keyword Bell Peppers, chicken breast, Chicken Recipes, High Fiber, main-dish, Onion Recipes, Poultry, Vegetable
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