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Marinated Chicken Fajita Tacos

These EASY Marinated Chicken Tacos are marinated with garlic, lime, soy sauce + brown sugar. Add peppers + onions for a chicken fajita taco!

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 270 kcal


  • 1 lb organic chicken breast cut into small pieces


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice I often omit if I don't have it
  • 1/2 cup lime juice about 3-4 + extra for wedges
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Toppings & Extras

  • 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 bell pepper, any color sliced
  • 2-3 jalapeños sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • cilantro to top
  • Optional: rice, queso fresco


Marinate the Chicken

  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl or large ziploc bag.
    Add the chicken pieces and mix into the marinade.
  2. Place in dish and marinate at least 1 hour or overnight, turning once or twice.

Prepare the Tacos

  1. Place chicken and the marinade into a large skillet on medium heat until cooked through. About 5-8 min.
  2. In a separate pan, sauté onion and peppers in a little olive oil until heated through.

  3. Char tortillas on an open gas flame, about 30 seconds per side. Moving around with tongs until blackened on edges.

  4. Assemble and top with jalapeños, cilantro and serve with lime wedges.


These can be made burrito style. Steam up some rice and roll them up!

Nutrition Facts
Marinated Chicken Fajita Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 270
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.