Two Peas and Their Pod

Grilled Fajita Chicken

On Saturday we had some friends over for a cookout. It was our first cookout of the season and the weather was perfect. It was nice to enjoy our new patio with good food and friends. Josh took the lead and made Grilled Fajita Chicken. We served the chicken with Bush’s Black Bean Fiesta Grillin’ Beans. They were the perfect side to the fajita chicken.

Josh created a spicy fajita seasoning to marinate the chicken. He cut up peppers and onions to go with the chicken. He grilled up the chicken, peppers, and onions and then served a piece of chicken with the veggies on top.

We served Black Bean Fiesta Grillin’ Beans, grilled pineapple, and salad with the Grilled Fajita Chicken. Everyone enjoyed the meal. It was nice to be outside. I love grilling season!

If you are grilling out for Memorial Day next Monday, give Grilled Fajita Chicken. It is the perfect summer bbq meal.

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a grilling kit and a $50 Visa gift card. You have until Friday to enter! Good luck!

Grilled Fajita Chicken

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients:

For the fajita seasoning:

2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Juice of 2 large limes
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon corn starch

8 small chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion
5 large bell peppers (use a mix of colors), cut into strips
2 small red onions, cut into strips

Directions:

1. In a small pan, mix together fajita seasoning ingredients. Heat over medium low until hot. Let seasoning cool to room temperature. Pour seasoning over chicken breasts, reserving a little of the seasoning for the peppers and onions. Sprinkle chicken with green onions and let marinate for 30 minutes. Toss the peppers and onions with remaining seasoning.

2. Preheat the grill to high heat. Place the chicken directly on the grill. Cook each side for about 6 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts. While the chicken is cooking, grill the onions and peppers on a grill pan. Grill until vegetables are tender.

3. Serve chicken breasts with pepper and onions. If desired, serve Bush's Black Bean Fiesta Grillin' Beans on the side.

The cookout and giveaway are in partnership with Bush’s Beans. However, our opinions are our own.

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50 Responses to “Grilled Fajita Chicken”

  1. 1
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 23, 2011 @ 3:20 am

    What a great summer dinner with friends! I really want that grilled pineapple on the corner of your plate:-)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — May 23, 2011 @ 3:39 am

    What a fun dinner… nothing more summery than grilling!

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    Erica — May 23, 2011 @ 4:21 am

    Everything looks AWESOME. How amazing is grilled pineapple? Peaches are also pretty rocking. Glad you guys had fun. And what a perfect way to try out the new patio!!

  4. 4
    Heather (heather's dish) — May 23, 2011 @ 4:47 am

    oh, this reminds me we need to get more propane for our grill! we prefer charcoal, but in a pinch the propane works amazingly :)

  5. 5
    Jenny Flake — May 23, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    LOVE fajitas! They look colorful and absolutely delicious!

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    Lori Lange — May 23, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    So pretty and colorful. My favorite kind of meal :)

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    judith — May 23, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    The colors actually pop! I can imagine how great it all tasted.

  8. 8

    Delicious and beautiful, too! Love all the different colored peppers. Makes a happy plate :-)

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    kathy wolf — May 23, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    What a nice, simple meal on the BBQ. I would have added mushrooms but that’s probably the vegetarian in me. Love grilled pineapple especially if it gets a little brown and crunchy. Add a little vanilla yogurt on top; nothing better.

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    Cookbook Queen — May 23, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    Guess what I already had thawing in the refrigerator? Mmmmhmmm….chicken strips. Fate? I believe so.

    Also, I LOVE black beans. I bet the Bush’s ones are amazing. I will definitely be trying them out!!

  11. 11

    love the recipe and those brightly colored peppers! yum!

  12. 12

    I love this kind of food. LOVE!

  13. 13
    Amanda — May 23, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    That plate of veggies looks amazing!

  14. 14
    Rosa — May 23, 2011 @ 7:49 am

    Yummy! Colorful and so enjoyable.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  15. 15

    I love it when the weather gets right for grilling and this looks wonderful!

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    Jeanette — May 23, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    Love all the spices your hubby put into his fajita seasoning – you’re so lucky he cooks! And those colorful vegetables make the dish!

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    Cookin' Canuck — May 23, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    The grilled fajita chicken sounds like a great way to kick of the grilling season. Saturday was such a beautiful day here and I’m looking forward to more of that weather.

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    Ashley — May 23, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    That meal looks delicious! What a great way to kick off summer!

  19. 19
    Lucy Lean — May 23, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    Love this bright colored food on the plate

  20. 20
    marla — May 23, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    Sounds like an amazing night with friends and great grilling too :)

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    Katrina — May 23, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    Yum! Now all we need is an actual grill–can you believe my husband gave ours away when we moved from Kansas!!! sigh (He wants something bigger and better, but I tried explaining to him that until then, we have nothing!) He bought a little indoor grill pan to get by.
    This meal looks great! Now back to more rain! ;) Saturday WAS awesome though.

    • twopeas replied: — May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

      I hope you get a grill soon!! If not, come on over:)

  22. 22
    Katrina — May 23, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Yum! This sounds perfect.

  23. 23

    What a simple and delicious looking meal! I’ve got to give this a try this grilling season – It looks so scrumptious to pass up. :)

  24. 24

    * sorry, I meant “too” scrumptious to pass up!

  25. 25
    Sue — May 23, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    The seasoning sounds tasty. I’m always looking for new ways to flavor chicken.

  26. 26
    Sara — May 23, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    Moroni Turkey on the grill is INCREDIBLE! And a little BBQ Corn on the Cob does my taste buds good! I am now drooling! I think I need to get working on that! Have you ever tried BBQed Fruit? I wonder what that is like!

  27. 27

    Looks sooo good! Can’t wait to see you in a month or so

  28. 28
    EatLiveRun — May 23, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    We are grilling like crazy already and this look fabulous. I love all the pretty colors in this recipe!

  29. 29

    we’re on the same wavelength today–i posted chicken fajitas! love how bright your picturse are!

    • twopeas replied: — May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

      Great minds think alike:)

  30. 30
    Melissa — May 23, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    ohhhhh! Cocoa powder! Nice touch. Chicken fajitas are my favorite.

  31. 31
    Eliana — May 23, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    Looks like the perfect dinner. Wish I had a plate of it in front of me right now to help cheer up my rainy day.

  32. 32
    Elle — May 23, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    Looks like dinner to me! MMM!

  33. 33
    Sarah — May 23, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    Fajitas my be one of my favorite meals. Yours look delicious!

  34. 34
    Karen — May 23, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    Can’t beat Surf & Turf though – and Bush’s baked beans! The best!

  35. 35

    hey maria! this is totally unrelated to your post but i made the mini fruit tarts and they were sooo goood! i totally know what you meant now when you said the cream is the bestest thing ever!!

  36. 36
    Aggie — May 23, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    My hubby just saw this walking by and said “those peppers look awesome!” I’m totally making this for him. Those peppers do look awesome! I need to get a veggie rack like that!

    I actually sauteed peppers and onions in a pan this weekend and used the leftovers with hummus in a flat out wrap today. Yummy!

  37. 37
    Pam — May 23, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    I have a sudden craving for Mexican food!

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    Becky O. — May 23, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    yum this looks great. we’ll have to try this recipe and the bush’s beans. I’m curious to see how i’d like them. they sound good. glad you had a fun time, saturday was gorgeous here in utah.

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    pigpigscorner — May 24, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    Beautiful plate of delicious food! Love Summer!

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    Sues — May 25, 2011 @ 1:00 am

    I absolutely love fajitas but have never tried them on the grill. That might be my task of the summer! Your grill looks so pretty with everything on it :)

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