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Fajita-Style Chicken Breasts

Fajita-Style Chicken Breasts

Marinating provides a fiesta of wonderful flavors; cheese tops each serving for a special presentation.

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5 min
Prep Time
1 hr 40 min
Total Time



2/3 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons chopped green chiles

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic


4 split chicken breasts,  skinned

4 (3/4-ounce) slices Cheddar cheese, cut in half diagonally




 *Substitute 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts. Reduce grilling time to 20-25 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all marinade ingredients in large resealable plastic food bag; add chicken breasts. Tightly seal bag; turn bag several times to coat chicken well. Place bag into 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate, turning once, at least 45 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.

  4. STEP 4

    Place chicken onto grill. Grill, turning once, 45-50 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with fork. Top each chicken breast with 2 pieces cheese. Continue grilling until cheese begins to melt. Serve with salsa.

Tip #1

Substitute 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts. Reduce grilling time to 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition (1 serving)

390 Calories
28 Fat (g)
95 Cholesterol (mg)
200 Sodium (mg)
2 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
32 Protein (g)
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