The secret to the best fajitas lies in the depth of flavour within the marinade. While many fajita recipes include the basics like olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper, what truly elevates this recipe is the extended marinating time.
Instead of rushing, consider letting the chicken soak in this flavourful concoction for a more extended period, ideally between 4-8 hours but best if left overnight in the refrigerator. This extra time allows the marinade to penetrate the meat thoroughly, infusing it with a rich, well-balanced blend of tangy, smoky, and slightly spicy notes.
When you combine this marinated chicken with the colourful mix of red and green bell peppers, red onion, and optional jalapeño for that extra kick, you’re in for a fajita experience that goes beyond the ordinary, delivering layers of taste that truly stand out when wrapped in your favourite tortillas.