Ahh, these fajitas. We go way back. I first made them during a power outage during a hurricane,as it was a meal I could completely make on the grill. I remember being so blown away by the flavors. Keep in mind that this was 2007, I was just getting my footing in the kitchen – and was finally opening up to trying new things. Like, chipotle or cilantro for instance. Ahh, the ways of youth.

For years now, this has been my go-to recipe for anything Tex-Mex related that involves chicken. The original recipe from Cook’s Illustrated gave two other variations (God love ’em!) that are both awesome in their own right, lemon-parsley and orange-tarragon. I plan to add those to our menu soon to share with you guys, I’d forgotten how good they both were!

But, the chipotle-lime really lends itself nicely to these fajitas. The sauce that you top the chicken with right before serving is killer. Often, fajitas can be bland – but you won’t have that problem here. Take advantage of bell peppers while they’re still affordable (seriously, $3 for a red bell pepper?) and in-season! Piled high on a warm tortilla, it’s one of my favorite weeknight meals.


  1. Posted July 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM | Permalink

    Fajitas are always amazing, I love the chipotle-lime here!

  2. Posted July 18, 2012 at 2:09 PM | Permalink

    These look and sound amazing! Lime makes almost anything taste better and I’ve been thinking about making fajitas recently. I can’t wait to give these a try!

  3. Ken
    Posted July 19, 2012 at 2:02 AM | Permalink

    Wow these look reallly great. I really love fajitas. I’m definitely going to try this recipe. But seriously, $3 for a red bell pepper? That’s crazy, here they are 3 for $1!

  4. Kim in MD
    Posted July 20, 2012 at 9:23 AM | Permalink

    Hi Laura- I love your blog! Your recipes and photos are amazing! These fajitas sound amazing. CI recipes never fail!

    • Laura
      Posted July 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM | Permalink

      Thanks so much, Kim – very glad you found me!

  5. Mick
    Posted October 6, 2012 at 2:49 AM | Permalink

    I made this tonight. Excellent Very well balanced flavours, and don’t forget to make the “reserved sauce”, because it’s a must. I didn’t change a thing. Thanks Kim.

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