Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions

Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Grill Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 fajitas


  • ½ cup Mexican crema or sour cream

  • 2 teaspoon taco seasoning or Mexican seasoning blend

  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins

  • 2 tablespoon fajita seasoning blend

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon bottled hot sauce (such as Cholula)

  • 1 fresh poblano pepper, stemmed, quartered lengthwise, and seeded*

  • 1 red sweet pepper, stemmed, quartered lengthwise, and seeded

  • 1 onion, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick rings

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • 8 6-7 inch flour tortillas

  • Guacamole

  • Shredded cheese

  • Salsa or pico de gallo


  1. In a small bowl stir together the Mexican crema and taco seasoning; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine the chicken tenderloins, fajita seasoning, olive oil, lime juice, and hot sauce; toss until well coated. Set aside.

  3. Brush the poblano, red sweet pepper, and onion pieces with oil; season with salt. For charcoal or gas grill, grill the vegetables on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and slightly charred, turning occasionally. Remove from grill.

  4. Add chicken to the grill. Cover and grill for 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. Transfer to a serving platter.

  5. Add tortillas to the grill. Grill for 20 to 30 seconds per side or until heated through.

  6. Chop vegetables into bite-size pieces and place in a serving bowl.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

785 Calories
47g Fat
64g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 785
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 1976mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 117.5mg 588%
Calcium 232.2mg 18%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 764mg 16%
Folate, total 133.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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