7UP Chicken Fajitas
Mix up 7UP and a few spices to make a flavorful and easy marinade for fajita chicken. Then combine your favorite fajita toppings, like peppers and onions. 7UP Chicken Fajitas is a crowd-pleasing recipe.
Why go out for fajitas when you can make them at home with just a little prep work. Fajitas are a great way to feed a lot of people. Put out all the fixings and toppings on a long counter or table, and let guests build their own fajitas. Using the 7UP marinade for the chicken ensures it stays moist while cooking and comes out of the oven packed with flavor.
- 2 cups 7UP®
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 3 cups bell pepper strips
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Cumin, salt, and pepper to taste
- 8 flour tortillas, warmed
- Vegetable oil
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Ready In: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Serving Size: 4 people
- In a medium bowl, mix together 7UP®, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Place chicken in a 13x9-inch pan, pour marinade over top, and cover.
- Place in fridge; marinate for at least 2 hours (overnight is recommended).
- Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large skillet over high heat, add peppers and onion to skillet, cook until tender, and then remove from pan.
- Drain marinade and set aside; place marinated chicken in pan. Heat over medium-high heat for 7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
- Add in 1 cup of remaining marinade, cover, and let simmer until liquid evaporates.
- Add peppers and onion to skillet; stir on low heat until hot.
- Serve with warmed tortillas and desired toppings.
Tips from 7UP
Need some fresh inspiration for your fajita toppings? Beyond the staples of shredded lettuce, tomatoes or pico de gallo, sour cream, and cheese, there are so many ways to add pops of flavor. Chop cilantro. Quick-pickle some thinly sliced red onions in lime juice and salt. Add store-bought pickled jalapeños, or slice up fresh ones. Mix sour cream with lime juice, cumin, and chili powder (to taste) to create a fresh crema to drizzle over the fajitas.