A sizzling platter of chicken fajitas is simple, fun, and just downright delicious. This Tex-Mex staple is famous for a reason: it makes everybody happy. Why not make your own tonight and skip the restaurant? This recipe is for the best, most tender fajitas around.
To a large zipper-top plastic bag, add chicken, cilantro, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Mash to combine. Marinate at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering. Add chicken and cook, without moving, until crispy and blackened on one side, about 8 minutes. Flip and cook 8 minutes longer on second side.
Transfer chicken to a cutting board and rest for 5 minutes before cutting into strips.
Meanwhile, add onions and peppers to skillet and cook until blackened and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Serve with tortillas, avocados, and fresh cilantro (or your favorite toppings).