Uncle Julio’s Fajita Recipe Easy and Quick!

Last Updated on December 26, 2021 by Griselda M.

For lovers of delicious and savory chicken fajitas, you are in luck. We have an Uncle Julio’s Fajita Recipe just for you! Who doesn’t love a good Fajita from Uncle Julio’s Tex-Mex restaurant? Instead of going out to buy some, why not make it?

This beginner-friendly recipe is both quick and easy. You will start with a set of fresh ingredients, some time, and a smile on your face and end with homesick Texan chicken fajitas. What is it that makes this recipe so unique, you may ask? Well, not only are the Fajitas scrumptious, but they are also Juicy.

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What Are Fajitas?

What exactly are Fajitas? Fajitas is a dish with both Texas and Mexican influences. The dish serves shredded meat, of all kinds, with roasted onions peppers. You can serve Fajitas with warm yellow or white corn tortillas or yellow Mexican-style rice.

Fajitas are best served warm and sizzling. Many restaurants make them, and they are super popular! Although they are popularly served in restaurants, this does not mean that you cannot eat some too. If you are craving this dish and don’t want to venture out of your home, you are in luck! Down below, there are step-by-step instructions that highlight how to make and use Uncle Julio’s Fajita Recipe.

What You Will Need To Make Uncle Julio’s Fajita Recipe

chicken fajita marinade

Ingredients

  • 1tsp of Onion Powder
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 2 Bell Peppers Sliced
  • 2 tbsp. of Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Clove of Garlic

I personally prefer to use natural garlic, but if you don’t like to or want to use the powder version, you can substitute it for 1tsp of garlic powder. The taste is a bit different, but it should do the job.

  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 3 Limes
  • 2 tsp of Chili Powder
  • 2 Pounds of Skinless Chicken Breast

For this particular recipe, we will be focusing on cooking a Tex-Mex chicken fajita marinade. While this is the case, if you are allergic to chicken or have a preference for another meat you can easily substitute it! Beef is another excellent choice to use when cooking Fajitas.

Optional ingredients for serving

  • Yellow Corn Tortillas
  • Diced Onions
  • 1 Bundle of Cilantro
  • 3 Limes

These ingredients are optional. Since fajita meat is usually served with a side of tortillas or rice, you can cook some to add to your dish. However, it is not necessary.

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Plastic Bag
  • Large pan
  • Measuring Cups
  • 2 Bowls
  • Flat Skillet Pan
  • Stirring Spoon
  • Stovetop (2 Burners)

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: marinade the chicken

This is my favorite step! All the flavor comes from the marinade. First, cut your meat into shreds and place it into a bowl. Then, pour all the dry seasoning ingredients into the meat and with clean hands, massage the seasoning into the chicken strips. Add the chicken with the newly made chicken fajita marinade into a plastic bag. Add the water and let it sit in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 24 hours.

Step 2: cut the vegetables

After the chicken sits and marinates, the second step should be to cut the vegetables. In order to make a delicious Fajita dish, the peppers, onions, and garlic should be sliced and placed to the side.

Step 3: heat the oil and vegetables

On medium to low heat, pour the olive oil into the pan to heat it up. Once it warms up and starts to sizzle, pour the vegetables. As soon as they start to turn golden, but not dark brown, lower the temperature to low.

Step 4: cook the chicken

In the pan with the oil and vegetables, pour the chicken and the marinade. Make sure that the oil and vegetables are not too hot! If they are, your chicken may cook too fast on the outside, compared to the inside. Watch your chicken as it cooks, stirring it with the stirrer.

Step 4: start the optional side dishes

If you choose to eat Fajitas with side dishes like Mexican yellow rice or tortillas, as the chicken cooks on low heat, you should start cooking the rest. In a flat pan, heat it up to medium heat. When it starts to sizzle, spray it with non-stick butter spray and place four tortillas on the pan. In thirty seconds, flip the tortillas, so they toast on both sides. Watch the chicken during this step.

The chicken should be complete when the inside is no longer pink, or the internal temperature is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tips And Tricks On How To Make Uncle Julio’s Fajita Recipe

uncle julio's fajita recipe

With this simple and quick Uncle Julio’s Fajita Recipe, you can have dinner cooked for your entire family in less than an hour! To make sure that your dish is the best it can be, you should follow these few tips and tricks.

The first tip that I have for you is to cut and freeze peppers, onions, and garlic in advance. If you are looking to meal prep and work lesson preparation, you can pre-freeze your vegetables in plastic bags. To reheat, simply pour warm running water on the outside of the bag, and in hot oil or butter, add the cut-up vegetables. They preserve well and save you time.

My second trick is to marinate the chicken days in advance through the same process. Instead of crunching on time and preparing the day before, you can make the chicken marinade days in advance and freeze it with the cut-up meat. This way, you focus solely on cooking.

Preparation And Cooking Time

Cook Time

Preparation Time

Serving Size

20 Minutes

45 minutes-24 hours

4

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Thank you for reading! Remember, when cooking Uncle Julio’s Fajita recipe, the most important part is the marinade.

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Uncle Julio’s Fajita Recipe

Easy and Quick!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting time 1 d
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Plastic Bag
  • Large Pan
  • Measuring Cups
  • 2 Bowls
  • Flat Skillet Pan
  • Stirring Spoon
  • Stovetop (2 Burners)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp of Onion Powder
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 2 Bell Peppers Sliced
  • 2 tbsp of Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 3 limes
  • 2 tsp of Chili Powder
  • 2 pounds of Skinless Chicken Breast

Optional ingredients for serving

  • Yellow Corn Tortillas
  • Diced Onions
  • 1 Bundle of Cilantro
  • 3 Limes

Instructions
 

  • This is my favorite step! All the flavor comes from the marinade. First, cut your meat into shreds and place it into a bowl. Then, pour all the dry seasoning ingredients into the meat and with clean hands, massage the seasoning into the chicken strips. Add the chicken with the newly made chicken fajita marinade into a plastic bag. Add the water and let it sit in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 24 hours.
  • After the chicken sits and marinates, the second step should be to cut the vegetables. In order to make a delicious Fajita dish, the peppers, onions, and garlic should be sliced and placed to the side.
  • On medium to low heat, pour the olive oil into the pan to heat it up. Once it warms up and starts to sizzle, pour the vegetables. As soon as they start to turn golden, but not dark brown, lower the temperature to low.
  • In the pan with the oil and vegetables, pour the chicken and the marinade. Make sure that the oil and vegetables are not too hot! If they are, your chicken may cook too fast on the outside, compared to the inside. Watch your chicken as it cooks, stirring it with the stirrer.
  • If you choose to eat Fajitas with side dishes like Mexican yellow rice or tortillas, as the chicken cooks on low heat, you should start cooking the rest. In a flat pan, heat it up to medium heat. When it starts to sizzle, spray it with non-stick butter spray and place four tortillas on the pan. In thirty seconds, flip the tortillas, so they toast on both sides. Watch the chicken during this step.
    The chicken should be complete when the inside is no longer pink, or the internal temperature is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.