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Chipotle Chicken Fajitas
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Smoked Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

A tasty and slightly spicy garlic chipotle marinade for chicken, and how to use it for smoked chipotle chicken fajitas.
Course Entree
Cuisine barbecue, bbq, marinades, Mexican
Keyword chipotle marinade, smoked chicken breast
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Chipotle Garlic Marinade:

  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • ¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped (about 1 handful)
  • ¼ cup Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce about 4 peppers and some of the sauce, recommended brand Embasa (comes in a 7 oz can)
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 teaspoon agave, or honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

For the Smoked Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the Fajitas:

  • 1 yellow pepper sliced
  • 1 orange or red pepper sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 4-8 small flour tortillas
  • Optional Toppings: avocado slices, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes

Instructions

For the Chipotle Garlic Marinade:

  • Place all marinade ingredients into the food processor and pulse until everything has broken up and there are no more chunks.
  • Place in a large plastic baggie add the chicken and let marinate from 5 hours, up to overnight. *Reserve 1/4 cup for fajitas as a topping or as a final brush on the grill.

For the Smoked Chicken:

  • Preheat smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove chicken from the marinade and let start coming up to room temperature while the smoker is preheating.
  • Place chicken breasts on smoker and cook for roughly 90 minutes, or until internal temperature of the meat is at 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove from smoker and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Slice the chicken and use for fajitas, tacos, or in a salad with your favorite filling. We love sautéed peppers and onions.

For the Fajitas:

  • Warm up a large pan over medium heat. Coat it with oil, then sauté your peppers and onions for 5-10 minutes, until softened.
  • Warm up your tortillas, and serve them with the pepper and onion mixture, sliced smoked chipotle chicken, and your favorite toppings.