Jul 18, 2012


Marshall and I used to live in a much bigger city where the dining options are endless.  That is not the case where we currently reside.  When I realized that the nearest Chili's is 50 miles away, I was so disappointed.  There was only one thing to do: make my own fajitas.  I searched the internet, and I found a clone recipe for Chili's fajitas.  I tweaked it a tiny bit, so I included my method below.  I make these on a regular basis, and this recipe hasn't failed me yet!

1/4 C lime juice
1/3 C water
2 T olive oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 t soy sauce
1 t salt
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1/4 t black pepper

  • Vegetable Sauce:
  • 1/2 t lime juice
  • 2 T water
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 t soy sauce
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash black pepper

  • Meat:
    1 lb* of steak** or boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch strips

    *I've used more meat than this several times and have never needed to increase the amount of marinade.  There's plenty to go around!

    **When using steak, I thaw it partially, cut it into strips, and then let it finish thawing.  I've found that half- frozen steak is easier to cut than thawed steak.

    3 bell peppers, cut into strips
    2 onions, cut into strips
    8 oz sliced mushrooms, if desired (only use 2 bell peppers)

    Step 1: Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a container, add meat, and cover. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
    Step 2: Discard the marinade.
    Step 3: Grill the meat in a grill basket or in an oiled skillet until done.
    Step 4: Grill the vegetables in a grill basket or in an oiled skillet until tender and browned.
    Step 5: Pour the vegetable sauce over the vegetables.
    Step 6: Assemble your fajita, and enjoy!  We like to add salsa, guacamole, cheese, and plain Greek yogurt (in place of sour cream- it's good!).


    1. YUM do you have a recipe for Chili's queso??

    2. Sounds delicious! My mouth is watering and I just finished my breakfast!

    3. I have a recipe for queso on my Pinterest "Food" board that I haven't tried out yet. I don't know if it's supposed to be a Chili's copycat, but I'll be sure to let you know how it is when we try it out!

    4. That sounds really good! I think I will try that sometime.