Grilled Chicken Skewer Fajitas

by Lana Stuart on October 22, 2013 · 9 comments

Grilled Chicken Skewer Fajitas with Old El Paso Fajita Dinner Kit

The temperatures may be cooling and the leaves may be turning, but here in the South we’re still trying to squeeze in a few more times to crank up the grill! There’s just no substitute for that great char-grilled taste and once winter arrives we’ll be missing it all the way through until Spring. So, when the folks at Old El Paso recently asked me to come up a different way to use one of their packaged dinner kits, naturally I headed straight for the outdoors.

What I’ve done here is take the Old El Paso Fajita Dinner Kit and give it a grilled twist. I used the spice mix on both the chicken and veggies, popped those on the grill and served them up with the fajita sauce in warm tortillas. A meal the whole family will love and it’s on the table in under 30 minutes.

Hope you enjoy this one. BeeBop and I sure did!

Prepping grilled chicken skewer fajitas

Cut the boneless, skinless chicken breasts into pieces. Cut the onion into chunks and the peppers into strips. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl or dish. Place the veggies in another bowl or dish. Drizzle the chicken pieces and the veggies with one tablespoon each of the olive oil. Remove the seasoning packet from the fajita dinner kit. Sprinkle about 2/3 of the packet contents over the chicken and the remaining seasoning over the vegetables. Toss the chicken and vegetables with the oil and seasoning mix so that they are well coated.

Prepping grilled chicken skewer fajitas

Thread the chicken and vegetables onto bamboo or metal skewers. If using bamboo skewers, remember to soak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning while cooking. Set the skewers aside to marinate while you prepare the grill for cooking.

Prepare a gas or charcoal grill. The temperature should be medium hot (around 400 degrees). Oil the grill rack so that the food will not stick.

Grilling chicken for grilled chicken skewer fajitas

Place the chicken skewers on the grill. Close the cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Grilling veggies for grilled chicken skewer fajitas

Turn the chicken over and place the veggie skewers on the grill.  Cook for an additional 7-8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are tender and slightly charred.

While the chicken and vegetables are grilling, warm the tortillas as instructed on the fajita dinner kit package.

Grilled chicken and veggies

Remove the skewers from the grill. Allow to cool briefly.

Drizzle the grilled chicken with the fajita sauce

Remove the chicken from the skewers and drizzle it with the sauce packet from the fajita dinner kit. Serve the chicken and grilled veggies with warm tortillas, shredded lettuce, and sour cream (if desired.)

Grilled Chicken Skewer Fajitas

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 24 minutes

Yield: 10 fajitas

2 fajitas

Grilled Chicken Skewer Fajitas

These grilled chicken skewer fajitas use a purchased fajita dinner kit in a new and exciting way to create a delicious family dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 2 bell peppers, various colors
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Old El Paso Fajita Dinner Kit
  • Shredded lettuce and sour cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut the boneless, skinless chicken breasts into pieces. Cut the onion into chunks and the peppers into strips.
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl or dish. Place the veggies in another bowl or dish.
  3. Drizzle the chicken pieces and the veggies with one tablespoon each of the olive oil.
  4. Remove the seasoning packet from the fajita dinner kit. Sprinkle about 2/3 of the packet contents over the chicken and the remaining seasoning over the vegetables. Toss the chicken and vegetables with the oil and seasoning mix so that they are well coated.
  5. Thread the chicken and vegetables onto bamboo or metal skewers. If using bamboo skewers, remember to soak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning while cooking. Set the skewers aside to marinate while you prepare grill for cooking.
  6. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill. The temperature should be medium hot (around 400 degrees). Oil the grill rack so that the food will not stick.
  7. Place the chicken skewers on the grill. Close the cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. Turn the chicken over and place the veggie skewers on the grill. Cook for an additional 7-8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are tender and slightly charred.
  8. While the chicken and vegetables are grilling, warm the tortillas as instructed on the fajita dinner kit package.
  9. Remove the skewers from the grill. Allow them to cool briefly. Remove the chicken from the skewers and drizzle it with the sauce packet from the fajita dinner kit.
  10. Serve the chicken and grilled veggies with warm tortillas, shredded lettuce, and sour cream (if desired.)

Notes

This is also delicious with beef. Cut a strip or ribeye steak into thin slices and use in place of the chicken. Also, try adding zucchini and cherry tomatoes to the mix of veggies.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sues October 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I LOVE fajitas and this is a fabulous way to do them! Might need to add this to my menu soon :)

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2 Lana Stuart October 23, 2013 at 8:25 am

Thanks, Sues! It’s a nice, quick meal to get on the table for a weeknight supper. And it’s pretty darned healthy, too :-)

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3 Miss P October 23, 2013 at 8:38 am

Will you come and cook that for me?

Miss P

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4 Lana Stuart October 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

I will. What time would you like dinner served, ma’am?

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5 Carrian October 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

This looks delicious! Wish it wasn’t too cold to bbq here!

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6 Lana Stuart October 23, 2013 at 10:22 am

We’re squeezing in every last opportunity to fire up the grill here! Maybe you can file this recipe away and pull it out next grilling season :-)

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7 Amy @ Living Locurto October 23, 2013 at 11:14 pm

These look so good! What a great idea to use the seasonings for fajitas. Yum!

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8 Lana Stuart October 24, 2013 at 8:35 am

Thanks Amy. Those kits are so nice because they have everything you need for one meal all in one package. No need to buy several different bottles of spices, sauces, etc. I hope you’ll try it and enjoy it as well.

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9 Amanda October 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

What a great idea Lana, and they look delicious!

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