Sweet Chili Fajita Tacos

  • SERVES: 8 to 10 tacos
  • PREP: 25 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes (plus at least one hour marinating time)

A sweet & spicy twist on fajitas!

Fajitas - sizzling strips of meat, onions, and bell peppers tucked into soft tortillas - is one of those versatile Mexican dishes easily adaptable to any mood or dietary preference. Pescatarian? Replace meat with fish or shrimp. Veggie? Grill a garden full, then add beans for a plant-based meal. Or, if you're anything like me, just stick with the meat and add heat! My twist layers on cayenne pepper, jalapeños, and chili powder for a major kick, then balances it out with sweet chili sauce (c’mon, you know you love it!). I char the flour tortillas over an open flame for a few seconds on each side to get those beautiful blackened bits, which adds a little smoky flavor too. These are great for Taco Tuesday - or any day honestly!

  • 4

    tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2

    tablespoons chili powder

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning

  • 1

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1

    clove minced garlic

  • ¼

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1

    pound skinless boneless chicken thighs

  • 1

    red bell pepper, seeded and sliced

  • 1

    green bell pepper, seeded and sliced

  • 1

    small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1

    medium zucchini, thinly sliced into rounds

  • 1

    small jalapeño pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 3

    tablespoons sweet chili sauce, plus more for serving

  • 8

    soft 6-inch flour tortillas

  • 1

    cup cilantro leaves & tender stems

  • Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges for serving

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