Top 10 Healthy Chicken Marinade Ideas


Fajita Marinade

Want your fajitas to have a little kick? Try this simple marinade to season your chicken before grilling.

Marinade ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 1 pound chicken tenders

This marinade is about as simple as it gets. Put the chicken tenders in an 11- by 7-inch (27.9-centimeter by 17.8-centimeter) glass baking dish. Combine the lime juice and about half of the minced garlic. Pour the mixture over the chicken, tossing the tenders to coat them evenly. Cover the dish and allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for half an hour, stirring occasionally.

Citrus fruits like limes have acids in them that help break down tissue in meat. The juice acts as a tenderizer while also adding flavor. Don't leave the chicken marinating for too long, or the lime juice will break down too much of the tissue.

Once your chicken is marinated, you can move on to cooking. To make amazing fajitas, try this recipe.


  • 1 cup sliced red bell peppers
  • 1 cup sliced green bell peppers
  • 1 cup sliced yellow bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup onion slices (about 1 medium onion)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 8 teaspoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas, warmed

Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat it over medium heat until hot. Add the chicken mixture. Cook and stir five to seven minutes or until browned and no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from the skillet. Drain excess liquid from skillet, if necessary.

Add the bell peppers, onion and remaining garlic to the skillet. Cook and stir about five minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with cumin, salt and ground red pepper. Return chicken to skillet. Cook and stir one to two minutes.

Now you're ready to make your fajitas!