Homemade Chicken Fajita Marinade

Fragrant and delicious, this homemade chicken fajita marinade works well on seafood, vegetables and other meats as well. Plus:  More Mexican Recipes 

Homemade Chicken Fajita Marinade
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
35 mins
Makes 1/4 cup


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice


  1. In a small bowl, whisk all the marinade ingredients together. For maximum flavor, refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight before using.

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