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McDonald's Chicken Fajitas

Re: chicken fajitas- McDonalds
From: Sally
Date: 5/11/2023, 11:12 AM
To: Phaedrus 

On 5/10/2023 9:45 PM, Sally B wrote:

Some years ago either McDonalds or Burger king had little chicken fajitas.  
A few shreds of chicken and cheese - salsa? - green pepper?  wrapped in a 
flour tortilla.  Very minimalist, very tasty. I've tried to duplicate them 
without success. I'm doing something wrong. Is there a recipe?  

Hello Sally,

I can't find any evidence that Burger King ever had chicken fajitas, so it must have been McDonald's that you remember. I found the copycat recipe below.


McDonald's Chicken Fajitas copycat

units: us
special fajita seasoning:

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon cube, crushed
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin


2 large skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup white onion, diced
2 tablespoons fajita seasoning mix, from recipe above
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon lime juice, from concentrate
2 slices American cheese
4 flour tortillas, 8-inch diameter
cooking oil


Combine all Fajita Seasoning ingredients and store in airtight container. You 
will have more than you need for this recipe.
Cut chicken into small strips, none longer than 2" and about 1/4" thick.
Combine fajita seasoning with water, vinegar and lime juice in a small bowl.
Marinate chicken in this mixture, covered and refrigerated for a couple of hours.
Heat some oil in a wok. Cook marinated meat over medium high heat until brown. 
Retain marinade.
Add green pepper and onion and stir-fry for about 1 minute.
Add remaining marinade and stir-fry until liquid "escapes".
Spoon 1/4 of the mixture into the center of each tortilla and add 1/2 slice cheese. 
Sprinkle with a dash of the fajita seasoning mix.
Fold like a burrito with one end open and wrap in a 12"x12" sheet of wax paper. 
Let sit 5-7 minutes.
Microwave still wrapped for 15 seconds each. Do this separately.
Enjoy with picante sauce on the side.

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