OK, so who here has tried to cook chicken breast at home, but it turned out so dry and flavorless you wanted to get some pizza instead??
Yes, I’ve definitely been there too!
My solution is marination!! Whenever I make chicken that will not be stewing in a sauce, I always try to soak the raw chicken before cooking.
My go-to ingredient for marinating chicken is yogurt! Are you thinking: “eww, that sounds gross!”??
Well did you know that everyone’s most beloved Indian dish, chicken tikka masala, is actually grilled chicken that has been marinated in a mixture of spices and…yogurt! And you know how delicious, moist and flavorful that dish is!
Yogurt is actually really great for marinating meats, because it tenderizes meat more gently.
So I took that yogurt and spice mixture marination concept and applied to these chicken fajitas! Instead of the garam masala and turmeric, I’ve swapped in chipotle sauce to give this dish a distinctly smoky flavor!
These chipotle chicken tikka fajitas are marinated in yogurt, chipotle adobo sauce, cumin and garlic. The longer you can let the chicken marinade the better. But I’ll be honest, sometimes I don’t have time to marinade for hours, even with just a quick 30 minute marinade the chicken is great!
Pair these chicken fajitas with a poblano cream sauce. It just amplifies the smoky flavor of the entire dish! You really don’t need to add any other toppings, but I know its hard to eat a Mexican dish without sour cream, avocado and hot sauce, so top to your hearts desires!
See article below on why yogurt makes the best marinade: