Spicy Grilled Chicken Fajita Rub

Grilled Chicken Fajita Spicy Wet Rub

This recipe is pretty straightforward and simple. I use a spicy wet rub to provide a nice mexican flavor to the chicken. The peppers and onions are grilled along with the chicken to provide that great grilled smokey flavor!

Spicy wet rub for grilled chicken fajitas

Ingredients:
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1/2 large yellow or sweet onion cut into 1/2 inch rings (see photo below)
Extra-virgin olive oil
A pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts
A pack of flour tortillas

For the spicy wet rub:
1/4 cup paprika
2 T chili powder
2 T pepper
2 T garlic powder
1.5 T kosher salt
1 T sugar
1.5 tsp cumin
1 T onion powder
3 T worcestershire sauce
3 T extra virgin olive oil

Begin by preparing the spicy wet rub. Add all of the dry ingredients together and mix. Then add the worcestershire sauce and olive oil to create a paste. Add the chicken into the mix and make sure all of the chicken is thoroughly covered by the wet rub and place in the fridge for a few hours.

Spicy wet rub for grilled chicken fajitas

After the few hours in the fridge prepare a medium high heat grill. That equals about 3 to 4 seconds of being able to hold your hand over your grates. Toss the chicken over direct heat. Aim for 3 to 4 minutes per side so you don’t burn the chicken. To me it is easiest to poke a digital thermometer into the largest part the breast to see where I am in the cooking process. If you cook chicken breast over 165 degrees F internal temperature, the chicken will be tough.

Spicy wet rub for grilled chicken fajitas

Once the chicken reaches about 150 degrees internal temperature I move the chicken to indirect heat and start grilling my peppers and onions. With a brush I paint the peppers and onions with extra virgin olive oil and put them over direct heat. Keep an eye on them so they don’t char too excessively, but you do want them to have some color!

Spicy wet rub for grilled chicken fajitas

Spicy wet rub for grilled chicken fajitas

As a last step I like to toss a flour tortilla on the grill to give it some color. It also gives the tortilla a crispy texture.

Spicy wet rub for grilled chicken fajitas

Finally, I slice my chicken, grilled peppers and onions and wrap them in a tortilla and add some homemade salsa. Looks good!  This spicy grilled chicken fajita rub is just amazing.

Grilled chicken fajita with a spicy wet rub recipe

Spicy Grilled Chicken Fajita Rub

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Spicy Grilled Chicken Fajita Rub

Ingredients

    Ingredients for fajitas:
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 large yellow or sweet onion cut into 1/2 inch rings (see photo below)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • A pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • A pack of flour tortillas
  • For the spicy wet rub:
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 2 T pepper
  • 2 T garlic powder
  • 1.5 T kosher salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 3 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing the spicy wet rub. Add all of the dry ingredients together and mix. Then add the Worcestershire sauce and olive oil to create a paste. Add the chicken into the mix and make sure all of the chicken is thoroughly covered by the wet rub and place in the fridge for a few hours.
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