Fajita Marinade

This easy fajita marinade works with either steak or chicken for the ultimate Mexican fajitas. Serve them with my fresh flour tortillas, homemade salsa and guacamole for a festive South-of-the-border treat.

Fajita Marinade

Fajita Marinade


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 4 crushed cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 orange and 1 lemon, juiced
  • Small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Place all ingredients in bowl, saving oil for last. Slowly whisk oil into marinade, whisking the entire time.
  2. Marinate 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken (or steak) in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  3. Reserve some of the marinade for cooking.

Recipe by Jason Hill / CookingSessions.com