Fajitas on a Stick: The Easiest Way to Make Fajitas – On Your Grill

by Donna on July 4, 2011

Fajita Kabob Square

The best southwest thing to do on a grill, IMHO, is fajitas.

You can make them as hot or tame as you like. You can grill just about any meat chunks, slathered with spicy marinade. Tons of grill-worthy veggies make it easy to skewer them and throw them on the grill.

Then, you just serve them up with flour tortillas for wrapping up and getting all of the grilled goodness into your mouth.

I like to cook my kabobs so that all the meat chunks are on skewers together, all the hearty vegetables are together, and all the fruits are together. This way, you can cook the skewers the perfect amount of time for each type of food.


So… “Get Grillin” with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösleEmile HenryRouxbe and ManPans and have some fun on the grill!

Happy Summer Everyone!

Fajitas on a Stick: The Easiest Way to Make Fajitas - On Your Grill
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American Southwest
Serves: 4 to 6
  • FAJITA MARINADE for the Grill:
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 serrano pepper, minced (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce (or more if you like more heat)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kabob ingredients:
  • 2 pounds chicken meat (I like dark meat for the grill)
  • OR sirloin beef OR pork loin
  • Bell pepper, onions and jalapenos, in desired quantities, cut into 2 inch pieces
  1. Blend all the marinade ingredients in a blender and pour into a large zip top bag. Cut meat into approximately 2 inch cubes. Add meat cubes to the bag. Refrigerate for 4 to 8 hours. NOTE: the longer the time, the more the meat will absorb the flavors of the marinade.
  2. Remove the meat from the marinade and pour the remaining marinade in a saucepan.
  3. Put meat and veggies on skewers and grill over very high heat until desired doneness and remove from grill.
  4. While grilling, simmer the reserved marinade over medium high heat to reduce, about 10 minutes. Brush the reduced marinade on the meat and veggies while the meat is still hot. Let cool to warm and serve.




– posted by Donna

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim - Liv Life July 6, 2011 at 11:34 am

Nicely done! You girls just never stop with the wonderful recipes. This is another one for my summer menu!!!


Donna July 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Thanks so much, Kim! Grillin’ is one of the best things about summer!


Curt July 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

Okay, I’ll bite! That sounds and looks great. I’ll be trying that one. I haven’t made fajitas in a long time. Since I lived in Texas.


Donna July 29, 2011 at 10:46 am

Hey Curt – don’t you love grillin?!


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 29, 2011 at 12:36 pm

What a great idea to grill them! These look flavorful and delicious!


Liz July 29, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Gorgeous kebabs! Love the sound of the marinade and rub…yummy!


Donna July 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Thanks Liz! Do try these!


Sandra July 31, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Crazy Tasty thank you so much for sharing!


Donna August 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

Sandra – Do try these kabobs – you won’t regret it!


Susie MacIntosh January 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

I love the spicy marinade & homemade rub for grilling these skewers; i’ll be using this for chicken on the grill. Thanks for sharing!


Cathy June 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Where are the instructions for this recipe? It looks wonderful but need the instructions, pretty please ???


Cathy August 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

Thank you! :) can’t wait to try.


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