Easy Chicken Fajitas

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Easy Chicken Fajitas are one of our all-time favorite dinners. Tender juicy chicken breasts, fresh crisp peppers, and sweet onions tossed in an easy homemade seasoning and piled high in tortillas.

Top these easy fajitas with cheese, sour cream, lettuce, guacamole, and Pico de Gallo!

Chicken fajita filling in a frying pan.

We love fajitas at our house!  Not only are they delicious and healthy, but they’re also one of my all-time favorite Mexican foods!

These Easy Chicken Fajitas are the perfect weeknight meal because they’re on the table in about 20 minutes from start to finish!  I used a combination of red and yellow peppers and have also added in a sliced poblano pepper if I have it on hand!

A Healthy Meal

Are Fajitas Healthy? Yes, as written, these Chicken Fajitas are healthy.  The fajita filling in this recipe is definitely healthy, lean chicken, fresh peppers and homemade seasonings with a dash of olive oil.  I personally love to serve these with corn tortillas since I love the flavor.

I often top them with low-fat cheese and even Greek yogurt in place of sour cream.  Load them up with crisp lettuce and juicy ripe tomatoes too and fresh jalapenos!

How Do I Season Chicken for Fajitas?

These chicken fajitas are flavored with an easy homemade fajita seasoning.  While you can purchase fajita seasoning packets, I find combining my own spices not only adds more flavor but has less salt and additives.

In a pinch, you could use taco seasoning (but add a little bit of extra ground cumin if you have it on hand).

Marinade: I add a bit of olive oil and some lime juice to create a chicken fajita marinade. Starting with the chicken, I allow it to sit in the marinade while I prep the rest of the ingredients.

Overview of raw chicken fajitas ingredients.

How to Make Chicken Fajitas

This chicken fajita recipe is a total breeze to make!  The chicken is flavorful and juicy while the peppers are perfectly tender-crisp! You can have delicious chicken fajitas on the table in just 20 minutes, including prep!

  1. Mix seasoning blend.
  2. Cut veggies and chicken.
  3. Cook chicken in olive oil in a pan, add veggies. (You can make fajitas on the grill if you prefer).
  4. Fill your tortilla shells with your favorite toppings!

Be sure you don’t overcrowd the pan with your chicken or it won’t brown nicely (I do two smaller batches).

I usually soak the onions in cold water while I prep the rest of the ingredients to take a bit of the “bite” out of them for my kids.  This step is optional of course!

Overview of cooked chicken fajitas ingredients

My Favorite Fajita Toppings

We top ours with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, Homemade Salsa and sour cream…  but you can get creative with the toppings making it a fun family meal!  Olives, shredded veggies such as carrots or cabbage, guacamole or avocados, they all making amazing toppings!

We serve this with a side of  Spanish RiceCrock Pot Corn on the Cob and our favorite Mango Margaritas for a perfect meal!

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Review Recipe

Easy Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly N.
These Easy Chicken Fajitas are the perfect weeknight meal because they’re on the table in about 20 minutes start to finish!

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lime
  • 3 bell peppers red, yellow, green or orange
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin optional
  • salt to taste

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Instructions

  • Cut onion into slivers & slice peppers.
  • In a separate bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, juice of ½ lime, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, pepper, cumin and salt. Cut chicken into strips and toss with the spice mixture.
  • Preheat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high. Add ½ of the chicken and cook until just cooked, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Set chicken aside and add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Drain onions well and cook 2 minutes. Add in sliced peppers and cook an additional 2 minutes or just until hot. Add chicken back to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Squeeze additional lime overtop and serve over tortillas.

Recipe Notes

Optional: If I am serving these to kids, I find soaking the onions in cold water for a bit takes a bit of the "bite" out of them.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 334, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 210mg, Potassium: 882mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 3115IU, Vitamin C: 122.9mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1.5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword chicken fajitas
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican

Chicken fajitas in a pan with tortillas and lime.

 

Easy Chicken Fajitas in a skillet with tortillas on the side.
Easy Chicken Fajitas in a skillet with tortillas on the side.
Top photo - Easy Chicken Fajitas in a skillet with tortillas on the side. Bottom photo - sliced chicken in a bowl with seasoning and sliced peppers on the side.
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. This is a grrreat recipe Holly I have made it twice.Actually I have now made 4 of your recipes,all are easy to follow and the results always turn out great.

  2. Love this recipe! My husband is mexican and said it tasted authentic! Will definitely be making again.5 stars

  3. Very Good! Love quick and yummy recipes! Served with Mexican rice. Husband says IT’S A KEEPER!5 stars

  4. I want to make these for a as grad party , do u think I could make the chick ahead and freeze then reward on the day?

    1. This recipe reheats perfectly. Freezing the chicken ahead of time would also work. I would suggest making the filling and then reheat when you’re ready to serve. Enjoy Peggy!

  5. WOWWWWEEEEE!!!! I made this last night and we (my husband and I) totally LOVED it! I added a splash of hot sauce to the mixture (we love spice) and we added halved cherry tomatoes, shredded taco cheese and sour cream as toppings.

    I served it with mexicali corn -corn cooked with a little onion and some of the diced 3 colored peppers that I used for the fajitas. I started with frozen corn but I expect canned would have been fine and fresh corn would be even better.

    I am definitely saving this recipe and expect to use it many times in the future. Thanks so much!5 stars

    1. Sounds like a perfect dinner Marie! So happy to hear how much you and your husband love the fajitas!

  6. Planning this tonight but not with tortillas. Will serve over Spanish rice and have corn on cob. Can’t rate till eaten but will give it 5 stars now because the recipe makes my mouth water.5 stars

      1. Hi, Joanne, I used the spices in the original recipe when I made this recipe (we loved it!) and I plan to make the seasoning mixes to keep on hand.5 stars

  7. Would this be 1 tortilla per person, or two per person.

    Thankyou for the recipe, looking forward to trying it.

    1. You can do as many as you’d prefer. One would be very stuffed, or two would be more regular-sized, even three if you add lots of other toppings in your tortillas! I personally do two. Enjoy John!

      1. Hello

        Make the recipe, and loved it. Thanks for your reply, we did do two each. Will make this recipe again for sure. Thanks for all your great recipes !!!

        John5 stars

  8. Just made this tasty fajita recipe tonight and the whole family loved it!! Given it was my first time I ever made fajitas, I found the recipe easy to follow & complete with delicious ingredients! We topped it with it olives, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, & sour cream! Thanks for this great recipe!5 stars