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Chicken Fajitas

Our chicken fajitas are a fantastic way to make a quick, healthy dinner with plenty of vegetables. You can use our homemade fajita seasoning or grab a packet of store-bought seasoning. The seasoning gets blended with olive oil and lime juice to make a quick and easy marinade that boosts the flavor of the chicken and veggies. This is dinner perfection.

A skillet of chicken fajita next to a plate of avocado and lime slices.

The Best Chicken Fajitas

You can’t go wrong with this dinner.

  • Easy and quick to make.
  • A family favorite.
  • The perfect way to sneak in crunchy, colorful veggies.
  • Kid-friendly dinner.
  • Leftovers make a great lunch.

For more great fajita recipes, try our tri tip fajitas, sheet pan chicken fajita bowls, or our flank steak fajitas.

Chicken fajita mixture next to avocado and lime slices.

The Tip to Amazing Fajitas

The best chicken fajitas start with an amazing fajita seasoning. We mixed up all the spices into a zesty fajita seasoning blend that adds a ton of flavor and just enough heat to give a touch of Southwest flavors. If you like a lot of spicy heat then you can add more of the cayenne.

Combine the seasoning with some oil and lime juice to make an incredible marinade that infuses flavor into the chicken. If you slice the chicken into strips before you add it to the marinade, it will speed up the process. The smaller slices of chicken will marinate much faster.

A spoon placing a dollop of sour cream on a chicken fajita.

The Ingredients

Along with the fajita seasoning you will need the following ingredients for your chicken fajitas.

  • Chicken
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Three bell peppers (any color will do)
  • A large, sweet onion.

We love to have plenty of condiments on the side. Our favorites are avocado, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and even cheese.

Two flour tortillas filled with chicken fajita mixture.

How to Make the Fajitas

Here is a quick overview of the process for these chicken fajitas. Make sure to scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.

  1. Blend the spices and reserve 2 teaspoons to toss with the veggies.
  2. Toss the spices in a bag (all but 2 teaspoons) with the chicken, olive oil, and lime juice. Let the chicken marinate.
  3. Slice the onion and bell peppers then toss the remaining spice blend with the veggies.
  4. Saute the chicken and set aside on a plate.
  5. Saute the veggies until tender-crisp.
  6. Toss the chicken back in with the veggies and stir until completely warm.
  7. Serve on flour tortillas.

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A close up of chicken fajitas with red, green, and yellow bell peppers.

Chicken Fajitas

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Zesty chicken fajitas stuffed full of onions and peppers for a quick and easy dinner

Ingredients

Fajita Seasoning

  • 2 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the Chicken Fajitas

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lime
  • 3 bell peppers (any color), cut into strips
  • 2 large onions thinly sliced

To Assemble the Fajitas

  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • salsa
  • guacamole or avocado
  • sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the fajita seasoning. Set aside 2 teaspoons of the seasoning and save for the veggies. Add the chicken to the bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the chicken and squeeze in the juice of 1 lime. Toss to coat the chicken with the spice mixture. Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to let the spice mixture marinate the chicken.
  2. Set a large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6 to 8 minutes until the chicken is browned (work in batches if there is not enough room in the skillet. If you overcrowd the skillet the chicken will just steam). When the chicken is well browned, remove it from the skillet and set aside on a plate.
  3. Sprinkle the reserved 2 teaspoons of fajita seasoning over the veggies. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Toss in the veggies (work in batches if your skillet is small). Saute until tender but still slightly crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Warm the tortillas in a microwave or in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Serve the fajita mixture with the warmed tortillas, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole or avocado and sour cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 7gCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 24g

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This post was originally published on August 15, 2014. We updated the photos for the recipe and added some relevant content about the chicken fajitas. The original post discussed a bicycle ride. I left some of that narrative below for anyone that is interested.

Last weekend I went with my son and a dear friend on a 55-mile bike ride. We went up a national Forrest road on Mt. Saint Helens where we reached an elevation of 4,146 feet and had a total gain of 6,742 feet. It was such a great ride with a fairly narrow road and no cars to breeze by us. The climb up had a few sections that dipped downhill then brought us back up a steep, tough climb. It was a rollercoaster with the ride ending down the hill around tight corners at 38mph.

Yesterday my friend and I took another ride up to Hurricane Ridge. The average grade was about 5% and the climb was pretty constant for almost 18 miles. We reached a maximum elevation of 5,242 feet and a total gain of 5,777 feet. I am having such an incredible time with the bicycle riding and can’t wait for our next adventure.

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Simply Sweet Justice

Sunday 17th of August 2014

Well done!!

Dahn

Sunday 17th of August 2014

Thank you so much

Kathi@laughingspatula.com

Saturday 16th of August 2014

I am so impressed! As I lay here surfing Pinterest thinking I should get up and do something. You are motivation!! Kathi

Dahn

Sunday 17th of August 2014

Thank you Kathi, it has been motivational for me as well.... the more I do, the more I want to do :)

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Saturday 16th of August 2014

Congratulations on all that bike riding. How cool is that. I'd be a bit nervous in those tunnels with no lights!

Your fajitas looks amazing!

Dahn

Saturday 16th of August 2014

Thanks Maureen, the dark tunnels were a bit unnerving but I was also 'white knuckling' some of the ride going down the hill. We were going 35 to 38 MPH around corners that dropped off cliffs if you did not stay on the road.... quite a different sensation than driving the road in a car.

Cora

Friday 15th of August 2014

These look delicious! Great job on your biking.

Dahn

Friday 15th of August 2014

Thanks Cora, I have been having a blast with the bike :)

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