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chicken fajitas in a skillet garnished with lime wedges
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Easy Chicken Fajitas

These Easy Chicken Fajitas will become your favorite weeknight meal! They taste even better than what you'll order in a restaurant. Homemade and ready in 30 minutes? Sign me up!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 minute meals, chicken fajitas, fajitas
Servings: 8
Calories: 274kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 large onion (or 2 smaller ones)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon fajita seasoning
  • 1 jalapeno optional

For serving

  • 8 medium tortillas
  • salsa optional
  • sour cream optional


  • Cut the chicken breasts into long strips; set aside. Slice the onion into long strips. Slice the peppers into long 1/4 inch strips. 
  • Heat the olive in a large skillet. Add the chicken to the skillet then sprinkle about half of the fajita seasoning over the chicken and toss. Cook the chicken for 5 to 10 minutes until it's fully cooked and no longer pink, and it's slightly charred, but not burned. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Add another tbsp of olive oil to the skillet, if needed. I used a non stick skillet, so it wasn't necessary to add anymore oil. Add the onion and cook for a couple minutes until it's slightly translucent. Add the peppers and the remaining fajita seasoning and toss. Cook for another 3 to 5 more minutes so the peppers cook slightly, you don't want them over cooked, they should be a bit crunchy. Add the chicken back to the skillet and toss with the peppers.
  • Serve over tortillas and top with salsa, sour cream and any of your favorite toppings.



  • If you can't find fajita seasoning, try my Fajita Seasoning recipe. A pre-made fajita sauce will also work.
  • Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
  • Recipe originally shared February 2012.


Serving: 1fajita | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.26g | Protein: 18.11g | Fat: 7.61g | Saturated Fat: 2.204g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.102g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.467g | Trans Fat: 0.005g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5.02g | Vitamin A: 1850IU | Vitamin C: 38.8mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2.3mg