The Best Chicken Fajitas

homemade and tasty Chicken fajitas

This easy chicken fajitas recipe is loaded with flavor and perfect for busy weeknights. Juicy chicken and bell peppers sautéed with Mexican spices, stuffed in warm tortillas and topped with all your favorite fixings.

This easy chicken fajitas recipe packs a flavorful punch. It starts by marinating chicken cutlets in a zesty blend of lime juice, olive oil, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and garlic powders. While the chicken soaks up the flavors, you can prep the veggies – slicing bell peppers and onions. Then simply sauté the chicken and veggies in a hot skillet until everything is lightly charred and tender. Mix together and serve stuffed into warm, toasted tortillas and topped with cheese, guacamole, salsa, lettuce, sour cream – whatever your heart desires!

The beauty of these chicken fajitas is how quick yet satisfying they are. With bold Mexican-inspired spices, sweet bell peppers, and juicy chicken, this one-pan dinner delivers on flavor. The meal comes together in under 30 minutes but tastes like you spent all afternoon cooking. Easy to customize with your favorite toppings too. Kids and adults alike will devour these saucy, cheesy fajitas.

Can I use different types of peppers in the chicken fajitas?

 Yes, feel free to use any combination of bell peppers in this recipe. A mix of red, yellow, orange and green peppers adds nice color contrast.

What toppings go well with chicken fajitas? 

Popular toppings include: shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack), salsa, guacamole, sour cream, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado. Customize to your taste preferences.

Can I prepare the chicken and veggies ahead of time? 

Yes, you can marinate the chicken and prep all the vegetables earlier in the day. Store them separately. Then simply cook everything when ready to eat.

What can I serve alongside the fajitas? 

Try serving these chicken fajitas with Mexican rice, refried beans, chips & guacamole, or a fresh green salad. Warm tortillas on the side are a must.

Chicken Fajitas

Author: Ineskohl Kitchen

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 3 bell peppers (mix of red, yellow and green), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 8-12 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, lettuce


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, cumin, paprika and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the chicken and turn to coat evenly. Let marinate at room temperature while you prepare the veggies.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, until browned and cooked through to an internal temperature of 165°F. Transfer to a cutting board to rest.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add the bell peppers, onion and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes until vegetables are tender and starting to brown. Recipe by
  4. Slice the chicken into thin strips. Return the chicken to the skillet and stir to combine with the vegetables. Remove from heat.
  5. Warm the tortillas using your preferred method. Serve the fajitas family-style with the tortillas and desired toppings for assembling. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the fajitas before serving. Enjoy!


  • For best flavor, let the chicken marinate while preparing the vegetables.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches a safe internal temperature.
  • Slice the chicken against the grain for tender fajita strips.
  • Keep tortillas wrapped in a kitchen towel to stay warm and prevent drying out.


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