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Chicken Fajita Recipe

Spice up your mealtime with mouthwatering chicken fajitas - juicy chicken, sizzling veggies, and bold Mexican flavors.

Mexican cuisine has gained worldwide popularity, with many of us regularly enjoying and preparing authentic dishes in our own kitchens. This particular recipe for chicken fajitas offers simplicity and incredible flavor.
It’s a well-rounded and satisfying meal, perfect for dinner. The best part is, you have full control over the level of spiciness, allowing you to tailor it to your preferences using ingredients readily available.


Chicken Fajita Recipe

Cooking method: FryingGrilling
Cuisine: Mexican
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
15 min 15 min - 30 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 497kcal
Best season: all

The Chicken Fajita, originating from Mexico,

is a highly popular and flavorful dish. It brings together marinated chicken, sautéed bell peppers, and onions, commonly served with warm tortillas and a variety of toppings.

Fajitas have their roots in the ranching culture of Northern Mexico, particularly in Texas. Ranchers would receive less desirable cuts of beef, like skirt steak, as part of their compensation. They developed a method of marinating and grilling these cuts to enhance their taste. Over time, this style of cooking gained popularity in TexMex cuisine, and chicken fajitas emerged as a delicious alternative.

Chicken Fajitas Recipe
Spice up your mealtime with mouthwatering chicken fajitas

In the 1980s, chicken fajitas gained widespread fame in the United States, becoming a beloved Mexican-inspired dish enjoyed worldwide. They are now a staple in Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants, cherished for their bold flavors, vibrant appearance, and the interactive experience of customizing your own fajitas with various toppings.

Whether cooked on a sizzling skillet or grilled,

chicken fajitas provide a mouthwatering combination of tender, well-seasoned chicken, charred bell peppers, and onions.
The smoky aroma, lively colors, and zesty flavors make them a preferred choice for casual gatherings, family meals, and festive occasions.


For Fajitas

Optional toppings


  1. Start by slicing the chicken breasts

    into thin strips, about 0.6 cm (¼ inch) thick.

  2. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the sliced chicken to the pan and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
    Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

  4. In the same pan, add the sliced onions, bell peppers, and minced garlic.

  5. Sauté until the vegetables are softened and slightly charred, about 5 minutes.

  6. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
    Sprinkle the spice mixture over the vegetables and stir well to coat.

  7. Return the cooked chicken to the pan with the vegetables. Squeeze the lime juice over the mixture and stir to combine.

  8. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

  9. Remove the pan from heat and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.

  10. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or wrap them in foil and heat them in the oven.

  11. Serve the chicken fajita mixture in warm tortillas and offer optional toppings such as sour cream, guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, and sliced jalapeños.

  12. Enjoy your delicious homemade Mexican Chicken Fajitas!

    Good Appetite!

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