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Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

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This recipe for Easy Chicken Fajitas is a game-changer. This healthy chicken dinner recipe is made using a few store-bought ingredients cooked in a skillet and comes together in less than 20 minutes. Skip the takeout and enjoy this Mexican fave at home.

It could be said that these tasty fajitas were born out of necessity.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have worked at not going out to the store by utilizing what I already have.

I had two packages of Perdue Simply Organics Chicken Breast Strips that I had previously purchased (BOGO at Publix!) and needed to use them before their “Best By” date.  I also had some organic tortillas that needed to be consumed.  

I always have cumin, chili powder, and salt – so coming up with a Mexican dish was natural.  Lucky me, I also had a bag of frozen bell peppers.

Enough of the filler talk – let’s get on to this simple, but delicious, recipe.

How To Make Easy Chicken Fajitas

For this easy chicken dinner, you need the following ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen bell peppers and onions
  • 2 6-ounce bags chicken breast strips
  • tortillas
  • sour cream, cheese, cilantro, shredded lettuce, guacamole, etc. (for topping, optional)

fajita seasoning blend

1. Start by combining 2 tablespoons of cumin, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, and half a teaspoon of salt.  If you are watching your sodium intake, feel free to cut the salt to 1/4 or omit it altogether.  That’s it.  No fillers or crap.

bag of frozen three pepper blend

2. Next, heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat.  Add a bag of frozen bell peppers, or preferably, a bag of frozen bell peppers and onions.  Cook it for a few minutes until the peppers/onions are starting to soften.

Perdue Simply Organics chicken breast strips

3. Add two bags of chicken breast strips and the seasoning blend to the pepper mix, lower the heat to low-med, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes.

4. Remove the lid.  Serve the chicken fajita blend with tortillas and your favorite toppings such as shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole – you get the idea.

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Chicken Fajitas

Easy Chicken Fajitas

This recipe for Easy Chicken Fajitas is a game-changer. The recipe is made using a few store-bought ingredients and comes together in less than 20 minutes. Skip the takeout and enjoy this Mexican fave at home.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Fajita Seasoning Blend

  • 2 Tablespoons cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Fajitas

  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen bell peppers and onions
  • 2 6-ounce bags chicken breast strips

Instructions

    1. Prepare fajita seasoning blend by combining cumin, chili powder, and salt.
    2. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add frozen bell peppers and onion and cook for 3 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.
    3. Add chicken breast strips and seasoning blend and blend well. Adjust heat to low setting and simmer for 5 minutes.
    4. Remove from heat and serve with your favorite tortillas and toppings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 917mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 28g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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Note:  These fajitas are really juicy – that happens when you use frozen veggies.  Be sure to either scoop the fixings out and let them drain or have lots of napkins ready when you eat them.

You can also make this recipe using fresh bell peppers and onions as well as with frozen cooked chicken strips.  You will need to add about 1/2 a cup of water.  If using frozen cooked chicken, follow the directions on the package.  I found that I am able to cook the chicken and the fresh peppers at the same time.  

 

Enjoy!


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