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Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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

Skillet with fajitas made with chicken, onions, and bell peppers.

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 the ingredients on hand: cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, 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.

📝 Ingredients

For this easy chicken dinner, there are two components – the homemade seasoning blend and the actual fajita filling. To make both, you need the following ingredients:

Fajita Seasoning Blend

  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Fajitas

  • 16-ounce bag of frozen bell peppers and onions
  • 12-ounces chicken breast strips
Bowl of frozen peppers and onions, a bowl of chicken strips, and fajita seasoning in a jar.

👩🏻‍🍳 How To Make Easy Chicken Fajitas

You start by making the fajita seasoning blend by combining cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, and salt.

Frozen bell peppers and onions in a skillet.

Next, 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.

Chicken on top of veggies in a skillet.

Add chicken breast strips.

Fajita seasoning on top of chicken and vegetables in a cast iron skillet.

Add 2-3 tablespoons of seasoning mix and blend well. (Save the rest for later.) Adjust heat to the low setting and simmer for 5 minutes.

Skillet of chicken fajitas.

Remove from heat and serve with your favorite tortillas and toppings.

✏️ Kitchen Notes

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 ½ 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.

Skillet of 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.
3.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 232kcal

Ingredients

Fajita Seasoning Blend

  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Fajitas

  • 16 ounces frozen bell peppers and onions
  • 12 ounces cooked chicken breast strips

Instructions

  • Prepare fajita seasoning blend by combining cumin, chili powder, and salt.
  • 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.
  • Add chicken breast strips and seasoning blend and blend well. Adjust heat to low setting and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve with your favorite tortillas and toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 917mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g
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Skillet of chicken fajitas.

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2 Comments

  1. 2 stars
    I made this and the flavor was very bitter and overwhelming. All I could taste was the chili powder. For me, it was inedible. My husband ate it with sour cream, salsa, and cheese sauce to try to cut the strong bitter taste.

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