Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe


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I can’t tell you how much my life has changed since learning how to make this easy chicken fajita recipe. It’s great for a quick weeknight dinner.

Honestly, I can have these fajitas on the table in less than 20 minutes, ready to assemble and enjoy.

two chicken fajitas next to rice and a slice of lime on a red plate on a white cloth with a glass bowl of jalapeno slices in the background

The best part is that the kids love to gnosh down on a fajita. They can load it up with cheese, guacamole, sour cream, beans…anything they want.

And that makes it a great recipe in my book. Anything to get them to eat a good, healthy meal that’s not pizza, am I right?!

closeup of two chicken fajitas next to rice and a slice of lime on a red plate on a white cloth with a glass bowl of jalapeno slices in the background

What You Need to Make Easy Chicken Fajitas:

I adore making chicken fajitas, even doubling the recipe sometimes so I can use the leftovers for quesadillas or taco salad the next day.

And it’s such a simple chicken recipe–definitely in my no-fail category. Basically, anyone can make these, as long as you can follow basic cooking instructions. Here’s what you need:

  • 2 lbs chicken legs and thighs, bone-in
  • 12-14 flour tortillas (you can use corn tortillas, but they don’t hold together as well, in my opinion)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
two chicken fajitas next to rice and a slice of lime on a red plate on a white cloth with a glass bowl of jalapeno slices in the background

How to Make Easy Chicken Fajitas:

Step 1

Slice chicken and debone it.

a person using a knife to debone a chicken leg and thigh on a white cutting board

Step 2

Slice onion the long way into strips.

an onion and sliced onions next to a knife on a white cutting board

Step 3

Slice bell pepper the long way into strips.

a hand holding slices of yellow bell pepper

Step 4

Add olive oil, chicken, bell pepper and onion to a pan over high heat to saute until the chicken is cooked through.

olive oil, chicken, bell pepper and onion  in a skillet

Step 5

Combine spices and sprinkle over the chicken mixture before serving with tortillas, sour cream and any other toppings desired!

spices in a white baking dish

More Easy Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

If you love this easy chicken recipe, but you’re not quite ready to bust out your cutting board, just pin this to your favorite easy weeknight dinner ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!

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Yield: 6 Servings Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

If you are looking fo an easy meal you can make in just a few mintues that everyone will love, these easy chicken fajitas are a guaranteed win!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken legs and thighs, bone-in
  • 12-14 flour tortillas (you can use corn tortillas, but they don't hold together as well, in my opinion)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Slice chicken and debone it.
  2. Slice onion the long way into strips.
  3. Slice bell pepper the long way into strips.
  4. Add olive oil, chicken, bell pepper and onion to a pan over high heat to saute until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Combine spices and sprinkle over the chicken mixture before serving with tortillas, sour cream and any other toppings desired!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 752Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 220mgSodium: 1122mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 52g

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