Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are an easy and flavorful weeknight meal. A classic Mexican recipe, juicy chicken is seasoned, seared and cooked to perfection, then tossed with sauteed bell peppers and onions. A squeeze of fresh lime adds a punch of flavor and the chicken fajitas are served with warm tortillas and toppings. You can’t beat this healthy family favorite recipe.

Chicken fajitas in a pan on a table with toppings.

Chicken Fajita Ingredients

Don’t you just love meals that only require a few basic ingredients? Well this chicken fajita recipe is just that. All you need is chicken, bell pepper, onion, lime juice and spices, plus tortillas and your favorite toppings. It’s incredibly easy.

It’s a one-pan recipe and in less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a tasty meal (I can’t get enough of those Mexican spices) that also makes for the best leftovers or meal prep.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning is Best

While you can buy pre-made seasoning packets, I’d caution against it. Nothing compares to the flavor of homemade fajita seasoning and it’s easy to whip up. Plus, you’ll avoid any unnecessary fillers and additives. Here’s a quick rundown of the spices you’ll need:

  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Three chicken breasts sprinkled with fajita seasoning.

How To Make Chicken Fajitas

Once you’ve made your fajita seasoning, the chicken fajitas come together fast. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Season the chicken. Generously sprinkle the fajita seasoning on both sides of the chicken and use your fingers to press it in.
  2. Cook the chicken. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly coat it with a drizzle of olive oil or avocado oil. Sear the chicken breasts for about 7-8 minutes on each side. Then remove them from the pan and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing into strips.
  3. Saute the bell peppers and onion. While the chicken is cooking, cut the bell peppers and onions into thin slices. Then saute them in the same skillet over medium heat for a few minutes until caramelized. You’re essentially making fajita veggies.
  4. Mix together. Add the chicken back into the skillet, squeeze fresh lime juice on top and stir everything together.
  5. Wrap it up. Serve immediately with tortillas and extra toppings.

Chicken fajita ingredients in a saute pan.

Chicken Fajita Recipe Video

With a little slicing and sautéing you can whip up this recipe in no time. Watch the video below to see how I make it!

Do You Need A Cast Iron Skillet?

When it comes to cooking the chicken, a cast iron skillet is ideal for searing. It gives a nice char to it and maximizes the flavors from the seasoning. Just make sure to season your cast iron properly to prevent sticking. But if you don’t own a cast iron pan, you can use a stainless steel pan as well.

Customize Your Chicken Fajitas

While chicken fajitas taste great on their own, toppings can make all the difference. From a dollop of sour cream to cheese or avocado slices, fajitas are a fun way to serve customizable options for your family or a large party! A few of my favorite toppings are pico de gallo and guacamole.

And if you’ve got some chicken fajitas leftover, don’t limit yourself to just wrapping them in tortillas. You can use butter lettuce to make lettuce wraps for a lighter option. Or, you can throw them in a bowl with some leafy greens, black beans, sweet corn and avocado for an easy fajita salad.

Can You Meal Prep Chicken Fajitas?

Absolutely! This is a great recipe to make ahead as the sautéed chicken and vegetables will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge. Just store them in a sealed container and then reheat before adding to a tortilla or salad.

Chicken fajitas in a saute pan.

More Fajita Recipes to Try

If you love fajitas as much as I do, I think you’ll love these tasty variations!

More Easy Mexican Recipes

And you can wash down all that deliciousness with a classic margarita or mango margarita. Enjoy!

Chicken fajitas in a pan on a table with toppings.

Chicken Fajitas - Easy & Flavorful!

5 from 290 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
Chicken fajitas are an easy and flavorful weeknight meal. This Mexican recipe that everyone will love can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. Watch the video above!

Recipe Video


Chicken Fajitas

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 bell peppers , thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lime

Fajita Seasoning

  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

For Serving


  • Add the fajitas seasoning ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir together.
    Mixing the fajita seasoning in a bowl.
  • Generously sprinkle the fajita seasoning on both sides of the chicken and use your fingers to press it into the chicken.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sear the chicken breasts for about 7-8 minutes on each side.
  • While your chicken is cooking, cut the bell peppers and onion into thin slices.
    Slicing the bell pepper into strips.
  • Once the chicken has finished cooking, remove it to a plate and let it rest for a couple of minutes. Add the bell peppers and onion to the same skillet over medium heat and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • When the bell peppers are just about done sauteing, slice the chicken breasts into strips.
  • Add the chicken back into the skillet, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and stir everything together.
  • Serve immediately with tortillas and extra toppings such as sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole.
    Serving the chicken fajitas with tortillas, guacamole and other ingredients.


Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 275mg, Potassium: 389mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 2160IU, Vitamin C: 80mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Fajita recipe, Chicken Fajitas, How To Make Chicken Fajitas
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558 comments on “Chicken Fajitas”

  1. Delicious!!!!5 stars

  2. Such an easy recipe and very tasty. Best of all it’s quick to prepare5 stars

  3. Watched video….then had to make.  Made a batch for hubby with seasonings, then made small batch for ME, without any spices.  Both So YUMMY !!!  My new fave. So easy!

  4. Easy to make and delicious!!!5 stars

  5. I’ve never made fajitas before and these were fantastic. Just as good as what we typically get at our local restaurant! I made it exactly as directed except I just sprinkled bottled lime juice on top (that’s all we had on hand) and made it in our big electric skillet as I don’t own a cast iron skillet. Perfect!5 stars

  6. This recipe was simple and wonderful. Perfect blend of spices (I used extra) and cast iron was a huge plus for cooking. Will definitely make again. Even my college age son asked that I send him the recipe to make for his house mates!

  7. The recipe is delish 😋. I baked the recipe in the oven on parchment paper. I like baked rather than fried. I also cut the chicken into strips with the peppers and onions and tossed the seasoning over everything before baking.5 stars

  8. This was very good! I used Cuisinart Blue Ribbon Chicken Seasoning and crushed red pepper on the chicken before putting it in the pan. I also used chicken broth instead of wine where it called for wine. After plating I topped with a little more red pepper and Parmesan cheese. Was delicious and light. For those that say flavor didn’t stick make sure don’t use oil in the pot when boiling pasta and let pasta dry thoroughly while cooking the chicken.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  9. This recepie is something my kids just adore :). I just did the veggie version with zucchini and bean and peppers. I put all the spices on veggies. When it’s done, put in tortilla with lettuce and sprinkle od soft cheese…. heaven :)

  10. I don’t normally leave ratings however, this recipe will be a staple in our household. It’s simple yet bold and authentic tasting. The cast iron suggestion is a must. My chicken breast came out so juicy and tender! Using the perfect herbs and spices rubbed in and the high heat from the skillet with olive oil 7-8 minutes on each side was key. Resting the meat is important. The ‘rest’ fell into place. The whole family table was oohing and aahing the whole time. Thank you for this recipe.5 stars

  11. This was soooooo delicious. I followed the recipe as is and watched your video. This is by far the best chicken fajita recipe I ever made. It’s even better than what I’ve had in restaurants. It’s is so flavorful and the extra freshness of the lime, took it over the top! Please add me to your mailing list. I don’t want to miss any of your new recipes. Thank you so much! This is a winner and a keeper!5 stars

  12. This was incredible! I made it vegan using a soy based chick’n (Daring is my fave). I also added zucchini, squash, and mushrooms. 

  13. I used chicken tenders, not on purpose but husband bought wrong chicken. It really good and well seasoned so probably would do it again. Everyone loved it!

  14. Love this, super easy and I end up making it about 1X a week for easy, tasty dinners. My kids love them…

  15. These were so incredibly flavorful! My family loved them. I did substitute chicken thigh instead of breasts because I am not a dry meat fan haha but they turned out absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

  16. Made these for cinco de Mayo and they were so simple, easy and delicious! Probably the easiest and most delicious fajitas recipe I have ever tried which is so nice! Definitely will be making again!5 stars