Easy Chicken Fajitas (Oven & Stovetop recipes)

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Easy Chicken Fajitas are a quick weeknight dinner! Made on the stovetop or in the oven, this chicken fajita recipe is packed with flavor.

Chicken Fajitas are one of those meals that seem like a lot of work but really aren’t. Today I have a super easy and quick chicken fajita recipe for a busy weeknight dinner. And you don’t have to worry about how to make chicken fajitas because I have two methods of doing it. So choose whichever suites your cooking style better, and get ready for a flavorful, healthy dish to feed your family.

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are a Mexican dish consisting of meat that is grilled and served on a tortilla (flour or corn) like a taco. Different meats you can use include chicken (like this recipe), steak, fish or shrimp. You can also use only vegetables if you are vegetarian. For this Chicken Fajita Recipe today, we’ll be using chicken. But feel free to customize it how you like it.

Chicken Fajita Recipe

Can you believe that these Chicken Fajitas aren’t only quick but they also only need 6 ingredients to make! You’ll probably only need to buy a handful of things you don’t already have one hand. Let’s get into it.

  • Chicken –  if you are vegetarian with the exception of fish, replace chicken with a simple white fish.
  • Yellow Onion – a deep flavor but it isn’t overwhelming. The perfect type of onion to go with this dish. If you want to use a white onion instead, go for it, just know that the flavor will be sharper.
  • Bell Peppers – use any color you want, or use a variety. The green ones are more bitter while the red ones are sweeter.
  • Olive Oil –  lighter olive oil will give it less of an olivey flavor. While something like Extra Virgin Olive Oil is more pure to the taste.
  • Chicken Fajita Seasoning – don’t worry if you don’t have any or don’t want to buy a packet. More information is down below.
  • Salt – if your chicken fajita seasoning is salt-free, season away. If it has salt, be careful. Taste and season as you go and to your liking.
  • Fajita Fixings – this includes tortillas, avocado, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. Whatever you like!

Chicken Fajita Seasoning

My favorite seasoning for chicken fajitas is this one by Spice Hunter. It’s a little spicy and really flavorful plus salt-free (so don’t forget the salt)! If you’re using a different fajita seasoning (which is totally fine…use what you have!) double-check whether or not there is salt added in before going hog wild with seasoning.

You can even make your own fajita seasoning if you don’t like the storebought kind. Simply combine 3 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp ground cumin, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper.

How to Make Chicken Fajitas

How to Make Chicken Fajitas

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line half sheet pan with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
  2. Trim any extra fat or cartilage off of chicken and slice across the grain into skinny strips. Place chicken, peppers, and onions onto a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, seasoning, and salt.
  3. Bake 20-30 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and onions are tender.
  4. Serve chicken fajitas with tortillas and any extra toppings desired.

Stovetop Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet with high sides, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, chicken and 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning. Stir as onions brown and chicken cooks through. After 5 minutes, the chicken should be cooked through and onions should be crisp-tender. Remove from pan.
  2. Place pan back on the heat, add in other 2 tablespoons olive oil, peppers and last tablespoon of fajita seasoning. Fry until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in chicken and onions to the pepper mixture and stir to heat everything through another minute or two.
  4. Remove from heat and serve hot with tortillas and any extra toppings desired.
Chicken Fajita Recipe

What to Serve with Fajitas

Rice always goes over well with Mexican food. So go with a traditional Mexican Rice or try my Famous Butter Rice. It is perfectly subtle enough to still taste delicious but also go with anything else on your plate.

Chips and guacamole are also super good with Chicken Fajitas. Here are a few of my recipes for guac: Classic Guacamole RecipeMexican Street Corn Guacamole, and Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Guacamole.

Another classic side dish is Pico de Gallo.  Pico is a fresh, Mexican salsa that is made up of tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapenos, lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Give it a try!

More Mexican Dishes to Try!

4.92 from 12 votes

Chicken Fajitas

Easy Chicken Fajitas are a quick weeknight dinner! Made on the stovetop or in the oven, this chicken fajita recipe is packed with flavor.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 3
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced
  • 3 bell peppers sliced (any color you like!)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fajita seasoning
  • salt *only needed if seasoning is salt free
  • fajita fixings tortillas, sour cream, tomatoes, salsa, etc..

Instructions

Oven Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line half sheet pan with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
  • Trim any extra fat or cartilage off of chicken and slice across the grain into skinny strips. Place chicken, peppers, and onions onto the baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, seasoning, and salt.
  • Bake 20-30 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and onions are tender.
  • Serve chicken and peppers with tortillas and any extra toppings desired.

Stovetop Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet with high sides, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, chicken and 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning. Stir as onions brown and chicken cooks through. After 5 minutes, the chicken should be cooked through and onions should be crisp-tender. Remove from pan.
  • Place pan back on the heat, add in other 2 tablespoons olive oil, peppers and last tablespoon of fajita seasoning. Fry until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in chicken and onions to the pepper mixture and stir to heat everything through another minute or two.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot with tortillas and any extra toppings desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2886IU | Vitamin C: 118mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken fajita recipe, chicken fajita seasoning, chicken fajitas, how to make chicken fajitas

 

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  1. Brigitte Thomasma

    My daughter has been asking me to make fajitas. This recipe looks simple, not to complicated. I just had bariatric surgery this year. These would definitely fulfill my protein and vegetable needs! Can’t wait to try these.

  2. Karen Nejfelt

    5 stars
    I made this recipe last week for our weekly “Taco Tuesday ” night. My son is a very picky eater buthe ate 2 fajitas! Your recipes are wonderful! Having a special needs boy who ate 2 fajitas, has me wondering what other recipes he will try ❤

  3. Lisa Parfejewiec

    5 stars
    I have made these twice now and my family loves them. It’s so easy to put it together and put in the oven. I love all Laurens recipe’s.

  4. Terri Rubenstein

    5 stars
    My husband and I are staying with and helping our daughter and her family this week who just had a new baby 3 days ago. I made your chicken fajita recipe tonight and it was a huge hit with everyone (even the 2 1/2 year old who ate 2!). I love your recipes – you are one of my ‘go-to’s’ when searching for recipes! Love reading about your family as well. Thank you and keep the recipes coming!!

  5. Alejandra Romo

    5 stars
    I made the chicken fajitas last night they were delicioussss. My husband took them to work and the guys asked for the recipe to give to the wives lol….i sent him the screenshot!! Yummyyyy

  6. Amy

    5 stars
    I used the oven method and it was delicious.. Also made the seasoning from Lauren’s recipe as I didn’t have a fajita mix at home and it was perfect .

  7. Laura S

    5 stars
    These were delicious! I needed something for the oven so that I could work while they were cooking, and never thought of fajitas until I stumbled across this recipe! Already great flavor from the spice combo, but threw in some chilies and cilantro for an extra kick.

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