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Chicken Fajitas

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Chicken Fajitas are delicious bundles of marinated chicken, onions, and bell peppers cooked to perfection in a skillet, then wrapped in a warm flour tortilla! Top them with salsa, Mexican crema or sour cream, and avocado…and you have the perfect meal!

Chicken Fajitas on flour tortillas topped with avocado, crema, and crumbled queso.

Post and images updated to show just how delicious this meal is!

Strips of chicken, onion, and peppers stacked on a flour tortilla, topped with guacamole and sour cream.

Story behind this recipe:

I was originally planning to make Seafood Paella for this month’s Libra meal. Alex did not like that idea (I did ask his opinion) and he thought Chicken Fajitas sounded better. This is when the meal strayed into Mexican food territory, and I could no longer call it a Spanish meal and stick to my original theme. It is totally worth it!

Strips of chicken, onion, and colorful bell peppers pilled high in a blue bowl with bowls of guacamole and crumbled queso in the background.

What you need:

  • Chicken breasts cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • Lime juice
  • Cumin, paprika and chili powder for the seasoning
  • A large onion cut into thin strips
  • 3 bell peppers – I used orange, yellow, and red
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh garlic cloves minced
  • Toppings: avocado, guacamole, Mexican crema, sour cream, crumbled queso or cheese of your choice, and chopped cilantro
Chicken strips, white onion, two limes, two garlic cloves, olive oil,  three bell peppers, two limes, cumin, paprika, and chili powder.

How to make Chicken Fajitas in a skillet:

Slice chicken breasts into 1/2-inch wide strips and place them in a large bowl.

Sprinkle the lime zest and juice, cumin, paprika, and chili powder over the chicken. Mix together, and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Thinly slice the onions. 

Onion half sliced into thin strips with a chefs knife.

Core, seed, and slice the bell peppers into thin, uniform strips.

Red, orange and yellow bell peppers cut into strips with a chefs knife on a white cutting board.

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Stir-fry the marinated chicken for 5 – 6 minutes.

Add the onions and bell peppers and cook for an additional 3 – 4 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the vegetables are soft and tender. Stir in the garlic and cook for one additional minute until fragrant.

Strips of chicken, onion, and bell peppers in a cast iron skillet.

Place the chicken fajitas in a large serving bowl.

Serve with heated tortillas and your favorite toppings.

Chicken, onion, and bell pepper strips in flour tortillas with bowls of queso, salsa, and avocado in the background.

Recipe Notes & Tips:

  • Wrap tortillas tightly in foil and heat in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes to warm them before serving.
  • Drizzle lime juice over the fajitas for even more flavor.

Libra facts:

Did you know that David Lee Roth (Van Halen), Sammy Haggar (Van Halen), Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Tico Torres (Bonjovi), Usher, Snoop Dog, Avril Lavigne and Eminem are all Libras? Okay, I was intrigued. 😉  There are plenty of actors as well, Heather Locklear, Jack Wagner, Will Smith, Hugh Jackman, John Lithgow, Carrie Fisher, Michael Douglas, and Catherine Zeta Jones and Simon Cowell. Okay, Simon is not an actor, but he is on TV.

It’s a very popular sign!! Libras are friendly, and fun to be around. They get along with just about everyone! Just don’t ever expect them to make a quick decision…it will never happen! Whatever decision they do make, will probably change by tomorrow!

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Chicken, bell pepper, and onion strips on a flour tortillas topped with crema, two avocado slices and crumbled cheese.

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas – marinated chicken, onions, and bell peppers cooked to perfection in a skillet, then wrapped in a warm flour tortilla!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken skillet meal
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 to 3 limes finely grated for zest, then juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika sweet or smoked
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 3 large bell peppers your choice of colors, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 fajita sized flour tortillas
  • Toppings: guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese optional
  • .25 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Slice chicken breasts into 1/2-inch wide strips and place them in a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle the lime zest and juice, cumin, paprika, and chili powder over the chicken. Mix together, and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Thinly slice the onions. Core, seed, and slice the bell peppers into thin, uniform strips.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Stir-fry the marinated chicken for 5 – 6 minutes.
  • Add the onions and bell peppers and cook for an additional 3 – 4 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the vegetables are soft and tender. Stir in the garlic and cook for one additional minute until fragrant.
  • Place the chicken fajitas in a large serving bowl.
  • Serve with heated tortillas and your choice of toppings.

Notes

  • Wrap tortillas tightly in foil and heat in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes to warm them before serving.
  • Drizzle lime juice over the fajitas for even more flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2917IU | Vitamin C: 110mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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