Chicken Fajitas Recipe

A very popular food from Tex-Mex cuisine is the fajita. My personal favorite is chicken fajitas of course. Traditionally the fajita is made with skirt steak and if you don’t want to use chicken, steak will work great as well. In this recipe the chicken is first marinated in a blend of seasonings and then sautéed in the pan. You could also leave the chicken breasts whole, marinate them, grill them and slice them up into strips. Sliced onions and green peppers are then cooked in the pan and tossed with the meat. The vegetables can also be grilled as well. For the condiments, you can really add whatever you want. Some choices would be Sour cream, tomato, guacamole, Mexican rice, and cheese. This is a very simple and easy recipe that takes very little time. If you are looking for a quick meal, this is perfect for you. Enjoy.

8 flour tortillas
1.5lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (or skirt steak)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoons seasoning salt
1 ½ teaspoons cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion (sliced)
1 medium green pepper (sliced)
Optional condiments (can use some or all)-
Sour cream

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Slice chicken into small strips. In a large bowl mix garlic powder, seasoning salt, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and lemon juice. Add chicken strips and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Step 2: In a skillet add 2 tablespoons of oil and sauté onions and green peppers for 3 minutes or until the vegetables have reached your desired tenderness. Remove from pan and set aside.

Step 3: Add more oil to the pan if necessary. Add chicken strips and sauté until no longer pink inside (fully cooked). Add vegetables back to the pan and toss with the chicken. Spoon mixture onto flour tortillas; add optional condiments (if you want) and serve.
(Makes 4 servings)


21 Responses to “Chicken Fajitas Recipe”

  1. Bunny — May 2, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

    I’ve never made fajitas but am bookmarking this s I can, it looks fantastic!!

  2. HoneyB — May 2, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

    I love fajitas!!

  3. teresa — May 3, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    I just found this site and all the recipes look so good! I’m excited to try them!

  4. Ashbourne — May 3, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

    The pictures on this site are wonderful! What kind of camera do you use?

  5. Bobby — May 3, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    Ashbourne – Canon rebel xs

  6. Emilee Keyes — May 4, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

    Just came across this site…and I have to say that I am so excited. I love new recipes, unfortunately my family is always a little unsure when I say “Oh I have found the best recipe”. THANK YOU for your efforts!

  7. oneshotbeyond — May 5, 2009 @ 10:20 am

    simple and delicious looking…thanks for sharing!

  8. Ivy — May 5, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    Your fajitas sound delicious.

  9. Maggie — May 5, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

    chicken fajitas are my favorite Mexican food! I’ve never made them at home, and now I will! I do make pico de gallo, and I think that is a great condiment for fajitas! Thanks again, Bobby. Your recipes and pictures are wonderful!

  10. ness — May 6, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

    loved all the recipes .first i will do the chicken manchurian

  11. Food Lover — May 7, 2009 @ 7:18 am

    Chicken Fajitas are so delicious and lovely. And This fajita recipe is really a good one.

  12. Sook — May 9, 2009 @ 1:51 am

    I just love your step-by-step photos! You’re so dedicated! I have tried several recipes of yours-yummy! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Mark — June 16, 2009 @ 6:15 am

    I’m trying this tonight! Thx for sharing…

  14. Myrna — June 25, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

    I love fajitas. Thanks for the recipe

  15. Ann — July 17, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

    i tried this recipe tonight…. it was AMAZING!!!!! tastes even better than the restaurant!!! my friend and hubby were super impressed!! thank you!!!!!!!!!

  16. emerald — November 22, 2009 @ 10:50 am

    wow it looks delicious..i want to make one but no flour tortilla available in my area..:(

  17. Phil — February 8, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Is it ok if you use red peppers instead of green peppers?

  18. Bobby — February 9, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    Phil- Yes, you can use red peppers instead of green.

  19. elsa — May 24, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    ~I’m going to try this recipe for an open house this weekend. Wish me luck.

  20. Althea Dene' — September 1, 2014 @ 5:19 pm

    Great fajitas! The only thing that would have made this better would be to cook chicken and maybe veggies also on an outdoor bbq , IF you want to go through the trouble. Next time I make these I will increase onions and bell peppers. (I may have used too much chicken, who knows).
    I am sharing recipe with family/friends. This is another winner and a keeper. Thanks Bobby.

  21. Althea Dene' — March 23, 2015 @ 6:03 pm

    I just wanted you to know I made these tonight. This makes the 5th time for this outstanding recipe. Thank you anonymous Bobby, wherever you are!

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