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Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas are an easy weeknight dinner! Juicy chicken and flavor packed peppers are ready to eat in just 20 minutes!

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Overhead of a cat iron filled with skillet chicken fajitas and bright colored bell peppers garnished with pieces of cilantro.

Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

We are always searching for the perfect weeknight meal right? Well look no further, Easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas! Juicy chicken and flavor packed peppers ready to eat in 20 minutes. 

This meal is as simple as cutting up your veggies & chicken, seasoning them, and a quick cook on the stovetop (or buying pre-cut veggies and chicken, because so many groceries do that now!). 

Once everything is cooked you can enjoy your fajitas piled high in warm tortillas, top with fresh squeezed lime juice, cilantro, avocado, sour cream, or whatever makes your fancy. 

This meal is seriously a winner winner chicken dinner!

(P.S. If it is nice outside, grab your cast iron pan and make these fajitas on the grill, they are sooo good)

Close up of chicken fajitas in a cast iron next to colorful bell peppers.

Ingredients for Chicken Fajitas

Nothing out of the ordinary here, I do recommend you hop over to my post for the homemade seasoning to make these!

  • Chicken Breast
  • Bell Peppers
  • Red Onion
  • Fajita Seasoning (click for recipe)
  • Cooking Oil (high heat like refined coconut, vegetable, or canola oils)
  • Fajita Tortillas

For a complete detailed list of the ingredients continue towards the bottom of the page.

Ingredients needed to make easy skillet chicken fajitas.

How To Make Chicken Fajitas

Start by cutting the peppers and onion into thin strips. In a large bowl add 1 tablespoon of the fajita seasoning to the peppers and onions, mix to coat. Set aside.

Colorful bell peppers and red onions in a bowl covered in fajita seasoning.

Next cut the chicken into thin strips. In a different large bowl add the remaining 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning to the chicken, mix to coat. Set aside.

Seasoning chicken with fajita seasoning in a bowl.

Now heat a large skillet (preferably cast iron) over HIGH heat. Once the skillet is hot add the oil. 

Add the peppers and onions to the hot skillet. Cook tossing often 4-6 minutes or until the peppers and onions are slightly charred and starting to soften. Carefully remove the peppers and onions onto a clean plate or bowl (cover the keep warm). 

Add the chicken to the hot skillet. Cook the chicken 4-6 minutes, tossing the chicken occasionally. Keep the chicken spread out on the skillet to get a better sear. Since the chicken is in thin strips it shouldn’t take long to cook. So once the sear looks good check for doneness then remove from the heat. 

Serve everything immediately while it is still nice and hot!

Skillet filled with chicken fajitas and bright bell peppers garnished with pieces of cilantro.

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A large cast iron skillet filled with charred chicken fajitas and bright peppers.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy to make chicken fajitas on the stovetop for an easy weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs chicken breast
  • 3 bell peppers (red, yellow, and orange)
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tablespoons Fajita Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil (coconut)
  • 12 fajita sized tortillas

Garnishes

  • avocado
  • lime
  • cilantro
  • sour cream/plain greek yogurt

Instructions

    1. Cut the peppers and onion into thin strips. In a large bowl add 1 tablespoon of the fajita seasoning to the peppers and onions, mix to coat. Set aside.
    2. Cut the chicken into thin strips. In a different large bowl add the remaining 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning to the chicken, mix to coat. Set aside.
    3. Heat a large skillet (preferably cast iron) over HIGH heat. Once the skillet is hot add the oil.
    4. Add the peppers and onions to the hot skillet. Cook tossing often 4-6 minutes or until the peppers and onions are slightly charred and starting to soften. Carefully remove the peppers and onions onto a clean plate or bowl (cover the keep warm).
    5. Add the chicken to the hot skillet. Cook the chicken 4-6 minutes, tossing the chicken occasionally. Keep the chicken spread out on the skillet to get a better sear. Since the chicken is in thin strips it shouldn’t take long to cook. So once the sear looks good check for doneness then remove from the heat.
    6. Serve everything immediately while it is still nice and hot!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 of the dish
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 485Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 816mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 34g

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