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a skillet of cooked chicken breats strips and sauteed peppers with avocado slices.

Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

his easy chicken fajitas recipe is a simple and quick chicken dinner you can put together on a regular or a busy weeknight. It is so quick, you would think Jamie Oliver made it.
This classic Mexican recipe is made with homemade fajita mix, it is healthy, flavourful, the chicken breasts pieces are tender and juicy, all thanks to the marinade. You will love this!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, British, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 334 kcal


  • Skillet


  • 600 g chicken breasts about 4 pieces
  • 3 large bell peppers
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt or according to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime

fajita marinade

  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Serve With

  • 4 large flour tortillas or eight small ones


  • Cut the chicken breast into thin strips about 1 inch across the smaller width of the chicken and add to a bowl.
  • Add the fajita seasoning, salt, black pepper, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, lime juice and mix to combine.
  • Slice the onions and bell peppers into thin strips or according to preference
  • Place a skillet on medium heat, add half of the remaining olive oil and cook heat until hot, add the sliced bell peppers and onions and stir fry until the onion is soft and the pepper crisp-tender. Finish it off with a pinch of salt and cumin and stir to combine. Take it off the heat and transfer the peppers to a bowl.
    mixed bell peppers in a skillet about to be sauteed
  • Working very quickly, return the skillet to the heat, add the remaining oil if need be then add the chicken pieces (do not overcrowd the skillet) and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until fully cooked. Repeat this process until you have cooked all the chicken strips.
  • Return the sautéed peppers and onions to the skillet with the cooked chicken pieces and toss to combine.
  • Take it off the heat and serve immediately on tortilla and avocado slices. Finish it off with a squeeze of lime juice and enjoy.


Calories: 334kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 33gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 762mgPotassium: 777mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3190IUVitamin C: 116mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg

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