Chicken Fajitas is a popular Tex-Mex dish made with marinated and grilled or sautéed chicken strips, sliced bell peppers, and onions, served on warm flour tortillas. Fajitas are typically seasoned with a blend of Mexican spices such as chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika, and served with toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and chopped fresh cilantro. The dish is known for its bold flavors and sizzling presentation, often served on a hot cast-iron skillet.
Chicken Fajitas can be a great meal option for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, or for entertaining guests at a party or gathering.
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
2 bell peppers, sliced into thin strips
1 onion, sliced into thin strips
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
8-10 flour tortillas
Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, chopped fresh cilantro
- In a large bowl, whisk together garlic, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and olive oil.
- Add the chicken strips to the bowl and toss to coat with the spice mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Add the chicken strips and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked through and no longer pink.
- Add the sliced bell peppers and onions to the skillet and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and slightly charred.
- Warm the flour tortillas in the microwave or on a griddle for a few seconds.
- Serve the chicken and vegetable mixture on the warm tortillas, topped with any desired toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and chopped fresh cilantro.