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Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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Fajitas are so easy to make at home. We all love the authentic Mexican chicken fajitas from our favorite restaurant-style chicken fajitas. Why not learn to make them at home?

Of course, I decided to make a traditional fajita to break in the new skillet because it only felt right. If you want to know what that entails, stay tuned and maybe it will be the next thing you cook. 

Close up of chicken fajitas on a black plate with lime wedge

Cast Iron Skillet Fajitas

There are a lot of uses for your cast iron skillet that you may not have thought of yet. But of course, you can use it for your typical fajita making. There are a lot of ways that you can cook a fajita as well, but let me start with the basics. 

If you are not really sure what a fajita consists of, allow me to enlighten you for a few brief moments here. By the end of this, you will be a fajita pro…I’m not sure if that exists but it will very soon. 

Chicken fajitas on a tortilla on a black plate with chicken and peppers exposed

What toppings go on fajitas?

Fajitas are full of protein and veggies, some spices snd seasonings. In this recipe I use:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Onion
  • Peppers
  • Chili Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Flour Tortillas
plate of 3 fajitas at a 45 degree angle

Cast Iron Chicken Fajita Recipe

Anyways, back to explaining the components of a fajita. Basically, it is a mix of peppers and onions that is typically served alongside a flour or corn tortilla. You also add some form of stripped, grilled meat to complete it. 

The most common type of fajitas would be a chicken fajita. This also happened to be my favorite kind of fajita when cooked correctly. Luckily, you can have the tools to make it just the way it should be. 

chicken fajita on the side of a black plate

Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Chicken fajitas are so easy to make. And if you want a little more healthy chicken fajitas then all you have to do is lower the carbs by removing or replacing the tortilla and now you have low carb chicken fajitas.

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chicken fajitas in a cast iron skillet with tongs removing some
Yield: 6 Chicken Fajitas

How To Make Cast Iron Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Restaurant-style chicken fajitas is a classic in this recipe we take that classic recipe and turn it into an at-home favorite!


  • 3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (chicken thighs work too)
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil (optional)
  • Flour Tortillas


  1. Gather everything you need for the recipe. chicken fajitas ingredients, red and yellow peppers, raw chicken, spices on a cutting board next to a striped towel
  2. Add oil to the pan and heat on medium-high heat. Combine all your spices in a bowl and mix well. Use half of the spice mix to season the chicken in a bowl. Add the chicken to the hot skillet and cook your chicken until no longer pink. raw chicken in a cast iron skillet with fajita spices rubbed on it
  3. While your chicken cooks, cut the vegetables into strips.pepers and onions for chicken fajitas in a metal bowl
  4. Once your chicken is cooked remove it set it aside. Add back to the skillet and add in the veggies, add in your vegetables and sprinkle them with the remaining seasoning. Saute the veggies until they start to caramelize, stirring or tossing occasionally. raw peppers and onions in a cast iron skillet
  5. While the vegetables cook, slice the chicken into thin strips. As the vegetables are finishing, add your chicken back to the skillet and mix thoroughly. chicken and peppers cooking in a cast iron skillet Remove from heat.
  6. Heat the tortillas and fill them with the chicken and veggie mixture. Chicken fajitas on a tortilla on a black plate with chicken and peppers exposedYou can add a little of the excess marinade over the top.


Serve with avocados, sour cream, cilantro, salsa, and cheese. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 199Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 51mgSodium 487mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 21g

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