This Skillet Chicken Fajitas recipe is an absolute favorite in our house! It starts with boneless, skinless chicken breasts marinated in a super flavorful fajita marinade then cooked with fresh bell peppers and onions for a quick, easy and delicious meal!
HOW TO MAKE EASY CHICKEN FAJITAS
Full instructions are included in the recipe card below, but here’s a quick overview:
Step One: Slice the chicken breasts into strips then marinate in the fajita marinade (listed below) for at least 1 hour in your refrigerator. Next slice bell peppers and onions into strips and set aside.
Step Two: In a large skillet on medium heat, cook marinated chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
Step Three: Add the bell peppers and onions to the same skillet and saute for 4-5 minutes until they are tender but still crisp. Add a little more oil to the skillet if needed.
Step Four: Wrap tortilla shells in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet to warm in the oven on 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes or quickly warm in a damp paper towel in the microwave for a few seconds.
Step Five: Assemble fajitas with chicken, bell peppers, onions and your favorite toppings then enjoy!
HOMEMADE FAJITA MARINADE
This chicken fajita marinade really is a game changer! It gives the chicken and peppers so much flavor and seasons everything perfectly!
I like to start with a bowl or shallow dish that has a tight fitting top. To the bowl add the oil, minced garlic, all the spices and some fresh squeezed lime juice. Mix together well then add the chicken breast strips to the bowl. Stir the chicken strips around in the marinade making sure all the chicken is fully coated. Wash those hands, add a top and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Don’t skip the marinade. The marinade is key to making these fajitas taste amazing! Try to marinate for at least 1 hour or more. But if you’re short on time, 30 minutes will still do the trick.
Use fresh ingredients. When possible use fresh garlic and lime juice in the marinade. It gives the marinade a better flavor and really makes a difference.
LETS TALK TOPPINGS!
Top your Fajita's with your favorite toppings. Below are some great options!
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
- Lime wedges
- Fresh Cilantro
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