Quick and easy chicken fajitas are made with juicy chicken breast seasoned with flavorful spices and cooked with crisp, fresh, colorful bell peppers and onion. Served with avocado, pico de gallo sauce, sour cream, and flour tortillas, the chicken fajitas are perfect for a weeknight dinner.
It is a very simple recipe and a way to eat healthily. White meat with chicken breast and a lot of sauteed colorful bell peppers are perfect for lunch or dinner. Moreover, the little ones will love it because of its delicious taste and the fun way to eat it, wrapped in tortillas.
The chicken fajitas is one of the easiest dishes I have ever made and these easy dishes tend to always be my favorites. The fact that is is cooked in less than 30 minutes uplifts this recipe to the top of my list.
What are fajitas?
Fajitas are a typical dish of Mexican cuisine, a classic street food widespread throughout Central America. The fajita is prepared with tortilla stuffed with delicious meat filling, vegetables, and spicy sauces such s pico de gallo. However, it can also be easily prepared without meat, perfect for those who are vegan or vegetarian.
Either loved or condemned, fajitas is undoubtedly a guilty pleasure of those who prefer to eat tasty. Very similar to oriental shaorma, fajita is the Mexican version of the Turkish appetizer, perhaps more spicy and tastier. See below how to make it at home in less than 30 minutes.
Ingredients for fajitas
Another great thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to spend a fortune to prepare a delicious meal. Fajitas have 3 basic ingredients: chicken meat, bell peppers, and tortillas. With this base of ingredients, you can bring Mexico to your kitchen in less than half an hour.
Additionally, to enrich the taste of the meat you will need spices such as paprika, oregano, cumin, and garlic powder. Furthermore, for a more filling consistency of the chicken fajitas, don’t skip some sour cream and the famous Mexican sauce pico de gallo. You can find the sauce in any supermarket or you can prepare it at home. See the recipe of Tacos to find how to prepare homemade Pico de Gallo.
How to prepare the meat for chicken fajitas?
The preparation of the meat is the most important aspect of the recipe. When the chicken breasts are properly seasoned and cooked, which is very easy to accomplish, the fajitas will conquer everyone at the table.
Therefore, prepare your seasoning because you need to cover the meat thoroughly in flavourful spices. In a bowl mix the spices then generously sprinkle all over the chicken breast. Rub in the spices for better absorption.
Heat a skillet and drizzle some olive oil. Then, when the pan is hot, put the seasoned chicken breasts to brown. In about 3-4 minutes turn sides and allow the heat to do its job for another 3-4 minutes. Keep the flame at medium. You will feel the strong yet delicious smell spreading throughout the kitchen area. When done, use kitchen tongs to take out the meat and place it on a cutting board. Slice the meat in about half an inch pieces, then cut each piece in half.
The meat is ready, it’s time to proceed to the bell peppers.
How to prepare bell peppers for the fajitas?
Wash the colorful bell peppers, remove the stem and the seeds and slice it. Then, put the bell pepper slices to fry in the same pan you’ve previously fried the season chicken breasts. Slice one onion and add it next to the bell peppers for some extra taste and aroma. Season with a bit of salt and mix often. Saute the rainbowy veggies for about 5-7 minutes. If you like it crunchier, remove the pan from the flame in 5 minutes.
How to make chicken fajitas?
As soon as the bell peppers are done, add in the slices of chicken breast and mix. Squeeze the juice out of half a lime, chop and sprinkle some fresh parsley and mix again. Remove pan from the stove.
At this point grab the tortillas, pico de gallo sauce, slices of avocado, and some sour cream, and assemble the best chicken fajitas you’ve ever had! Hope you enjoy this chicken fajitas recipe as much as I did!
Delice Chicken Fajitas Recipe
- 2 chicken breasts
- 3 medium bell peppers yellow, orange, red
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp granulated garlic
- 1 tbsp cummin ground
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 lime juice
- 6 tortillas
- 1 medium avocado sliced
- 1 cup pico de gallo sauce
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup parsley chopped
- Mix all the spices in one dish
- Rub seasoning mixture over both sides of the chicken, generously
- Heat up a frying pan and drizzle some oil
- Fry the chicken breasts on both sides, 5 minutes on each
- In the meantime, wash, clean, and slice the bell peppers and onion
- Remove meat from pan and add in the sliced bell peppers and onion
- Mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes on medium heat
- Slice the meat and add it to the bell peppers
- Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime
- Chop one handful of fresh parsley and sprinkle on top of the meat and bell peppers
- Mix and remove from stove
- Place juicy meat and bell peppers on tortilla and top with the rest of the ingredients: slices of avocado, pico de gallo sauce and sour cream
- Serve with pleasure