Easy 30-Minute Chicken Fajitas

I could eat Mexican food every day and not tire of it. Guacamole, black beans, enchiladashomemade salsa, the flavors of cumin, cilantro, and lime.

And of course margaritas.

Easy 30-Minute Chicken Fajitas - Make restaurant-style fajitas at home in just 30 minutes!! Juicy chicken, caramelized onions, and bell peppers pack so much flavor! This easy recipe will go into your regular rotation!!

With easy chicken fajitas that are made in one skillet, are packed with flavor, and ready in 30 minutes, I’m totally set for busy weeknights.

Easy 30-Minute Chicken Fajitas - Make restaurant-style fajitas at home in just 30 minutes!! Juicy chicken, caramelized onions, and bell peppers pack so much flavor! This easy recipe will go into your regular rotation!!

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Or make the fajitas for your next party. You can spice up your game day with Old El Paso™ recipes and ingredients from Albertsons Company Stores. I bought the ingredients at my local Vons store.

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Onions are caramelized to bring out their natural sweetness before adding bell peppers. I used red and yellow peppers because my family prefers them, but you can use green or orange if you prefer.

You can make the fajitas vegetarian by omitting the chicken and using hearty portobello mushrooms instead.

Easy 30-Minute Chicken Fajitas - Make restaurant-style fajitas at home in just 30 minutes!! Juicy chicken, caramelized onions, and bell peppers pack so much flavor! This easy recipe will go into your regular rotation!!

I used a packet of Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix and it lends restaurant-style flavor. The chicken is tender and perfectly spiced. The peppers and onions are juicy and provide the perfect subtle crunch to the fajitas.

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My family loves this meal and I could make it every week and they’ll always be happy. To mix it up, try deconstructed fajitas using the same ingredients but rather than using Old El Paso Flour Tortilla Shells, serve in a bowl with rice and beans.

Easy 30-Minute Chicken Fajitas - Make restaurant-style fajitas at home in just 30 minutes!! Juicy chicken, caramelized onions, and bell peppers pack so much flavor! This easy recipe will go into your regular rotation!!

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Easy 30-Minute Chicken Fajitas

These easy chicken fajitas are made in one skillet, are packed with flavor, and ready in 30 minutes. The onions are caramelized to bring out their natural sweetness before adding the bell peppers. I used red and yellow peppers because my family prefers them, but you can use green or orange if you prefer. You can make this dish vegetarian by omitting the chicken and using portobello mushrooms. The chicken is tender and perfectly spiced. The peppers and onions are juicy and provide the perfect subtle crunch. To mix it up, try deconstructed fajitas using the same ingredients but rather than using tortilla shells, serve in a bowl with rice and beans.

Yield: about 8 fajitas, serves 4

Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes

Cook Time: about 20 minutes

Total Time: about 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, or as necessary
  • 1 to 1.25-pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 medium/large sweet Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips (orange or green peppers may be substituted)
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup water
  • one 1-ounce packet Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix
  • one 8-count package Old El Paso Flour Tortilla Shells, for serving
  • guacamole, sour cream, cheese, lime juice, etc. or your favorite toppings, optional

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet add the oil, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned and cooked through; stir and flip intermittently. Remove chicken from skillet (keep the oil and cooking juices in the pan) and set aside.
  2. If necessary add a bit more oil, add the onions, and sauté over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until they begin to caramelize and soften; stir intermittently.
  3. Add the peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until they begin to soften; stir intermittently.
  4. Return chicken to skillet.
  5. Add the water, fajita seasoning mix, and cook for about 3 minutes, or until chicken is heated through; stir intermittently. Spoon mixture into tortillas (if desired warm them first in a dry skillet for about 15 to 30 seconds per side) and serve immediately. Optionally top with guacamole, sour cream, cheese, lime juice, etc. or your favorite toppings. Fajitas are best warm and fresh. Extra fajita mixture will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat gently as desired.
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20 comments

  1. I’m all for a quick easy go to for weeknight dinners! This looks way too dreamy to be 30-minutes is all :) BUT I LOVE IT EVEN MORE BECAUSE IT IS!!!! 

  2. I haven’t made fajitas in a long time. I have used a frozen fajita mix from Costco that doesn’t have a bunch of chemicals in it but I really prefer freshly cooked peppers over frozen and reheated. This recipe is so easy and looks delicious…..and the peppers won’t be mushy!

    • Hate mushy veggies of any kind, too! And these peppers stay just crisp enough and you get to control all the ingredients. My family loved these and we didn’t even need to go out to a Mexican dinner to enjoy them!

  3. Ahhh! You’re REALLY making me crave chicken fajitas now and I don’t even think I’ll be able to wait for dinner either. Fajitas for lunch is cool right? ;) Love love love how easy these are to throw together!

  4. Yummy!  I’d love these fajitas with a big scoop of guacamole on top :)  Oh, and margarita (of course!).

  5. AND they are a perfect food for picky guests!  Everyone can customize their own.  

  6. Fajitas are my go-to at any and all mexican restaurants, including Chipotle.  They are SO simple that even the sketchiest places can’t screw them up!  I consider the fajita the mark of a great restaurant.  Though, of course, homemade trumps all.  I make them so often I have perfected my personal fajita spice blend. 

  7. I’m completely CRAZY for fajitas!  I love them any way you make them and these sound so easy to make!  

  8. I could live on Mexican – these  fajitas look PERFECT!! You bring the fajitas, I’ll bring the churros. :)

  9. I remember my mom using that seasoning in taco salad and chili. Good memories. This is beautiful.

  10. Awesome recipe! I will surprise my hubby for dinner. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. We haven’t had Mexican food in a while and Jon was excited for these! So easy and so good–I don’t know why I haven’t made them in such a long time. We had ours with sour cream and lots of cilantro (and Jon threw together some sangria while I was cooking). Another excellent dinner thanks to you!😊

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