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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe

The marinated chicken in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. They go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice and seasonings; add the chicken. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
  • 3. Discard marinade. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Return pepper mixture to pan; heat through.
  • 4. Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 369 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

Reviews for Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

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Jen User ID: 9147655 264882
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

"My husband and I LOVE this recipe! Better than fajitas from a Mexican restaurant."

Jacob User ID: 9104094 264859
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017


bakergirl00 User ID: 1291183 263263
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2017

"Excellent recipe!! Made as is except for using a bag of frozen bell peppers and onions. Definite keeper!!"

Tiff User ID: 9103134 263211
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2017

"This was very delicious. I used organic chicken breast tenderloins."

DebHorton User ID: 6356683 261608
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"This is the absolute best fajita I ever ate!!! I like more veggies, so I'll add another pepper and some julienned onion the next time. However, it was totally wonderful just as written."

Lisa User ID: 8964432 261102
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2017

"Saving this one!!! Although I only used the marinade, this is a keeper. I had roasted a whole chicken to use during the week. I wanted to do some chicken tacos and wanted a superior flavoring for the meat. I found this and it was perfect for what I wanted.. I mixed it up and let my chicken rest in this marinade for a bit and tossed it into the skillet to heat it up. It came out soooo goooood. I will be keeping this for sure! Thank you for sharing!"

gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 260935
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2017

"quick and easy dinner. My family always loves chicken fajitas, and this recipe doesn't disappoint!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 260587
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2017

"Easy weeknight dinner!"

Poch User ID: 8639226 260309
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017

"Easy to prep, make, cook and oh so tasty."

Gale User ID: 8669999 259876
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

"Delicious and flavorful! I doubled the seasoning and used one whole each of red, yellow, and green bell pepper and one whole onion sliced (not too thin) just like they do at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I made Spanish rice to go with our meal. Definitely a keeper!"

Tracy User ID: 9016189 259522
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

"The whole family loved it"

fisherofmendf User ID: 4325288 259039
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"great meal"

JenandBry User ID: 8216959 258764
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2016

"quick and easy. I've made this recipe three times now. My family loves it. Definitely a recipe I will be using over and over."

Yolanda User ID: 8983144 257895
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"Excellent! Made homemade tortillas. Makes it even better."

Lynn User ID: 8977287 257520
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016


Timothy User ID: 8971266 256994
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

"Made today but I didn't have the seasoned salt. Still came out amazing. Family loved it! It is definitely a keeper and a recipe worth repeating several times per year. I actually turned on the broiler at the end, made up the fajitas by placing two tortillas on a sheet of aluminum foil and preparing two large fajitas to go under the broiler, just until the cheese starts bubbling. They added salsa and sour cream and wrapped them up. Sauteing the vegetables in the remaining liquid left from cooking chicken is important. Cooked until they appear burnt in spots. Incredible!"

Joe User ID: 8968968 256837
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2016

"This came out great but I reduced the c umin 1/4 teaspoon and the same with the chili powder and added a little extra garlic and added onion powder 1 teaspoon. Other than that, the longer it's marinated the better. I marinated it for 4 hours and used burrito tortillas. Also added rice. Really delicious, 4 people each had 2 with the fixings. Everyone was satisfied."

Joe User ID: 8968968 256836
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2016

"This came out great but I cut down the cumin 1/4 teaspoon and the same with the chili powder and added a little extra garlic and added onion powder 1 teaspoon. Other than that, the longer it's marinated the better. I marinated it for 4 hours and used burrito tortillas. Also added rice. Really delicious, 4 people each had 2 with the fixings. Everyone was satisfied."

Desi Brian User ID: 8963718 256437
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2016

"Fantastically delisious!! So very flavorful without the crazy spice. Will be making many times over! Thank you."

D. User ID: 8960098 256023
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016

"Awesome GOOD!!!"

Eleonora User ID: 8953813 255436
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2016

"We just finish dinner and I got nice complements about this fajitas. I did it exactly as you say and they were amazing. I

Served some tortillas but also some Boston lettuce leaves for those who I knew were going to have more than one.
Definitely I will make them ofte.
Thanks so much."

suejjj User ID: 5304276 255324
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"Outstanding! Followed recipe exactly except used a pre-chopped fajita veggie mix from the produce aisle. Could not have been quicker or easier! Thanks!"

Lin1234 User ID: 7117377 255161
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2016

"This is an amazing fajita recipe! We had them last night & my whole family LOVED them! I made the recipe exact (including red pepper flakes) except I did allow the chicken to marinate over night. My family used to love the Applebee's sizzling fajita skillet & they took it off the menu...I tried a couple copy cat recipes & none were that close. THIS is almost exactly like it & my son asked how I got the recipe from them! I will be making this very often & am so glad this popped up in Pinterest for me!"

mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 255026
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2016

"I'm a Volunteer Filed Editor and I love testing out recipes. The marinade in this recipe was just right! We really enjoyed the flavours in this dish. I cut everything up and let it sit while I got the kids from school. It was nice to have the prep work done ahead of time as this allowed me to help the kids with homework right up till it was time to cook supper!"

a0614d User ID: 8928116 253755
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"Hands down this is a great chicken fajita recipe. I've tasted them before but never made them. This is the first time I ever made chicken fajitas.....lets just say that this recipe is definitely being added to my recipe book. The marinade is divine and packs a lot of flavor. I didnt let it sit for 24 hours. It was late so i let it sit for an hour and a half tops. That was all the time i needed. It was delicious. The marinade was so good that i could have eaten the chicken by itself. I'll will for sure be using this marinade for other recipes as well. My husband and son loved it. Cant wait to share this with my sisters at service."

khines1226 User ID: 7291273 253525
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"Thank you for a delicious and wonderful recipe. I followed the recipe to a tee , but I allowed my chicken to marinate overnight, I highly recommend doing so! The chicken was moist and the flavors were 10 times better then any fajita packet from the grocery store! My 2 yr old gobbled the chicken down and kept asking for more! This will be in our weekly rotation!! Please try this recipe and you won't be disappointed!!"

MariettaCarter User ID: 8904823 252104
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"I made this without letting the chicken marinate because I was in a hurry and it was awesome. I'm sure it would be even better if it had time to marinate for a while. I usually use store bought fajita seasoning but didn't have any so used this recipe. The combination of seasonings was perfect and much better than what I have used from the store. This recipe is a keeper."

TanSan10 User ID: 8884585 249846
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"First time making this dish without measuring, just put it all together and it is AWESOME! I WILL BE MAKING THIS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Easy to making, not time consuming!! I love it!!!! I give it 10 Stars!!!"

cm2dmax User ID: 8883713 249775
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2016

"I have now made these twice and they are the best fajitas I have EVER made!!!! But as some have commented, much better after marinating for at least 24 hours! The longer, the more flavorful!!!! Better than most restaurants!"

Ladycooktoo User ID: 8063377 248935
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

"Fantastic! Will certainly make again and again......"

cosmocats User ID: 8414317 248596
Reviewed May. 25, 2016

"Best fajita seasoning EVER! I always increase the veggies, usually 3-4 bell peppers and 2 onions.

I never get fajitas at restaurants now because they're always so disappointing. Nothing is as flavorful as this recipe."

fondillo860# User ID: 8860014 248275
Reviewed May. 16, 2016

"Like a dumb ass, I've been using a store bought seasoning package when I came across this recipe n discovered that I have all these ingediants at home! It is spectacular! My picky kids ate ever morsal. Defanetly going to make this a regular dish."

GIMom2 User ID: 8206994 247689
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2016

"I so agree with all the 5 star ratings for this recipe. It is truly wonderful. The chicken is perfectly seasoned. Do not hesitate to try this recipe. I will be making this one alot more often."

wilsedw User ID: 8052793 247650
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2016

"Absolutely outstanding! These fajitas are better than the ones at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I made the following modifications: tripled the bell pepper/onion and added a coarsely-chopped tomato during the last few minutes of cooking the chicken. I also used heaping measuring spoons of all the spices. Served with sour cream and guacamole salad, there were no leftovers!"

gunsmoke55 User ID: 8838809 247233
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"I made this last night and it was excellent! The hubby said it was better than any restaurant. I made it as written except used olive oil, lemon and lime juice, and no red pepper flakes (should've used them... needed a little kick). I charred up the peppers and onions in the broiler. Served with shredded mixed Mexican cheeses and sour cream. Delish!"

PurpleRain24 User ID: 8810622 245697
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"I made this last night and will def make it again. I followed the recipe but added a little bit of cream cheese to the chicken once I put it back in the skillet and WOW! Definitely a winner recipe! Thanks for sharing! : )"

Jdell87 User ID: 8793895 244963
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"I didn't use lemon or lime juice and side have seasoned salt. I used Adobo instead. Marinated my chicken tenderloins for about 2 hours in the fridge. Used 1 1/2 yellow & red peppers and 1 1/2 onions. Sauteed low and slow for about 45 min. Served with sour cream avocado, shredded cheese and refried beans. Delish! Super easy and a fast meal. A yummy recipe."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 244470
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"These are great....we love them. We used chicken once and then skirt steak the next time."

nora_018 User ID: 8769662 243763
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"I haven't made this yet, but plan on it. Does anyone know if I use olive oil if it will make a difference?"

joy52524 User ID: 8767063 243639
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

"Amazing fajita recipe. I've never made them before and everyone raved. The chicken comes so moist and tender...better than the restaurants. The only change I made was, I marinaded the chicken all day (because I was at work) and not the recommended 1-4 hours the recipe suggested. Definitely a keeper!!"

leades User ID: 2668727 243267
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"This recipe was one of the Top 10 of 2015, and I heartily agree! I have made it several times and it never fails. (My only substitution was lime juice for the lemon.) Wonderful addition to my TexMex repertoire!"

stelfer User ID: 8706165 242177
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2016

"This was really good! Add some chopped coriander on top to garnish!"

hearttech13 User ID: 8006145 241884
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"Wow! These fajitas got it going on. Easy to make. Flavor is spot on. I did use lime juice instead of lemon. These made it in my receipe rotation for sure!"

BajaGirl61 User ID: 7502673 241506
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"This will be my new "go to" for fajitas. I used to make a seasoning that had corn starch in it and it much prefer this one. I made as is, but like someone else's post about lime juice as opposed to lemon juice. I'll give that a try next time."

witchy57 User ID: 7113637 241296
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"Hadn't made fajitas before. These were very good. I thought it was a lot seasoning at first for the chicken, but blended well together. I did add tomatoes with jalape?os to the veggies for more flavor and my husband and I like things with a little heat. I did not put taco sauce on the fajita as I thought it would overpower the flavors. Will definitely make these again!"

cdnvr User ID: 6095627 241252
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"This was wonderful! Both my husband and I loved this fajita seasoning. The only change I made to the seasoning was to use lime juice instead of lemon juice. As far as the rest goes - make other or more vegetables as desired! We often make fajitas, so, we already know we like to cook one full onion and one each of the following bell peppers: red, green and yellow."

heyjewelie User ID: 8572718 240848
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"We love to cook & can be selective about spices....this combination was excellent. Per our preference, we used boneless/skinless chicken thighs. We warmed our flour tortillas on a cast iron pan until right before they toast too much to fold (adds another layer of yummy flavor). Good enough to make for company, goes together FAST. My only change will be to double the veggies & onion."

slatham4 User ID: 8681841 240756
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"I have made this since it first appeared in 2000 and it is a keeper. All family loves it, even the most picky grandkids. Occasionally substitute lime juice for lemon just for a change, but for the most part follow recipe exactly as written except for adding more veggies, as one grandson can't get enough peppers and onions."

JudyWaleska User ID: 7254148 240679
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"We all loved this recipe. I used lime juice instead of lemon juice. I have also used skirt steak instead of chicken. I prefer the chicken but hubs liked the steak better. Both were very good. It's so delicious and easy that I've made it for friends many times. One of our favorites."

lcouchot User ID: 8674224 240100
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"I have this almost memorized because I make this all the time. The first time I made it, my boyfriend remarked ", if I ordered this at a restaurant, I would be back the very next night". I have made this at least 30 times and it is always fantastic. This recipe is simple enough to be quick and easy and yet involves enough flavor to make you feel like you are simply amazing in the kitchen. I typically double the marinade. While the chicken is marinating, I chop vegetables. I have been adding mushrooms lately and it's a great addition. I cook the veggies first, be sure to add salt and pepper. Then I cook chicken after marinating for at least 1 hour. Mix it all together and voila. I love to cook all the time, but this recipe has to be made regularly. It's just that good! And don't skip the red pepper. Cleanup is also easy, it only requires a cutting board and a pan!"

sedonared7 User ID: 8152882 239551
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Tried this a few weeks ago and my family is asking me to make it again. This recipe is super easy and very tasty. It will be in our meal rotation often."

KarleeWatson User ID: 7073891 236240
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"quick and incredible!!!! Awesome to have on hand! Will make over and over!"

NMCook214 User ID: 2157905 235654
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"I marinated the chicken a full day and it seemed to be missing something. We happen to like a little more spice. I agree with other reviewers that it might be better with lime, but I didn't have any. . I probably won't use this recipe again."

Rivkel User ID: 7467768 234377
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

"My husband just asked that I cook more peppers and onions next time. My teen boys and their friend ate it and loved it also, amazing! They loved the slight spice that was just the right level for them."

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 233848
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"We did enjoy the fajitas, but I like it better with lime as opposed to lemon and I add a sauce for a little extra zip."

bfmulligan User ID: 8315516 232173
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"This is a fantastic recipe! It's super easy and the result is delicious."

atasteoftime User ID: 6715709 230739
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"Disappointing. All you could taste was citrus! :( Not sure what I am going to do with the leftover chicken now as it wasn't enjoyed."

lepleyracing User ID: 1497870 230452
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

"Very good and easy to make. I followed the directions except I used a frozen bag of peppers and onions so I didn't have the prep time. These were great the next day too. Lots of flavor!"

Annatvero User ID: 8132260 230187
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"I tried this and the fajitas were delicious"

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 229479
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"I love anything fajita! This was enjoyed by all!"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 229208
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2015

"I thought I would try this for a quick and easy dinner and I am glad I did. It was really flavorful. I did squeeze a little lime juice on the finished fajita. It just added a little extra zip."

RShoemaker User ID: 8427251 229199
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2015

"Make sure you cut the chicken into thin strips to cook quicker and make making wraps easier. We did not use any spice that had heat in it. For 2 people, it produces at least 2 different meals. We put in a cut up tomato towards the end and it added great flavor."

Maroushka User ID: 7785748 228749
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015 Edited May. 9, 2016

"This recipe is easy and my Family loves it!

It has become a favourite on the Family menu! :)"

Elle4u2no User ID: 8430233 228674
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"Love this receive. EZ!"

BJC312 User ID: 4419663 228556
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"My family loves these"

wiebem User ID: 444686 228124
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"Delicious, my family love it!"

Safo User ID: 8413659 227842
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"This is my 1st time submitting a review for an online recipe, although I use them often. This time I was compelled to create a user ID so I could share how well these turned out. I typically find online recipes too bland for my family, this one was an exception, although I did add a half tsp more of every spice in the recipe and more citrus and cilantro. This is a very authentic (at least NA authentic) dish. Tip: marinate the chicken for as long as possible"

Tadboy89 User ID: 8403134 227489
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"This is really amazing. Like made am account just to say this is good, amazing. Additionally simple, cheap, and easy to modify."

yaiyaboucher User ID: 8395547 227233
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"Delicious and quick if you prepare ingredients ahead of time. Husband says excellent taste of Mexican."

pbl4him User ID: 514382 226741
Reviewed May. 22, 2015

"I made this for dinner for my mother and me. I ate it without the cheese or tortilla. It was delicious. I marinated the onions and peppers separately. I am not sure I needed to do that, but I like the added flavor. I also used coconut cream for sour cream."

agnes24 User ID: 4430156 225538
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"I didn't have lemon juice so I used cut up pineapple pieces and squeezed them in the bag, threw them out before cooking because I didn't want a too tropical flavor, but next time might just cook it that way. Didn't taste the pineapple at all. I used 4 small breasts. Was delicious and one of my best meals ever."

Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 225533
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"I added 1.5 lbs top sirloin steak and doubled this recipe and it was amazing! The marinade is what makes this recipe so delicious, flavorful, and juicy! Such a great recipe."

DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 225472
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"This recipe may have just changed my life. I'm going to make this time and time again. Something so easy to make should not taste this amazing. The chicken has so much flavor."

ferryal User ID: 3337544 224819
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"Fabulous recipe! Wished I could give it 20 stars! Who needs packet fajita mix, if you can make this. This is a keeper in my recipe book.

Julie, THANK YOU so much for sharing it with us all."

mamawpatty User ID: 7882437 223893
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"Wonderful flavor. Only put in a pinch of pepper flakes because of little ones"

heaty89 User ID: 6675815 223565
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"My family and I really enjoyed this fajita recipe! Delicious! I didn't add the pepper flakes because my 3 year old wouldn't eat it like that. We also added black beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, salsa and cheese to our fajitas. :)"

mistydye User ID: 8303894 223340
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"Very good recipe. I cut the chicken in strips after it's cooked."

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 222879
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015


dneave430 User ID: 8288524 222581
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Absolutely Delicious! I made this for myself, my hubby and our 7 year old daughter and it was a hit! I doubled the chicken and marinade and used whole green, red and yellow bell peppers. A quick, simple and great meal!"

Stefoxy333 User ID: 8287682 222521
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"This was absolutely delicious! I used lime juice instead of lemon juice. I marinated for 2 hrs and the chicken was really tender when I threw it in the pan. I know this should be common sense, but be sure to mix the marinade up in the baggy before adding the chicken so it distributes evenly. If you use hot Mexican chili powder use far less than the recipe states! Super spicy. I added mango slices to the pan toward the end of cooking time and added avocado and tomato on top of my tortilla. Mmmmm mango."

Epoh321 User ID: 8287626 222514
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"I made this for my picky nieces and they both loved it. Everyone else did too and it was so easy to make."

Allisonbarry315 User ID: 8256564 222373
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"I will be making these all the time now. Delicious!"

Patrickguide User ID: 8283036 222243
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"My son with minimal cooking experience took the initiative to make supper one night. Lucky for us he found this recipe. Fantastic! Better than any fajitas I have ever had. Because he enjoys peppers, he used a whole pepper (red & green) rather than just half as suggested. I'm am surprising him tomro, just finished prep work and marinating in basement fridge. Only need fresh guacamole and a little cilantro and we're set! Very happy Daddy!"

dsil User ID: 8280060 222047
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Amazing, better than any fajitas at a restaurant!"

Rose Sch User ID: 5574472 220771
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"Made this for dinner, terrific just as the recipe is listed. I added some mushrooms. Outstanding"

clea06 User ID: 8254362 220192
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"i love this recipe! i've been cooking fajitas using this recipe for a while now. The only thing i changed is using lime juice instead of lemon. It's also easier to add the dry seasonings to the bag before adding the juice and oil. It's less messy."

2picweet User ID: 8251672 220078
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"Delicious sounding, I cannot wait to make these."

SusanQuinnOfKansas User ID: 8226590 219709
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Everyone loved this recipe. I think I could have used just 1 TBSP of oil to fry the onions and peppers in though. Thanks for sharing!"

MuffinMiss User ID: 8227176 218687
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"These fajitas are delicious. Everyone at our fiesta loved them. Best fajita recipe out there"

LKMA4 User ID: 8211501 217802
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"Hello I did this for dinner tonight it's was delicious"

lilagonz User ID: 8210395 217746
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"This was my first time making fajitas in a skillet since I'm so used to barbecuing everything on a grill outside, but alas winter has started so I needed to find a good recipe after wasting my time and food trying other ones. I found this recipe and decided to give it a shot. Everyone loved it including my 5 and 7 year old! Their's didn't have any peppers though ;P I did use lime juice instead of lemon because of what I read on the comments section and it was awesome. Also I added a jalapeno to give it a little more kick for my hubby. The only thing I would do different would be to only use half the serving amount of oregano lol but that is just a preference. This recipe will be used again and again in my home :)"

DANCINANT User ID: 5647708 217635
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"These were really very good and so easy! The only change I made was to add Emeril's Southwest Seasoning to taste to the veggies when saut?ing. Will make again. The combination of seasonings in the marinade tasted like fajitas without a prepackaged mix."

DocTony User ID: 8207817 217550
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Great basic recipe that is easily adaptable to one's specific tastes. Be warned not to marinate too long with this recipe, though. The citric acid will eventually "cook" the chicken (in fact, this is how ceviche is made). As for freezing the chicken--yes, it can be easier to cut partially frozen chicken. However, if you are having a hard time cutting unfrozen chicken, the culprit is most likely a dull knife. Of course, many of us freeze chicken, but keep in mind that the process of freezing any meat will degrade the meat at least somewhat. Given a choice, I would always choose "never been frozen" chicken, and I certainly wouldn't freeze it just to make cutting it easier."

saragirl2384 User ID: 8195349 216677
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"I just made these for my family. HUGE hit! We even have one picky little eater in this family. I doubled the veggies because the ratio between veggies and chicken tasted off . Making again tomorrow."

MY REVIEW User ID: 7467734 215500
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"I have made these before and they are a hit every time. It's a great idea for entertaining friend too. It's fun to have everyone create their own frajitas from a assortment of toppings. Don't forget the margaritas!!"

hamsamiches User ID: 6012981 203703
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"My husband and I love these fajitas. The only changes I make are to double the onion and pepper because I thought it needed more vegetables. The spice mixture is good, but I'm going to try doubling it for the same amount of chicken today and see if it gives it a little more flavor. quick, easy and delicious, especially with salsa and sour cream! You won't be disappointed!"

31watsawoosa User ID: 8105941 43036
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"It's easier to slice uncooked boneless chicken breasts if they're partially frozen. If fresh, place in the freezer for about 45 minutes before slicing. The lime juice was an excellent idea."

hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 25065
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014


Sarah37 User ID: 7530910 32829
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"Love them!!"

Lychnis User ID: 6323481 86909
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Very flavorful! We enjoyed our dinner ."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 78693
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"Very tasty! Lots of flavor and I only marinated about an hour."

Alaskanpineapple User ID: 7989405 43035
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"These have a perfect spice blend. I never think ahead enough to marinate things. So I just cut partially thawed chicken breasts and let them sit in the sauce mix just for as long as it took me to chop the vegetables. Worked great! I also agree that lime instead of lemon juice is a wonderful swap. My husband loved these!"

Alaskanpineapple User ID: 7989405 80314
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"These have a perfect slice blend. I never think ahead enough to marinate things. I just cut partially thawed chicken breasts and let them sit in the sauce mix just for as long as it took me to chop the vegetables. Worked great! I also agree that lime instead of lemon juice is a wonderful swap. My husband loved these!"

leeedwards User ID: 7663307 40623
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"Haven't tried yet"

1Timbo User ID: 7929080 74324
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"Hey. This is the best I've had. My wife adores them and my kids love them.

I switched to Lime juice instead of lemon juice before even starting it. The lime is far more aromatic when cooking with a better flavor as well. Great recipe, the chili powder and lime makes it!"

rosiedoodle User ID: 7885985 80312
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"We love these and have them often - I changed to lemon juice to lime juice and I like it even better..."

TylerandBear User ID: 7868379 25052
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"Sooooo good!!! I made homemade Spanish rice to add into the fajitas and it was great. Will make again"

msdevilsnest User ID: 4899900 86907
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"Better than any restaurant fajita I have ever had!"

dreamyeve User ID: 7584235 27387
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"This was my first time making this and it was so good. The whole family loved it. It's been added to my recipe box."

hollyjo1977 User ID: 7750432 203702
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"So flavorful, never any leftovers"

Sooner Gal User ID: 5843820 78692
Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"This recipe is my first attempt at fajitas and it was huge success! As stated in ALL the other reviews, they are as good and maybe better than restaurant fajitas. My only advice is maybe err on the side of too narrow strips of chicken. I thought I was getting them thin, but not so. They were still yummy, just not traditional thin strips. Also, may try in a cast iron skillet next time, just because!"

mandyleigh86 User ID: 7598689 78691
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Hands down the best fajitas i've ever had. This recipe is a keeper!"

cindylikestocook User ID: 7709236 203701
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"I thought this recipe was awesome (as did everyone else). I did sub blood orange olive oil for canola, lime juice for lemon, and I grilled whole boneless chicken breasts vs pan frying. I also made shrimp, which I did saute. I marinated for four to six hours. Seriously the best tasting fajitas I've ever made, maybe the best I've ever had. I didn't try the shrimp, but heard it was delicious, also."

thayes41 User ID: 7613177 31226
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Family favorite."

TheDix User ID: 607421 27385
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2014

"Excellent recipe. Milder flavor with red and yellow bell peppers."

euge1 User ID: 3773156 32650
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"ww 13 points"

buster2005 User ID: 7169192 42992
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"5 star recipe the chicken fajitas were delicious..."

brotello User ID: 6754405 32649
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"Very tasty recipe would definitely make it again"

MemphiseEve User ID: 6009523 25044
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"5 star recipe all the way. Is great for chicken to make nacho's. Gives a great flavor."

RW222 User ID: 7590627 203700
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"I tried this recipe and boy, the chicken fajitas were delicious!!!"

llduncan User ID: 1753500 25030
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"Easy, inexpensive, liked by all. Fiber, carbs, veggies,'s got it all...."

sisxs3 User ID: 5933363 80311
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I love this recipe and have made it countless times. I have also made it with ground chicken. I just omit the extra oil for the pan when cooking. Turns out great!"

Sheenamt User ID: 7384305 40599
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Easy recipe and the chicken had good flavor!"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 28223
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Not quite traditional but excellent! And as quick as it is to throw together, we'll be taking advantage of this great meal on a busy weeknight!"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 28222
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Not quite traditional but excellent! We'll be making this frequently!"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 31222
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Not sure quite traditional but excellent! We'll be making this frequently!"

grace3527 User ID: 7142614 78690
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"Very good. I marinated the meat for four hours and so and it turned out to be salty enough that it left no room for taco seasoning. But we added some anyway, so it was a little too salty. Next time I will add less cumin, because 1 and 1/2 tsps was a little too strong."

buckwheat313 User ID: 5771873 58570
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

" good or better than any restaurant fajitas. Easy to prepare..."

angela leach User ID: 1049565 31221
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"very flavorfull"

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 27352
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2013

"This is yummy! We had it just as a stir fry with some salsa added in, the salsa added an element of flavour. Will make it again with guacamole and salsa. Thanks for sharing!"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 98443
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"I loved these delicious fajitas. Used 1 lb. of chicken, kept everything else the same."

Kaymah User ID: 7304726 86905
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"Doubled the marinade and upped the citrus by doing a lemon and a lime. Amazing taste and the family loved it!"

xmeomen2000 User ID: 7210611 86903
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"This was my first time making fajitas. We (+children) loved the flavor....not too spicy. The chicken was tender and topped with sour cream. I will make this again!"

smagal User ID: 5715837 40580
Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"Great marinade, I wonder how it would work to make a bunch of marinade and cut and freeze the chicken for ready to go freezer meals. Yum."

christycincy User ID: 6445428 203699
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"These were so good and so easy to make. Was supposed to feed 6, but 3 of us devoured these with no leftovers!"

Carc User ID: 4348330 80309
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"My family likes these fajitas for supper but love the leftovers for breakfast the next day. I make extra filling to mix into scrambled eggs for breakfast."

mmcloed User ID: 5257383 78688
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"Loved this! This will be my go-to fajita recipe from now on!"

amberjcarothers User ID: 4822390 78945
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"Really tasty recipe, I had all of the ingredients on hand. I will be making this one again :o)"

silasi User ID: 5582810 78687
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013


MAH1103 User ID: 4834093 42991
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"This marinade recipe is very good. I've made it several times. I've even used this recipe on steak for steak fajitas. It tastes really good for both chicken and steak fajitas."

bakersqueen User ID: 5652390 40563
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"This recipe is one of the best I have ever made for marinating the chicken for the fajitas. Fantastic recipe! Try won't be disappointed."

maureenkelly User ID: 7080205 42934
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Delicious and soooo easy to prepare! Loved the combination of spices."

ThleenyMay User ID: 7148714 32647
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"PS I used fresh squeezed lime juice instead of lemon juice too."

ThleenyMay User ID: 7148714 74322
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"This is a keeper! I've been searching for "the taste" of restaurant chicken fajitas and have finally found it. Thank you!"

jewels1900 User ID: 2212808 40561
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"I made this with lime juice instead of lemon juice. I used some of those mini, multi colored bell peppers. This was so good! This is definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing this recipe."

Tooblue17 User ID: 6668646 74320
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"Best fajitas I have had to date!"

7dogs1cat User ID: 6688461 71014
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013



NNChick User ID: 7123153 98441
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"I added black beans to the party and it was excellent. I just used one large chicken breast and it lasted 3 days of constant yummy fajitas. I also used some green onion and fresh cilantro through the cooking process. This is a good foundation for a yummy Mexican fajita."

bakersqueen User ID: 5652390 28193
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"I had always wanted to make fajitas on my own...when finding this recipe I couldn't wait to try it. It will now become one of our favorite mexican recipes. The flavor is delicious, and chicken is so moist when marinating with this combo of spices, I LOVED the lemon in it..Hubby said they were the best he had ever eaten. I did not use the red pepper flakes nor the green was perfect and I will make this again and again. This recipe is a keeper!"

NinaH User ID: 1380840 98439
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"I have been making this recipe for years, I make up the seasoning mix ahead of time and keep it in a sealed container. I also use lime juice instead of the lemon, gives it a great authentic flavor. This is a recipe I use in our once a month cooking menu.!!"

mindymoser1 User ID: 5336711 27350
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"I thought it was delicious. My husband asked for the recipe so he can make it at the fire station. The only thing I changed was using lime juice instead of lemon juice because that is what I had on hand. Excellent recipe."

NanaTerry User ID: 1061487 203698
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"Made the recipe exactly as written but also added beef strips. My family loved these fajitas and said they were the best I had ever made......a keeper!"

hamiltonjf User ID: 7074348 203697
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"I love this recipe. I make it at least 2 times a month-- it is quick and easy and we all love it."

ilka896 User ID: 6549264 203696
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"I added some rice and avacado to my fajita it was delicious."

copleygurl User ID: 6881503 98438
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"My family and i love the chicken fajitas.that was the first time i made them,my 3year old even said was the first my 66 year old grandma even ate a fajita, i told her i was going to make it like toro loco and she said she never even ate their so i was very pleased when she injoyed her meal i also made spanish rice and homeade refried beans. I will make it again it just might become a regular dish."

Jackie1974 User ID: 6840031 86899
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"My entire family loved this recipe. We all love peppers and chose to add 3 or 4 peppers, rather than the 1 pepper that is recommended. We also prepared the peppers by roasting them in the oven first and then peeling them. Then added them to the onion mixture. We also grilled the chicken so we did not cut the chicken into strips until after it was cooked."

angelawati User ID: 3131954 58154
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

"This is the best chicken fajita recipe that I've tried. I sub 1 teaspoon salt for the seasoned salt and I use olive oil instead of canola oil. Everyone that has tried these raves about them."

radeni User ID: 1561945 74318
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"This is a old recipe I got from taste of home years ago and have been making it ever since. I moved and misplaced my recipe and found it a few months later and was so happy. If you try it you will love it. do not change anything. it is perfect exactly how it is."

patde User ID: 6166067 86857
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

"This was very good will put it in the keep file"

Uqaq User ID: 4935502 71013
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"I love this recipe. I marinated the chicken overnight though and it had a terrific kick to it. I also added lettuce to the add on choices. Thank you so much for sharing this."

cbergan User ID: 1967024 25028
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"Our family liked this recipe. Even my daughters that don't like peppers."

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 78686
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"Fantastic flavor! You don't even need tortillas, just eating it plain is absolutely delicious!"

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 78685
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"Wonderful, quick recipe. This one's going into the tried and true file ;-)"

krazykrisy User ID: 4475315 40551
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"I make these all the time but made a few changes from the first time I made them. I felt they were a little bland so I revamped the seasoning to 2 tsp of cumin and 2 tsp of garlic powder and replaced the green onions with sliced red onions and 2 peppers the color of the peppers depends on what I have on hand.Try yellow and orange peppers too. If you want to get rid of the after eating peppers burps try this: After slicing your peppers in strips soak in water for a few minutes and then drying your peppers with a paper towel. Then cooking. I can almost guarantee you won't be burping peppers all night."

chefmd User ID: 6661215 78944
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"I have tried many fajita recipes and I was always disappointed. Until now. This one was great. Only change I would make is to cut back on the salt."

erinmarie78 User ID: 1623503 71004
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"I make these ALL THE TIME! Thanks to this recipe, my 2 toddlers are eating peppers and loving them. I like to make a huge batch of the seasoning up at one time to have on hand. This recipe also works perfectly if you want to make a freezer meal kit... just slice the chicken and put in a freezer bag - you could even make up the seasoning marinade and pour into the bag before freezing. Then slice up the peppers and onions and put in a separate bag. When it comes time to cook, just defrost the chicken in the fridge... the peppers and onions can be cooked right from the freezer. One of my top recipes from Taste of Home ever, love love love this."

Ldeponceau User ID: 6225919 27348
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"My family loved it. I will definitely make this again."

Stacey4 User ID: 2823471 25026
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"I made this last night for dinner and everyone really liked it. I liked that it was so easy. I didn't have lemon juice so I used lime instead. I will make this again for sure."

neeseb User ID: 1991802 86856
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"I really like this recipe. I admit that I used to use packaged seasoning mixes because I couldn't find a recipe I liked the seasonings in but this was awesome."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 25022
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"Delicious and so simple - I had all the ingredients on hand, making this one easy to put togther at the last minute."

jlastov1 User ID: 2803963 28190
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"Delicious!! We loved the leftover chicken in salads the next day. Excellent seasoning combination...all ingredients I had on hand. Thanks for the recipe:)"

Holly Schmid User ID: 407203 27345
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"This chicken fajitas recipe is one my family has enjoyed for many years! The is also good on a salad."

mtorres3 User ID: 1346747 40540
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe! I did modify it a little. I cut up chicken breasts into strips and placed them in a crockpot. I then added the rest of the ingredients except for the peppers and onions. I cooked it on low all day. I also sauted the peppers and onions and then placed them in the crockpot about an hour before eating. Needless to say, there wasn't much left over. Thanks for a wonderful recipe."

s_pants User ID: 174050 78684
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011


dajenkins User ID: 5226027 28188
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"My husband and I think this is as good as the Mexican restaurants in our area if not better."

1Heart4Jesus User ID: 2171354 86779
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"I could not believe how good this was and it's SO easy! I had all the spices in my pantry for the marinade and always have lemons on hand. This is definitely a keeper. I'll even make this for company sometime, too!"

malugen_06 User ID: 4468331 74317
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"Awesome recipe! Better then Mexican restaurant chicken Fajitas."

hotpepperlover User ID: 5975516 58153
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"Loved this recipe! The only thing I did differently was double the marinade mix. Meat was tender and so flavorful!"

melodious88 User ID: 4245799 27343
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"Great recipe! Definitely a keeper!"

MamawJudy User ID: 2890772 28186
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"My husband and I love this recipe. I use more peppers, ( red, yellow and orange) and onions. The last time I made these my husband said that this is his favorite meal that I make. He said he would love to have them once a week. I usually serve Spanish rice or refried beans with them. Great recipe, Julie."

mlweaver89 User ID: 5475909 32646
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"My boyfriend and I LOVE this recipe. It's so easy to make, and even if I forget to marinate the chicken the night before, it's unbelievably flavorful in just an hour two. Wonderful!"

meganshakes User ID: 4295286 74316
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"This was so good! The flavor was perfect. I didn't have fresh peppers and onions, so I used a frozen blend and they ended up pretty limp, so I will use fresh next time, but it still tasted great. Super quick and easy, too."

gnats1222 User ID: 3754874 58143
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"This is one of my family's favorite dishes! They taste great!"

LauraManning User ID: 968398 86778
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"Excellent flavor. I've made this many times."

lovethebattle User ID: 3179836 42930
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"My husbands and I favorite dish. This is definitely a keeper to pass down to my children."

amethystra User ID: 1679864 28172
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Instead of using chicken for this recipe, I used a Butterball Apple Wood Smoked Turkey. Since it was fully cooked, I kept the sauted peppers (red & yellow) and onions in the pan and added the turkey to heat it up. This was sooooo yummy!"

dscapen User ID: 1883349 203695
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"My husband says this recipe is better than any he has eaten. I have made it time and time again! Best Flavor!!!"

abbie.grudzien User ID: 3938631 78683
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"Very good, but I decreased the amount of seasoned salt to 1/2 tsp (the 2nd time I made them) and the recipe turned out A LOT better!!!"

ian0512 User ID: 4659532 71002
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"I was really excited when I saw this recipe because the seasonings made it look like it would be perfect (seasonings were very similar to Lawry's fajita mix which I think is very good). Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed. If I were to make it again, which I will not be doing, I would definitely add more green & red peppers. Probably a total of 3 peppers in all for the 1 1/2 pounds of chicken."

ewunia11 User ID: 3863274 86776
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"I just add a little crushed red pepper flakes, one red and one green pepper. We love it"

justgottabezen User ID: 4387974 70987
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009


justgottabezen User ID: 4387974 80306
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"very good. I didnt add the red pepper flakes cause I dont have 'em but it was still delicious."

tbcknc User ID: 3326923 203694
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"This recipe was great but spicey. I will make this a lot but without the red pepper flakes. Even my kids loved this!"

mkru790363 User ID: 1375563 80301
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"We love this recipe! The chicken also freezes very well. Just combine oil, seasonings, and chicken per the recipe, and freeze in the resealable bags. It finishes marinating as it thaws, and makes a wonderfully quick dinner."

eivand User ID: 1902989 25019
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2008

"This recipe is a favorite in my eighth grade Family and Consumer Education classroom. We marinate the chicken over night to reduce prep time on foods lab day."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.