Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe
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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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The marinated chicken in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. They go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
Featured In: Top 10 Quick Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Chicken Fajitas in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p8

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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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."

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