Air-Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min./batch


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2023
Do you have fajitas only if you go to a Mexican restaurant? Then this air-fryer chicken fajitas recipe is just what you need. It's simple to put together, and by cooking the fajitas in an air fryer, you avoid a lot of the mess. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Air-Fryer Chicken Fajitas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 each large sweet red pepper and large green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 16 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • Lime wedges
  • Optional: Sour cream and chopped cilantro


  1. In a bowl or shallow dish, combine oil, 2 tablespoons lime juice, zest, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and pepper. Add chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Season chicken with salt. In batches, arrange chicken in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Remove chicken; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss peppers, onion, and the remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder; add to air fryer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 4-5 minutes. Return chicken to air fryer; heat through. Serve with tortillas and lime wedges. If desired, top with sour cream and cilantro.

Air-Fryer Chicken Fajitas Tips

How do you know when the chicken fajitas are fully cooked?

Following this recipe ensures you'll have fully cooked chicken, but it doesn't hurt to check the internal temperature. If your chicken reads an internal temperature of 165°F, you're good to go. Here's why you need an instant-read thermometer (and our Test Kitchen's favorite models).

What can you serve with air-fryer chicken fajitas?

This Mexican street corn bake, black beans and more Mexican-style side dishes are all great to serve with air-fryer chicken fajitas.

Can you reheat chicken fajitas in the air fryer without drying them out?

Yes, you can reheat chicken fajitas in the air fryer! We recommend reheating at 350°F until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (about 3-4 minutes).

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor, and Alicia Rooker, Taste of Home Recipe Editor and Tester
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

2 fajitas: 278 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.