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Fajita Skillet

This amazing recipe gives you authentic fajita flavor in 30 minutes without using a mix! And pineapple and tomato combine for a real treat that will have everybody coming back for seconds. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 flour tortillas (10 inches), cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped


  • In a large skillet, fry tortilla strips in 2 tablespoons oil on both sides for 1 minute or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • In the same skillet, cook the chicken, beef, green pepper, onion, soy sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin and pepper in remaining oil for 3-4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and lime juice until smooth; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in pineapple and tomato; heat through. Serve with tortilla strips.
Nutrition Facts
1-3/4 cups: 390 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 717mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • Reneencurtis
    Oct 21, 2015

    I loved it! The flavors were great. I only made it with Chicken because I forgot to buy steak for it. Also I used red peppers. I will definitely make this again.

  • ElizabethW67
    Feb 21, 2013

    I have made this recipe many times. We love it so much that we eat it about once every two weeks. It's worth all the chopping to taste something this fresh and delicious. It makes my husband like eating his veggies, which is a rare thing indeed.

  • ehume127
    Aug 18, 2011

    No comment left

  • ladz
    Aug 11, 2011

    This was pretty easy to make and very good. My husband enjoyed it too!

  • OhBarbi
    Aug 11, 2011

    Pineapple? Brown sugar? NEVER in fajitas!

  • Sallie_Ellen
    Aug 10, 2011

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  • Bcooks
    Aug 10, 2011

    I've been making this recipe for a few years. To make it even faster, I use canned pineapple chunks. Also, instead of frying the tortillas, we actually roll it up in tortillas. Its a little saucy, but so good!

  • barb.h.
    Aug 10, 2011

    I agree--pineapple and soy sauce don't belong. The real trick in getting true fajita taste is to add 1/2 teaspoon of ground chipolte chile. It ads a nice "smokey" flavor. Spice Islands makes it and can be found in local grocery stores. I mix my own fajita mix and keep it handy because it's a fast dinner and can be made with chicken, beef or just black beans.

  • voodoowitch
    Feb 19, 2011

    I thought this looked good until I read the ingredients. No way would I put pineapple in there. Yuck. I love pineapple and I love fajitas but they are not two tastes that belong together!!!

  • aurorababi24
    Feb 18, 2011

    I made this for my boyfriend and I about a week ago and wow. The pineapple gives this recipe a nice little kick. I used a NY York strip steak in mine and this was great. I will definitely be making this one again, my bf loved it, said it was the best thing I've made. I recommend this to everyone, it's sooo easy. I can hardly cook and I can make it.