Flavorful Chicken Fajitas
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
- 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, optional
- In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice and seasonings; add the chicken. Turn to coat; cover. Refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
- In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
- Drain chicken, discarding 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.
- Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with toppings as desired.
Test Kitchen tips
Nutrition Facts1 fajita: 369 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.
Mar 14, 2019
So easy and so tasty! I only marinaded the chicken for about 20 minutes (I was in a hurry) and it was still very flavorful. This will definitely become a staple for me.
Mar 12, 2019
Really liked this fajita recipe!! Even the hubby liked it!!!
Feb 28, 2019
Family really liked these, but I'm not a fajita fan, so it only gets four stars.
Feb 20, 2019
I used lime juice instead of lemon juice and added cilantro on top. These are delicious and now on our general rotation. YUM. YUM YUM.
Feb 16, 2019
So good and very easy to make. All I added was a couple of splashes of hot sauce.
Feb 7, 2019
I've made this twice and it is very flavorfully. Perfect amount of heat as is, for someone who likes spicy/hot but tongue can't handle too much. If you enjoy a good chicken fajita you should try.
Jan 31, 2019
To Cynthia below who cannot eat cooked bell pepper, Maybe some chopped pimentos?? They have that peppery taste (actually in cherry pepper family) but you can try the chopped ones in a jar. Just a thought and suggestion. Have not tried this recipe yet, but plan on within next week, recipe sound great.
Jan 31, 2019
Made this tonight exactly as directed. It was good! I'll probably make this again.
Jan 29, 2019
Just made these tonight. Made exactly as instructed except I didn’t have oregano, just Italian seasoning mix so I used that. They were excellent. My husband said Yum! After first nite and proceeded to inhale 3 of them. Definitely a make again and again
Jan 29, 2019
I have a question. For whatever reasons, I can no longer tolerate cooked bell peppers. Raw are fine, cooked make me very sick--it's not pretty. There are so many recipes I make that are enhanced by bell peppers....anyone know of anything that makes a decent substitute and adds flavor to the recipe? Some things (like fajitas) I can keep things separated as I make them but others have to be all mixed together so cannot do. All suggestions very much appreciated.