Homemade Chicken Fajitas Recipes

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Making homemade fajita seasoning is a lot easier than you might think, and you probably already have the ingredients in your spice cabinet. Simply combine a mixture of chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper, and voila, you're ready to make fajitas. Brighten up this dish with a mixture of red, orange, yellow, and green peppers. Top with your favorite garnishes. We use sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

Provided by Mark A. Sheeler

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Mexican

Time 5h35m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
4 tablespoons olive oil, or more as needed
2 bell peppers, sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
8 (6 inch) flour tortillas


  • Whisk chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder for fajita seasoning together in a small bowl.
  • Trim chicken of any excess fat and place in a large, lidded bowl. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with about 3/4 of the fajita seasoning. Toss, adding more oil if necessary, until coated. Poke chicken with a knife to allow penetration of seasoning and oil. Place the lid on the bowl and shake until chicken is thoroughly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator, shaking every couple of hours, for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Remove the marinating bowl from the refrigerator and let sit on the counter until chicken is room temperature, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Make 2 stacks of 4 tortillas, and wrap each one in aluminum foil.
  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add peppers and onion. Stir in remaining fajita seasoning and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • While vegetables are cooking, place tortillas in the oven to warm. At the same time, grill chicken, turning halfway through, until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • To assemble fajitas, fill warmed tortillas with chicken, peppers, and onions.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 560.4 calories, Carbohydrate 43.9 g, Cholesterol 96.9 mg, Fat 23.3 g, Fiber 5.3 g, Protein 42.4 g, SaturatedFat 4.4 g, Sodium 1099.1 mg, Sugar 6.3 g


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Marinating chicken and peppers and onions in a highly flavored marinade and then grilling gives it all the flavor without fat. A spiced creamy yogurt sauce and avocado sauce wrapped in a corn tortilla with fresh cilantro keeps the fajitas healthy and fresh tasting.

Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h10m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 17

1 cup packed cilantro leaves, plus extra for serving
1/4 cup lime juice, about 2 limes
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno, seeded if desired
1 tablespoon honey
Kosher salt
1 1/2-pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 red onion, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
2 orange and/or yellow bell peppers, quartered, seeds removed
1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
12 corn tortillas


  • 1. Put the cilantro, lime juice, broth, scallions, garlic, jalapeno, honey, and salt in a blender, puree until smooth. Reserve 2 tablespoons; do not wash out the blender.
  • Put chicken breasts in a medium bowl and the peppers and onions in another. Divide the remaining cilantro puree evenly between the chicken and the peppers and onions. Toss well to coat the chicken and vegetables and let stand, at room temperature, for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Add the avocado, 1/2 cup water, and the reserved 2 tablespoons cilantro sauce to the blender. Puree until smooth and season with salt. Set aside.
  • 3. Heat the oil in a small skillet set over medium heat until hot. Add the cumin and coriander and continue to cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour the spices over the yogurt and set aside for the flavors to blend. Stir before serving.
  • 4. Preheat a grill for medium-high/direct heat cooking. Oil the grill grates. Grill the chicken and vegetables, turning, until the vegetables are tender and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F, about 5 to 8 minutes for the vegetables and 12 to 15 minutes for the chicken. Let chicken rest 5 minutes. Place the tortillas on the grill until just warmed through, about 30 seconds.
  • 5. To assemble the fajitas: slice the onions and peppers into thin strips and then slice the chicken. Place some peppers, onions, chicken and cilantro in a tortilla topped with the spiced yogurt and the avocado sauce.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 347, Fat 8 grams, SaturatedFat 1 grams, Cholesterol 66 milligrams, Sodium 157 milligrams, Carbohydrate 37 grams, Fiber 5 grams, Protein 31 grams


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Add fun to a kids' party and cut down on prep time with fajitas the little ones can build themselves. Serve with guacamole alongside the chicken and peppers

Provided by Lulu Grimes

Categories     Lunch

Time 45m

Number Of Ingredients 13

24 flour tortillas
300g soured cream
6 chicken breasts
4 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves , crushed
2 limes , juiced
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp ground cumin
small pack coriander , finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large red onion , cut into thin wedges
2 red and 2 yellow peppers , cut into thin strips
200g cherry tomatoes , halved


  • Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally, then cut them into thin strips. Put them in a bowl, add the remaining ingredients and rub into the chicken with your hands.
  • Heat the oil for the pepper mix in a large frying pan and fry the onion wedges for 6 mins or until softened. Turn the heat up high so the wedges char slightly at the edges, season well and, using a slotted spoon, lift them onto a baking tray and keep warm.
  • Add the peppers in batches, cook them the same way, then transfer to the baking tray with the onions. Cook the tomatoes in the same way and add them to the peppers.
  • Heat a griddle pan or use the same frying pan and cook the chicken in batches over a high heat - allow them to catch a little on the edges but don't overcook them. Add them to the baking tray to keep warm.
  • Heat the tortillas on the griddle, then wrap in foil and keep warm in the oven, or heat in the microwave following pack instructions.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 652 calories, Fat 24 grams fat, SaturatedFat 9 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 70 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 10 grams sugar, Fiber 7 grams fiber, Protein 35 grams protein, Sodium 2.3 milligram of sodium


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These are so quick and tasty. You can use strips of boneless chicken breast instead of the beef. Feel free to double the marinade. The flavor is so great for such a short marination time. You can can do them up ahead of time and have the meat sit longer if you wish.

Provided by Rhonda J

Categories     Meat

Time 20m

Yield 8 fajitas, 8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 16

3/4 lb top sirloin steak
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 flour tortillas (8 inch/20 cm)
1 -2 onion, we usually use approx. 1-2 depending on size (however much you like,enough to make a good mix with the peppers)
2 small sweet peppers, of your choice (green, red, or yellow)
sour cream
shredded cheese
chopped tomato


  • Slice steak into thin strips.
  • In bowl, mix together 1 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, hot pepper flakes, black pepper & salt.
  • Add beef strips and stir to coat, set aside.
  • Wrap tortillas in foil and place in 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Cut onions in half lengthwise and slice into strips, cut your peppers into strips.
  • In large non stick skillet over medium high heat, heat remaining tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Add onions & peppers stirring for 3-4 minutes, until softened; transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add beef to skillet, cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes or until they lose their red color.
  • Return onions and peppers to skillet; stir for about one minute.
  • To serve, spoon a portion of the beef mixture down the centre of each tortilla, top with your desired toppings , fold bottom of tortilla up over filling, fold the sides in, overlapping.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 137.2, Fat 5.8, SaturatedFat 1.1, Sodium 340.7, Carbohydrate 18.4, Fiber 1.7, Sugar 2, Protein 2.9


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This chicken fajitas recipe is definitely on my weeknight dinner rotation. The marinated chicken in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. The fajitas go together in a snap and always get raves! -Julie Sterchi, Campbellsville, Kentucky

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 30m

Yield 6 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 16

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 breasts, 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
Optional: Shredded cheddar cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole, sliced red onions and sour cream


  • 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 cast-iron or other heavy 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 until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes. Return pepper mixture to pan; heat through. , Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 369 calories, Fat 15g fat (2g saturated fat), Cholesterol 63mg cholesterol, Sodium 689mg sodium, Carbohydrate 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges


Easy Chicken Fajita Marinade image

This is a simple fajita marinade that has been bounced around in my family for at least 15 years. It's simple, tasty, easily altered for a twist on the taste, and can be easily prepared in under 15 minutes. Serve with other fajita elements and enjoy! Some ideas: sauteed green bell pepper with white or yellow onions, jalapeno slaw, homemade salsa (tomato or mango), etc.

Provided by jmcdaneld

Categories     Side Dish     Sauces and Condiments Recipes     Marinade Recipes

Time 4h35m

Yield 10

Number Of Ingredients 8

½ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons garlic powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips


  • Whisk vegetable oil, chili powder, lime juice, honey, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper in a bowl to make a marinade. Place chicken strips into a large resealable plastic bag; pour marinade over chicken. Knead bag to coat chicken with marinade. Squeeze out air, seal bag, and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  • Remove chicken strips from marinade; discard used marinade.
  • Grill chicken on preheated grill until browned, the juices run clear, and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest piece reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 10 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 259.8 calories, Carbohydrate 5.9 g, Cholesterol 70.3 mg, Fat 14.1 g, Fiber 0.8 g, Protein 27 g, SaturatedFat 2.3 g, Sodium 74.3 mg, Sugar 4 g


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Need a simple, vibrant midweek meal the family will love? Put together these easy chicken fajitas and people can create their own masterpieces at the table

Provided by Member recipe by Steven Morris

Categories     Dinner, Main course, Supper

Time 25m

Number Of Ingredients 14

2 large chicken breasts, finely sliced
1 red onion, finely sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 red chilli, finely sliced (optional)
1 heaped tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp ground coriander
pinch of ground cumin
2 medium garlic cloves, crushed
4 tbsp olive oil
1 lime, juiced
4-5 drops Tabasco
6 medium tortillas
bag mixed salad
230g tub fresh salsa


  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and wrap 6 medium tortillas in foil.
  • Mix 1 heaped tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tbsp ground coriander, a pinch of ground cumin, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 4 tbsp olive oil, the juice of 1 lime and 4-5 drops Tabasco together in a bowl with a big pinch each of salt and pepper.
  • Stir 2 finely sliced chicken breasts, 1 finely sliced red onion, 1 sliced red pepper and 1 finely sliced red chilli, if using, into the marinade.
  • Heat a griddle pan until smoking hot and add the chicken and marinade to the pan.
  • Keep everything moving over a high heat for about 5 mins using tongs until you get a nice charred effect. If your griddle pan is small you may need to do this in two batches.
  • To check the chicken is cooked, find the thickest part and tear in half - if any part is still raw cook until done.
  • Put the tortillas in the oven to heat up and serve with the cooked chicken, a bag of mixed salad and one 230g tub of fresh salsa.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 723 calories, Fat 26 grams fat, SaturatedFat 6 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 77 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 12 grams sugar, Fiber 11 grams fiber, Protein 39 grams protein, Sodium 2.48 milligram of sodium


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When we're in the mood for Mexican food, I'll reach for this recipe. Much of the meal can be prepared in advance, so I can avoid the last-minute rush at dinnertime.

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 25m

Yield 8 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 15

1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
8 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
2 cups shredded lettuce
2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1 large tomato, diced
3/4 cup sour cream
Taco sauce


  • In a glass bowl or resealable plastic bag, mix first eight ingredients. Add chicken; toss to coat. Cover or close bag and refrigerate for 4 hours. Drain, discarding marinade. , Saute chicken in a large skillet over medium heat for 6-7 minutes or until juices run clear. Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken down the center of each tortilla. , Top with lettuce, cheese, tomato, sour cream and taco sauce. Fold in sides of tortilla and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts :


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I can't remember when or where I found this oven-baked fajitas recipe, but I've used it nearly every week since. We like it with hot sauce for added spice. -Amy Trinkle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 35m

Yield 6 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
1 medium onion, cut into thin strips
1 medium green pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
Optional toppings: Sliced avocado, tomato wedges and lime wedges


  • In a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, combine the chicken, tomatoes, onion and peppers. Combine the oil, chili powder, cumin and salt. Drizzle over chicken mixture; toss to coat. , Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Spoon onto tortillas; fold or roll tortillas to serve. Serve with toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 375 calories, Fat 14g fat (3g saturated fat), Cholesterol 42mg cholesterol, Sodium 838mg sodium, Carbohydrate 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, Fiber 5g fiber), Protein 22g protein.

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