Main Dish | March 5, 2018

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

One of our favorite, fast, weeknight meals is fajitas.  For years I relied on the seasoning packets to whip this meal up – but I recently discovered I could do it from scratch with just as much ease and with double or triple the tastiness.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas on patterned rag with cilantro and halved limes around

Marinate For Juicy Flavorful Chicken

I start by marinating my chicken.  2-3 hours works, but overnight would be even better.  I add lots of lime juice, lime zest, garlic, olive oil, cumin, chipotle, and onion powder for the yummiest chicken you ever did taste.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas chopped vegetables

Simple & Fresh

Cook the chicken breasts in a skillet and while it is cooking, dice up some onions and peppers.  Once the chicken is cooked through, remove the chicken from the pan and let it rest.  Quick cook the onions and peppers in all of the chicken juices left over in the pan and give them an extra squeeze of lime.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas on patterned cloth with cilantro and halved limes

In less than 20 minutes you have a perfect fajita meal.  Serve them up with flour tortillas, guacamole, salsa, and shredded cheese.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas next to plate of taco toppings and guacamole

The Perfect Weeknight Dinner

When you’re in a pinch this week, I hope you’ll give this easy recipe a try!

5 from 1 vote
Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Chicken Fajitas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

A healthy and quick dinner for your busiest night!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken fajitas
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 363 kcal
Author: Kadee
Chicken Marinade
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • juice from 2 limes
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
Fajita Ingredients
  • 3 bell peppers sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 onion sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • juice from one lime divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Fixin Ideas
  • Flour Tortillas
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole
  • lime wedges
  • shredded lettuce
  1. In a gallon sized zip lock bag, combine all marinade ingredients. Turn to coat. Let marinate in the fridge for 3 hours and up to overnight.
  2. In a large skillet heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium high heat.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade.
  4. Cook chicken in olive oil for about 7 minutes each side, until juices run clear and cooked through. Remove from skillet and let rest on a cutting board.
  5. Place onions, peppers, garlic, and half of lime juice in the skillet and cook for 6-7 minutes until barely limp.
  6. Meanwhile, slice chicken into one inch pieces.
  7. Once veggies are cooked return chicken to skillet and top with remaining lime juice.
  8. Serve immediately with flour tortillas, shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and lime wedges.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajitas
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 499mg 21%
Potassium 864mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 58.9%
Vitamin C 143.9%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Wow! This sounds great to me. This proves that with some smart prep work, it is indeed possible to have tasty and wholesome food 7 days a week. Thanks for this one.

  2. Yay! Thank you for sharing! Yes, there is so much you can do to make this recipe your own. Your additions sound fantastic…especially marinated kale. If you don”t mind my asking, what did you marinate the kale in?