Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas are a wonderful and colorful dish that’s great for lunch or dinner. It’s made with thinly sliced marinated chicken, vibrant peppers, and thin strips of onion, all quickly cooked in a hot skillet. Serve it right away with warm tortillas and your choice of delicious toppings for a crowd-pleasing meal when friends come over.

I recommend using homemade tortillas for the chicken fajitas as they’re not only delicious but also healthier than store-bought ones. You can make the tortillas ahead of time to save some prep time.

For serving, you can use your favorite toppings like cheese, guacamole, avocado slices, salsa, pico de gallo, and lime juice.

How to make Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Start by combining all the chicken marinade ingredients in a large bowl and mixing them together. Once well combined, add the chicken slices and toss them until evenly coated. Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes, up to 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld.

Next, take a large 12-inch (30cm) cast iron skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil into the hot skillet. Add the onion, peppers, chili powder, and salt. Sauté the mixture for approximately 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions and peppers have softened and become fragrant. Remove the sautéed onions and peppers from the pan and set them aside momentarily.

Now, it’s time to cook the marinated chicken. Add the chicken into the hot skillet and cook it until it is no longer pink and thoroughly cooked, which should take around 4 minutes. The chicken will become beautifully tender and flavorful as it cooks in the skillet.

To bring all the flavors together, reintroduce the sautéed onions and peppers back into the skillet with the chicken. Cook for an additional minute, allowing the ingredients to heat through and mingle their flavors.

chicken fajitas

Serve the chicken fajitas immediately, accompanied by warm tortillas, your favorite toppings, and any additional condiments you desire. The tortillas used in this recipe are homemade 6-inch (15cm) flour tortillas, and you can find a video recipe for making them yourself.

 Hope you will try them out. Don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram posts or stories, so I can see your amazing results. Enjoy!

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Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

5 from 1 vote
Skillet Chicken Fajitas is a great colorful dish perfect for lunch or dinner. Thin slices of marinated chicken with colorful peppers and thin onion slices, cooked quickly in a hot skillet and served immediately over warm tortillas and various toppings are simply a crowd pleaser and a perfect dish whenever friends come around.
Servings 5 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 red bell pepper , cut into strips
  • 1 yellow pepper , cut into strips
  • 1 onion , cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) chilli powder
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp (14g) oil
  • 15 mini flour tortillas (6 inch - 15 cm)

Chicken Marinade

  • 1 ¼ pounds (550g) skinless , boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro/parsley , chopped
  • 2 tbsp (28g) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) lime juice

Topping ideas

  • grated cheese
  • guacamole or avocado slices
  • sour cream
  • salsa


  • In a large bowl add all the chicken marinade ingredients and mix to combine. Add chicken slices and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate to marinate for 30 minutes up to 1 hr.
  • Heat a large 12 inch (30cm) cast iron skillet over medium high heat and add 1 tbsp oil.
  • Add onion and peppers, chilli powder and salt and saute for 6-7 minutes until softened , stirring occasionally. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add marinated chicken into the hot skillet and cook until no longer pink and cooked through, for about 4 minutes.
  • Add sauteed onions and peppers into the skillet and cook 1 minute more to heat through.
  • Serve immediately with warm tortillas, your favorite toppings and enjoy.
  • For the tortillas I’ve used homemade 6 inch (15 cm) flour tortillas, video recipe here.



Serving: 1 serving out of 5Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 24.3gProtein: 28gFat: 10.6gSaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 64mgSugar: 2.6g
Calories: 298kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken fajitas, chicken tortilla wraps, homemade tortillas, skillet chicken fajitas

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  1. bloxorz Author says:

    i dont think that i can make it like this anyway in my lifetime 🙁 it is saddening but i will do try all my best. thank you for teaching.

  2. Healthy Kitchen 101 Author says:

    Aw, you just remind me that I haven’t had some amazing chicken fajitas for a long time! Yours dish looks so delicious!!!
    – Natalie

  3. Miha Author says:

    I think oregano’s missing from the recipie. Looks very good!

  4. best masticating juicer under 200 Author says:

    Great recipe share thanks for sharing it.

  5. Foysal@porsell Author says:

    Nice recipe thanks for sharing

  6. Shell Author says:

    Outstanding recipe! Tried so many other recipes prior to this which were “okay” This marinade & order which you prepare these make it just like restaurant! Used coconut aminos for Soy. Thank you soooo much for sharing!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you tried these out:) send me photos by tagging me on instagram:) would love to see the results

  7. Carter Author says:

    Looks yummy 🙂 I really loved and enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

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