Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

Easy homemade chicken fajitas in tortilla

Top fajitas with sour cream, guacamole or fresh cilantro.

Chicken fajitas can be a surprisingly easy weeknight meal — and I don’t mean by trekking out to your local Mexican restaurant. In about 20 minutes, you can be filling tortillas (a little longer if you make your own tortillas) with sizzling hot chicken and peppers and enjoying a homemade meal. Don’t worry if you don’t own a wok; a large skillet (preferably cast-iron or nonstick) works, too.

Easy homemade chicken fajitas

Mmm … chicken fajitas.

Chicken Fajitas Recipe
1 lb. diced chicken breast
2-3 bell peppers (I usually use three – a combination of red, orange and yellow)
1 onion
Fajita seasoning (see below or use store-bought)
Sour cream, guacamole or fresh cilantro (optional)

Heat wok or skillet to medium heat. Combine chicken and fajita seasoning, and set aside. Slice peppers and onion into strips.

red yellow and orange bell peppers

Slice bell peppers to half-inch width.

Add chicken and veggies to the wok and cook until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
Serve in tortillas and top with sour cream, guacamole or fresh cilantro as desired.

Fajitas seasoning recipe

Make your own fajitas seasoning — also good on taco meat.

Fajita Seasoning
2 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper
2 tsp. dried onions

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