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Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas shouldn't be complicated, and they should be delicious. Don't overcomplicate things: make these cast iron skillet chicken fajitas and embrace the spicy, steamy goodness.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken fajitas, fajitas
Servings: 6
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Jordan Smith


  • cast iron skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife



  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast raw
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 bell peppers cut into very thin slices
  • 1 onion cut into very thin slices
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped


  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt & pepper


  • avocado, tortillas, tortilla chips, salsa, greek yogurt, etc.


  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Add all seasonings to a small bowl. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle about ¾ the seasoning evenly on both sides of the chicken and set aside. (Save about ¼ of the seasoning for the vegetables).
  • Chop the bell peppers and onion into very thin slices. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil. Let it heat up.
  • Add the chicken to the skillet.
  • Cook chicken for about 7 mins on each side. (Make sure internal temp hits 165 degrees.)
  • Take chicken out of skillet. Set aside and let cool.
  • Add 1 tbsp oil into the heated skillet.
  • Add the peppers and onions to the skillet. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the top of the vegetables.
  • Cook for about 7 minutes, stir occasionally.
  • While the veggies are cooking, slice the chicken breast into thin strips.
  • When vegetables are finished cooking, add the sliced chicken to the skillet.
  • Stir together.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over the top.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Serve with tortillas, tortilla chips, salsa, greek yogurt, cheese, or whatever you like with tortillas!


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.5g | Protein: 36.4g | Fat: 8.6g