Chicken Fajitas Recipe and Marinade

By Rena Awada |

Make tonight fajita night with this Delicious and easy Fajitas Recipe!  This Chicken Fajitas recipe is made with chicken breasts and soaked in an amazing marinade recipe you will ever have along with some roasted veggies.

top view sliced chicken fajitas on a black skillet

Chicken Fajitas are one of my go-to recipes. If you skip the tortilla, Chicken Fajitas are actually really good for you. For those who are looking to cut down on carbs, make this chicken fajitas recipe and have it with a side of quinoa, or just choose a healthy tortilla to enjoy it with. So many healthier options out now. Made with lean chicken breasts, bell peppers, onions, and an amazing homemade fajita marinade.

These are also great for meal prep. Make a family-size batch, spread them out for the week, and have them for lunch or dinner each day! These hold up well in the fridge, so they’re perfect for meal prep! Meal Prep meals come in very handy when on the go and don’t have time to cook.

why you will love this chicken fajitas recipe

  • Better than restaurants: Ditch chicken fajitas at restaurants and make them at home without all the grease and oil used at restaurants.
  • Packed with veggies and protein: Made with lean chicken breast and packed with veggies, this chicken fajita recipe is yummy, low in carbs, and perfect for those on keto.
  • Easy and delicious: we love how simple and easy it is to make these chicken fajitas. It is so good, you will want to make it all the time.
mexican chicken fajitas on a skillet

Ingredients to make this chicken fajitas

To make these chicken fajitas you will need the following ingredients.

For the chicken

  • 1 pound thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups thinly sliced bell peppers of various colors
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

FOR THE MARINADE:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon  honey
  • one teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon  garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • one teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
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How to make this easy chicken fajitas recipe

  • To prepare the marinade, pour the lime juice, olive oil, and water into a large resealable bag. Add the remaining marinade ingredients to the bag.
  • Seal bag and shake to combine. Add the chicken to the bag of marinade, seal, and place in the fridge – marinate for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
  • In a large pan, heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender and slightly charred. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the peppers and onions from the pan; place them on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Wipe out the pan with a paper towel then remove the chicken from the marinade and add it to the pan. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • Slice the chicken breasts, then place on top of the reserved peppers and onions and serve immediately.
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Recipe Notes and tips

  • Use boneless and skinless chicken thighs if you like. But we do prefer that you use chicken breasts.
  • You can use this same recipe and switch out the protein with steaks or shrimp.
  • Do not overcook the chicken or it will come out dry and rubbery.
  • Use one color bell pepper or use all 3 colors.
  • Use avocado oil in place of olive oil.
  • Serve with tortillas, quinoa, or rice.
side shot of Chicken Fajitas

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Chicken Fajitas Recipe and Marinade

An easy fajitas recipe that tastes as good as the restaurant version. Made with bell peppers, onions, and a homamade fajita marinade.
4.59 from 12 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups thinly sliced bell peppers of various colors
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the marinade:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon  honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon  garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

Instructions

  • To prepare the marinade, pour the lime juice, olive oil, and water into a large resealable bag. Add the remaining marinade ingredients to the bag.
  • Seal bag and shake to combine. Add the chicken to the bag of marinade, seal and place in fridge – marinate at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
  • In a large pan, heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender and slightly charred. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the peppers and onions from the pan; place them on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Wipe out the pan with a paper towel then remove chicken from the marinade and add it to the pan. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • Slice the chicken breasts, then place on top of the reserved peppers and onions and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Use boneless and skinless chicken thighs if you like. But we do prefer that you use chicken breasts.
  • You can use this same recipe and switch out the protein with steaks or shrimp.
  • Do not overcook the chicken or it will come out dry and rubbery.
  • Use one color bell pepper or use all 3 colors.
  • Use avocado oil in place of olive oil.
  • Serve with tortillas, quinoa, or rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3085IU | Vitamin C: 103.4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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  1. Susan says

    5 stars
    These are very delicious!!!
    Can I cook the chicken breasts on a gas grill? If so what temp and how long? I’m not good with a grill but thought it may be easier for me since it is grill season here. Suggestions? Thanks so much.

  2. Rosie says

    5 stars
    Hi! Love your IG page it’s so bright & colorful of Food and your recipes are easy and simple. There really is no reason why we shouldn’t be eating healthy.
    Do you have any quinoa recipes?
    Thanks,
    Rosie!

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