Easy skillet chicken fajitas
Especially if you use the prepared/prepackaged chicken strips AND a packet of fajita seaoning.
However, in case it’s one of those (like I find myself in) instances where you’re thinking “what can I do with this chicken this time?”. This is another family favorite ♡
SKILLET CHICKEN FAJITAS ~
This is another quick easy recipe…good for a weeknight meal. Although we like it any day of the week 😉 It’s also really flexible
For the Chicken Fajitas ~
1 lb Chicken Breasts, thinly sliced
2 tbs fresh cilantro (or parsley)
2 tsp evoo (or other healthy oil)
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Fresh limes, for the juice 🍈
For the Peppers and Onions ~
2 tsp evoo/oil
1 thinly sliced green bell pepper
1 thinly sliced red bell pepper
1 thinly sliced yellow bell pepper (&/or orange; any mix of colors you have)
1/2 thinly sliced yellow onion
1/2 thinly sliced red onion
1 tsp chili powder (or fajita seasoning)
Pinch of salt
In a large bowl mix all of the chicken fajita ingredients excluding the lime (juice) and the peppers & onions
Toss the thinly sliced chicken in the marinade until coated, cover, and refrigerate for 1-2 hrs.
Heat a cast iron skillet over med-high heat with 2 tsps of the oil.
When the skillet is hot add in the sliced peppers, onion, chili powder & 1/2 tsp of salt.
Saute the peppers & onions until golden & softened.
*Note – I tried letting peppers & onions marinate in seasoning & olive oil before sauté (same as chicken) & that way works good also. Just sayin’. Optional. It turned out delicious.
Remove the peppers and onions from the skillet onto a plate and set aside.
Add another 2 tsp of oil to the hot skillet.
Add in the chicken fajita mixture and saute until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
Add peppers & onions back into skillet with juice of half a lime.
Cook everything for another minute or 2, then serve immediately.
Serve on warmed tortillas and top with sour cream or crema if desired.
For those who love cheese…add your favorite. And other favorite topping, like avocados…squeeze of lime juice.
I did change to a red onion, but not always. Not when Vidalia are in season 😉
Pretty pics of peppers…not pickled peppers. Just sayin
Granddaughter picked peppers out so I suppose you could say she had a soft chicken taco?