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Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken Fajitas

Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken Fajitas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo tonight with a Mexican meal that comes together in minutes. These chicken fajitas are so simple a child could make them! Chicken strips and chunky vegetables are tossed with a super quick marinade of chile powder, cumin, and water.

Then, the ingredients are dumped into a searing hot pan. Once cooked, serve with the usual fajita fixings — shredded lettuce, grated cheese, warm tortillas, spicy salsa, and cool sour cream. For the ultimate fiesta, pair with guacamole and margaritas. Get the recipe and


Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas


1 teaspoon pure chile powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 whole skinless, boneless chicken breast (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 green bell pepper—cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
8 flour tortillas, warmed in the microwave
Shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream, for serving


  1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the chile powder with the salt, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cornstarch, water and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the chicken, bell pepper and onion, seal and knead gently to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet until shimmering. Empty the contents of the bag into the skillet and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice.
  3. Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a large bowl and serve with the warmed tortillas, lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream and lime wedges.

Serves 4.

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chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
And we'll just add that guac from yesterday to top it off!
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
that's how i make 'em!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
sweet. i can use the left over chicken and veggies from last night for this. just toss in the spices and make some tortillas and I'm good to go. yay!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Good idea!
cassedy04 cassedy04 7 years
umm how did you know i was making fajitas tonight? haha :)
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