Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe AND Easy Meal Prep Idea

Easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Pat the chicken dry. Mix all of the seasonings together, and coat the chicken. Set aside.

2

In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat up about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add the peppers and onions and sauté until crisp-tender. Remove peppers from skillet, and set aside.

3

In the same skillet, heat the remaining oil, and add chicken. Add the lime juice over the chicken. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until cooked and no longer pink. Return the bell pepper mixture to the pan and toss all together.

4

Serve inside tortillas and desired toppings such as cheese, tortillas, and sour cream OR see below for an easy meal prep idea. Enjoy!

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Create zesty sizzling chicken fajitas for dinner or use them to make ahead meals for the week. 

using tongs to dish up fajitas

Here’s a quick and easy chicken recipe idea as flavorful weeknight dinner.

These skillet chicken fajitas are super simple to make on the stove and are bursting with flavor! My family is a big fan of fajitas because you can serve them in various ways and fajitas are hearty and filling. Plus, I was able to order the ingredients on Walmart.com for around $10 for a frugal made-from-scratch meal!

Instead of using a store-bought packet of fajitas seasoning, consider using this combination of zesty seasonings combined with a little lime juice for awesome flavor!

skillet fajitas with tortillas and cheese

Be sure to read through to the end of this post to learn how how to turn them into satisfying make ahead lunches for the week. Tips like this make it so much easier to skip the takeout and enjoy a more thought-out homemade meal instead.

fajitas ingredients on the counter

fajita spices

adding seasoning to chicken

beautiful brand saute pan with bell peppers

cooking chicken in a skillet

adding lime juice to fajitas

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Easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Make a batch of zesty chicken fajitas at home with a delicious mix of flavorful seasonings and sautéed bell peppers.

Ingredients

Directions

1

Pat the chicken dry. Mix all of the seasonings together, and coat the chicken. Set aside.

2

In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat up about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add the peppers and onions and sauté until crisp-tender. Remove peppers from skillet, and set aside.

3

In the same skillet, heat the remaining oil, and add chicken. Add the lime juice over the chicken. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until cooked and no longer pink. Return the bell pepper mixture to the pan and toss all together.

4

Serve inside tortillas and desired toppings such as cheese, tortillas, and sour cream OR see below for an easy meal prep idea. Enjoy!

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weeknight chicken skillet fajitas

Extra helpful tips for making the best chicken fajitas:

  • Use sliced beef and sliced chicken for a different steak and chicken variation. Chicken thighs will work great as well here. Shrimp can be used too for skillet fajitas!
  • For spicier chicken fajitas, consider adding 1/2 teaspoon of dried chili flakes to the seasoning or add some sliced jalapeno to the bell peppers.

easy meal prep idea skillet fajitas

Easy meal prep idea:

Make fajita bowls by first preparing and distributing cooked brown rice, chicken fajitas, black beans, and corn into four food storage containers. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready for a meal.

plate with three tortillas and weeknight chicken fajitas

You can never go wrong with skillet chicken fajitas!

It’s an idea that is easy to customize and prepare on busy evenings. I like to warm up tortillas on the stove first and it them with the meat and bell pepper combo. Add all the fun toppings like avocado, cheese, and sour cream, and enjoy!


Another favorite skillet meal is this creamy sun-dried tomato chicken!


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 11

  1. Jennifer

    Oh yum, love the make ahead meal idea. I’m doing that a lot lately so this will be perfect, thanks Lina!

  2. Winnie

    Thank you so much. Need easy cooking ideas so that we don’t eat out so much

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Glad you like this idea Winnie!

  3. mel

    I made something similar for DH this wk for work, except I used quinoa instead of rice (no corn or tortillas either). Its very yummy & filling!

    • juliefpc

      awesome! I think quinoa would be an excellent alternative which I didn’t think about, will try it out!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great idea!

  4. Cami

    Looks sooo good! Will be making next week. Thank you!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Enjoy!

  5. Brittany Turner

    How many calories does each serving have?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      We don’t have nutrition for this idea listed. Here’s a free online tool to enter ingredients to figure calories ect. https://www.myfitnesspal.com/

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