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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas
Photo: Rick Lew; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield

Makes 4 servings

Classic Tex-Mex Chicken fajitas are a festive and flavorful main for easy weeknight dinners. Divide up the ingredients and all the toppings for a build-your-own, DIY fajita bar party at home: simply set out the rotisserie chicken, fresh and vibrant veggies, and assorted optional toppings. Serve with rice and beans. Pro tip: To save even more time in the kitchen, try picking up a store-bought rotisserie chicken; it offers the flavor without all of the hassle. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, or a combination, cored and sliced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili powder, or to taste
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) roasted whole chicken, chopped
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • Toppings: salsa, sliced avocado or prepared guacamole, sour cream, and sliced green onions

How to Make It

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, bell pepper, and salt, and cook 3 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and chili powder, and cook 1 minute or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from heat, and stir in 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 tablespoons cilantro.

    Slicing and Chopping Pepper
  2. Heat tortillas according to package directions.

  3. Whisk together remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 4 tablespoons lime juice, and 2 tablespoons cilantro in a small bowl; season with salt. Drizzle dressing over chicken; toss to coat. Arrange chicken, vegetables, and warm tortillas on platter. Serve with toppings.