Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower 
Active Time
18 Mins
Total Time
18 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 fajitas)

Looking to update your classic chicken fajita recipe? These quick and easy chicken fajitas are perfect for a casual, fun get-together. 

For a casual, fun get-together, set up a make-your-own-fajitas bar with the chicken filling, avocado cream, sour cream, and any other toppings you love, like pico de gallo, sliced fresh jalapeños, or crisp radish slices. The recipe serves 4, but you can easily double it to feed a larger crowd. For a quick, easy side, combine shredded red or green cabbage, toasted hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and crumbled queso fresco. Toss with a simple dressing of lime juice and olive oil.

How to Make It

Step 1

Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium-high heat in a large, dry skillet for about 20 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Wrap tortillas in foil; keep warm.

Step 2

Combine chili powder, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Add chicken; toss to coat. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes. Add bell peppers and onion; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are softened and chicken is done, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Place avocados in a bowl; coarsely mash with a fork. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and lime juice, stirring to combine. Divide chicken mixture among tortillas; top evenly with avocado mixture. Top evenly with sour cream and cilantro, if desired. Serve with lime wedges.

Ratings & Reviews

Incredibly quick and easy

August 01, 2016
Perfect simple fajita recipe for a busy weeknight! Easy to throw together and delicious!

Quick, easy, delicious

August 18, 2016
Followed recipe but added a bit more chicken since SO likes 3 tortillas/serving. About tortillas, charring did not have the desired effect so will just heat up next time. Don't be afraid to add more veggies if you like them.

Good, basic fajitas

October 07, 2016
Similar to our family recipe.  Easy to vary up the protein or veggies to suit what you have on hand.  My teenager likes flour tortillas and adds cheese to hers.  Definitely a keeper.

Go-to fajitas on a busy night

February 24, 2017
This is close to the recipe we have used for years.  Made as written.  Delicious!