Ultimate Chicken Fajitas

In a bind for dinner? Make a meal that takes little to no time to make at all: chicken fajitas. This chicken fajita recipe...

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In a bind for dinner? Make a meal that takes little to no time to make at all: chicken fajitas. This chicken fajita recipe is loaded with chicken, cheese, and spices. Lots of flavor and little time is what you need in a weeknight recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  chicken cutlets, sliced lengthwise
  • 4  Tablespoons  olive oil, divided
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  lime juice
  • garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2  bell pepper, sliced
  • flour tortillas
  • Salsa, for topping
  • Sour cream, for topping
  • Mexican cheese blend, shredded, for topping
  • Cilantro, for garnish

Directions

In a bowl, season the chicken with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, and spices; set aside.

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, onions, and pepper to a skillet on medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until onions and peppers are softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Add chicken to the same skillet and cook for about 4 minutes on each side. Return the onion and peppers to the skillet and stir for about 2 more minutes.

As the peppers and onions are warming back up in the skillet, warm the tortillas in the microwave for 15 seconds.

To assemble: Place two warm tortillas on a plate and top with chicken, onion, and pepper mixture. You can add salsa, sour cream, cilantro and Mexican cheese to top. 

Chicken Fajita Shopping Tip

When working with chicken, buy a separate cutting board, preferably a dishwasher-safe, plastic one, to avoid spreading bacteria onto raw produce.

Chicken Fajita Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.