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Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

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For several years now, I seem to be making more chicken meals than beef.  Even though I grew up eating mainly beef meals, I decided to start experimenting with other options after I got married.  I’ve had some pretty big fails over the years.  But I’ve also made some awesome meals that have become staples for our family.  One really popular one with the family as well as guests has been this flavorful, easy Chicken Fajita Recipe.  It has enough flavors and kick to appeal to everyone.  And if you prefer no spicy flavor, you could just substitute out the can of tomatoes with green chili peppers to just plain diced tomatoes. 

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

Although this recipe does take about 45 minutes of stove time, most of it is pretty effortless.  Just tossing the ingredients in and letting them sauté.  Then, flipping and stirring from time to time.  Which leaves plenty of time to whip up a side or even just read a magazine.  I usually find myself playing a game with the kids while I whip these up.  But no matter what you do with your time, the results spent in the kitchen are well worth it with this recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 Of Each: Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Orange Pepper, & Yellow Pepper
  • Medium To Large Sized Onion
  • 2# Sliced Chicken Breasts
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • Dash Of Sea Salt
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ¾ Cup Salsa
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes With Green Chili Peppers
  • ¾ Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Tortilla Shells or Rice (Optional)
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce

Step By Step Directions

After prepping the ingredients (slicing and chopping), it’s time to start get started!  Begin by melting the coconut oil in your pan and adding the onions and peppers.  Then, spend a few minutes sautéing. 

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

I love using one pepper of each color as I enjoy the mix of flavors and pop of color.  However, you can alter as needed.  If you only have one kind of peppers, just use all of that color.

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

After about 10 minutes, it’s time to add the chicken slices.  Continue sautéing for fifteen more minutes and then add the spices.

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

Sauté for another 10 more minutes.  Then add in the salsa, making sure to stir well.  You can use any flavor salsa you prefer.  If I have homemade salsa on hand, I love to use that.  However, store bought works too.

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

After you have the salsa incorporated, open and pour in the can of diced tomatoes with green chili peppers.  Once again stirring to incorporate.

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

Everything is really coming together now and your house will smell fantastic!  Just finish up by adding the lime juice and sauté for about 5 more minutes.

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

Serve on warm tortilla shells.  Top with shredded cheese and shredded lettuce.  Sometimes, my husband also enjoys adding a dollop of sour cream as well.

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

Looking for a delicious side to go with your Flavorful And Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe?  Try our 3 Ingredient Yogurt Fruit Salad!  Everyone seems to love it!  Or just serve with some fresh fruit and rice.

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Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

Flavorful, Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

This main dish is enticing and flavorful. Can be served on a bed of rice or inside a tortilla shell.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 Of Each: Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Orange Pepper, & Yellow Pepper
  • Medium To Large Sized Onion
  • 2# Sliced Chicken Breasts
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • Dash Of Sea Salt
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ¾ Cup Salsa
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes With Green Chili Peppers
  • ¾ Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Tortilla Shells or Rice (Optional)
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce

Instructions

    1. Slice the peppers and onion into thin strips.
    2. In a large skillet or fry pan, melt the coconut oil.
    3. Add pepper and onion pieces.
    4. Sauté for 10 minutes. Stir and flip occasionally.
    5. Add sliced chicken breast strips.
    6. Sauté for 15 minutes. Stir and flip occasionally.
    7. Add ground cumin, sea salt, and chili powder.
    8. Sauté for 10 minutes. Stir and flip occasionally.
    9. Add salsa.
    10. Stir.
    11. Add can of diced tomatoes with green chili peppers.
    12. Stir.
    13. Add lime juice.
    14. Sauté for 5 minutes (or till it's reduced to your preference). Stirring occasionally.
    15. Serve on warm tortilla shells or on a bed of rice.
    16. Top with shredded cheese and shredded lettuce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 388mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g

These nutritional facts are offered only as an estimate and could vary slightly.

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Dandi D

Saturday 1st of August 2020

These looks very yummy and I can't wait to try them with some peppers from the garden!

Peggy Nunn

Saturday 25th of July 2020

We are having Mexican this weekend. I am going to do something like this for us. I know it is good.

monique s

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

I think this is a great way to get some veggies in the kids diets

Peggy Nunn

Saturday 4th of July 2020

I will be fixing this as part of my 4th meals this weekend. We really like Mexican. I like the flavors and textures you have in this recipe.

Vickie L Couturier

Friday 3rd of July 2020

ive never had a fajita but i would try this for sure,it really does look delicious

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