Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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With my air fried shrimp fajitas being so popular, I decided to give it a shot and make air fryer chicken fajitas. Spoiler alert…it turned out amazing! With just 15 minutes of cooking, you can have a full Mexican dinner ready to go. Your family is going to LOVE this!

Air fryer chicken fajitas

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Lately, I’ve been trying to come up with recipes to feed at least a family of four. That means quicker meal prep, fewer dishes, and less clean up. It’s been great and now I have another delicious Mexican recipe to add to our family meal plan!

eating a bowl of chicken fajitas with a fork

Ingredients To Make Air Fried Chicken Fajitas

Are you ready to make this fajita recipe yourself? Let’s go! This is the list of ingredients you need to make it happen:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Bell peppers
  • Onions

For the seasoning, all you need is chili powder or if you’d like, you can use taco seasoning instead! I also added some lime juice and olive oil to make a quick marinade for the chicken. It made all the difference!

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Not a fan of chicken? Try to make these shrimp fajitas in the air fryer instead! If you don’t have your own, this is the model I recommend for you to buy. I love mine! You can also make chicken fajitas in the oven.

chicken fajitas with bell peppers and red onions

How To Make Chicken Fajitas In The Air Fryer

Start making this recipe by prepping and slicing up all the meats and veggies. Add the sliced chicken, bell peppers, and onions into a bowl.

adding chicken marinade with lime juice, olive oil and chili seasoning

Make the chicken marinade with lime juice and olive oil. Sprinkle the chili seasoning over the top and toss until combined.

Place the chicken fajita mixture into the air fryer basket.

cooking chicken fajitas in air fryer

Cook the chicken fajitas in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to make sure the meat and veggies cook all the way through.

air fried chicken fajitas with bell peppers and onions

Cooking Tips:

  • This is an optional step you can do: for a deeper flavor, marinate the raw fajita mixture on the counter for 30 minutes or in a refrigerator overnight before cooking in the air fryer.
  • You can also turn it into a freezer meal by freezing the raw fajita mixture and defrosting it later when you’re ready to cook.
  • For healthy meal prep, divide the cooked chicken fajitas between meal prep containers and refrigerate.

chicken fajitas in air fryer basket

What To Serve With Chicken Fajitas

Anytime I make fajitas, I always like to make some of my famous (at least in our household) homemade Mexican flour tortillas and top it off with some of my easy homemade guacamole and fresh pico de gallo salsa!

air fryer chicken fajitas

I also like to serve these air fryer chicken fajitas with some:

Looking for a low carb option? Consider adding the chicken and veggies to make a refreshing and filling fajita taco salad!

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this recipe for air ‘fried’ chicken fajitas, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are some other dinner recipes I love to make:

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AIr Fryer Chicken Fajitas

These air fryer chicken fajitas are amazing! So quick and easy, healthy and low carb! Chicken fajitas are a complete dinner, ready in 20 minutes thanks to the air fryer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, fajitas
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 4
Calories: 237kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into thin strips
  • 2 bell peppers sliced into thin strips
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 lime squeezed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

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Instructions

  • Put sliced chicken, bell peppers and onion in a bowl. Add lime juice, chili powder and olive oil and toss until combined.
  • Put the chicken fajita mixture in the air fryer basket. Cook in the air fryer at 400F for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

Notes

Optional step: for deeper flavor, marinate the raw fajita mixture on the counter for 30 minutes or in a refrigerator overnight before cooking in the air fryer.
You can also turn it into a freezer meal by freezing the raw fajita mixture and defrosting later when ready to cook.
For healthy meal prep, divide the cooked chicken fajitas between the meal prep containers and refrigerate.
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Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 680mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3083IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg
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