Restaurant-Style Chicken Fajitas

Restaurant-Style Chicken Fajitas

Missing those Friday nights at your local Mexican restaurant, with a table full of friends and a margarita in hand? Us too. But desperate times call for desperate measures! Create your own at-home restaurant experience, featuring these chicken fajitas. This a simple weeknight meal full of protein and veggies, and one that kids usually love as well. Serve up a bowl of chips and guacamole as an appetizer, and you’re in for one great meal!


-¼ cup vegetable oil (divided)

– 2 teaspoons chili powder

– 1 teaspoon salt

– 1 teaspoon paprika

– ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

– 1 teaspoon cumin

– 4 chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)

– 1 red onion, cut into thin strips

– 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

– 1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips

– 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips

– 2 cloves minced garlic

– 1 lime

– cilantro, to garnish


  1. Add half of the oil to a large skillet and turn the heat to medium-high.
  2. Next, add the chili powder, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, and chicken to a small bowl and stir to coat evenly.
  3. Add the spiced chicken to the hot skillet, and cook until it’s slightly crispy on the outside, and cooked thoroughly on the inside. (roughly 3-4 minutes for each side). Then remove from the pan.
  4. Add the remaining oil along with the chopped onions, bell peppers and garlic to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Slice the chicken into fajita-size pieces, then add it back to the pan along with the veggies and onions. Squeeze half of a lime over the pan to finish off the dish, then serve! 

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