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Spicy Chicken Fajitas

I don’t know if you can tell or not, but we kinda have a thing for Mexican food in our house. I’ve never actually thought about it until know, but I’m almost positive we eat Mexican food at least once a week. From a burrito, to enchiladas, to these awesome Spicy Fajitas!

Spicy Chicken Fajitas

Spicy Chicken Fajitas

Maybe it’s because I live in Southern California, and have been exposed to amazing Mexican food since I was a kid.  My mother’s go to recipes, if it wasn’t Italian, it was Mexican recipes. They’re just so delicious and simple to make –  especially Fajitas! I just have a special place in my heart for cooking up good Mexican food at home.

Spicy Chicken Fajitas

The best part about Fajitas is they’re so simple to make, full of flavor and fresh ingredients, and it’s up to you on what you want to put in them. Don’t want chicken? Try steak or shrimp! Want to go Vegetarian? Crank up the veggie portions or maybe add in some tofu, or tempeh! As long as you have an awesome fajita seasoning it’s going to come out great!

Spicy Chicken Fajitas

Speaking of fajita seasoning, I’ve come up with a pretty awesome seasoning in this recipe that you’re going to love! It’s got that familiar fajita flavor that you all know and love, with an added punch with some cayenne pepper! You’re going to want to double up on the batch and store it for later! It’ll come in handy when you need to get a fast dinner going on a weeknight!

Spicy Chicken Fajitas

Prep

Get A Head Start.

This is already a pretty quick recipe, but if you want something SUPER fast to cook on a weeknight, do you’re prep on Sunday night. It’ll keep for about 2-3 days in the fridge, although I’d definitely recommend cooking it the next night for peak freshness! Having your prep work already done should allow you to get a full dinner on the table in under 15 minutes with sides like a can of refried beans, and some Easy Spanish Rice

Spicy Chicken Fajitas

Cooking

Serve Family Style!

Maybe I’ve seen one too many fajita plates ordered at restaurants, but I love the sound of fajitas sizzling and being brought to the table. So keep it easy on yourself and bring everything to the table and let the family dig in and serve themselves! Plus, it’s kinda cool for the kids to watch the fajitas coming to the table making the sizzling sounds, so use a cast iron skillet!

Enough Talk. More Rock.

On To The Recipe

Spicy Chicken Fajitas
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I've put together a spicy fajita seasoning that work work great for chicken fajitas, even beef or shrimp!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Spicy Chicken Fajitas
Yum
Votes: 2
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
I've put together a spicy fajita seasoning that work work great for chicken fajitas, even beef or shrimp!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Ingredients
Fajita Ingredients
Spicy Fajita Seasoning
Servings: Units:
people
Instructions
Prepping
  1. Slice your chicken into 1/2 inch strips length wise. Place in a container and set aside.
  2. Slice your bellpeppers
  3. Slice your onion, and place in a separate container and set aside.
  4. Combine all your fajita seasoning ingredients in a container.
Cooking
  1. In a skillet or pan heated to about medium heat, add in the chicken.
  2. Brown for about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add in your veggies and stir for about another 4 minutes. At this point I'll taste it and see if the seasoning is to my liking. There's plenty of fajita seasoning left to stir in a little more if you want more spice!
  4. With your chicken and vegetables in separate containers, add about 2 tbsp of fajita seasoning to each container and mix so that it's evenly incorporated.
  5. Serve on tortillas with some sour cream or guacamole and enjoy!
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Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!
  • Looks so tasty and I love your step-by-step photos!

  • This is what’s up, great posts! I need to get my act together with the step-by-step, you nailed it man.

    • Thanks! It’s a lot of work but I think/hope it helps everyone with directions!

  • Kavita

    Great reminder – not made fajitas for ages!

  • Your pictures are making me hungry! Can’t wait to try your fajita spice mix…we’re big Mexican fans here too! I probably cook it once a week as well!

    • Thanks Michelle! I think we may have had Mexican food 4 nights last week. #NoShame

  • Carol Borchardt

    Your seasoning mix looks great! Looking forward to trying it as I’ve not found a good commercial one. Homemade is always better anyway!

    • Thanks Carol! I don’t really care for the off the shelf packets either. Too processed IMO.

  • I love all the colors of these Fajitas. Can’t wait to try out the spice mix!

  • You had me at spicy, I love spicy food! BTW, I just read your about me…I’m also an IT professional by day and food blogger by night.

    • I’ve noticed there’s a few of us IT/Foodies out in the blogosphere kinda funny!

  • I am just like you, I am always in the mood for Mexican food. I love a fast an easy mexican dish that is super tasty! Yummy!

  • I used to live in San Diego and miss the food! These look authentic and fabulous – I’ll give the recipe a try

    • Nothing beats So Cal Mexican food, the closer to the border the better it gets!

  • Simple Food 365

    Nothing like good fajitas! Chicken, beef, pork, or whatever else!! The pictures are making me hungry too! Nice recipe and great pics!

  • Evi Aki

    I love Chicken Fajitas! This recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  • These fajitas look so good! Love the pictures! Pinning!

    • Thank you Mira! I enjoyed shooting the photos as much as I did eating the food!

  • You have explained the recipe so well. The step by step pictures help too. – Sreelatha

    • Thanks Sreelatha! I definitely try to make sure that my recipes are super easy to understand and follow so that means a lot!

  • We also have a thing for Mexican food in our house and these look so fab! I can’t wait to try them soon, I love that they only take 25 minutes– perfect weeknight meal!

  • Heather O’Clair Kirby

    I LOVE Mexican food! These fajitas are amazing .. and I love how quick they come together!

  • So Cal definitely has some awesome Mexican food! This is a great dish for making at home!