The Easiest Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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Quick and Easy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas!

I can’t believe how fast and easy it is to make air fryer fajitas! A delicious, healthy dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. Even my pickiest eater likes them! Hooray for a new family favorite recipe that is filled with great flavor! Give it a try.

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You might be worried that the chicken and veggies would end up mushy or soggy since there are frozen ingredients, but nope! The chicken and veggies cook up perfectly in the air fryer together. The chicken can even be slightly frozen and it will still turn out wonderfully.

Ingredients and Supplies needed for Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas:

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Ingredients:

  • Frozen peppers and onions
  • Strips of chicken breast, chicken thighs, or chicken tenders
  • Olive oil
  • Chicken fajita seasoning or other seasoning mixes
  • Tortillas (flour or corn tortillas)

Fajita seasoning ingredients:

  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Cumin
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper

Supplies:

 

Fresh or frozen vegetables?

We made this recipe from a bag of frozen peppers and onions, but of course, you can use fresh chopped slices of onion and bell peppers alternatively.

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What spices to use for fajitas

It is super convenient to just dump a fajita seasoning packet into the mix, but it is also pretty easy to mix up your own fajita seasoning. Do whichever you want! Below is the homemade fajita seasoning recipe that I use from The Recipe Critic. Or, in a pinch, you could use taco seasoning.

Fajita Seasoning Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix it all together. Makes about 2 tablespoons, equivalent to 1 packet.

How to Serve Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Serve warm in tortillas, on a salad, or over rice! Top with your favorite fajita toppings.

Here are some fajita topping ideas:

  • shredded cheese
  • cotija cheese
  • queso fresco
  • chopped cilantro
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • sliced avocado
  • guacamole
  • sliced jalapenos
  • lime wedges
  • pico de Gallo

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How to make Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas:

Step 1: Prepare seasoning and the air fryer

Make up the fajita seasoning in a small mixing bowl.
fajita seasoning recipe
Place sliced chicken and frozen veggies in a mixing bowl. Drizzle oil over all and stir to coat. Dump mixture into air fryer basket. Sprinkle fajita seasoning mix over all, and toss to coat evenly.

Step 2: Air fry fajita mixture

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Once you have the seasoned chicken and vegetables in the air fryer, air fry at 360˚F or 182˚C for 8 minutes.
After cooking, stir contents and then continue to air fry for an additional 5-8 minutes at 380˚F or 193˚C, until the chicken is done and reaches 155˚F or 68˚C internal temperature using a thermometer.

Step 3: Serve fajita

Serve warm with tortillas or on a salad with your favorite fajita toppings, like cheese, fresh cilantro, sour cream, avocado, guacamole, lime juice, etc.

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Final Thoughts

I love a quick and easy dinner recipe for a busy weeknight and these air fryer fajitas are definitely on the favorites list now. Easy to adapt and the whole family loves them! It will be a requested dinner from here on out and I’ll gladly oblige since air fryer chicken fajitas are so easy, quick, and frugal. 🙂

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The Easiest Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

I'm excited to share this easy, quick, delicious air fryer recipe with you! My family loves air fryer chicken fajitas and I love that it is easy and ready in less than 30 minutes.
4.60 / 5 ( 20 Reviews )
Print Rate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken sliced
  • 1 bag 12 ounces frozen peppers and onion
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning or homemade seasoning

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Instructions

  • Place sliced chicken and frozen veggies in a mixing bowl. Drizzle oil over all and stir to coat. Dump mixture into air fryer basket. Sprinkle fajita seasoning over all, stir to coat evenly.
  • Cook in air fryer at 360 °F for 8 minutes. Stir contents.
  • Cook for an additional 5-8 minutes at 380 °F, until chicken is done and reaches 165 °F internal temperature.
  • Serve warm with tortillas or on a salad with your favorite fajita toppings, like cheese, cilantro, sour cream, avocado, guacamole, lime juice, etc.

Recipe Notes

Homemade fajita seasoning yields about 2 tablespoons - equivalent to 1 seasoning packet.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 891mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

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Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Back to School, Spring, Summer, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Mexican, Air Fryer

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