If you are a fajitas lover this amazing recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas recipe is for you! It's easy and fast enough for a healthy weeknight meal the whole family will love. Only 14 minutes cooking time!
When you think of fajitas it's usually from Mexican restaurants. They arrive in dramatic style on cast iron pans hot off the stove top sizzling and smoking as they land on the table. Guess what? You can make them to be just as delicious at home and fast enough for a busy weeknight!
This air fryer chicken fajita recipe may become your favorite of the air fryer recipes. The chicken breast strips are tender and juicy, the vegetables cooked perfectly with so much flavor. It's a delicious meal!
What makes this skinny?
- Using boneless chicken breast which is a lean protein
- All the vegetables! Great nutrients with low calories.
- Using olive oil spray instead of olive oil controls the amount of fat in the recipe. Only enough to allow the seasoning to stick to the fajita ingredients is needed because....
- Air Fryer cooking! The circulating hot air convection cooking method relieves the need for cooking in lots of fat but gets the same end result! So you have a healthier option with no sacrificing of taste or texture (our favorite kind of recipe).
As comparison 1 cup of traditional chicken fajitas is 351 calories. Ours is 114 calories for 1 cup.
Recipe Ingredients Notes
Boneless skinless chicken breast. You'll need 1 pound of chicken breasts which is around 2 large chicken breasts. Cut into ½-inch thick strips. The strips should be ½-inch in width and thickness.
Red bell pepper and green bell pepper. Use medium size bell peppers. Remove the stem, seeds and any inside membrane. Cut into ½-inch wide strips. If desired use other colors of bell peppers instead: yellow, orange or purple!
Yellow onion. Use a medium onions. Peeled and cut into ½-inch thick slices. Break up the slices when adding to the bowl to coat with spices.
Spices. You'll create your own fajita seasoning mix! Chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, coriander and black pepper combine for a delicious fajita flavor.
Olive oil spray. You'll spritz this on to allow the homemade fajita seasoning to stick. Avocado oil can also be used.
How to make Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas - Step-by-Step
STEP 1. Prepare Ingredients and Preheat
Mix chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper and coriander in a small bowl and set aside.
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
Place the chicken strips and red pepper, green pepper and onion in a large mixing bowl and spritz with olive oil spray a few times to lightly coat (photos 1-2). Toss the chicken and veggies until fully coated.
Sprinkle the seasoning mix over chicken and vegetables (photo 3). Toss to fully coat with the seasonings (photo 4).
STEP 2. Cook
Place the chicken and vegetables in the air fryer basket (photo 5). Cook in the preheated air fryer for 7 minutes.
Toss the fajita filling by shaking the basket or using tongs to rotate. Cook for an additional 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (photo 6). Add salt to taste (if at all).
STEP 3. Serve!
Add some of the juicy chicken pieces, a couple bell peppers strips and some of the onions to a large butter lettuce leaf or soft corn tortillas.
Air Fryer Cooking Variations
Each different size and brand of air fryer cooks slightly differently, making it important to monitor the doneness of the food being cooked. This recipe was prepared in a Cosori 5.8 quart Air Fryer which is a 1700 watt machine (larger air fryer basket and more powerful).
Air fryers with smaller baskets or with less wattage may require additional minutes cooking time or multiple batches.
The most fun is adding favorite toppings!
- lime wedges to squeeze some lime juice onto the chicken fajitas
- Pico de gallo
- If you like a stronger onion flavor add some diced red onions
- A dollop of plain non-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
- Torn fresh cilantro
How to Store
Store any leftover fajita filling in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the air fryer or microwave.