Air fryer chicken fajitas

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If you’re ready to whip up something unbelievably tasty, yet surprisingly simple, you’re in for a treat because today, we’re making air fryer chicken fajitas! This delicious air fryer dish is the superhero of weeknight dinners, blending convenience with a burst of flavors that will have your taste buds dancing.

Whip up some mouthwatering chicken fajitas for air fryer - a simple yet tasty treat for your taste buds! Perfect for busy weeknights.

Get ready to create an unbelievably tasty and surprisingly simple dish – air fryer chicken fajitas! These weeknight dinner heroes will save you time and energy, while also satisfying your cravings with their delicious flavors. My recipe is easy to follow and packed with tips to make sure your fajitas turn out perfect every time.

Air fryer chicken fajitas are not just a meal; they’re a revolution in your kitchen. The air fryer technology ensures that your chicken comes out wonderfully tender on the inside with that perfect bit of crisp on the outside, all while being bathed in a mixture of vibrant spices and tangy lime juice. Plus, the quick cooking time means you can have a fabulous dinner ready in the blink of an eye!

How to make air fryer chicken fajitas

Get ready for a flavor explosion with these quick and delicious chicken fajitas in air fryer! The perfect weeknight meal solution.

Ingredients needed

To kickstart this culinary adventure, grab some boneless, skinless chicken breasts, bell peppers in various colors for that visual pop, purple onions, fajita seasoning and tortilla wraps.

The chicken, bell peppers and onions will need to be sliced, with bell peppers and onions sliced thinly but evenly and not too thin so they maintain crispness after cooking. The chicken should be sliced into ½-inch strips for even cooking.

Substitutes

If you’re looking to tweak the recipe to suit dietary preferences or simply based on what’s in your pantry, feel free to use tofu or another meat alternative in place of chicken.

No fajita seasoning? No problem! A blend of chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper will save the day.

Equipment

The star of the show here is, of course, your trusty air fryer. No need for fancy models; any standard air fryer will do the trick in creating those sizzling hot chicken fajitas.

Other equipment needed includes a sharp knife, cutting board, a mixing bowl for your seasoning and a pair of tongs to easily turn your fajitas to that perfect golden crisp.

Now, doesn’t that sound like a fun cooking adventure waiting to happen? Gather your tools, and let’s bring this flavorful fiesta to life!

This air fryer chicken fajitas recipe is both delicious and easy to make, making it the ultimate hero for quick weeknight dinners. It's packed with flavor and are the perfect choice for a speedy meal.

Cooking the chicken fajita in air fryer

Preparation steps

  1. Slicing the ingredients: Start by slicing the chicken breasts into strips and chopping your bell peppers and onion into similarly sized strips. This ensures even cooking and perfect bites every time.
  2. Season your chicken and veggies: In a large bowl, toss the sliced chicken, bell peppers, and onions with the fajita seasoning until they’re well coated.
  3. Preheat your air fryer: Give your air fryer a quick preheat to 400°F. This step ensures that your fajitas hit the basket running, cooking evenly and sealing in those juicy flavors.
  4. Warm your tortillas: While your fajitas are cooking, warm up your tortillas in the oven, microwave, or on the stovetop. Soft, warm tortillas will wrap up your delicious filling perfectly.

Cooking steps

  1. Cooking: Transfer everything into the air fryer basket, ensuring they’re not overcrowded, and cook at 400°F for about 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are tender. Give everything a good shake or stir halfway through if necessary.
  2. Assemble the fajitas: Once everything is perfectly cooked, load up your tortillas with the chicken and veggie mixture, top with your favorite fajita additions like sour cream, guacamole, or cheese, and dig in!

Tip

For that truly restaurant-quality taste and texture, don’t be shy to add a dash of lime juice and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro over the cooked fajitas before serving. The lime juice adds zest and makes the flavors truly pop, while the cilantro brings a fresh, herby balance.

Chicken fajita air fryer recipe variations

  • Want to up the heat? Swap out your regular fajita seasoning for a spicy blend or add some diced jalapenos to your veggies.
  • Feeling adventurous? Try using different types of peppers instead of bell peppers for a unique twist on classic chicken fajitas.
  • For those who enjoy a bit of sweetness in their savory dishes, tossing some pineapple or mango chunks into the mix can add a delightful tropical flair.

What to Serve With

Pair your air fryer chicken fajitas with some fresh guacamole, fried rice and/or beans and a side salad for a complete meal. Or, keep it simple with some tortilla chips and salsa.

Prepare some irresistible chicken fajitas in the air fryer that will leave your taste buds watering. This simple yet tasty treat is ideal for those busy weeknights when you need a quick and satisfying meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen chicken?

While it is not recommended, you can use frozen chicken in this recipe. Thaw it in the fridge overnight or use the settings on your air fryer if there are any. This will defeat the purpose of this recipe though which is getting a quick, easy meal but if you’re not in a rush, feel free to use frozen chicken.

Can I marinate the chicken beforehand?

Yes! Marinating the chicken for at least 30 minutes before cooking will result in even more flavorful fajitas.

Do you cut chicken before or after cooking fajitas?

It’s generally recommended to cut the chicken before cooking, ensuring even cooking and quicker preparation time.

How do you know fajitas are done?

The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F, and the veggies should be tender but still maintain a bit of crispness.

Storing and Reheating

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.

If you have many leftovers and want to preserve them for a longer period of time, freeze the fajitas in a single layer on a baking sheet before transferring them to a zip lock bag. Reheat from frozen in the air fryer for about 10 minutes at 375°F.

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Serving size

This recipe serves 4 people, with 2 fajitas per person. It can easily be doubled or tripled depending on the number of mouths you need to feed! Just make sure to adjust your cooking time accordingly. The recipe card below is a great help in this matter as well as calculating the nutritional information and detailed information about this air fryer chicken fajita recipe.

And don’t forget, leftovers are always a great option for meal prep or quick lunches throughout the week.

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Whip up some mouthwatering chicken fajitas for air fryer - a simple yet tasty treat for your taste buds! Perfect for busy weeknights.
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Air fryer chicken fajitas

Check out this super easy recipe for air fryer chicken fajitas - perfect for tasty weeknight dinners! Your taste buds will love it.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: air fryer chicken fajitas, chicken fajitas in air fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 678kcal
Author: Petro Neagu

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast sliced
  • 2 bell peppers sliced into thin strips, any color
  • 1 purple onion sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of fajita seasoning
  • 8 6" flour tortillas

Equipment

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the air fryer at 400ºf.
  • Place chicken, peppers and onions into a mixing bowl.
  • Coat with 4 tablespoons oil and season with 4 tablespoons of fajita seasoning.
  • Add the fajitas to the air fryer basket without over filling. You can crowd the basket but don’t pile the fajitas too, you can cook in batches.
  • Cook each batch for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and let rest for a couple of minutes. Warm the tortillas and add a spread of sour cream.
  • Add the fajitas
  • Top with cheese and cilantro.
  • Fold and serve

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Notes

Garnish with:
• Crumbled cotija cheese or shredded jack cheese
• Sour cream
• Diced cilantro

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 678kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 975mg | Potassium: 954mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2020IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 6mg
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