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Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Keyword Chicken Fajitas


  • 4 tbsp oil divided use
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 bell peppers assorted colours, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium onions thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper minced
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • tortillas limes, sour cream, grated cheese and/or guacamole for serving


  • Heat a large dutch oven over high heat for several minutes.  Add 2 tbsp of the oil and when it is shimmering hot, add the chicken thighs. Season well with salt and pepper and cook, undisturbed, until well browned, about 3 minutes (when they're ready to flip, they will lift easily without tearing). Flip and cook until opaque, about 3 minutes more.  Transfer to a bowl.
  • Heat remaining oil in same dutch oven over high heat and add peppers, onions and jalapeno. Season well with salt. Cook, stirring fairly frequently, until onions are soft and deep golden, and peppers are charring in spots, about 30 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, a few minutes more. Taste and add more salt as needed.
  • Cut or tear chicken into bite-sized pieces and return them to the pot along with any accumulated juices.  Cook just until chicken is reheated, a minute or two, then serve with tortillas and desired toppings.


Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 16gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 3131IUVitamin C: 134mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken Fajitas