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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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These Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas have all of the traditional restaurant flavors, but they are ready in under 30 minutes. And you don’t have to leave your house! 

You may not know this about me, but I absolutely love Mexican food. Tacos, burritos, carnitas, you name it, I’m there. But by now you do know that I love easy recipes. So adding air fryer chicken fajitas to my arsenal was a must! 

air fryer chicken fajitas next to plate with tortilla being made

Outside of the toppings you only need 5 ingredients to make this delicious weeknight dinner. But you may want to prepare a double batch because they make great leftovers. 

ingredients labeled to make air fryer chicken fajitas

Ingredients for Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Chicken breasts – we are using boneless, skinless. If you’re short on time look for pre-sliced chicken in the meat department.

Bell pepper – choose your favorite variety or a mix of green, yellow, and red

Red onion

Oil – vegetable or avocado

Fajita or Taco Seasoning mix – this is a dry mix that you can find on the Latin food aisle at your local market. You can also make a batch of my Homemade Taco Seasoning.

How To Make Fajitas in the Air Fryer 

Start by preheating your air fryer. After it’s reached temperature you’ll want to lightly spray the basket with oil (I use this oil mister) to keep the fajita meat from sticking. 

Slice the chicken, onions, and peppers. Then add them to a large mixing bowl and pour the oil on top. Sprinkle with the fajita or taco seasoning and mix until the mixture is coated completely. 

two image collage showing chopped veggies and fajita seasoning being added

Add the chicken and veggies to the air fryer basket and cook for no more than 13-15 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through. 

Serve with your favorite toppings. Check out our suggestions below for our favorite ways to serve.

Tips for Making 

  • Don’t overload the basket or tray. With that being said, you may need to cook in batches depending on how large your air fryer basket is.
  • You can also use steak or shrimp in place of the chicken. Or try a combination of meats. If the meats are sliced to a similar size cooking time should be similar.
  • For easier cleanup, use parchment paper liners in the bottom of your basket.
top view of chicken fajitas made in a air fryer, transferred to serving dish

How To Store

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

You can also freeze the cooked fajita mixture for later. Let it cool completely, then add to a freezer bag, seal and place in the freezer for up to 1 month. 

Freeze in single serve portions to make meal prepping and lunches easier.

To thaw, defrost in the fridge overnight then use the microwave or air fryer to reheat.

Serving Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

While these ingredients are totally optional, they can add a lot of flavor. And if you’re hosting a party, a fajita bar is a festive and easy way to entertain! 

  • Tortillas – corn or flour 
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Pico de gallo 
  • Hot Sauce
  • Pineapple or Mango Salsa
  • Over rice, as a bowl
  • Over lettuce, as a salad
  • In large lettuce leaves, for a low carb option
  • On a baguette, as a sandwich

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

These Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas have all of the traditional restaurant flavors, but they are ready in under 30 minutes. And you don’t have to leave your house! 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying

INGREDIENTS

Fajita Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken breasts about 2 large, sliced ¼” thick
  • 2 bell peppers cut in ¼” strips – green, red or yellow
  • 1 large red onion cut in ¼” strips
  • 2 tablespoons oil vegetable or avocado
  • 1 packet Fajita or Taco Seasoning mix

Optional Serving Ingredients:

  • Tortillas – corn or flour
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Over rice as a bowl
  • Over lettuce as a salad
  • Large lettuce leaves for a low carb option

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-heat air fryer to 390 degrees F. Lightly spray the basket.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the sliced chicken, peppers and onions.
  • Pour oil over chicken and veggies and sprinkle with seasoning. Mix until coated.
  • Pour chicken/veggie mix into the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked (165 degrees). Toss at the halfway point to break up any clumps.
  • Serve as desired.

NOTES

  • It’s important to cut the veggies and chicken to a similar size so they will cook evenly.
  • Don’t overfill the basket. You may need to cook in 2 batches depending on the size of your basket.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Cooking time may need to be adjusted based on your air fryer model.
  • Optional Serving Ingredients are not included in nutritional information.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 585mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2718IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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