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Easy Skillet Fajitas

These skillet fajitas are so flavorful and super easy to prepare.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 285 kcal
Author London


Chicken Marinade


  • 2 bell peppers cut into 2-inch long thin slices
  • 1 onion cut into 2-inch long thin slices
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ¼ t salt
  • ¼ t pepper
  • 1 T olive oil


For the chicken marinade:

  1. In a gallon ziplock freezer bag, place the sliced chicken. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, soy sauce and olive oil. Pour over chicken.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine cumin, chili powder, 1 t. salt, ½ t. pepper and paprika. Mix to combine and then sprinkle over chicken in bag.
  3. Zip bag and completely coat the chicken by turning the bag and massaging the marinade into the meat. Once completely coated, refrigerate and let marinate for at least 30 minutes (the longer the better!)

For the sautéed vegetables and chicken:

  1. In a large saucepan, drizzle 2 T. olive oil and add chopped bell peppers, onion and ¼ t. salt and pepper.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 7-10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove vegetables from the saucepan and set aside.
  4. Add chicken to the saucepan along with 1 T. olive oil. Try not to let too much of the marinade into the pan. Cook chicken for 12-15 minutes over medium heat, or until chicken is done. If you seem to have too much liquid in the pan from excess marinade, drain the juices and continue cooking.
  5. During the last minute of cooking the chicken, add in the sautéed vegetables to warm them up.
  6. Serve in tortillas with favorite toppings or make a fajita bowl with the Easy Mexican Rice recipe and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Skillet Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 963mg 40%
Potassium 580mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 30.3%
Vitamin C 68.6%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.