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Chicken Fajitas

These easy chicken fajitas make the perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keywords chicken fajitas, fajitas
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 389 kcal

Ingredients

For the Chicken and Vegetables:

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into 1 1/2-inch thick strips
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into 1/4-inch-wide slices
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1/4-inch-wide slices
  • 1 large onion cut into 1/4-inch-wide slices
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For Assembly:

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Optional toppings: guacamole pico de gallo, plain Greek yogurt, lettuce, cilantro

Instructions

  1. For the chicken and vegetables: In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the pineapple juice, lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.
  2. Place the chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag and add the marinade. Massage the marinade into the chicken, making sure to evenly coat all the pieces. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or as long as overnight.
  3. Adjust an oven rack in the center and another 4 to 6 inches from the broiler and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large rimmed sheet pan with oil and set aside (you can also line it with foil, then spray).
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade, shaking off any excess, and place it on the prepared pan. Pour the marinade into a large bowl, add the bell peppers and onion, and toss well. Spread the vegetables evenly on the pan around the chicken and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Toss to coat and spread out evenly in the pan.
  5. Bake on the center rack until the chicken is almost cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  6. Switch the oven to high broil. Give the vegetables and chicken a good toss, move to the top rack, and broil until the vegetables and chicken are slightly charred and the chicken is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Place the tortillas directly on the top oven rack and broil until warm and slightly charred, about 1 minute. Slice the chicken into small pieces and mix with the vegetables.
  7. To assemble, evenly distribute the chicken and vegetables among the tortillas. Top cheese and desired toppings. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 771mg32%
Potassium 740mg21%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1405IU28%
Vitamin C 66.7mg81%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.