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chicken fajitas cooked in cast iron skillet with tongs picking some up

Chicken Fajitas in a Skillet Recipe

Published By Stephanie
Tender and flavorful chicken breasts are seasoned with a homemade fajita seasoning mix with fresh sauteed veggies that are cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet. This is one 30-minute meal your whole family will love. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 463 kcal


  • cast iron skillet


  • 3 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion sliced thin
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 Red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 Orange bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 Poblano pepper sliced thin
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t granulated garlic
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 T Olive oil
  • Flour tortillas


  • Preheat a heavy cast iron skillet to medium heat and add your oil, or the option you prefer for your pan.
  • Combine all your spices in a small bowl and mix well. 
  • Season chicken breast, saving about a fourth of it for the vegetables.
  • Slice your onion, poblano and bell peppers into similar size slivers.
  • Add your chicken to the hot cast iron pan and cook your for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove from heat and place on cutting board. Tint with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • Add in your vegetables to the hot skillet and sprinkle them with the remaining seasoning. 
  • Saute the veggies until they caramelize (about 10 minutes), stirring or tossing occasionally.
  • While the vegetables cook, slice the cooked chicken into thin strips.
  • As the vegetables are finishing, add your chicken breast strips back into the skillet and mix thoroughly. Remove from heat.
  • Heat up some flour or corn tortillas in the microwave or on the stove top.
  • Fill your warm tortillas with your fajita mixture and garnish with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.


*Nutritional values don't include choice of tortilla


Calories: 463kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 48gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 540mgPotassium: 712mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1811IUVitamin C: 105mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, Mexican
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