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Super Easy Chicken Fajitas {Low Carb, Keto, Paleo}

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These Easy Chicken Fajitas are healthy, quick to make, and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The chicken is succulent, super flavourful and the low carb tortillas are fantastic. Enjoy this one-pan meal made with peppers, onions, spicy chicken fajitas, and delicious toppings.

easy chicken fajitas recipe

This recipe works well with chicken breast, but you can also use chicken thighs, turkey breast, steak, pork loin or any seafood you’d like. The homemade fajita seasoning and the low carb vegetables work great with any protein you want. You’ll love shrimp fajitas, too!

In addition to that, using a cast iron pan will give the best sear on the chicken and enhances the flavor.

Chicken fajitas are the perfect way of getting kids to enjoy eating delicious vegetables.

Do you know what’s fantastic? It’s a one-pan meal, that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.

Did I mention that fajitas recipe is naturally low carb, keto, and paleo-friendly?

It contains only low carb ingredients: chicken breast, peppers, and onions.

Watch our quick video to see exactly how to make the Easy Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients for Chicken Fajitas

The main ingredients in a classic fajita are corn tortillas, any meats, onion, pepper, and seasonings. It’s usually made with chicken or beef and served with shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, beans or diced tomatoes.

The Spanish term “fajitas” refers to grilled meat served in a taco corn tortilla. Since we want to keep this recipe as low carb as possible, you can make my egg-free keto tortillas, that are as good as corn tortillas.

To make this Mexican inspired dish you’ll need a few healthy ingredients and one pan. It’s effortless to make, loaded with flavors and perfect for an incredibly delicious dinner. Here are all the ingredients you’ll need.

For the Fajitas

  • olive oil or avocado oil
  • lemon or lime juice
  • boneless skinless chicken breast
  • red pepper, julienned
  • green pepper, julienned
  • yellow pepper, julienned
  • medium onion, chopped

Fajitas Seasoning Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
These Easy Chicken Fajitas are healthy, quick to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The chicken is succulent, super flavourful and the low carb tortillas are fantastic. Enjoy this one-pan meal made with peppers, onions, chicken spicy fajita seasoning.

How to Make Easy Chicken Fajitas?

It’s effortless to make these chicken fajitas once you have all the ingredients.

  1. In a large bowl, add the chicken, 1 tbsp oil, fajita seasonings, and lemon juice. Toss to combine the chicken with the seasonings. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  2. Slice the onion and peppers into long strips.
  3. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat the oil. Saute the peppers and onions for about 4-6 minutes until slightly cooked. They should be crisp-tender, not overcooked. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  4. In the same skillet cook the chicken for 5-10 minutes, until no longer pink. Add the peppers and onions back into the pan, toss with the chicken and cook for 2 more minutes.
  5. Serve over low carb tortillas and top with salsa, sour cream, avocado or any of your favorite toppings.
These Easy Chicken Fajitas are healthy, quick to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The chicken is succulent, super flavourful and the low carb tortillas are fantastic. Enjoy this one-pan meal made with peppers, onions, chicken spicy fajita seasoning.

How to Serve Chicken Fajita?

To serve these chicken fajitas, I made my super easy egg-free low carb keto tortillas. Roll the dough super thin between two parchment papers and cut it in 6-inch circles, using a plate and a sharp knife. I managed to get 8 tortillas!

Here are a few toppings I usually love for the Fajitas:

These Easy Chicken Fajitas are healthy, quick to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The chicken is succulent, super flavourful and the low carb tortillas are fantastic. Enjoy this one-pan meal made with peppers, onions, chicken spicy fajita seasoning.

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These Easy Chicken Fajitas are healthy, quick to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The chicken is succulent, super flavourful and the low carb tortillas are fantastic. Enjoy this one-pan meal made with peppers, onions, chicken spicy fajita seasoning.

Super Easy Chicken Fajitas {Low Carb, Keto, Paleo Recipe}

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Yelds 6 servigns
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

These Easy Chicken Fajitas are healthy, quick to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The chicken is succulent, super flavourful and the low carb tortillas are fantastic. Enjoy this one-pan meal made with peppers, onions, chicken spicy fajita seasoning.

Ingredients
 
 

FOR THE FAJITAS

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 lemon or lime juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper julienned
  • 1/2 medium green pepper julienned
  • 1/2 medium yellow pepper
  • 1 medium onion

FAJITA SEASONING

WHAT TO SERVE WITH FAJITAS

  • Warm low carb tortillas
  • Avocado or homemade guacamole
  • Sour cream or Full-Fat greek yogurt
  • Fresh tomato or salsa
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the chicken, 1 tbsp oil, fajita seasonings, and lemon juice. Toss to combine the chicken with the seasonings. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Slice the onion and peppers into long strips.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add 1 tbsp olive oil. Saute the peppers and onions for about 4-6 minutes until slightly cooked. They should be crisp-tender, not overcooked. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet cook the chicken for 5-10 minutes, until no longer pink. Add the peppers and onions back into the pan, toss with the chicken and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Serve over low carb tortillas and top with salsa, sour cream, avocado or any of your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
190kcal
Total Carbs
4g
Net Carbs
3g
Protein
24g
Fat
7g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, fajitas, keto, low carb
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Super Easy Chicken Fajitas {Low Carb, Keto, Paleo}

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