Easy Chicken Fajitas

Servings: 6 ⟩⟩ Serving size: 1 fajita

You will need
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 packet reduced-sodium taco seasoning or fajita seasoning mix
  • 6 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • Lettuce and tomato, chopped (optional)
  • Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)

How much chicken to buy

  • One broiler/fryer chicken (2 to 3 pounds), cut up, yields 3-5 servings; one roaster (3 to 6 pounds), 4-8 servings.
  • One whole chicken breast or two chicken breast halves (about 12 ounces total), two servings; 1 pound of chicken thighs or drumsticks, 2 servings.
  • Two whole chicken breasts (about 12 ounces each), 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken; one broiler/fryer (about 3 pounds), 2½ cups chopped, cooked chicken.
Shopping list
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chicken
  • Onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • 1 packet reduced-sodium taco seasoning or fajita seasoning mix
  • 6-inch flour tortillas
  • Lettuce and tomato (optional)
  • Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)
Nutrients per serving
  • Calories 220
  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 480mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 20g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Sugars 2g
  • Total Protein 19g
What to do
  1. Add vegetable oil to large skillet. Heat on medium-high.
  2. Add chicken strips and cook until browned. Add onions and peppers and cook until tender.
  3. Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken mixture and heat thoroughly. Add a small amount of water if mixture becomes dry.
  4. Warm flour tortillas according to package directions.
  5. Fill tortillas with chicken, onion and pepper mixture.
  6. Top with lettuce, tomato and sour cream, if desired. Fold in half and serve.
Be food safe
  • The pink liquid in packaged fresh chicken is mostly water that was absorbed during the chilling process and can have bacteria that make you sick. Clean all surfaces and utensils after handling fresh chicken and the liquid.
    • Wash surfaces and utensils with soap and hot water. To sanitize, add a teaspoon of chlorine bleach to a quart of clean water at room temperature. Always sanitize after you clean with soap and water. Bleach is most effective for killing germs when used on clean surfaces and mixed with plain water.