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Air-Fryer Chicken Fajitas Recipe (+Variation Ideas)

Air-Fryer Chicken Fajitas Recipe (+Variation Ideas)

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Craving some Mexican flair tonight? These chicken fajitas, made in the air fryer, are your ticket to a quick yet flavorful dinner. The homemade seasoning adds a touch of authenticity, ensuring every bite is as good as your favorite restaurant’s.

When it comes to whipping up a quick and delightful dinner, nothing beats the convenience of an air fryer. And if you’re a fan of fajitas, you’re in for a treat. Let’s dive into a revamped version of the classic chicken fajitas optimized for the air fryer. This dish not only promises a burst of flavor but also ensures a nutritious meal option for those busy weeknights.

Making Your Own Fajita Seasoning

Store-bought fajita seasonings often contain additives and preservatives. Why not craft your own at home with spices you trust? Making your seasoning ensures a fresh and authentic taste. Plus, it’s economical and free from unwanted chemicals. This blend is versatile and can be used for various dishes beyond fajitas.

Air-Fryer Chicken Fajitas Recipe


For the Homemade Fajita Seasoning:

  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust for heat)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Chicken Fajitas:

  • 1 lb of chicken breasts, sliced into elongated pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips of about ½ inch
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into approximately ½ inch strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, divided into strips close to ½ inch
  • 1 red onion, partitioned into wedge sections
  • 1 tbsp of cooking oil.


  1. Making the Fajita Seasoning: In a small bowl, combine chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Preparation: Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (200°C).
  3. Seasoning the Chicken and Veggies: In a large bowl, drizzle oil over the chicken strips. Sprinkle the fajita seasoning over the chicken and vegetables, ensuring they’re well-coated.
  4. Cooking: Place the seasoned chicken and veggies in the air fryer basket. Cook at 390°F (200°C) for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  5. Serving: Serve your fajitas with warm tortillas and your choice of toppings, such as guacamole, pico de gallo, or avocado slices.

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Chicken Fajitas Variations:

1. Spicy Chipotle Fajitas: Add 1 teaspoon of chipotle powder to the seasoning mix for a smoky and spicy kick. Top with a chipotle mayo drizzle for added flavor.

2. Tropical Fajitas: Mix in 1 cup of diced pineapples with the chicken and peppers. The sweet and tangy pineapples complement the spices beautifully. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

3. Fajita Bowls: Instead of tortillas, serve the fajita mix over a bed of cooked quinoa or rice. Add black beans, corn, and a dollop of sour cream to make it a hearty bowl.

4. Cheesy Fajitas: Sprinkle shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese over the cooked fajitas while they’re still hot. The melt-in-your-mouth cheese adds a creamy texture.

5. Veggie Delight: For a vegetarian version, replace chicken with firm tofu or portobello mushrooms. Make sure to press the tofu to remove excess water before marinating.

6. Surf ‘n Turf Fajitas: Combine the best of both worlds by adding shrimp to the chicken mix. Ensure the shrimp are deveined and tail-off. They’ll cook quickly, so add them halfway through the air frying process.

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