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Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Breast Fajitas for a Win!

Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas

Best Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Make this easy + healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas tonight in your air fryerduh! Grab chicken breast, a couple of bell peppers, an onion, taco or fajita seasoning, and dinner is served less than 20 minutes later. Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! These fun, flavorful and colorful air fryer chicken breast fajitas makes a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro.

These healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas are finger-licking good and the ultimate crowd-pleaser. You can make these chicken fajitas for a potluck or whenever you are having guests over! It is such an easy recipe to play around; make sure to get creative with it! 

Currently, this recipe has been on repeat in our household, literally making it every week! The kids love it, and I know why! It’s fun, flavorful, and colorful! And did I mention that this recipe is keto-friendly, low-calorie, gluten-free, and dairy-free?

Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas

Can I Make Chicken Fajitas in Air Fryer?

Yes! You can absolutely make chicken fajitas in the air fryer; it is easy and quick! 

It is no longer a secret that I love my air fryer and that my word of the year 2022 is breath! How do they relate? Since embracing my word of the year, my air fryer has been instrumental in helping me BREATH, especially when it comes to cooking.

Amazingly lunch and dinner time now mean more chill time while the air fryer does its thing! From air fryer veggies and sausage meal to air fryer chicken thighs and air fryer beef bites – sweet potato meal, all these air fryer dinners are nothing less than exquisite. They have been easy, tasty, and most importantly, less clean up!

My air fryer is hands down the best kitchen investment I have made so far, and this healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas attest to that!

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Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas

What are Fajitas? 

Fajitas are tex-mex cuisine. In other words, a Texan-Mexican dish that refers to grilled strips of meat and bell peppers. Typically, to make fajitas, you will need to grill/cook thin strips or slices of meat with onions, bell peppers, and taco/fajita seasoning. And then served with corn tortillas. You may garnish them with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. 

Currently, there are many ways to make fajita meat – on the stovetop, oven, grill, and my favorite way, which is air fryer fajitas! Relatively you can use beef for steak fajitas, chicken for chicken fajitas, or fish for fish fajitas. You can equally keep this recipe vegan by excluding meat or fish.

Why You Will Love to Make Chicken Fajitas in The Air Fryer:

  • It is easy peasy!
  • Less mess to clean.
  • Very tender and juicy (so so juicy)!
  • Flavorful and tasty!
  • Cooks in no time better than the oven.
  • Multi-task while it cooks. 
  • Repeat weekly! (well, as supposed)😉
Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas

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Ingredients For Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Breast Fajitas:

  • Chicken breast
  • Bell peppers
  • Avocado 
  • Onion
  • Avocado oil or Olive oil
  • Sour cream (for garnish; optional)

Ingredients for Seasoning Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas:

  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Maggi cube (or Knorr chicken seasoning)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt (always use salt according to your preference)
  • Dry thyme
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper (if you don’t mind the heat)
  • Cumin (I skip this sometimes)
  • Or you can skip this list and simply use taco seasoning or fajita seasoning if you have that on hand. 
Ingredients For Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Breast Fajitas Recipe include Chicken breast, Bell peppers, Avocado, Onion, Avocado oil or Olive oil, and Sour cream (for garnish; optional)

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN FAJITAS IN AN AIR FRYER (STEP BY STEP):

Step one: Wash/clean and Cut the Veggies and Chicken Breast. First, wash the bell peppers as well as the chicken. Then slice the bell peppers and cut the chicken breast into thin strips; this helps for quick cooking. See the photos below.

Then slice the bell peppers and cut the chicken breast into thin strips; this helps for quick cooking.

Step two: Season the Fajitas. First, sprinkle the avocado oil or olive oil. Then sprinkle the seasoning and use a tong or a clean hand to combine. Ensure the seasoning touches every vegetable and chicken.

First, sprinkle the avocado oil or olive oil. Then sprinkle the seasoning and use a tong or a clean hand to combine. Ensure the seasoning touches every vegetable and chicken.

Step three: Air Fry Chicken Fajitas. First, set the air fryer to 16 minutes at 350 degrees and preheat. Then place the well-seasoned chicken breast and veggies in the air fryer basket and cook. Stir after 6 – 7 minutes. Cook for another 7 minutes, and it should ready. 

Set the air fryer to 16 minutes at 350 degrees and preheat. Then place the well-seasoned chicken breast and veggies in the air fryer basket and cook. Stir after 6 – 7 minutes. Cook for another 7 minutes, and it is ready.

Step four: Ensure chicken is fully cooked. Check if chicken is ready by cutting one chicken strip in the middle to ensure it’s no longer pink! Also, you can simply insert a food thermometer into the thickest chicken strip and make sure it reads 165. 

Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas

Step five: Prep the Guac. Easily make the guacamole using this simple recipe. Alongside guacamole, we like to top fajitas with a dollop of sour cream. Usually, I combine equal quantities of sour cream and plain Greek yogurt with a dash of salt, pepper, and sweetener instead of plain sour cream. But do you.

make the guacamole and other toppings

Step six: Serving Fajitas. Typically, I serve this healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas on tortillas. This is most people eat it. Also, you can enjoy them as is. My current obsession is to serve these air fryer chicken breast fajitas on fresh, crisp lettuce leaves! Finish with a drop of guacamole or sour cream (mixture) and avocado slices. I hope you make this recipe and enjoy it as you please! 

Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas
This was a delicious lunch! The kids loved it. 😊

RECIPE NOTES:

  • It is perfectly ok if you don’t wash your chicken.
  • You can freeze the chicken breast for 15 – 20 minutes, so it’s firmer and easier to cut into thin strips.
  • Preheating the air fryer is optional; you necessary don’t have to preheat it. I don’t sometimes and yet my food always cooks well!🤷🏾‍♀️
  • Give a stir midway to cooking; I don’t recommend shaking the air fryer basket because, with this recipe, the moisture/water will collect on the bottom of the air fryer. And shaking the air fryer basket will make the water pour right back on the fajitas. Typically, I would use a silicone spatula to stir gently. 
  • Make sure to check the chicken for doneness. Check if this is ready by cutting one chicken strip in the middle to ensure it’s no longer pink! Also, you can simply insert a food thermometer into the thickest chicken strip until it reads 165. These chicken breast fajitas are usually ready at 14 minutes. However, if yours isn’t ready by that time, cook for the entire 16 minutes set time or add an additional minute. Always remember that you can’t cook chicken rare; IT HAS TO BE WELL DONE.
  • I like to warm up the tortillas in the air fryer as well. Ensure the air fryer is clean, and warm them up for 1 – 2 minutes at 350 degrees. Or until they are warm enough for you!
  • I mainly use the whole wheat carb balance from “Mission.” It is only 5gram net carb and keto-friendly. We get them from our local Walmart. 
Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas

FAQs

How Long to Air Fry Chicken Fajitas? 

Usually, cooking time varies depending on the thickness of the chicken breast strips and temperature. However, this air fryer chicken breast fajitas are generally ready in 14 minutes (at 350 degrees). If yours isn’t ready by that time, cook for the entire 16 minutes set time. On the other hand, you can simply insert a food thermometer into the thickest chicken strip to see if it reads 165. Do not overcook these chicken breast fajitas, or they will dry out; you want them tender and juicy! 

Can I use Taco Seasoning for Fajitas? 

Yes, you can absolutely use taco seasonings for fajitas. To be honest, I don’t know the difference between a store-bought taco seasoning and a fajita seasoning.  Use what you have on hand; there is no need to head out to the store just to get a fajita seasoning. 

How do you Cut Chicken Breast for Fajitas? 

Cut the chicken breast into thin strips as this helps the fajitas to cook quickly and simultaneously with the vegetables. You can freeze the chicken breast for 15 – 20 minutes, so it’s firmer and easier to cut.

Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas
You can enjoy fajitas without tortillas. YUM!

Variations/substitutions:

  •  Make this recipe vegan; easily exclude the chicken breast and use mushrooms instead.
  • Use any meat of choice, such as steak or even boneless chicken thighs.
  • Add fresh spicy peppers to ramp up the heat, such as cayenne/chili peppers, poblano, jalapeno, which are all great. I usually avoid them because my kids love this recipe. 
  • Kick the tortillas to the cub and serve air fryer chicken breast fajitas with a rice bowl instead. Did I hear you say yum? YES indeed!
  • Swap guacamole for salsa or pico de gallo.
  • You can use any color of bell peppers or onions; I used white onions because that’s what I have on hand.
Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas
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HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY AIR FRYER CHICKEN BREAST FAJITAS:

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Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas

Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Breast Fajitas for a Win!


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Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM!

Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 Chicken breast or 1 lb. of chicken breast
  • 1 big red bell pepper
  • 1 big yellow bell pepper
  • 1 big green bell pepper
  • 1 avocado for guacamole and (plus more) garnish
  • ½ an onion (any color; I used white today)
  • 2 tablespoons of Avocado oil or Olive oil 

 

Ingredients for Seasoning this Healthy Chicken Breast Fajitas:

  • 2 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 small Maggi cube/1 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon of Knorr chicken seasoning)
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or less; always use salt according to your preference)
  • ½ teaspoon of dry thyme
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (I skip this sometimes)
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper (if you can stand the heat; I typically skip it because of the kids).
  • Or you can skip this list and simply use about 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning or fajita seasoning if you have that available. 

Instructions

  1. Step one: Wash/clean and Cut the Veggies and Chicken Breast. First, wash the bell peppers as well as the chicken. Then slice the bell peppers and cut the chicken breast into thin strips; this helps for quick cooking. See the photos below.
  2. Step two: Season the Fajitas. Add the sliced veggies and chicken breast into a big bowl. First, sprinkle the avocado oil or olive oil. Then sprinkle the seasoning and use a tong or a clean hand to combine. Ensure the seasoning touches every vegetable and chicken.
  3. Step three: Air Fry Chicken Fajitas. First, set the air fryer to 16 minutes at 350 degrees and preheat. Then place the well-seasoned chicken breast and veggies in the air fryer basket and cook. Stir after 6 – 7 minutes. Cook for another 7 minutes, and it is ready. 
  4. Step four: Ensure chicken is fully cooked. Check if chicken is ready by cutting one chicken strip in the middle to ensure it’s no longer pink! Also, you can simply insert a food thermometer into the thickest chicken strip and make sure it reads 165. 
  5. Step five: Prep the Guac. Easily make the guacamole using this simple recipe. Alongside guacamole, we like to top fajitas with a dollop of sour cream. Usually, I combine equal quantities of sour cream and plain Greek yogurt with a dash of salt, pepper, and sweetener instead of plain sour cream. But do you.
  6. Step six: Serving Fajitas. Typically, I serve this healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas on tortillas. This is most people eat it. Also, you can enjoy them as is. My current obsession is to serve these air fryer chicken breast fajitas on fresh, crisp lettuce leaves! Finish with a drop of guacamole or sour cream (mixture) and avocado slices. I hope you make this recipe and enjoy it as you please! 

Notes

The tortillas are not included in the nutrition calculations. Also, you can use any tortilla of choice; I typically go with whole wheat “carb balance” from “Mission,” which is only 5gram net carb and keto-friendly

Keep eyes on this while they air fry; it could cook quicker depending on how thin you cut them. Do not allow these to overcook.

Use any colors of pepper you have.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

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Chicken fajitas in an air fryer may be the best possible way to cook this tex-mex meat and vegetable dish. It is juicy, tender, tasty, and cooks in no time. The part is that clean-up is easy peasy! This fun, flavorful and colorful healthy air fryer chicken breast fajitas make a perfect lunch or dinner any time! Serve these on tortillas, rice bowls, or just eat as is! YUM! Garnish healthy chicken fajitas with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, or chopped cilantro. #fajitas #airfryerfajitas #airfryerrecipes #healthyfajitas

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25 Comments
  1. Love how fast and easy it is in the air fryer! Definitely a game changer and so delicious!

  2. “Breath”, or “Breathe”?
    You “take a breath” when you breathe.

    Thank you for this recipe, it sounds lovely and beats doing them in the oven.

  3. A great quick and easy weeknight dinner for all the family, and packed with lovely flavours – yum!

  4. Another win for the air fryer! Fajitas are one of my favorite meals and being able to cook it in the air fryer has me enjoying it in no time! Thanks for the great recipe!

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