These air fryer chicken fajitas are a quick and easy Tex-Mex recipe that is made with tender boneless skinless chicken breasts, onions, and peppers, a delicious homemade fajita seasoning mix, and cooked in the air fryer. So easy, delicious, and flavorful.
Chicken fajitas are always a part of our Taco Tuesday table. Living in Texas, fajitas have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom used to make them for us when I was a girl, then when I got older, I always made them for myself. That trend continued when I had kids. It’s been a decades-long tradition. When I discovered the air fryer a few years ago, I started experimenting with that, and that’s when I discovered that chicken fajitas are even better when you cook them in the air fryer! The chicken is always tender, and the vegetables are always just right – not too soft and not too crispy.
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
This air fryer chicken fajita recipe is one that I know you’ll come back to again and again. Tender chicken breast strips come together with onions, bell peppers, classic Tex-Mex seasoning, and a little Cajun twist with Slap Ya Mama seasoning. Then it’s all scooped into warm flour tortillas and served up to ravenous family and friends. Every bite explodes with flavor, and the big bonus is that you won’t have to spend a ton of time in the kitchen making it!
Why You’ll Love These Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
- They’re super easy to make
- They’re FAST. It only takes a few minutes of prep and 15 minutes in the air fryer.
- They are deliciously seasoned. The chicken is tender and juicy, and the veggies are the perfect texture.
Favorite Fajita Toppings
One of my favorite parts of making fajitas is having plenty of toppings on hand for everyone to choose from. There are so many toppings that taste so great on them. Some excellent options include:
- Fresh lime juice
- Pico de gallo
- Sour cream
- Picante sauce
- Taco sauce
- Refried beans
- Black beans
What Sides to Pair with Chicken Fajitas
Just like toppings, there are a ton of great choices when it comes to sides that you can serve with chicken fajitas.
- Mexican rice
- Spanish rice
- Black beans and rice
- Mexican quinoa
- Mexican street corn
- Corn salad
- Mexican coleslaw
- Corn pudding
- Chips and salsa
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Tips and Variations
I have a few tips here that will help you make these chicken fajitas the tastiest they can be and the process easier. I also have some fun variations that you can try, as well.
- Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper to make cleanup a breeze.
- Always preheat your air fryer. It’s a myth that air fryers don’t have to be preheated.
- Cut your chicken strips uniformly for even cooking.
- Try using chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for more flavor.
- For even more kick, add red pepper flakes or chopped jalapeños or chipotles.
- You can make pork and beef variations of this recipe, as well.
- Add black beans for more flavor.
- Make your own fajita seasoning or taco seasoning for the chicken.
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about fajitas.
What are fajitas?
Fajitas are a Tex-Mex dish that uses any stripped meat with stripped peppers and onions served on a flour or corn tortilla. It originally referred to a skirt steak variation which was the cut of beef first used in fajitas.
Can I put raw chicken in an air fryer?
Absolutely! An air fryer is just a small convection oven. If you can cook it in an oven, you can cook it in an air fryer. Just use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken.
What temperature do you cook chicken in an air fryer?
That varies based on the recipe. It can vary from 350 degrees to 400 degrees. This recipe cooks the chicken at 390 degrees.
Does meat need to be thawed to cook in an air fryer?
Not at all. Again, this depends on the recipe. For this recipe, you’ll be using fresh chicken. Air fryer recipes that cook meat from frozen usually involve pre-packaged, frozen foods like meatballs.
How to Store and Reheat Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
These make a great meal if you are trying to meal prep. Never store constructed fajitas. The filling will make the tortilla soggy. Instead, store your fajita mixture in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 3 days, and store your fajitas in their packaging at room temperature.
To reheat the fajitas, place the filling in a saucepan, add a bit of water, and heat over medium heat until heated through. Warm up the tortillas in a pan and fill them with the fajita mixture.
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these fajitas. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- Green bell pepper
- Red bell pepper
- Garlic salt
- Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- Black pepper
- Smoked paprika
- Chili powder
- Olive oil
- Flour tortillas, fajita size
How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
Making this recipe is as easy – or even easier – than gathering up the ingredients. It only takes a few simple steps.
Step 1: Season the Chicken
Slice chicken into strips. Whisk the seasonings together in a small mixing bowl. Then combine the chicken, onion, and pepper strips in a large mixing bowl. Add the seasonings to the chicken and vegetables and toss to coat. Then, pour the olive oil into the bowl and stir to coat.
Step 2: Air Fry
Place parchment paper in the bottom of the air fryer basket and add the chicken fajita mixture. Air fry for 15 minutes at 390 degrees, tossing the fajita mixture halfway through.
Step 3: Make the Fajitas
Heat flour tortillas in a pan, fill with the chicken fajita mixture, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Try These Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Today
These air fryer chicken fajitas are loaded with flavor, not work. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a meal that everyone loves, and you’ll have it fast. It doesn’t get much better than that. Give this one a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
- 1 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, sliced into strips
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 small flour tortillas, fajita size
- In a small bowl, whisk all seasonings together.
- In a medium bowl, add chicken, onions and peppers together, stir.
- Sprinkle seasonings over chicken mixture, stir to coat.
- Pour olive oil into medium bowl, stir to coat.
- Preheat air fryer at 390° for 2 minutes.
- Place a parchment paper liner into the air fryer basket and add chicken fajitas mixture to the basket.
- Cook at 390° for 15 minutes, tossing over halfway through.
- Heat flour tortillas, fill with chicken fajitas and enjoy.
Here are a few pics that are perfect to save to your favorite Pinterest boards.