A chicken fajitas with sour cream, cheese, and salsa.

Stovetop Chicken Fajitas

Pre-chopping the chicken makes these stovetop chicken fajitas cook in just minutes. They will quickly become a family favorite at your house.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Bell Peppers, chicken, flour tortillas, onion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 600kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!



  • 1 ¾ teaspoons taco seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil divided
  • 1 large bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and sliced thin
  • 1 medium yellow onion halved and sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  • 8 8-inch flour tortillas warmed up
  • shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • diced avocado
  • lime wedges


  • In a small bowl whisk together the taco seasoning, salt, and pepper until combined.
  • Trim the chicken and slice it thinly crosswise. Pat the chicken pieces dry with paper towels and then rub the spice mixture onto all sides of the chicken pieces.
  • In a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil until shimmering and very small wisps of smoke start to come off of the oil. Add the chicken and cook, stirring often, until browned and cooked through about 5-7 minute. Move the chicken to a serving platter and cover with foil.
    Cook the chicken pieces until cooked through and browned along the edges.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the skillet and heat it again over medium-high heat until the wisps of smoke start to come off of the oil. Add the bell pepper and onion and cook, stirring often, until the veggies begin to brown and they begin to brown, about 5-7 minutes. Turn off the heat, and stir in the lime juice and cilantro.
    Squeeze the lime onto the cooker vegetables.
  • Transfer the veggies to the same serving platter as the chicken, and serve buffet style with flour tortillas, shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, diced avocado, and lime wedges.
    Chicken fajitas on a flour tortilla with sour cream, salsa, cheese, and cilantro.


Serving: 2fajitas | Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1052mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1295IU | Vitamin C: 56.7mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 4.2mg