Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Make delicious Chicken Fajitas in Air Fryer, tender chicken breast bursting with lime fajita seasoning flavor, with perfectly cooked peppers and onions. A one pot dinner, ready in just 20 minutes.

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
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Juicy, healthy and flavorful, Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas bursting with flavor of lime and fajita seasoning with perfectly cooked peppers and onions. A quick and delicious complete dinner, ready in just 20 minutes. Gluten free, and whole-30 diet friendly. We eat these Air Fryer Fajitas for dinner all year long! You will love the flavors. 

Air Fryer Fajitas is a complete one pot Chicken Dinner. In Air Fryer, Chicken roast crispy, yet tender and juicy. The side of seasoned onions and peppers are my special favorite. You can't miss the aroma of Fajitas Seasoned Chicken and Pepper roasting in fryer. So addictive as if server bringing Fajitas in a Mexican Restaurant. Yumm!

Let's make some Air Fryer Fajitas today!

Chicken Fajitas

What Do You Need to Make Chicken Fajitas in Air Fryer?

Ingredients for this recipe are easy to find and pantry staples. You don't need grocery trip to make Chicken Fajitas. I have also included homemade Fajita Seasoning recipe link below.

Here is the list of ingredients you need:

  1. Chicken Tenders (or breast cut into small strips.)
  2. Fajita Seasoning (try homemade seasoning)
  3. Lemon Or Lime Juice
  4. Garlic
  5. Onion
  6. Bell Peppers
  7. Olive Oil
  8. Bouillon

To Cook Fajitas in Air Fryer:

Follow these notes when cooking chicken fajitas in the air fryer. These will help make juicy chicken fajitas every time.

  1. Preheat Air Fryer to ensures even cooking from the start. For Ninja foodi fryer, I preheat for 3 minutes.
  2. Add peppers in at the half time so that peepers and onions are perfectly cooked and crunchy (not at all mushy).
  3. Marinate Chicken for best results. Delicious marinade recipe included in the recipe card.
  4. Use Air Fryer Rack when cooking chicken fajitas in the air fryer. This way fajitas cook nice and crispy with seasonings and juices from the chicken collect at the bottom (below rack). Pour juices over fajitas before serving. (yum!)

Hot To Cook Fajitas in Air Fryer

I first cook marinated chicken in preheat fryer until it is no longer pink. Next add sliced veggies on the side, add seasoning and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through. Don't forget to use the juices of chicken collected at the bottom of fryer. These make fajitas moist and delicious. 

Air Fryer Fajitas

Sizzling Chicken Fajitas

You can also make drunken sizzling chicken fajita in two  simple steps:
1) Cook chicken fajita as recipe suggests and switch off air fryer.
2) Remove fryer and immediately de glaze with 2 tbsp of vodka or white wine. Serve immediately.

Time for Cooking Fajitas

Since chicken is cut into small strips, Chicken Fajitas cook very quickly in the air fryer. I recommend to keep an eye as time can vary based on make and model of air fryer, and quantity of fajitas. I made 1.5 pound chicken fajitas in Ninja foodi XL fryer (5.5 quart). This took about 12 minutes of cooking and 3 minutes of pre heating.

Always keep an eye in last couple of minutes. Don't let chicken dry out. You can always pause the fryer and check the doneness of a chicken strip before continuing.

Delicious Chicken Fajitas in Air Fryer Recipe

TIP: Replace chicken with firm tofu strips to make vegetarian Chicken Fajitas!

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Friends, this easy chicken fajita recipe is our favorite weeknight dinner.  I also warm tortillas for serving with Fajitas in the air fryer. Just before serving, on Air Fry setting for 1 minute.

This week was all about spices. Malay Chicken Curry and Chicken Fajitas. Check back again for next week's recipes.

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Make delicious Chicken Fajitas in Air Fryer, tender chicken breast bursting with lime fajita seasoning flavor, with perfectly cooked peppers and onions. A one pot dinner, ready in just 20 minutes.

Sides for Chicken Fajitas

Spicy Mango Salsa Guacamole Homemade Salsa

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: Mexican () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 1.5-2 lbs Fajitas - Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Marinate
  • 3 tbsp Fajita Seasoning (recipe in notes)
  • 1/2 Bouillon Cube (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Lime (juice, more wedges for serving)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic (2-3 cloves, minced)
  • Chicken Fajitas
  • 1.5 to 2 lbs Chicken (15-18 tenders or breast thin sliced)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Bell Pepper (I used one red and one green, cored and sliced)
  • 1 White Onion (or yellow onion, medium, thin sliced)
  • Serving Suggestions
  • 8-10 Tortillas (warmed)
  • Salsa

Directions

  • 1. Prepare Fajitas Ingredients In a seal-able bag, mix fajita marinate ingredients - use half of the fajita seasoning. Add chicken sliced into strips (or chicken tenders if using). Massage bag to distribute seasoning on to the chicken. See Note 1. Make sure all pieces are well coated in marinate. Additional Notes: Refrigerate until ready to use or marinate longer from 20 mins up-to 1 hour.
  • 2. Preheat Air Fryer Insert air fryer rack in the air fryer. Preheat air fryer at 390 degrees Fahrenheit on Air Roast setting, for 3 minutes.
  • 3. Cook Chicken Fajitas Add marinated chicken spread in even layer. Set fryer to Air Roast at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes. Roast for first 3 minutes, pause fryer and then toss chicken once with silicon tipped tongs. Continue Air Roast for 3 more minutes.
  • 4. Add Fajita Veggies Pause air fryer, with silicon tip tongs, move chicken on the one side, Add peppers and onions on now empty side. Drizzle oil and sprinkle remaining seasoning half on veggies and half on chicken. Toss once to distribute seasoning. Continue cooking for remaining time or until chicken is cooked through. Keep an eye in last 2-3 minutes.
  • 5. Serve Transfer cooked chicken fajitas to a serving platter. Remove rack from fryer and pour juices collected at the bottom over the chicken and veggies. Serve with warmed tortillas and salsa on side with lime wedges. (See note 2 and 3)
Savita's Notes:
  1. Try this homemade fajita seasoning for this chicken fajitas recipe. If seasoning used does not have salt, add 1/2 tsp salt in marinade and 1/4 tsp while cooking peppers and onions.
  2. Don't forget to use the juices of chicken collected at the bottom of fryer. It makes fajitas moist and delicious. 
  3. I also warm tortillas for serving with Fajitas in the air fryer. Just before serving, on Air Fry setting for 1 minute.
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15 Responses

  1. Loving this simple and yummy recipe. Will try this soon. Thank you for sharing...
  2. My family loves when I make fajitas for dinner. I need to give your recipe a try. Looks amazing. Yum!
  3. Such a great idea to make this in the air fryer! Worked perfectly!
  4. What an easy recipe! I loved how flavorful these came out and they were super simple in the air fryer.
  5. Thank you 😊...
  6. This is such an amazing recipe! It was a huge hit for dinner!
    Thanks for letting me know.
  7. We are all huge air fryer fans and this is a fantastic idea for fajitas!
    You got it! 🙌
  8. Ive been having so much fun with my air fryer! Its awesome to have new ways to use it like this. Thank you for the idea!
    Thanks Liz. I'm happy to share.
  9. I had no clue, you could make chicken fajitas with an air-fryer! This will be dinner tonight!
    Yeah! Air Fryer fajitas are so delicious. Plus the one pot meal is awesome always! Isn't it?. I hope you try this soon.
  10. This meal was a flavour bomb. Loved it!
    Thanks for the early feedback. Love it!