If you're looking for a super flavourful (and easy) dinner tonight, make this recipe! These one skillet chicken fajitas are perfect for an easy dinner with minimal clean-up after. All you need is one bowl, ten minutes of prep and about 20 minutes to cook everything. Packed with flavour from spices and then topped off with a creamy (and spicy) jalapeño feta sauce - YES PLEASE! I really can't think of anything better than serving these easy skillet chicken fajitas on a warmed tortilla with lots of sauce drizzled all over.
For these flavourful skillet chicken fajitas, I recommend using boneless and skinless chicken thighs. They're more forgiving when cooking as they won't dry out, plus they taste better IMO.
Here's what you'll need:
These easy chicken fajitas are the perfect weeknight dinner, taking only 30 minutes to make!
The first thing you'll need to do is toss the chicken in a bowl with the seasonings. a large bowl, mix together all of the spices and salt. Add in the chicken and toss. Drizzle the lime juice plus zest and the oil and stir to combine. There is no need to marinade the chicken, but if you want to, I'd suggest a shorter time, about 2 hours or so.
When you're ready to cook, heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and let the skillet get nice and hot. Once it's hot, drizzle in a tiny splash more of oil (avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil) and then add the chicken. Let the chicken cook and get browned on one side before flipping, about four minutes or so. Then flip and toss the chicken in the skillet for another five minutes, until cooked through. Remove the chicken and set it aside.
Next, add a splash more oil if needed and then toss in the onion. Cook while tossing occasionally until softened and browned around the edges, about six to seven minutes.
Last, add the peppers to the skillet and continue tossing until the peppers have softened and are browned in spots. Season with a good pinch of kosher salt. Turn off the heat and add the chicken back to the skillet to warm through again.
While you are cooking the fajitas, make the easy jalapeño feta sauce.
If you are using a blender or food processor, combine the sour cream, lime juice and zest, jalapeño pepper, cilantro and salt until the mixture is fairly smooth. Or if you are mixing by hand, make sure to finely chop the jalapeño and cilantro. Don't forget to add in the crumbled feta.
Heat up your tortillas and add a scoop of the chicken fajita mixture to the tortilla. Serve with a dollop of the jalapeño feta sauce, plus extra limes and cilantro.
Boneless chicken thighs are my preferred type of chicken to cook. They are more forgiving if you do overcook them, plus they are more flavourful in my opinion.
Are you ready to make these deliciously easy and healthy chicken fajitas in a skillet? Let's get to it!
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These flavourful skillet chicken fajitas are the perfect weeknight dinner because they're quick and easy to make. Serve them up with a spicy and cooling jalapeño feta sauce on the side!
For a thicker sauce: add more feta
For more spice: use serrano pepper instead of jalapeño
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