Salsa, sour cream, guacamole, avocado sauce, pico de gallo
Season Chicken, Onion & Peppers
In a large mixing bowl or a gallon size ziplock bag (easy clean-up), add chicken tenders, sliced peppers and onions. Add oil and toss well using tongs.
Add salt and all dry spices and toss till everything is coated evenly.
Oven Method - Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Turn the oven on HIGH Broil mode. Spread the seasoned chicken, peppers and onions evenly on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet (no parchment).
Place the baking sheet on the top layer, making sure there's a 2-inch distance from the broiler plates. Broil for 10-12 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
Spread half the seasoned chicken, peppers and onions evenly in the fryer basket. It is necessary to cook it in two batches so you don't overcrowd the pan.
Slide the tray in position and cook on 360°F for 8 minutes. Remove the basket, shake it and put it back in for another 4 minutes.
Serve chicken fajitas with your favorite condiments in tortilla wraps, tacos, salad or with a side of Mexican Rice.
Substitute chicken tenders with 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs. To cut chicken breasts for fajitas, simply cut each breast lengthwise into pieces about ½ inch thick. This will produce chicken-tender size pieces. If you prefer dark meat, use an equal amount of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, following the same slicing guidelines.
Make your own taco seasoning blend or use a store-bought seasoning. I prefer the flavor and aromatic quality of homemade fajita seasoning. Simply use 2-3 Tablespoons of your favorite store-bought seasoning packet instead.
Bake in one-even layer under the broil or two batches in the air fryer. Use a large enough sheet pan for the oven method so the chicken and vegetables are spread into one-even layer. If you decide to use the air fryer, you will need to cook the fajita filling in two batches to achieve a charred, crispy texture.
Transform the fajitas into burritos, tacos, enchiladas, tostadas or chips. Follow the instructions above to create a fun and creative Mexican meal.
For healthy and low-carb fajitas, serve the chicken mixture over a bed of greens or crisp lettuce cups, such as romaine or butter lettuce.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates for the chicken and vegetable filling only. It does not include tortillas, tacos or any additional toppings. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.