Chicken Fajita Skillet

Healthy Chicken Fajita Skillet made with chicken tenderloins, colorful bell peppers, onions and a homemade fajita seasoning!

This recipe is perfect for tacos, toppings on salads, burritos and rice bowls and with it being so healthy I won’t even lie and pretend I don’t cover it in cheese sometimes! 😂

Weight Watchers Chicken Fajitas  Chicken Fajita Skillet

Chicken fajitas, like my Mexican Shrimp Burrito Bowl is one of our go to meals because of all the bold flavors you can find in Mexican food with such low points!

In addition to this recipe working well with chicken breasts, you can also use lean beef, pork loin or any seafood you’d like. I’ve long been a fan of chicken fajitas, so I LOVE this recipe.

We have other easy fajita recipes on the blog including Fajita Vegetables and Skinny Carne Asada which we love serving with Creamy Cilantro Lime Slaw.

Ways to serve Chicken Fajitas:

  • With tortillas as originally intended.
  • With a large salad full of romaine, grape tomatoes, avocados, salsa, fat free greek yogurt (or fat free sour cream).
  • In a rice bowl, or over cauliflower rice.
  • Rolled in a corn tortilla with sharp cheddar cheese, ff sour cream and baked with enchilada sauce.
  • In lettuce cups instead of tortillas.

Skinny Chicken Fajitas

Homemade Fajita seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes (you can substitute onion powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (I use ½ teaspoon because we like a bit more spice)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Mix the ingredients together and store. This is good for 1-2 pounds of chicken/beef/fish.

If you’re looking to bulk up the dish even more, I highly recommend more bell peppers as they add a nice sweetness to the pan.

You can also add thinly sliced zucchini or roma tomatoes. One of my favorite stir fry dishes with latin flavors is Lomo Saltado which is a peruvian beef stir fry with roma tomatoes. The tomatoes are an amazing addition to the stir fry so I’d definitely recommend it here too.

Just remember when you’re adding/bulking up the veggies you may want to consider making more of the fajita seasoning. You don’t want the flavors to become too muted.

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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajita Skillet made with chicken tenderloins, colorful bell peppers, onions and a homemade fajita seasoning!
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Sabrina Snyder
Weight Watchers Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins cut into three pieces each
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes you can substitute onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper I use ½ teaspoon because we like a bit more spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Add one tablespoon of the canola oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and brown on both sides, 3-5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and add the garlic, bell peppers, onions and remaining oil.
  • Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Add the broth/spice mixture to the pan with the veggies along with the chicken and stir well.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together well.

Nutrition

Serving: 6ounces | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.2g | Protein: 24.1g | Fat: 4.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 685mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 2.4g
Chicken Fajita Skillet
Skinny Chicken Fajitas

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a trained professional chef who has cooked for private clients for over a dozen years. Experienced in handling dietary restrictions, allergies and picky kid eaters, she's well versed in coming up with healthy, yet flavorful recipes.

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