Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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These Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas are the perfect way to use up some of that chicken breast you have lying in your freezer, and whip up a delicious dinner in under 30 minutes.

I have been obsessed with using my Air Fryer lately. I love how easy it is to put delicious meals on the table with it, and how effortless it is. I always turn to it on busy nights when I really want my family to enjoy a homecooked meal.

These Easy Air Fryer Chicken fajitas need just a handful of ingredients to put together, and turn out absolutely delicious. The chicken will be nice and juicy, and the veggies will have that nice bit of char you’re looking for- you just can’t go wrong with these!

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Are Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Healthy?

These Air Fryer chicken fajitas are super healthy. They pack in the protein from the chicken, and have bell peppers and onions, which is a great way to get more vegetables on your plate.

You’ll be using olive oil, which is a super healthy fat, and if you can whip up some homemade fajita seasoning, you’ll get brownie points for that too.

Plus, you’ll also get the chance to customize the fajitas based on your personal preference, which means you can add a lot more vegetables or other healthy add-ons into it.

A big plus with making these fajitas in the Air Fryer is the fact that they’re actually super affordable too. Most Air Fryer recipes tend to be budget friendly, which is another win in my books!

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Cooking Time

An Air Fryer is like a mini convection oven, which can help cut down the cooking time and let you enjoy your favorite meals with minimal fat, guilt-free.

Prep time 10 minutes 

Cook time 10 minutes 

Yields 4 servings 

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Ingredients For the Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

To make the chicken fajitas in the air fryer, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients.

  • 1.5 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast (you can also use chicken thighs if you want some extra flavor)
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced into thin strips, any color (red, green and orange peppers are great)
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of fajita seasoning spice blend 
  • 8 6” flour tortillas 


  • Crumbled cotija cheese or shredded jack cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Diced cilantro
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How to Make the Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Once you have your ingredients ready, here’s the process you’ll need to follow to cook chicken fajitas in the Air Fryer.

Step 1: Preheat Air Fryer

Pre-heat the air fryer at 400ºf. You can also choose to grease the chicken with some olive oil or cooking spray.

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Step 2: Add the Seasoning Mix to the Chicken & Vegetables

Place the sliced chicken, peppers and sliced red onion into a large bowl, coat with 4 tablespoons oil and season with 4 tablespoons of fajita seasoning.

Make sure everything is evenly coated with the fajita seasoning mix. You can also squeeze a bit of lime juice to bring in some extra tanginess.

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Step 3: Cook the Chicken Fajitas Evenly

Add the fajitas to the air fryer basket without over filling. If you have a smaller air fryer, you might want to cook the chicken fajitas in two batches or more if needed.

If you’re starting off with a whole chicken breast, you might want to cut it into thin slices to cut down the cooking time.

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Also remember that the cooking time for raw chicken will be different than the cooking time for frozen chicken. If you’re confused, just check if the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit and it will be safe to eat! Additionally, you can check if the juices run clear when you cut into the chicken. That’s a sure sign that it’s cooked properly. Happy cooking!

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Step 4: Let it Rest

Cook each batch for 10 minutes, tossing halfway. Remove and let rest for a couple of minutes.

If your chicken strips are thicker, you may want to check if the internal temperature reaches the recommended guidelines, and adjust the cook time accordingly.

Step 5: Assemble the Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Warm the tortillas and add a spread of sour cream. Add the fajitas, and top with cheese and cilantro, serve with some lime wedges and enjoy!

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Recipe Variations

You can also bring a bit of variation to these easy Air Fryer chicken fajitas.

We’ve used shredded jack cheese for this recipe, but you can also use shredded cheddar cheese or even some mozzarella if that’s what you have at hand.

You can also use refried beans as an add-on to get some more protein and a bit of extra flavor to the dish.

Another great idea is to add some more vegetables into the mix while you’re air frying everything. Mushrooms, zucchini and broccoli are some good choices.

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What Else Can You Add to the Air Fryer Fajitas?

Apart from the fajita seasoning mix, which is the key ingredient that adds all the flavor and deliciousness, you can also throw in some other seasonings and ingredients of your choice.

A dash of garlic powder, for instance, can really amp up the flavor of the Air Fryer fajitas. You can also throw in a bit of chili powder or cayenne pepper if you don’t mind the extra heat.

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You can also prepare your own custom spice blend using cayenne pepper and a few other ingredients if you have the time.

Can You Make a Gluten Free Version of these Chicken Fajitas?

You sure can! Just swap the flour tortillas in the ingredients list with some corn tortillas instead- they’ll turn out just as delicious.

What Other Garnishes Can You Use?

These Air Fryer chicken fajitas taste incredible when assembled and topped with some chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for some vitamin C.

I also love topping the assembled chicken fajitas with some Pico de gallo or my favorite Instant Pot salsa dip when I want a bit of extra flavor.


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Can I Make Air Fryer Chicken in Advance?

Yes! You can. All you need to do is prep your Air Fryer basket, add the seasoned raw chicken in it and cook evenly until the chicken reaches the right internal temperature.

You can then store these chicken strips for a few days until you’re ready to assemble them along with the other veggies.

How Do You Store and Reheat Chicken Fajitas?

If you have some leftover Air Fryer chicken fajitas, you can transfer them to an airtight container or a Ziplock bag and refrigerate them for 2-3 days.

The best way to reheat the fajitas is to microwave them or pop them back in the Air Fryer for a few minutes.

How Can You Use Leftover Chicken Fajitas?

Traditionally, chicken fajitas are served in warm tortillas, but you can always get creative and try to use those leftovers in a unique way to add more flavor and deliciousness to your existing meals.

For instance, you can use the leftover chicken fajitas as a topping for your rice bowls.

Since the bell peppers, red onion and sliced chicken are delicately flavored with the fajita seasoning mix, you can also add them to your salads.

You might also enjoy these Weight Watchers Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Yield: 4

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These delicious air fryer chicken fajitas are the best recipe and make your chicken amazing evey time

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1.5 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast (you can also use chicken thighs if you want some extra flavor)
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced into thin strips, any color (red, green and orange peppers are great)
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of fajita seasoning spice blend 
  • 8 6” flour tortillas 
  • Garnish: 
  • Crumbled cotija cheese or shredded jack cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Diced cilantro

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