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The Best Spicy Chicken Fajitas ~ Allergy-Friendly

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How does a spicy chicken fajita sound that only takes 30 minutes to marinate and less than 10 minutes to cook?

I use to think I made the best spicy chicken fajitas using my favorite gluten-free package mix; then, I found this recipe in the Taste Of Home Magazine. Needless to say, I won’t be buying that package mix anymore.

 

 

Why Do I Love This Recipe?

  • It only needs to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Leftovers are as good as the day you made it.
  • My family loves it.
  • Allergy-friendly plus it’s a healthy recipe.
  • It’s a perfect meal for any day of the week.

 

easy spicy chicken fajitas

These easy chicken fajitas are perfect for:

  • wraps
  • bowls
  • salads ~ Southwestern salads are one of our favorite meals. Just add some chopped romaine lettuce to a bowl topped with chicken, sliced red onion, olives, corn, black beans, avocado, and salsa. I always add some crunched up chips too.

 

easy spicy chicken fajitas

 

There are so many different varieties and brands of gluten-free tortillas, and sometimes it’s hard to choose which one to buy!  My favorite gluten-free tortillas are Mission Gluten-Free Tortillas. I buy both the regular and Spinach Herb.

Sometimes I even use these tortillas for a gluten-free pizza.

 

       

 

 

To Make Spicy Chicken Fajitas, You Will Need These Ingredients:

  • Oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Seasoned salt
  • Oregano leaves
  • Ground cumin
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Boneless chicken breast
  • Sweet red and/or yellow pepper
  • Green pepper
  • Red onion
  • Tortillas ~ gluten-free if needed
  • Optional add ons ~ salsa, guacamole, regular or dairy-free sour cream, and regular or dairy-free shredded cheese.

Remember, you will need to marinate the chicken for 30 minutes. Serve your fajitas with a side of Spanish rice and black or refried beans. It’s going to be better than the restaurant!

The Best Spicy Chicken Fajitas

A heart-healthy recipe that is perfect for weeknight dinners. These chicken fajitas are quick, delicious, and allergy-friendly.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: allergy-friendly, corn-free, dairy-free, dinner, easy recipe, egg-free, gluten-free, healthy, marinated chicken, nut-free, soy-free, spicy chicken fajitas
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Mary

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breast cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium red pepper or yellow ~ cut into strips
  • 1 medium green pepper cut into strips
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt * check ingredients for allergens
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 flour tortillas **gluten-free if needed

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine 2 Tbsp of oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. Mix well.
  • Add sliced chicken breast to marinade. Turn chicken over making sure all pieces are coated.
  • Let the chicken sit for in the marinade for at least 30 minutes. Refrigerate chicken if you will be marinating longer. The chicken can marinate for up to 4 hours if desired.
  • When the chicken has marinated long enough get ready to prepare the fajitas.
  • In a large skillet add 1/2 Tbsp of oil and saute sliced peppers and onions.
  • Remove peppers and onions from skillet and set aside.
  • Drain the chicken discarding the marinade.
  • In the same skillet you used to saute the peppers and onions add another 1/2 Tbsp of oil.
  • Heat the skillet to medium-high heat and add the drained chicken.
  • Cook chicken about 6 minutes or until center is no longer pink.
  • Add the sauteed peppers and onions back to the skillet with the cooked chicken; heat through and serve up in tortillas.

Notes

Optional toppings:
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream ~ dairy-free if needed
  • Taco sauce
  • Shredded cheese ~ dairy-free like Daiya or Follow Your Heart if needed.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Fajita | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 929mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg

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