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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Air fryer chicken fajitas are made with a homemade chili-lime fajita seasoning for an easy busy night weeknight meal!

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Air Fryer Fajitas inside air fryer with tortillas and lime wedges peeking out of the edges of photo

Air frying chicken fajitas is super easy!

It’s one of those delicious dinner ideas that combines chicken and vegetables for an all-around healthier and tasty meal. You can even warm the tortillas in the air fryer too.

If you haven’t tried air fried fajitas for dinner, start with this recipe. It gives you that juicy and crispy chicken paired with peppers and onions.

Plus it’s filled with flavor!

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Air Fryer Meat and Bell Peppers with Onions and chili lime seasoning inside a clear bowl

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

STEP ONE: Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees.

STEP TWO: Mix the chicken strips, bell pepper, red onion, oil, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, salt and pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) in a bowl.

STEP THREE: Put the chicken fajitas in the air fryer and air fry for 10-13 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F at its thickest point.

STEP FOUR: Remove the fajitas from the air fryer and enjoy with tortillas or on its own.

Raw chicken fajitas inside air fryer

TIPS For the Best Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

  • Pull the fajitas from the air fryer as soon as the chicken hits 165 degrees F at its thickest point to get juicy chicken — use an instant read thermometer to easily achieve this
  • Warm the flour tortillas or corn tortillas in the air fryer by placing them in aluminum foil and cooking at 370 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Use fresh raw boneless skinless chicken breasts or boneless skinless chicken thighs for the best results
  • Cook the air fryer fajitas in a single layer to allow them to cook evenly
  • Use a ziplock bag to add ingredients to and shake up to avoid an extra bowl at clean up
  • Top the air fried fajitas with fresh cilantro for a pop of color and flavor

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Cooked chicken fajitas inside air fryer with tortillas and lime wedges next to it

Variations to Chicken Fajitas

  • Swap out the chicken strips for beef steak, rotisserie chicken, pork, or even more veggies
  • Use frozen chicken in place of raw chicken — such as Tyson Fajita Chicken Strips
  • Use a store-bought fajita seasoning mix instead of creating your own — I like this fajita spice mix, Old El Paso’s fajita blend, and even switching it out for taco seasoning

What to Serve with Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

How Long to Cook Chicken Fajitas in the Air Fryer

It only takes 10 to 13 minutes to get perfectly cooked at-home air fryer fajitas.

air fryer chicken fajitas inside flour tortillas

Favorite Toppings For Air Fryer Fajitas

Best Way to Reheat Fajitas in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the leftover chicken fajitas in the air fryer basket and cook for 3-5 minutes until heated thoroughly.

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Air Fryer Weight Watcher Points per serving: 1 without tortillas, 4 with tortillas

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Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Raw chicken fajitas inside air fryer

Air fryer chicken fajitas are coated in chili lime seasoning for a spicy flavorful dinner.

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

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips
  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional

  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • tortillas for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees.
  2. Put the chicken strips, bell pepper, onion, oil, chili powder, lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) in a bowl and mix.
  3. Place the chicken fajitas in the air fryer and cook for 10-13 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. The fajitas are done when the chicken hits 165 degrees F at its thickest point.
  4. Remove the fajitas from the air fryer, warm tortillas if needed, and enjoy!

Notes

How to Reheat Chicken Fajitas in an Air Fryer:

1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.

2. Cook chicken fajitas for 3-5 minutes until heated thoroughly and enjoy!

How to Warm Tortillas in the Air Fryer:

Cover tortillas with aluminum foil and cook for 5-10 minutes in a preheated air fryer at 370 degrees.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 19g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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10 thoughts on “Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas”

    • It’s crazy all the things you can make in an air fryer, Becky! Everything ends up being a “sheetpan” meal, but all cooked in the air fryer!

    • Hi Karen, is that the Black and Decker one? Unfortunately, the ones that don’t change temperature don’t accurately work as an air fryer as most things cook under 400 degrees. Cooking foods too high can cause them to burn on the outside and still be raw on the inside. I recommend searching the site for foods that cook at 400 degrees — a lot of frozen foods will work great!

    • Hi Kim, since the frozen foods are already cooked, you’ll actually find they take less time to cook. I would put everything in at once and check them after about 5 to 6 minutes, checking the internal temperature of the chicken and pulling them out once the chicken is heated through.

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