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Easy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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How to make the BEST air fryer chicken fajitas – tender juicy chicken and vegetables stuffed into soft flour tortillas, with all your favourite toppings!

Our yummy air fryer chicken fajita recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. It’s a delicious, healthy, and easy meal that will be ready in less than 30 minutes.

Cooking our Air Fryer Chicken Fajita recipe is a dinner time win! Here’s why! 

  • The air fryer typically costs less than a traditional oven to use, so it’s saving money on fuel!
  • Air fryer chicken always comes out super juicy and delicious so it’s great for fajitas and wraps.
  • You can add any extras you fancy – chunky sliced mushrooms or courgettes work well.
  • They’re really quick and easy to make – super easy to cook, even if you’re doing them in two batches. It’s great for prepping and leaving in the fridge – especially if you cook for kids after school and then the adults later!
  • Air fryer chicken fajitas tase AMAZING! Plus you can throw on all your favourite toppings!
air fryer chicken fajitas on a wooden board with nachos, salsa and sour cream

Equipment Needed

  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Air fryer – we use a Tefal air fryer (Little update! We’ve gone bigger with the air fryer! We’ve swapped to a Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer – the 9.5 litre two drawer cooking space is BRILLIANT when you’re cooking for a family. And it makes cooking meat, chicken or fish and potatoes at the same time super easy!
  • Food thermometer – I totally recommend getting yourself a food thermometer, especially for air frying, it really gives me peace of mind when cooking. I like to know that food is cooked to the right temperature.

Grab our guide to Air Fryer Accessories You Actually Need (and will use) right here!

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Ingredients

You’ll only need a handful of ingredient to throw together our homemade chicken fajitas – this recipe serves two, but is easily doubled or tripled!

ingredients for air fryer chicken fajitas on a white table - chicken breast cut into strips, red onion and peppers cut into wedges, tablespoon of olive oil, 2 tsp fajita seasoning
  • 2 chicken breasts – sliced into strips
  • 1 red pepper – sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow pepper – sliced into strips
  • 1 red onion – sliced into wedges
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp fajita seasoning
  • Pinch of salt – if using
  • 4 mini flour tortillas to serve

Optional Extras!

Hey! These are your air fryer fajitas! You be sure to top them with all your favourite toppings!

Shredded cheese, soured cream, chopped coriander, guacamole, salsa or a squirt of hot chilli sauce – make them your own!

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

You are just going to LOVE how simple this recipe is – those air fryer fajitas will be cooking in no time!

Step One – season the chicken and vegetable strips

  • Pour over the olive oil and sprinkle over the fajita seasoning. Add a pinch of salt if using.
  • Toss everything together so that the chicken and vegetables are coated with oil and seasoning.

Step Two – cook the chicken fajita filling in the air fryer

  • Tip the seasoned chicken and vegetables into the air fryer basket. Try to arrange them in a single layer where possible.
  • Then cook on 200C for around 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through properly.
chicken fajita filling in the air fryer basket about to cook
  • Give the air fryer basket a shake – every 5 minutes or so, just to ensure everything cooks evenly.
cooked air fryer chicken fajita filler coming out of the air fryer

Cooks Note – the chicken may take less time or a little longer depending on how thick you cut the strips. It’s always best to check the core temperature using a food thermometer to be sure your chicken is cooked through properly. And continue to cook chicken until it’s cooked through properly with no pink remaining!

Step Three – serve the air fryer chicken fajitas

  • Remove the cooked seasoned chicken and vegetables from the air fryer and serve in warmed flour tortillas. Topped with your favourite fajita toppings.
air fryer chicken fajitas on a wooden board with nachos, salsa and sour cream

What To Serve With Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

If you’re having a Mexican themed night then grab all our best ideas for what to serve with fajitas here. There’s loads of yummy side dishes and salads.

This is one of our favourite chicken recipes, we like to serve the air fryer chicken fajitas, scattered with grated cheese and chopped coriander, with a squirt of lime.

We usually add a side of spicy nachos and a pot of salsa and soured cream for dipping, because who doesn’t love a cheesy nacho?

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Recipe Variations

These are your homemade fajitas! Mix things up your way!

Don’t fancy chicken?

Swap the chicken strips for something you do fancy! Steak, salmon, prawns or halloumi are all great in a fajita.

Make vegetarian fajitas

Skip the meat all together and just air fry a selection of your favourite vegetables, seasoned. Then stuff into flour tortillas or crunchy taco shells for a delicious vegetarian fajita night!

Like things spicy?

Then throw in some freshly chopped jalapeño, chilli flakes or sprinkle chilli powder onto the chicken with the fajita seasoning.

You might also LOVE our prawn fajitas recipe here!

air fryer chicken fajitas on a wooden board with nachos, salsa and sour cream

Keep your air fryer sparkling clean – follow our how to clean the air fryer guide here!

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Yield: Makes 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Use the air fryer to cook up our BEST air fryer chicken fajitas! Make tonight Mexican food night at your house!

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts - sliced into strips
  • 1 red pepper - sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow pepper - sliced into strips
  • 1 red onion - sliced into wedges
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp fajita seasoning
  • Pinch of salt if using

To Serve

  • 4 small flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Toss the chicken breast strips, peppers and onions into a bowl.
  2. Pour over the olive oil and sprinkle over the fajita seasoning. Add a pinch of salt if using.
  3. Toss everything together so that the chicken and vegetables are coated with oil and seasoning.
  4. Tip the seasoned chicken and vegetables into the air fryer basket. Try to arrange them in a single layer where possible.
  5. Then cook on 200C for around 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through properly.
  6. Give the air fryer basket a shake – every 5 minutes or so, just to ensure everything cooks evenly.
  7. Remove the cooked seasoned chicken and vegetables from the air fryer and serve in warmed flour tortillas. Topped with your favourite fajita toppings.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 416mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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