Flavorful air fryer chicken fajitas are perfect for low carb salads, tacos or burritos. Homemade is always best and you’ll love making these air fried chicken fajitas for your family in minutes.

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

We love chicken fajitas and this easy recipe for air fried chicken fajitas will be on your weekly rotation. The combination of spices, tender chicken and crispy bell peppers is perfect from air frying. There’s a light crispy texture from the hot circulating air that cooks the veggies and chicken. Just add all the ingredients in the air fryer and within minutes, a restaurant style dinner is served.

air fryer chicken fajitas in basket

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Tips on How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

  • Tenderloins: Buying pre-cut chicken tenderloins will give you the most tender cuts of chicken fajitas. From there, slice the the chicken thin.
  • Whole boneless skinless chicken breast: Slice the chicken into thin, bite sized strips for easy eating and even cooking. The thinner you slice it and in even slices, the better it will cook evenly.
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs: this cut of chicken is the most flavorful but will take slightly longer to cook. Make sure to slice the chicken thigh meat very thin.
  • Cut the vegetables about the same size as the chicken. This will ensure that your veggies are crispy and slightly charred.
  • By air frying chicken fajitas, there will be no sauce. So although these are not “saucy”, what you get from air frying is crispier chicken and veggies.
  • All recipe details are in the recipe box below with step-by-step photos.
air fryer chicken fajitas on platter

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

This is not a “saucy” chicken fajitas. But air frying the chicken fajitas makes it crispy , charred and delicious. Make sure to cut the chicken and vegetables about the same size so they can cook evenly.
If you find that your veggies are cooking quicker than the chicken, you can pull those out first then finish cooking the chicken. Add the veggies back in and cook for another minute if needed.
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  • 1 pound (454 g) boneless skinless Chicken Breast or Chicken Thighs , sliced into thin strips
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Kosher Salt , or to taste
  • Black Pepper , to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) Paprika
  • 1/2 medium ( ) Onion , sliced
  • 1 Bell Pepper , sliced
  • For serving: flour or corn tortillas (gluten free), sour cream, lettuce for a fajita salad, cheese, cabbage, salsa, chopped jalapeños



  • Make marinade: In large bowl, combine, oil, garlic, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, and paprika.
    Fajita marinade in a bowl
  • Add chicken, onions, and bell peppers to the marinade. Toss together to evenly coat.
    Chicken, onions, and pepper in a bowl with marinade
  • Place chicken and vegetables into air fryer basket/tray.
    Uncooked chicken fajita mix in air fryer basket
  • Air fry at 380°F/193°C for about 15 minutes. Toss the chicken fajitas.
    Partially cooked chicken fajita mix in air fryer basket
  • Continue to Air Fry for 5 minutes, or until cooked to your preference (times will vary depending on how thick you cut the chicken). If the chicken is not cooked yet, add another 2-3 minutes of cooking time.
    Fully cooked chicken fajita mix in air fryer basket
  • Serve with corn or flour tortilla, lettuce if making a fajita salad, cheese, sour cream, fresh salsa and whatever other additions you like.
    Chicken fajitas in tortillas on a platter with limes

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 788mg, Potassium: 580mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1395IU, Vitamin C: 42mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg

How to Serve the Chicken Fajitas?

  • Serve these on top of a salad for a low carb and keto friendly meal. A nice bed of greens is a perfect way to eat with the chicken.
  • Tacos: from crunchy tacos or soft tortillas these are delicious for Taco Tuesday!
  • Burritos: add these in a large flour tortilla with black beans, lettuce and salsa.
  • Different salsas make chicken fajitas really amazing. And don’t forget the guacamole!
air fried chicken fajitas on platter

Freeze Leftover Chicken Fajitas

If you have leftovers they are perfect for freezing. Allow the chicken to completely cool, then store in air tight containers. This is perfect for meal prep if you want to make a big batch and pre-cook everything. Just take the cooked air fried chicken fajitas out of the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight. If you’re fascinated by this recipe here’s a great history lesson on this popular mexican recipe.

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