Sizzling Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Delicious, yummy, Chicken Fajitas! When you think of Fajitas, you picture those hot, sizzling, oh-so-yummy fajitas coming towards you at a restaurant, and you’re mouth just watering from excitement. 

Well, did you know you can experience that same mouthwatering excitement at home?

Yes, you can! I’m not talking about throwing fajitas in the oven or grilling them in the BBQ or even cooking them on your stove, I’m talking about a whole new level of Fajitas, Air Fried Fajitas, in what else, your Air Fryer!

Yes, you read that right! Just like you, I never thought to make fajitas in an air fryer. After I made them, I just knew I had to open a restaurant, no I’m kidding, but they were unbelievably delicious! So delicious, I also made them the next day! 

YieldPreparation timeCook timeTotal time
2-4 servings15 minutes15-18 minutes30-33 minutes

What you will need to make Air-Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients

Produce

3 Bell Peppers; Red, Green & Yellow

1 Cilantro Bunch

1 Onion

3 Limes 

2 Jalapeños 

Baking Spices

1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 tbsp Chili Powder

1 ½ tsp Paprika 

¾ Salt

1 tbsp Black Pepper

1 tbsp Oregano 

1 tbsp Garlic Powder 

Oils & Vinegar

1 tbsp Canola Oil

Bread & Baked Goods

1 pk Tortillas

Chicken Fajitas Ingredients

Optional

Pico de Gallo- Great topping

Guacamole- Great topping or enjoy with chips as a side dish

Crema- Great topping 

Rice- Side dish 

Beans- Side dish 

Salsa- Great topping or enjoy with chips as a side dish 

Let’s jump into this goodness!

Instructions

Step 1 – Prep Veggies

Let’s start with my favorite which I hope is also your favorite, and that’s prepping the veggies by slicing them up. If you throw on some music and set the mood right, you will see that cutting up these veggies is quite the party.

Start with slicing the bell peppers in thin, rectangular pieces, think French fry, but don’t start craving those, we’re working on something better here. 

Grab your onion and slice those in halves after cutting your onion in half which should look like a circle. 

If you love your fajitas extra spicy, add some jalapeños slices and if you’re like me and want that extra fire, throw in some sliced Serrano.

Not only will it add a mouthwatering teary eye spice to the meal, but it also enhances a flavor that is delicoso!

Sliced Vegetables

Step 2- Slice Chicken

Slice your chicken into thin strips. Some prefer the square cut, which you can do, but I just think it’s more festive for the veggies and chicken to match in their rectangular shape. 

Step 3 – Mix All The Ingredients

Now, what I like to do is grab a big bowl, throw everything into it and grab your spices.

Add your spices one by one, or your fajita seasoning packet, I recommend the Lawry’s Chicken Fajita mix if you go that route.

Then add about a tablespoon of canola oil or whichever cooking oil is more of your preference and give it a big mix making sure that everything is well coated. 

Mix the ingredients

Step 4 – Air Fry Fajitas

Grab your air-fryer and toss in those fajitas with veggies in there. Mix them all around and make sure they take up all the room inside.

Should you overcrowd everything, just make sure to constantly mix. Most Air-Fryers let you open the basket, then close it and the time continues. 

Air Fryer Temperature and Time: Air Fry at 390°F (200°C) for 15-18 minutes shaking the basket halfway through.

Depending on the amount that you have made, the thickness of your chicken, veggies and model of your Air Fryer, the cooking time may be dependent on those things. 

Air Fry Fajitas

Please see the following guide below for better temperature and cooking instructions based on the Air Fryer brand that you have. 

How To Know If the Chicken Is Cooked

If you’re like me and must check the chicken’s temperature to make sure it’s cooked thoroughly, place a Thermarator in the chicken, it should read 165°C for a fully cooked chicken.

Once it has reached 165°C (75°C), your chicken is fully cooked, and you are just about ready to serve and eat. 

Modifications and Substitutions

One of the best things about cooking with an Air Fryer is that you can cook frozen chicken. While it may be a bit difficult to slice the chicken in thin pieces and mix well with the veggies, it is doable.

Also, if you have any leftovers and want to heat the fajitas later, freeze them and just pop them back in the Air-Fryer.

Frozen fajitas can last months if sealed and stored correctly in your freezer. Temperature and cooking times may change, please see the chart below for further instructions. 

If you prefer to have beef fajitas, please follow the steps, as substituting beef requires the same prep and cooking time. 

If you prefer shrimp fajitas, follow the same steps, but the cooking time will change as shrimp cook faster than chicken and beef. 

Shrimp will be cooked in half the time so cut your cooking time in half, still keeping it at the same temperate.  

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Dietary Options

Use Gluten-Free Tortilla Bread instead of regular corn tortillas 

If you are following a keto or low-carb diet, you can make a fajita bowl that does not include tortillas. 

How To Serve Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas?

While Fajitas are tasty on their own, let’s face it, they deserve a presentation, and your belly deserves a fiesta.

If you feel the same and have already prepared some rice and beans, you are on fire and you know how to treat yourself and loved ones with this meal.

I recommend Spanish rice and pinto beans, but of course you can serve any rice and beans that you wish, Afterall it is your dish. 

Adding some garnish also is great! I love Pico De Gallo with my Fajitas so that would not only look fantastic on a plate, but extra flavoring never hurts. You can also top some Guacamole and Crema. Yummy! 

Lime juice goes great with fajitas, so dazzle some juice over those sizzling fajitas and use to your liking. 

Once you serve your plate, sit down, and enjoy, you’ve earned it! 

Chicken Fajitas

Don’t forget to take a picture and post it to your social media so you can impress your friends on a job well done and get their cravings up. Who knows, they may even ask you to cater their next party.

Cooking Times by Air Fryer Model

ModelCooking timeTemperature
Ninja Foodi20 minutes390ºF (199ºC)
Philips Airfryer XXL (HD9630)35 minutes375ºF (191ºC)
Nuwave Bravo XL Grill20-22 minutes375ºF (191ºC)
Instant Pot Duo Crisp
+Air Fryer 6 & 8 Quart
20 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Gourmia30 minutes450ºF (232ºC)
Gowise USA15-20 minutes370ºF (188ºC)
Pampered Chef30 minutes370ºF (188ºC)
Cook’s essentials, qvc16 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Power XL 2&3 Qt Vortex25 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Kalorik30 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Krups10-12 minutes375ºF (191ºC)
Chefman20 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Cuisinart20 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Cosori22 minutes360ºF (182ºC)
Emeril Lagasse 36022 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Breville Smart Oven30 minutes450ºF (232ºC)

Now That You’ve Enjoyed Your Air-Fryer Fajitas

What did you think? Pretty good right! Who would have thought that air-fryer fajitas would be this good and so enjoyable?

Not only are they easy to make and take less time than standing in front of your stove constantly mixing the fajitas, but they taste even better if you ask me. While fajitas are made many ways, I think an air-fryer is the way to go.

I mean they were invented to not only make our lives easier and to create healthier meals with their no oil use, but meals come out pretty darn good! 

What else are we going to make next in the Air-Fryer? 

Sizzling Hot Chicken Fajitas in Air Fryer

Sizzling Hot Chicken Fajitas in Air Fryer

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Delicious, yummy, Chicken Fajitas! When you think of Fajitas, you picture those hot, sizzling, oh-so-yummy fajitas coming towards you at a restaurant, and you’re mouth just watering from excitement. 

Well, did you know you can experience that same mouthwatering excitement at home?

Yes, you can! I’m not talking about throwing fajitas in the oven or grilling them in the BBQ or even cooking them on your stove, I’m talking about a whole new level of Fajitas, Air Fried Fajitas, in what else, your Air Fryer!

Yes, you read that right! Just like you, I never thought to make fajitas in an air fryer. After I made them, I just knew I had to open a restaurant, no I’m kidding, but they were unbelievably delicious! So delicious, I also made them the next day! 

Ingredients

  • Produce
  • 3 Bell Peppers; Red, Green & Yellow
  • Cilantro Bunch
  • Onion
  • Limes 
  • Jalapeños 
  • Baking Spices
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Paprika 
  • ¾ Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Oregano 
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder 
  • Oils & Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 pk Tortillas
  • Optional
  • Pico de Gallo- Great topping
  • Guacamole- Great topping or enjoy with chips as a side dish
  • Crema- Great topping 
  • Rice- Side dish 
  • Beans- Side dish 
  • Salsa- Great topping or enjoy with chips as a side dish 

Instructions

1. Prep Veggies: let’s start with my favorite which I hope is also your favorite, and that’s prepping the veggies by slicing them up. If you throw on some music and set the mood right, you will see that cutting up these veggies is quite the party.

Start with slicing the bell peppers into thin, rectangular pieces, think French fry, but don’t start craving those, we’re working on something better here. 

Grab your onion and slice those in halves after cutting an onion in half which should look like a circle. 

If you love your fajitas extra spicy, add some jalapeños slices and if you’re like me and want that extra fire, throw in some sliced Serrano.

Not only will it add a mouthwatering teary eye spice to the meal, but it also enhances a flavor that is delicoso!

2. Slice Chicken: slice your chicken into thin strips. Some prefer the square cut, which you can do, but I just think it’s more festive for the veggies and chicken to match in their rectangular shape. 

3. Mix all ingredients: Now, what I like to do is grab a big bowl, throw everything into it and grab your spices.

Add your spices one by one, or your fajita seasoning packet, I recommend the Lawry’s Chicken Fajita mix if you go that route.

Then add about a tablespoon of canola oil or whichever cooking oil is more of your preference and give it a big mix making sure that everything is well coated. 

4. Air Fry Fajitas: Grab your air-fryer and toss in those fajitas with veggies there. Mix them all around and make sure they take up all the room inside.

Notes

Should you overcrowd everything, just make sure to constantly mix. Most Air-Fryers let you open the basket, then close it and the time continues. 

Air Fryer Temperature and Time: Air Fry at 390°F (200°C) for 15-18 minutes shaking the basket halfway through.

Depending on the amount that you have made, the thickness of your chicken, and veggies, and the model of your Air Fryer, the cooking time may be dependent on those things. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 414Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 754mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 9gSugar: 11gProtein: 10g
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