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The BEST Chicken Fajita Tacos with a cream sauce and cilantro.

The BEST Chicken Fajita Tacos

The BEST Chicken Fajita Tacos that are easy to make, savory, and SO delicious! Chicken strips cooked to perfection in the best fajita seasoning with salsa, fajita veggies that are tender and so delicious, corn tortillas and a cream sauce that brings it all together. This recipe is one of my favorite quick healthy meals for dinner that can be made in 30 minutes or less!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 349kcal


Chicken Fajita Tacos

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 2 Tablespoon salsa divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 medium bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves optional, for topping
  • 1/2 medium lime, quartered optional

Cream Sauce (Optional)

  • 3 Tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons water


  • Heat the tortillas up in a pan or directly over the stove and set aside.
  • Mix the chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.
  • Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips.
  • Heat up 1 Tablespoon of the avocado oil in a skillet or pan.
  • Place the chicken in the pan along with 1/2 of the seasoning mix and 1 Tablespoon of the salsa.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through and stirring as needed until fully cooked.
  • Set the chicken aside.
  • Add the remaining oil along with the garlic and sliced onion to the pan, then cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the sliced bell peppers, remaining seasoning mix, and remaining salsa.
  • Continue to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until the vegetables are soft.
  • Add the chicken back in and stir until evenly warm.
  • Remove from heat and fill each tortilla with the chicken fajita mixture.
  • Mix the cream sauce together (optional).
  • Top each chicken fajita taco with cream sauce, cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice!


  • Use salsa to cook the meat. This is the secret to the BEST ever chicken fajita meat!
  • Also use salsa to cook the veggies. Basically just salsa for everything! It really brings this recipe to life.
  • Leave the "burned" or brown bits in the pan after cooking the chicken. The flavor will soak into the oil and fajita veggies, giving them a deep, smoky, delicious flavor!
  • Add more oil or salsa as needed to prevent sticking.


Serving: 2Tacos | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1103mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2491IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg