Chicken Fajitas

April 3, 2023

Written by: Ava Elliott, Marketing Intern and Future Dietitian

Reviewed by: Devon Kroesché, MS, RDN, LDN

I sometimes think back to when I first moved into an apartment during college and started cooking for myself all the time. Being a busy college student, I tried to experiment with recipes that I could make multiple servings and have a meal prepped for the week. Although sometimes I’m tired of the flavors by the end of the week and need a new meal idea. I like foods with variation, so I do not get sick of the flavor; this recipe is just that. My friend shared this with me, and I still make it to this day. These chicken fajitas are not only very flavorful, but also practical. You can eat it with tortillas and guac, made a chicken and rice bowl, or a plate of nachos.What You’ll Need: (for 5-6 servings)

  • Fajitas:
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 3 bells peppers, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, slices
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • Seasoning:
  • ¼ tbsp chili powder
  • ¼ tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Tortillas
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Pinch of cilantro

What To Do: (It will take less than 30 mins!)

  1. Mix seasonings well in a small bowl.
  2. Coat pan in olive oil and sprinkle seasoning on both sides of the chicken. Press seasoning into the chicken.
  3. Cook for about 8 minutes on each side over medium-high heat, or until chicken reaches 165°F.
  4. Prep bell peppers and onions while chicken is cooking. Rinse and thinly slice.
  5. Remove chicken once cooked to a plate and add peppers and onion to the same pan and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Slice chicken and add it back to skillet once peppers and onion are done sautéing.
  7. Add lime juice, stir, and serve with tortillas, cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, and/or salsa.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe and the nutrients it provides. For example, chicken is a good source of protein and peppers vitamins and minerals. Fun fact: bell peppers are one of the best sources of vitamin C! Adding chicken (protein), peppers (veggie), and tortillas (grain) to your plate is a great way to incorporate multiple food groups into a meal.Share a picture of your dish and tag us @CaseSpecificNutrition on social media. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with one of our dietitians, email Maybe you do not have time to cook right now? In that case, visit Case Specific Meal Prep.

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