Healthier Chicken Fajitas

About recipe

We’re excited to bring you a healthier twist on a classic favorite: Chicken Fajitas! Not only is this dish bursting with flavor, but it’s also packed with nutrition. A great way to increase fiber intake is by opting for whole wheat or stone-ground corn tortillas, which we’ve included in this recipe for a wholesome twist.

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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1.5 pounds total), cut into thin strips*
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 8 6-inch whole wheat flour tortillas or pitas (or corn tortillas for a gluten-free option), warmed


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine chile powder with salt, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cornstarch, water, and 2 tablespoons of oil.
  2. Add chicken, bell pepper, and onion to the bag. Seal bag and knead gently to coat; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a large cast iron or nonstick skillet until shimmering. Empty the contents of the bag into the skillet and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender and chicken is cooked through about 8 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
  5. Transfer chicken and vegetables to a large bowl and serve with warmed tortillas, lettuce, cheese, salsa, and sour cream (if desired).

Nutritional information

This information is per serving.

  • Calories510
  • Total fat22 g
  • Saturated fat5 g
  • Cholesterol95 mg
  • Protein39 g
  • Sodium480 mg
  • Fiber5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate37 g
  • Sugars4 g
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