Cast Iron Chicken Fajitas


Marinating the chicken is an absolute must. Then cooking in a cast iron skillet results in mouth-watering fajitas. Serve with tortillas and your choice of toppings, such as salsa, guacamole or avocado, sour cream, or fresh-squeezed lime juice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
4 servings



  • ÂĽ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced


  1. Combine olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add chicken breast and toss until well coated. Cover bowl and refrigerate, 4 hours to overnight.

  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts to the hot skillet, reserving the marinade. Cook until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet, slice, and set aside.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the same skillet and add onion, bell peppers, and reserved marinade. Cook until vegetables are soft and tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add chicken back to the skillet, stir, and cook until warmed through, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
21g Fat
11g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 665mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 92mg 461%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 492mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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