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Beef or Chicken Fajitas

Beef or Chicken Fajitas
Makes:
4
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
30
minutes
based on
63 reviews
Beef or Chicken Fajitas are delicious and make a festive meal anytime. Serve with tortillas, top with sour cream, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 small red or green bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound extra-lean beef sirloin or boneless, skinless chicken breast meat, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bottled chunky salsa
  • 4 (6-inch) fajita-size reduced-fat flour tortillas, warmed
  • Light sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges (optional)

Directions:

HEAT oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until onion is slightly golden and peppers are tender.

STIR in beef or chicken, cumin, chili powder and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Stir in salsa; heat through.

SERVE in tortillas; top with sour cream, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    So easy!

    Greta M from New Hampshire

    My 15-year-old son has made this twice and we all love it! No more fajita kits for us; the taste is excellent and the directions super easy. This has become a family favorite.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Yummy!

    GSM from New Hampshire

    My 15 year old son made this recipe tonight and it was a huge hit! We followed the recipe exactly as written and the fajitas were colorful, flavorful, and just plain delicious. We will definitely use this recipe again.

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome!

    Sarah from Morrisville, PA

    I tripled this recipe to feed 12 people. I'm not very kitchen-savvy, but it came out wonderful... SO much better than those boxed fajita kits! EVERYONE loved it, even our hispanic relatives were impressed! Oh, and there were yummy leftovers for 2 days!

  •  Star(s)

    chicken fajitas

    letitia guinn from iuka, MS

    I made this recipe for a youth dinner at church and I thought there would be some left but they ate every one of them and wanted more. so this recipe is a keeper.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent Fajitas

    Steph from Houston

    These fajitas are the best I have ever ate. I just followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great!!! The recipe was very easy to make and easy to follow.! a highly recomended dish!

  •  Star(s)

    South of thr Borrrrder :-)

    Jackie W from BARRE, MA

    This is a very simple delicious dinner for the family. I say away with the boxed kits. You can do it yourself trust me. I like things spicy so I chop up some serrano peppers as an added topping. Also the little ones love to make there own. :-)

  •  Star(s)

    I never knew fajitas could be easy!

    NICOLE FASOLI from HINGHAM, MA

    I have always used the store-bought fajita seasoning in the past. NEVER again! This was super easy and MUCH better. I also felt good to be giving my family a more healthy fajita!

  •  Star(s)

    Great Recipe!

    Sara from El Paso, TX

    This recipe was a great and fun way to make chicken that my very picky husband would eat. I followed the recipe as is and it was perfect, but if you like spicier you can add a few jalapenos or hotter salsa. Topped with sour cream it was the best fajita I've ever had!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicioso

    Sanjana from Centralia, WA.

    I've always made fajitas using the ready-made spices, but this is way more delicious! I added mushrooms to the mix and used avocados along with the with sour cream.

  •  Star(s)

    BEEF OR CHICKEN FAJITAS

    DEBORAH POSPESHIL from STARKE, FL

    I MADE BEEF AND CHICKEN FAJITAS FOR A FAMILY GET TOGETHER AND EVERYBODY LOVED THEM.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS RECIPE.THEY ARE TERIFFIC.

  •  Star(s)

    Beef Fajitas instead

    Michelle Erkel from CRANBERRY TWP, PA

    These were great we just had them for dinner and i couldnt have come up with something more quick and easy. i always have these with chicken and my own seasonsings but i loved this reciepe...

  •  Star(s)

    Super Lunch for Super Bowl Day!

    Tami Lockwood from DALLAS, OR

    This has been requested by my family and friends to make, and not only on Super Bowl Day! It's delicious and easy. We really enjoy it!

  •  Star(s)

    chicken fajitas

    Louetta Nicolle from TORRANCE, CA

    Made these for lunch yesterday when my daughter came over. she liked them so much she asked for the recipe so that she can make them for her husband that night.She phoned and said "he really liked them" He is a vegetarian, so she said she will also try it with ground turkey another time

  •  Star(s)

    Pork instead

    Phyllis Wilson from NORWOOD, MO

    I used pork tenderloin slices and my family raved about these fajitas. I have also used chicken and it also tasted great.

  •  Star(s)

    Good Tex-Mex

    L Hultstrom from St. Cloud, FL

    I love tex-mex. This is a nice alternative to tacos or enchiladas. My kids liked it, but was a little spicy for them

  •  Star(s)

    BEEF OR CHICKEN FAJITAS

    LYNNE KRIEGER from YACOLT, WA

    VERY GOOD. WE LOVE FAJITAS. GREAT FOR FAMILY AND GUESTS. ALWAYS HAVE YOUR CHEESES, SAUCES, CHOPPED GREEN OINONS,SALSA, OLIVES AND SOUR CREAM, ON THE SIDE. WILL MAKE AGAIN.

  •  Star(s)

    THESE WERE SO GOOD!

    Ms. Blaschuk from FARMINGDALE, NY

    Sick of the same old dinners? Try this recipe! With a side of refried beans and a few personal favorite additions, we loved it. I bought an avocado and made guacamole. That and FAT FREE sour cream, some shredded sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses and set up a center serving tray filled with little dishes of each. Everyone added dollops of their favorite things to the already terrific fajitas and really enjoyed the meal. Oh! Since I had to double the recipe anyway, I used Red, yellow and Green peppers and they loooked BEAUTIFUL!

  •  Star(s)

    Beef and Chicken Fajitas

    LEISA DICKENS from KINGSPORT, TN

    This was a very good recipe. I don't eat beef a lot so I fixed chicken and beef. It was very good. My husband and son loved it as well. Thanks for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Fajitas

    Elizabeth Mays from STEVENSVILLE, MI

    We love these fajitas. We always make both chicken and beef to cover all taste spectrums. We usually add cajun seasoning instead of cumin and chili powder. We love to serve these for guests and always get rave reviews.

  •  Star(s)

    Chicken Fajitas

    linda alsdorf from TIJERAS, NM

    Since the roads were slick, my neighbors and myself made your coconut dessert and we needed something else for lunch. We made this fajitas and they were excellent. Plan to make them another day for our husbands since they're all gone!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    fajitas

    Connie Turner from MITCHELL, SD

    really enjoyed, my son said that i am a keeper since i found your recipe and he wants it twice a week.thank you

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Prep for Dinner

    Ann Klinger from Beaverton, OR

    I made the chicken fajitas. This was an easy recipe with lots of flavor. I did not add the suggested salsa. I only added about a tablespoon of salsa. I will definetly make these again.

  •  Star(s)

    Fajita Night

    Ann Klinger from Beaverton, OR

    This was a nice easy recipe. I left the salsa out of the cooking as I prefer to have it on the side. The fajitas still tasted great. The cumin and chili powder brought a more distintive taste to the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Tryann Delaney from Bristow, VA

    My family loved the fajitas! It was nice to have something different for a change. We'll be eating those again real soon!

  •  Star(s)

    Tastey

    Jess Garcia from OREM, UT

    The Fajitas were great, The only thing I did wrong was chop the onions instead of slicing them... Big mistake but I then took them out and sliced some new ones. Delicious

  •  Star(s)

    Pleased Husband!

    JENNIFER WEBER from TONAWANDA, NY

    My husband eats fajitas most of the time when we go out so needless to say he's particular about them. I made these one night trying to get my kids to try something a little different and everyone was pleased! It's a fun recipe to do with the kids too, b/c they put their favorites on their fajita's. It's worth the effort to make a nice pleasing meal.

  •  Star(s)

    Quick and delicious!!

    Kim from CT

    This recipe is a keeper!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent Taste !

    latasha james from chicago, IL

    I just tried this recipe last night and it is a winner. The kids loved it, and I have picky kids, so you I will be dishing this out again real soon.

  •  Star(s)

    MMM, Good

    Lori from

    These fajitas were great! The only thing I would add is spice. The aroma filled the house and made everything smell delicious! Good recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    Ruth Levy from Pooler, GA

    This was absolutely delicious. It was very flavorful and not too spicy, as some Mexican dishes can be. I added brown basmati rice into the fajita and used yellow bell peppers. This definitely only serves 2-3 active adults, so make sure you account for that. Very easy dish to prepare, I'll definitely make this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    Amanda Teune from Portales, NM

    I made these fajitas for my boyfriend, who loved them, but he wished they were spicier. They have no spiciness to them, but they are jam-packed with flavor!

  •  Star(s)

    Chicken fajitas

    Monika Iszard from Las Vegas, NV

    They were easy to make and fast I also added cheese into the burritos and a squeeze of lime.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent Choice

    Alma Valencia from Richmond, Ca

    I have made this recepe many times and its always a family favorite. And its excellent especially if you do not have a lot of time to cook a meal. I certainly recommended for all meat lovers.

  •  Star(s)

    Incredibly Fast Fajitas

    rmr from barcelona spain

    These fajitas are great , I added worchestershire sauce and it added a burst of flavor . Living away from home ...these fajitas just brought back great memories , my family in Barcelona also loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    It works even with leftovers

    Charlene from Scottsdale

    I had some leftover roast beef and used it to make these and they came out wonderful.

  •  Star(s)

    Quick & Easy

    Jeanna Jones from Sibley, IA

    These were quick & easy to put together. They really satisfied my Mexican crave!

  •  Star(s)

    Yum

    _____ from FL

    They taste so good!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Excelente!

    Aura Erickson from Kenmore, Washington

    I never knew that fajitas were so easy to make! Do not bother to purchase fajita mixes! This easy recipe, makes beef or chicken taste divine! In less than 20 minutes you will have a delicious dinner that your entire family can enjoy!

  •  Star(s)

    GREAT

    Gay Salazar from calif.

    Will add this to my favorite meals list. Easy to make,taste great. My husband loved it(he is very picky).

  •  Star(s)

    EXCELLENT MEAL

    Connie Fore from Columbus

    This is one great meal to make and eat! Husband loved it. Way to go on this one.

  •  Star(s)

    C'est Bon!

    Rob Rue from Lafayette, LA

    I used this recipe but gave it a slightly different twist. First, I marinated a couple of sirloin steaks in a 30 minute "Southwestern" marinade. Then I char grilled the steaks before slicing them into "fajita-size" pieces. It was by far the BEST fajitas I've ever made!

  •  Star(s)

    Good Fajitas

    Adam Coulson from

    These amazingly nice fajitas are easy to make and tasty. I would reccomend anyone to try them. I will definitly be making them again.

  •  Star(s)

    AWESOME

    Tammy from

    My whole family loved these! They were quick and easy and very good! Give this one a try!

  •  Star(s)

    Very tasty

    Kevin from

    Simple to make, and tastes very good. Be sure to get the big tortillas, and you must not omit the cumin even if you don't have it on hand. Also, try with and without the salsa. Both good, two distinct flavors.

  •  Star(s)

    Totally Awesome

    Guny G from Columbia, MO

    This was a very quick and delicious meal for a Friday night. My wife and I loved it. I think it beats out some of the local Mexican restaurants in this area.

  •  Star(s)

    kim

    kim from

    These were very tasty and easy to make. Will definitely make again.

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome

    April from

    I don't know how to cook but I wanted to learn and this was a great recipe to start with, it was so easy to make and the end result lead everyone to think I was and old pro. It was delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    WOW! tastes great and it's quick

    Tracy U. from Seattle, WA

    This was the simplest dish I have made yet. It not only tasted wonderful, but it is low in fat as well. I had no sour cream on it and put very little cheese. I like to use the fancy shredded cheese so it spreads well and melt evenly so you do not neet a lot. An A+++++++ dish. Even my neighbor and her exchange students like it and want the recipe. Simplicity at it's finest.

  •  Star(s)

    Easier than you think

    Chris Thrasher from lilburn, ga

    My family was tired of the same dishes so I made some simple Fajitas, We loved them! I would not use as much Garlic as the recipe calls for and the serving size is small so make more than it calls for. I did not use the salsa either. Deffinetly get the big tortillias.

  •  Star(s)

    Quick and delicious!

    Kim from CT

    This recipe is on the top of our favorite list! Great with Monterey Jack cheese. I use burrito size tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 256
  • Calories from Fat: 71
  • Total Fat: 8g (12% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (9% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 69mg (23% of DV)
  • Sodium: 505mg (21% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 23g (8% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g (25% of DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Vitamin A: 34% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 145% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 20% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Beef or Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 small red or green bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound extra-lean beef sirloin or boneless, skinless chicken breast meat, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bottled chunky salsa
  • 4 (6-inch) fajita-size reduced-fat flour tortillas, warmed
  • Light sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges (optional)

 

Directions

HEAT oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until onion is slightly golden and peppers are tender.

STIR in beef or chicken, cumin, chili powder and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Stir in salsa; heat through.

SERVE in tortillas; top with sour cream, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

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