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chicken fajitas with all of the toppings

Fast and Frugal Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tara Buss


  • 2 lbs. chicken thighs cut into strips
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers any color, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder or 3 cloves garlic minced
  • tortillas
  • toppings of choice sour cream, cheese, sour cream, avocado


  • Heat skillet to medium heat.
  • Sprinkle chili powder, salt, cumin, and garlic powder onto chicken and stir to combine well.
  • Add olive oil to hot skillet and add chicken.
  • Cook while frequently stirring until chicken is no longer pink. (About 5-6 minutes)
  • Remove cooked chicken from pan and set aside on a plate.
  • Add sliced onions and peppers to the same pan and cook until crisp-tender.
  • Add chicken back into pan, including any pan juices that may have accumulated on the plate, and heat through.
  • Serve on tortillas or low carb style on a big salad.