Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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This recipe is perfect for those days when you don’t want to fire up the grill to cook a small batch of fajitas to feed your small family of four. These fajitas are tender and juicy (check the tips and tricks sections below) and cook in no time. You only need a few spices or your favorite fajita seasoning, warm tortillas and a nice salsa. You will have a delicious chicken fajita dinner that will please everyone in less than fifteen minutes.

What you need to make Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Chicken breast. Chicken thighs would also work great for this recipe.

Bell peppers. I used a variety of colors, but it is optional. Green peppers are just fine.

Spices: Cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I always make my own mix, but you can also use your favorite fajita seasoning for this recipe.

Tortillas and salsa for serving

Helpful Tips and Tricks

To make sure you get juicy and evenly chicken cooked breast, you need to do two things:

Let the chicken come to room temperature before you cook it. That means let it sit on the kitchen counter for at least 30 minutes. If the chicken is frozen or even cold in the center, it will dry out and get chewy. No worth it.

Pound the chicken until even thickness. I place the chicken inside a zip top bag and pound the thickest part of the breast until it evens out with the thinnest part of the breast. This will help the chicken to cook through in a shorter amount of time. If you don’t pound the chicken, the thickest part will take longer to cook while the thinnest part will be overcooked and dry.

Follow these two tips and you’ll get perfectly cooked chicken breast every time.

Other Air Fryer recipes you will love

Chili Lime Chicken/Air Fryer – Marisol Cooks

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings – Marisol Cooks

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken – Marisol Cooks

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings – Marisol Cooks

Check out my favorite salsas

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Molcajete) – Marisol Cooks

Chile de Arbol Salsa – Marisol Cooks


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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