Chicken Fajitas

One of the most famous Mexican dishes: tortillas with juicy marinated and stir fried meat, sweet peppers, onions and shredded cheese, all of the authentic flavors of Mexico!

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1 chicken breast (about 13 oz or 360 gr)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 red tomato
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & black pepper


  • Cut chicken breast into regular strips
  • In a large bowl combine: ground cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper, olive oil, lime juice, crushed garlic clove, deseeded and sliced jalapeño; stir well
  • Add the chicken strips and coat well
  • Let it marinate, covered with plastic wrap at room temperature, for 1 hour
  • In the mean time, dice the onions, cut sweet peppers into long strips and set aside
  • Shred the cheese and chop the red tomatoes, and set aside
  • When ready, take a large heavy bottomed skillet or nonstick pan and heat some olive or vegetable oil over high heat
  • When the oil is hot, add the chicken strips and stir-fry until well browned on all sides; remove to a platter and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm
  • In the same skillet, over medium heat, add sliced peppers and onions, drizzle some more oil if needed, season with salt and stir-fry for 6-8 minutes, or until soft
  • Return meat into the skillet, stir well to combine the flavors for 1 minute
  • Place tortillas on a platter, add 2 or 3 spoons of meat mixture in the middle, top with sour cream, shredded cheese and red tomatoes
  • Fold bottom of tortilla up over filling, fold the sides over and enjoy your fajitas!

Tips from the Chef

  • You can consider adding some chopped fresh coriander, cubed avocado or beans as an extra twist
  • Jalapeño peppers have different degrees of hotness; adjust quantities accordingly and handle with care