Quick weeknight chicken fajitas

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Weeknight dinners should not have to take a long time to prepare. When a meal is quick and satisfying, you can still enjoy evening activities. This is made on the stove, so you don’t need to turn on your oven. With some creativity, you can also prepare this in other ways, using various herbs, spices, and vegetables. Get the family involved by having them cut the veggies or mix the spices. Have fun! 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 # raw chicken breast, cut into thin strips 
  • ½ red pepper, cut into strips 
  • ½ green pepper, cut into strips 
  • 1 small onion, cut in half, then sliced 
  • Homemade fajita seasoning (see below) * 


  1. Heat oil over medium in large skillet. 
  2. Add chicken strips and cook about 3 minutes. 
  3. Add half the fajita seasonings to chicken and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the way through. 
  4. Add onions and peppers, stir to combine with chicken, add the remaining fajita seasoning (add more oil if needed). 
  5. Cook until onions and peppers are to desired consistency, stirring often, about 5 minutes. 
  6. Remove from heat. 
  7. Serve over corn or flour tortillas, fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, salsa, chopped tomatoes or Pico de Gallo or your favorite toppings. 

*Fajita seasoning: 2 teaspoons chili powder, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional), salt and pepper to taste. 





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