Easy Chicken Fajitas

So hot in here!

Whenever I cook chicken, my seasoning is usually the same for it. It’s hard for me to season chicken differently when I am so used to my basic ones. I really wanted to try and have a solid fajita seasoning of my own. I’m still working on it, but I think this one is worth the post.

My first step was having a strong red color for my fajitas. I think that’s typically what you see in Mexican fajitas. Or maybe it’s pastor I’m thinking of… Anyway, this red color led me to power up my seasoning with chili powder and paprika. I added cayenne for spiciness. If you are not into the sting, you really don’t need to add much. Maybe a little dash of cayenne pepper will be enough for flavor.

Personally, I am a fan of chicken thighs. They are ideal for easy at home fajitas. Chicken breast can be a good choice too, but I sometimes find it a little too dry for fajitas. I did make a small serving size for this recipe. If you need to make more fajitas, feel free to double the recipe below.

Before cooking, I did let the chicken marinate overnight so the spices can soak in and have a bold flavor. I think this helps the chicken also soak in the lime juices. Also, adding in a piece of onion to the marinade bag can help enhance the fajita flavor.

Let me know how this seasoning worked for your fajitas!

Easy Chicken Fajitas

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Marinade: Overnight
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Serving: 2-3 people


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 3 limes


Add all the seasonings to a bowl and mix well. Add in raw chicken and mix until all the chicken is coated with the seasoning. Next, squeeze lime juice onto the chicken from all three limes. You can add more juice from other limes if needed. Once you feel like the chicken thighs have been coated evenly with spices and lime juice, cover bowl and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator or until ready to cook.

You can cook the fajitas in a medium size pan on a stovetop. I baked mine for easy cleanup and also because I didn’t feel like monitoring the fajitas while I was busy trying to organize my life. For baking, preheat oven at 350°F and cook marinaded thighs for 30 minutes.

Chop them up into strips, serve, and enjoy!

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