Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Chicken Fajitas in the Air Fryer
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Total time: 25 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 2 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 500 g (1.1 lb) chicken thighs, cut into strips
  • 30 g (1.1 oz) packet Fajita seasoning

Extra Ingredients

  • Lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Tortilla
  • Salsa
  • Lime juice


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 180°C (360°F). It will take roughly 5 minutes,
  2. Combine the oil, onion, garlic, bell peppers, chicken strips, and fajita spice mixture in a bowl.
  3. Place chicken and vegetables into the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes. Shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking.
  4. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • I highly recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is ready by the time you pull it out of the air fryer. The thickest part of the chicken should reach at least 75°C (170°F).
  • You can replace the cooking oil with olive oil.
  • Make sure the chicken thigh or chicken breasts are boneless and skinless.
  • Shaking the air fryer basket helps ensure that the chicken and vegetables cook evenly. However, you can leave the air fryer undisturbed for the entire cooking time.
  • The type of bell pepper you use is entirely up to you. For aesthetics, I like to have two different colored bell peppers. For example, I use red and green bell peppers.
  • For the best results, do not slice the bell peppers and chicken too thin or too thick. No thicker than 1cm (0.4 in).
  • You can use a store-bought fajita seasoning mixture, or you can make one yourself.
  • To ensure this recipe is gluten-free, make sure you use a gluten-free tortilla.

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