Chicken Fajita Tacos (Better Than Whataburger!)

Looking for a fresh new recipe to mix up your Taco Tuesday routine? Consider your search over because these veggie-packed Chicken Fajita Tacos are the mouthwateringly delicious, easy, and nutritious recipe you’ve been craving. Made with just 10 basic ingredients (plus a few pantry staples) in well under an hour, this fajita tacos recipe deserves a permanent spot on your weeknight dinner rotation.


  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, separated
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oreganao
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Tortillas (Street taco sized)
  • Toppings: Sour cream, salsa, cilantro, fresh lime juice, cheddar cheese, etc.


  1. Add the cubed chicken, olive oil (2 tbsp), lime juice, fresh cilantro, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and black pepper to a mixing bowl.  Combine thoroughly, making sure that each piece of chicken is evenly coated.  Cover and place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to marinate.  You can chop the veggies during this time!
  2. Add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil to a large pan or skillet on the stove over medium heat.  Once hot, add in the marinated chicken cubes and spread out evenly. Cook on one side for 2-3 minutes, flip, and then cook for another 2-3 minutes.  I like to leave the chicken undisturbed on both sides to get a nice sear and crisp. Remove the chicken from the pan.
  3. Add the chopped bell peppers and onion to the same pan.  Sauté for 5 minutes over medium heat.  Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the cooked chicken back into the pan.  Combine all ingredients.  Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook the chicken and vegetables for another 5 minutes to allow all the flavors to combine.
  5. Serve the fajita filling in tortillas and add your favorite taco toppings! I recommend salsa, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and an extra squeeze of lime juice.
  6. Enjoy!

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