Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Our easy air fryer chicken fajitas can be made fast any time for the perfect dinner lunch or snack. Simply choose a low carb tortilla to make these fajitas keto approved.

air fryer chicken fajita in crispy tortilla on plate.

What is a Chicken Fajita?

A fajita is a Tex-Mex style dish traditionally made with strips of either chicken or beef, peppers & onions and served in a flour tortilla. The meat and veggies are usually seasoned with Mexican style spices such as cumin, paprika, chiles and garlic to name a few.

There are many variations to chicken fajitas like casseroles, stove top stir fry and like this recipe, instead of a soft flour tortilla we make them in the air fryer so it crisps up!

air fryer chicken fajitas about to be cooked.

How can these Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas be Keto?

The ingredients for our air fryer chicken fajitas are naturally keto so all that is left to do is pick your favorite low carb tortilla or keto flatbread. When we want to make homemade tortillas we use this recipe from The Diet Chefs.

Serving / Topping Suggestions for Air Fryer Fajitas

  • Pico or Salsa
  • Guacamole or Plain diced avocado
  • Our Garlic Lemon Aioli
  • Shredded cheese like Monterey or Pepper Jack
  • Diced tomato
  • Green Onion
  • Chipotle Sauce
  • Chopped herbs like cilantro, or even though it is not traditional, parsley. It makes a great fresh alternative for those who don't like cilantro.

Making Chicken Fajitas in the Air Fryer

So making our chicken fajitas in the air fryer is simple. Yes, the traditional way is also easy, but we like to change it up sometimes and crisp the tortillas. Another reason we like to air fry the fajitas is that it minimizes smell and mess that stir frying can make. Even with our stove exhaust fan running, peppers & onions can make the house smell like the fair!

Ingredients for Chicken Fajitas in the Air Fryer

  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 lb chicken breast, sliced
  • 6-7 cherry tomatoes, cut
  • 2 shallots or 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tortillas
  • ⅓ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ⅓ teaspoon chicken spices
  • salt
  • lime
  • fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped

Air Fryer Fajita Directions

  1. Add olive oil, salt and all spices to a bowl.
  2. Pat chicken dry. Cut into thin strips and put in the bowl.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add sliced peppers & onions, mix.
  5. Transfer the chicken with peppers and onions to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 12 minutes at 400F.
  6. Stir to Flip and cook for another 8 minutes at 400F.
  7. Finely chop the tomatoes and parsley.
  8. Divide the filling over the 4 tortillas. Place them in the air fryer basket and fry at 390F for about 2 minutes or until crunchy.
  9. Add the chopped tomatoes and parsley to the tortillas and serve the fajitas immediately. Drizzle with lime juice.

More Amazing Dinner Ideas

These yummy dinner ideas are full of flavor and pack a punch just like these air fryer chicken fajitas. Which one will you try?

  • Mexican Bean Soup made with sausage and all kinds of vegetables. It is an easy dinner that whips up in 20 minutes but tastes like it was cooked all day.
  • Buffalo Crack Chicken in the Instant Pot is super fast and full of flavor. Feed this to the entire family on a busy night.
  • Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers have all the things you love about a good Jambalaya but inside a cooked pepper.
air fryer chicken fajitas are chicken and peppers in tortilla.
How do you suggest Meal Prepping Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas?

To meal prep cook the chicken and peppers in the air fryer as the recipe instructs. Skip adding the mix to tortillas and crisping them. They won't hold up. Instead, pack the fajita mixture into meal prep containers and add tortilla/s to a zip top bag. Reheating will depend on what you have available. If you DO have an air fryer available continue with the steps in the directions. If you take these to work and don't, heat in microwave for 20 seconds.

Can I freeze these chicken fajitas?

Yes, they can be frozen, however as above with the meal prepping- we only recommend air frying the fajitas in tortilla if eating right away. They get really crispy and will break apart if trying to store them. Instead, freeze the cooked mixture until ready to use. Pull and thaw, then reheat in air fryer for 10 minutes. Add to tortillas, place back in air fryer and cook for 2-3 more minutes.

Can I use Packet Fajita Season?

Yes, you can use a packet of seasoning. If you are eating low carb or keto, however just check the label for added sugar and compare.

Side Dish Serving Suggestions for Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Rice or Riced Cauliflower.
A light Soup on the side.
Salad
I'd personally even eat these on the side of a big steak. Carnivore city.

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chicken fajita in crispy tortilla on plate.

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Our easy air fryer chicken fajitas make a delicious meal or snack fast, with a 10m prep & 20m cook time, to make them easily keto approved just use low carb tortillas.

Ingredients

  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 lb chicken breast, sliced
  • 6-7 cherry tomatoes, cut
  • 2 shallots or 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tortillas
  • ⅓ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ⅓ teaspoon chicken spices
  • salt
  • lime
  • fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil, salt and all spices to a bowl.
  2. Pat chicken dry. Cut into thin strips and put in the bowl.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add sliced peppers & onions, mix.
  5. Transfer the chicken with peppers and onions to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 12 minutes at 400F.
  6. Stir to Flip and cook for another 8 minutes at 400F.
  7. Finely chop the tomatoes and parsley.
  8. Divide the filling over the 4 tortillas. Place them in the air fryer basket and fry at 390F for about 2 minutes or until crunchy.
  9. Add the chopped tomatoes and parsley to the tortillas and serve the fajitas immediately. Drizzle with lime juice.

Notes

NUTRITION INFORMATION - is based on regular tortillas.

CHOOSING A KETO TORTILLA will reduce carbs drastically, Depending on the brand or recipe , around 1-6 net carbs.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 23gNet Carbohydrates: 17gFiber: 6gProtein: 41g

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