Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas (easy + healthy)


Air fryer chicken fajitas feature lean chicken breast and veggies coated in oil and rubbed in warm fajita seasonings. Cooked in the air fryer, these quick and easy fajitas are loaded with flavor and ready in less time than it takes to drive to your local Mexican restaurant. Oh and they’re good for you, too!

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    What can I expect? 

    Air Fryer Fajitas are ready in half the time, and you don’t miss out on any of the flavor! In fact, you can be in and out of your kitchen (with a hot plate of fajitas in hand) in less than 30 minutes. 

    We like to serve them over low-carb tortillas or lettuce wraps for a high-protein, nutrient-rich meal that will satisfy all your Mexican food cravings. No matter how you enjoy them, you really can’t go wrong. 

    Are Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Healthy? 

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      Let’s take a look at the main ingredients: 

      • Chicken 
      • Bell peppers
      • White onion
      • Olive oil
      • Spices

      These are all natural, nutritious food sources.  Each have their own list of health benefits and can be included in a variety of recipes for extra flavor, nutrients, and texture. 

      But what about the Oil? Isn’t it laden with unhealthy fats?

      Many people worry about trans fats and saturated fats when it comes to cooking oils. However, these fats are associated with the industrial processes of hydrogenation which modifies the chemical structure of oils. 

      High-quality oils (like olive oil and avocado oil) provide essential fatty acids, vitamins, and they are a great source of energy. 

      So, don’t dismiss the role of oils in your diet. Cook with them! Embrace them as a natural and delicious source of essential nutrients, and appreciate the richness they bring to your meals. 

      Explore more about the Neutral Eating Food Philosophy and how it celebrates the balance of health and flavor.

      Sugar is what makes food unhealthy.

      Traditional chicken fajitas are served with two flour tortillas and white rice (starchy carbs), which digest very similarly to sugar. 

      Add 91g of starchy carbs to this recipe, and you’re looking at heartburn with an energy crash. (And you’ll be scouring the pantry for your next sugar snack within the hour.) 

      Substitute regular flour tortillas with a low-carb alternative and omit the rice to make this recipe pure nourishment. The ingredients provide vitamins, minerals, protein, and quality, whole-food energy. 

      Enjoy these air fryer chicken fajitas knowing they support your well-being. Learn more about eating less sugar here.

      Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Tips

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      1. Have leftover chicken? 

      Use it to make easy chicken tortilla soup, salsa chicken, or white chicken chili to enjoy throughout the week! 

      2. Meal prep

      Make a double batch of fajitas, and store leftovers in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 9 months. 

      3. Swap out the protein 

      Not in the mood for chicken? Use shrimp instead! Or, opt for a vegetarian option with tofu or mushrooms in place of the meat. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time as needed, depending on the type of protein. 

      4. Switch up the servings

      As mentioned, we like to serve these fajitas in low-carb tortillas or lettuce wraps. However, you could also enjoy them over a bed of greens for a salad or a bowl of cauliflower rice for takeout inspired, low-carb fajita bowls. 

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        Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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        Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
        Prep Time:10 minutes
        Cook Time:15 minutes



        • 2 chicken breasts
        • 3 bell peppers (1 Red, 1 Orange, 1 yellow)
        • 1 white onion
        • 1 Tbsp chili powder
        • 2 tsp cumin
        • 2 tsp smoked paprika
        • 2 tsp garlic powder
        • 1 tsp onion powder
        • 1 tsp salt
        • ¼ tsp cayenne
        • 1 lime


        • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees
        • Slice bell peppers and onions into 1/4 inch strips
        • Slice chicken breast into 1/4 inch strips
        • Combine chicken breast and sliced veggies in a medium bowl, toss with olive oil
        • Mix dry ingredients together to create the seasoning in a separate bowl
        • Pour the the dry seasoning onto the chicken and veggies and toss until well coated
        • Place seasoned chicken and veggies into air fryer basket
        • Cook for 10-15 minutes at 390 degrees (time varies depending on the air fryer so check halfway), shaking the basket halfway through
        • When finished, remove basket from airfryer and squeeze the juice of one lime on top of the chicken and veggies
        • Place cooked chicken and veggies into low carb tortillas or green leaf lettuce wraps
        • Garnish with toppings of your choosing. Some great additions would be: sour cream, cheese, lettuce, avocado, cilantro or salsa



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        Recipe from Neutral Eating:
        Servings: 4
        Author: Neutral Eating
        How to Make Chicken Fajitas in the Air Fryer!

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