Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

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Fun, flavorful, and fast. That’s chipotle chicken fajitas. They are a triple threat come meal time. Smoky, fiery, and spiced just right—and they take just 30 minutes to make. This is a fun option for families who enjoy a little fieriness in their meals.

Chipotle chicken fajitas, wrapped in tortilla and served with avocado

The star of the show is the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. Chipotle peppers are smoke-dried jalapeños, known for their smoky, sweet flavor and low-medium heat (the same as a jalapeño, 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units.) When combined with the tangy, savory adobo sauce, it creates a rich, complex flavor that is truly irresistible. Both the chopped pepper and the adobo sauce are added to the dish, infusing every bite with their distinctive taste.

–> Learn More: What Is Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce?

The spices used in this recipe provide even more depth. The oregano adding a hint of aromatic earthiness, the chili powder and paprika providing a touch more heat, the garlic powder enhancing the savory notes, and the cumin adding a warm, earthy touch.

And the timing certainly makes this a keeper for weekday meals. Thirty minutes from kitchen to plate is perfect for busy days where every minute matters.

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas
Chipotle chicken fajitas with add-ons at the ready! Avocado and jalapeños pictured here

Note the recipe is for the cooked sliced chicken itself. We don’t include all the extras (tortilla, avocado, sour cream, salsa, etc) in the nutritional information. Just keep that in mind if you’re counting those calories.

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Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

Smoky, fiery, and fun to eat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 222 kcal



  • Slice chicken breast into strips and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute until garlic is slightly browned and onions are translucent.
  • Add bell peppers to the pan and continue to saute until bell peppers are softened and tender.
  • Lastly, add chicken breast, seasonings, and adobo sauce to the pan and pan-fry until chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.
  • Serve with tortillas, salsa, sour cream, avocado, jalapenos, and lime. Enjoy fresh!


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 32gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 2113mgPotassium: 775mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2196IUVitamin C: 83mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on February 20, 2024 to include new content.
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