20 Foolproof Fajita Recipes for Satisfying Weeknight Dinners
Steak Fajitas with Charred-Tomato Hot Sauce
Skillet-charred tomatoes, garlic, onion and jalapeño are blended with smoky dried chiles to create a spicy, vibrant sauce for steak fajitas.
Easy Chicken Fajitas
This easy recipe comes from eight-year-old Dani Shaub, who loves making these juicy chicken fajitas. She based the recipe on the ingredient list from a packet of fajita seasoning and likes that it involves lots of slicing (one of her favorite cooking tasks). Bonus: "everyone gets to participate and pick their own toppings," she says. They're great for kid and adult cooks.
Buffalo Chicken Fajitas
Doused in buffalo sauce and nestled in a chewy tortilla, this mash-up of game day classics can easily be scaled up or down, depending on your number of guests.
Green Chile and Chicken Fajitas
Canned green chiles spice up these classic chicken fajitas, which are ready in just 30 minutes.
Smoky Beef Fajitas
For an even quicker version of these flavorful fajitas, sauté the peppers and onions together for two minutes instead of charring them. Chipotle chiles packed in adobo are available at specialty food stores and Latin American markets.
Chicken and Summer Squash Fajitas
Summer squash is a bright addition to these quick and flavorful chicken fajitas. Any variety you have on hand—zucchini, crookneck, pattypan—would work well here.
Maple-Bourbon Chicken Fajitas
The classic Southern flavor combination of maple and bourbon works surprising well tossed with chicken fajitas.
Honey Mustard Chicken Fajitas
Honey mustard may seem like a surprising addition to chicken fajitas, but the tangy sauce provides a refreshing update to the classic dish.
Blue Cheese Chicken Fajitas
Blue cheese may seem like an unusual addition to chicken fajitas, but the flavors work surprisingly well together.
Chicken Fajitas with Sweet Corn
Healthy chickpeas add a pleasing nuttiness to these classic chicken fajitas.
Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillos
Tangy tomatillos add a wonderful layer of flavor and texture to these delicious chicken fajitas.
Fajitas with Roast Beef
Chicken Fajitas with Bell Peppers
Red and orange bell peppers add a festive element to this classic fajita recipe. Feel free to toss in any other varieties you have on hand.
Chipotle Chicken Fajitas
The warm and earthy flavors of chipotle add wonderful depth to these delicious chicken fajitas.
Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Fajitas
Jalapeño chiles give this easy chicken fajita recipe an extra kick. Feel free to scale up the amount of chiles depending on your comfort level.
Quick and Easy Chicken Fajitas
Instead of marinating for hours, the chicken in these easy fajitas is sautéed in a quick sauce, which means dinner is ready in just 30 minutes.
For chicken fajitas with a twist, make this easy, tangy and spicy green sauce, which gets its punch from a combination of tomatillos, jalapeño, cilantro and scallions.
Lime-Pepper Chicken Fajitas
Zesty lime and freshly ground black pepper make these chicken fajitas extra tender and delicious.
Skirt Steak Sizzle with Carrots and Arugula
Steak fajitas are common in the Baja region of Mexico. Here, Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple makes his with smoky paprika and fragrant coriander, as well as an abundance of vegetables.
Hobo Pack Chicken Fajitas Recipe
Instead of making fajitas on a griddle, Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple combines the essential ingredients—chicken, onion, peppers, cumin and oregano—in foil packs and cooks them on the grill.