15 Foolproof Fajita Recipes for Satisfying Weeknight Dinners

Hobo Pack Chicken Fajitas
Photo: Christopher Testani

Our favorite fajita recipes are not fussy, but they definitely deliver big flavor that's sure to satiate any night of the week. Whether you like beef or chicken, prefer mild-mannered heat or sweat-inducing spice, this roundup has a sizzling fajita recipe bound to please everyone at your table. We even have a recipe that breathes new fajita life into leftover roast beef for the quickest possible dinner. Read on for all of our best variations of classic fajitas.

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Chicken-Tomatillo Fajitas

Chicken-Tomatillo Fajitas
© Christina Holmes

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.

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Easy Chicken Fajitas

Easy Chicken Fajitas
James Baigrie

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.

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Buffalo Chicken Fajitas

Buffalo Chicken Fajitas
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

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.

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Smoky Beef Fajitas

Smoky Beef Fajitas
© Iain Bagwell. Food styling by Simon Andrews.

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.

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Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillos

Chicken Fajitas with Tomatillos
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Tangy tomatillos add a wonderful layer of flavor and texture to these delicious chicken fajitas.

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Chicken Fajitas with Bell Peppers

Chicken Fajitas with Bell Peppers
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

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.

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Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

The warm and earthy flavors of chipotle add wonderful depth to these delicious chicken fajitas.

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Steak Fajitas with Charred-Tomato Hot Sauce

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PHOTO © CHRISTINA HOLMES

Skillet-charred tomatoes, garlic, onion, and jalapeño are blended with smoky dried chiles to create a spicy, vibrant sauce for steak fajitas.

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Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Fajitas

Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Fajitas
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

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.

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Lime-Pepper Chicken Fajitas

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© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Zesty lime and freshly ground black pepper make these chicken fajitas extra tender and delicious.

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Foil Pack Chicken Fajitas

Hobo Pack Chicken Fajitas
Christopher Testani

Instead of making fajitas on a griddle, F&W Culinary Director at Large Justin Chapple combines the essential ingredients — chicken, onion, peppers, cumin, and oregano — in foil packs and cooks them on the grill.

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Fajitas with Roast Beef

Fajitas with Roast Beef
PHOTO © YUNHEE KIM

These classic beef fajitas can be made with leftover beef roast and gravy for a lightning-fast meal.

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Hot Habanero Chicken Fajitas

Hot Habanero Chicken Fajitas
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

If you love spice, you'll love the floral flavor of habaneros in these quick and easy chicken fajitas.

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Chicken Fajitas with Mushrooms

Chicken Fajitas with Mushrooms
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

These easy chicken fajitas are loaded with sautéed mushrooms. For added flavor, swap out traditional button mushrooms for heartier varieties such as portobellos or shiitakes.

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Chicken Fajitas with Sweet Corn

Chicken Fajitas with Sweet Corn
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Pops of tender sweet corn are a fabulous addition to these classic chicken fajitas. If fresh corn is not available, feel free to use frozen corn instead.

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