And if you love chicken fajitas, we have already written about two other ways to prepare them. Have a look at our easy chicken fajitas recipe and Instant Pot chicken fajitas recipe.
What’s in Chicken Fajitas?
Here are the ingredients to our air fryer chicken fajitas recipe:
Chicken: Boneless, skinless chicken breast is the best choice as it is lean and low in fat and calories.
Tortillas: We’re using 6-inch corn tortillas for this recipe.
Cheese: Shredded cheddar cheese is the best pick for any Mexican-inspired recipe.
Vegetables: We’re using red onions, bell peppers, and lettuce escarole. You can use iceberg or romaine lettuce for this recipe if you prefer.
Herbs: We’re only using coriander for this recipe. If you don’t have any, you can skip it.
Seasonings: Paprika, dried oregano, cumin powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, lime juice, and Dijon mustard all combine for an excellent flavor.
How to Season Chicken for Fajitas
Here is how to prepare and season the chicken for fajitas:
First, place a piece of boneless, skinless chicken breast on a cutting board and slice it into thin strips. Transfer the sliced chicken to a large bowl.
Add all the spices to the chicken and mix well to marinate.
You can either use a wooden spoon to help you mix or wear kitchen gloves and use your hands. Make sure all the seasonings coat the chicken evenly.
Our recipe doesn’t require you to let the chicken sit, so there’s nothing wrong with cooking it right away. However, you can extract even more flavor if you let it marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
How Do You Make Chicken Fajitas in an Air Fryer?
First, you will need to marinate the chicken. We recommend placing the chicken and all the seasonings in a large bowl so it’s all easier to mix.
Once the chicken is evenly coated with all the spices, add the vegetables to the same bowl. Toss everything together so that the seasonings can cling onto the vegetables as well.
Pro tip: It’s important not to put the veggies in at the beginning because they may soak up too much of the spice and leave the chicken under-seasoned.
Once everything is marinated, transfer it all into the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes. Just before the chicken is finished, throw your tortillas in the oven so everything will be ready at the same time.
Once the tortillas are warmed through, stack them on each other and cover them with a kitchen towel. This will keep them from drying out.
How Long Do Chicken Fajitas Last in the Fridge?
If you have leftover chicken fajitas, keep them in an airtight container. They should last up to a week. We recommend storing the chicken, tortillas, shredded cheese, and other toppings in separate containers to prolong their shelf lives.
How Do You Reheat Chicken Fajitas in an Air Fryer?
Here’s how to reheat chicken fajitas in an air fryer:
Before you reheat the fajitas, preheat your device to 355°F for 5 minutes.
Line the basket of your air fryer with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Put a tortilla on the bottom, arrange the fajitas and shredded cheese on top, and air-fry for 5 minutes.
What to Eat With Chicken Fajitas
For today’s meal, we’re serving our chicken fajitas with a side of pico de gallo. It will add freshness and balance the spicy flavor of the chicken.
We also recommend having a glass of fresh celery cucumber juice as a dessert to cleanse your palate after the meal. The drink will help fill your stomach and make you feel satisfied.
Delicious Dishes You Can Make With Your Air Fryer
Topped with authentic Permigiano-Reggiano and from-scratch tomato sauce, our air fried chicken parm is an easy shortcut to a restaurant delight. The crust is crispy, the flavor is on-point, and the side salad adds just the freshness there needs be.
You can also make General Tso's Chicken in your air fryer. They're saucy, flavorful, and have a tantalizing kick of heat, making them ideal for weekend cooking. Like our honey-glazed chicken, the nuggets are put inside a faux baking tray so the machine doesn’t get messy.
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