Fajita Recipes to Spice Up Your Dinner Routine

Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions
Photo: Andy Lyons

Add some sizzle to your supper! These foolproof homemade fajita recipes will inspire you to think outside the usual chicken-plus-tortilla formula. Whether you're craving a steak fajita recipe, vegetarian fajitas, or a 30-minute meal, we have a dinner solution for you in this collection of our best fajita recipes.

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Chicken Fajitas in a Flash

Chicken Fajitas in a Flash
Blaine Moats

Toss chicken, vegetables, and spices together and broil for fast-fix chicken fajitas. This sheet-pan fajita recipe requires only about 15 minutes of broiling before it's ready to serve—just the right amount of time to cut up an avocado, shred cheese, open the sour cream, or prep any other favorite fajita toppers.

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Salsa and Pork Fajitas

Salsa and Pork Fajitas
Karla Conrad

Slow-cook, shred, and freeze a pork roast so you'll never be more than minutes away from fajita night. When you're ready to serve, just thaw and sauté for 10 minutes. Top with fresh tomatillo salsa and diced mango, mix up a batch of your favorite margarita recipe, and dinner is done.

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Flank Steak Fajita Burritos

Flank Steak Fajita Burritos
Andy Lyons

For a grab-and-go meal, wrap all of your favorite fajita fixings in a large flour tortilla. Lime, OJ, and chipotle peppers perk up this beef fajita recipe so it's way more flavorful than anything you can build at a design-your-burrito restaurant. Don't forget the guacamole.

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Fajita-Style Quesadillas

Fajita-Style Quesadilla
Blaine Moats

It's a Mexican mash-up! Stuff fajita flavors inside two cheese-loaded tortillas for a crowd-pleasing appetizer for eight (or meal for two). If you're craving more protein, pump up this vegetarian fajita recipe with black beans or grilled shrimp.

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Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions

Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions
Andy Lyons

If your family adores fast-food chicken fingers, they'll surely gobble up this grilled chicken fajita recipe. Serve a build-your-own fajita spread to please picky eaters. Each diner can customize the level of spice by adding more (or no) grilled peppers and salsa.

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Chicken-Pineapple Fajitas

Chicken-Pineapple Fajitas
Andy Lyons

Pineapple and chicken aren't just a dream duo in takeout entrées. Grill the tropical fruit to add more natural sweetness and balance the heat of the jerk seasoning on the meat. This easy chicken fajita recipe looks and tastes like something you'd find at a Mexican restaurant, but it takes just 20 minutes start to finish.

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Mushroom Fajitas

Mushroom Fajitas
Andy Lyons

Searching for the best fajita recipe to please those on a vegan diet and carnivores? Marinated mushrooms (use combo of your favorite!) taste surprisingly meaty when mixed with bell peppers inside a flour tortilla. Add some brown rice to make it eat heartier.

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Zesty Fajita Bites

Zesty Fajita Bites
Andy Lyons

Set and forget chicken thighs and seasonings in your slow cooker and allow to simmer all day. Then come appetizer o'clock, the filling for these chicken fajita snacks will be ready to wrap and roll alongside onions and peppers.

Test Kitchen Tip: If you're all about your multicooker, flip to the pressure cooker function and enjoy this as an Instant Pot chicken fajita recipe.

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Shredded Beef, Bean, and Corn Fajitas

Shredded Beef, Bean, and Corn Fajitas
Scott Little

Think pot roast meat is tough? You'll reconsider after you try it braised low and slow. Just pop the meat, broth, and seasonings into a slow cooker. Set and forget until dinnertime, then transform it into a super-succulent beef fajita recipe by sautéing with beans, corn, tomatoes, and chili powder. For the finishing touch, cool off the homemade fajita recipe with some crunchy cucumber-jicama salsa.

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Margarita Fajitas with Lime Salsa

Margarita Fajitas with Lime Salsa
Peter Krumhardt

Extend happy hour into dinner with a spiked supper. Incorporate a taste of the tropics into your chicken fajita recipe with a sweet and spicy pineapple, black bean, and jalapeño garnish. Tequila in the fajita marinade makes the grilled chicken tender and moist.

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Grilled Fajita Burgers

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Give your burger night an upgrade with this fajita-style recipe. Ground beef (or turkey, for a leaner option) combines with purchased salsa and warm cumin spice to give the burger a zesty bite. Add the meat and fajita veggies to a foil pack, toss it on the grill, and dinner is ready in 30 minutes.

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