Fajita Skillet Chicken - Easy weeknight dinner made in a cast iron skillet

Fix dinner in a hurry with this sizzling hot Tex Mex recipe full of colorful peppers, melty cheese, and bold flavors. This skillet chicken is a quick, no-fuss version of your favorite fajitas, perfect for hectic weeknights when time is of the essence. Your whole family will love this tasty south-of-the-border meal!

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Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Get shrimpy. Swap out the chicken for jumbo shrimp. Serve in warmed tortillas with your favorite toppings.
  • Sweet Potato Side. Pairs well with a side of ready-to-bake spicy sweet potato fries.
  • Cotija cheese. Add a sprinkle of Cotija cheese to give your chicken an addictively salty twist.

Fajita Skillet Chicken - Easy weeknight dinner made in a cast iron skillet

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Fajita Skillet Chicken - Easy weeknight dinner made in a cast iron skillet

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Fajita Skillet Chicken - Easy weeknight dinner made in a cast iron skillet

Fajita Skillet Chicken

Preparation 15 m Cook Time 20 Serves 4     adjust servings


Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut or vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 green pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 orange pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/4 purple onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • fresh chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Heat oven to 375°F.

Heat a Good Cook Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle oil into hot skillet.

Dredge chicken breasts in taco seasoning. Cook in hot skillet until browned on both sides.

Arrange pepper and onion slices atop each chicken breast. Sprinkle with cheddar.

Transfer pan into oven. Cook for 15-18 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through.

If desired, garnish with cilantro.

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