Spicy Habanero Chicken Fajitas


Get ready to turn up the heat with our Spicy Habanero Chicken Fajitas! This fiery dish combines tender slices of chicken breast marinated in a zesty habanero sauce, sizzled to perfection with bell peppers and onions. Wrapped in a warm, soft tortilla and garnished with your favorite toppings, these fajitas are not just a meal – they're an exhilarating flavor experience!

Spicy Habanero Chicken Fajitas

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes (includes marination)
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 fajitas

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Sodium: 400 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g


  • Chicken breast (500 g / 1.1 lbs), thinly sliced
  • Habanero peppers (15 g / 0.5 oz), finely chopped
  • Garlic cloves (10 g / 0.35 oz), minced
  • Olive oil (30 ml / 1 fl oz)
  • Lime juice (30 ml / 1 fl oz)
  • Paprika (5 g / 0.2 oz)
  • Cumin (3 g / 0.1 oz)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Bell peppers (300 g / 10.6 oz), sliced
  • Onion (150 g / 5.3 oz), sliced
  • Flour tortillas (8 pieces)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinade: Combine habanero peppers, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Marinate the chicken slices in this mixture for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Cooking Chicken: In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the marinated chicken until it's no longer pink and has a slight char.
  3. Vegetables: In the same skillet, sauté bell peppers and onion until they are soft and slightly caramelized.
  4. Assembling Fajitas: Warm the tortillas. Place a portion of the chicken and vegetables on each tortilla, folding it into a fajita.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinade Time: For more flavor, marinate the chicken for longer, even overnight.
  • Habanero Caution: Wear gloves when handling habaneros and adjust the amount to your heat preference.
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and shredded cheese for added richness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use another type of meat?

Yes, beef or shrimp also work well with this recipe.

How can I make this dish less spicy?

Use fewer habaneros or remove the seeds for less heat.

Are these fajitas gluten-free?

They can be if you use gluten-free tortillas.