Chipotle Chicken Fajitas


Chipotle chicken fajitas are a spicy and smoky dish that will make your taste buds dance. They are made with tender strips of chicken, crisp bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms, all coated in a tangy and fiery chipotle sauce. You can serve them with warm tortillas, cheese, cilantro, and lime wedges, and enjoy a satisfying and flavorful meal.

Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

Preparation and cooking times and total time

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes

Servings and serving size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving size: 2 fajitas

Nutritional information (per serving)

  • Calories: 518 kcal
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58 g
  • Protein: 34 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sodium: 1010 mg


  • 450 g (1 lb) of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) of mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 8 flour tortillas, 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) of cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Detailed method of preparation

  1. In a small bowl, toss the chicken with the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the chipotle peppers, lime juice, and 1/4 cup of water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. In another skillet over medium-high heat, cook the chicken, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  5. To serve, spoon some of the chicken and some of the vegetable mixture over each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro, and fold in half. Serve with lime wedges and enjoy!

Tips for culinary success

  • You can adjust the spiciness of the dish by adding more or less chipotle peppers, according to your preference. You can also use canned green chilies instead of chipotle peppers for a milder flavor.
  • You can use any kind of cheese you like, such as Monterey Jack, Colby, or a Mexican blend. You can also add more cheese if you like it extra cheesy.
  • You can use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas if you want a gluten-free option. Just make sure to warm them up slightly before filling them, so they don’t break.
  • You can add more vegetables to the dish, such as corn, zucchini, or carrots, for extra nutrition and color.
  • You can serve the fajitas with some side dishes, such as rice, beans, salsa, or guacamole.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I store and reheat the leftover fajitas?

A: You can store the leftover fajitas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat them, you can either microwave them for a few minutes, or bake them in a 180°C (350°F) oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through.

Q: Can I make these fajitas vegetarian or vegan?

A: Yes, you can. To make them vegetarian, you can substitute the chicken with a plant-based meat alternative, such as tofu, tempeh, or seitan. To make them vegan, you can also use vegan cheese and oil, or omit them altogether.

Q: What can I do with the leftover chipotle peppers in adobo sauce?

A: You can store the leftover chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 6 months. You can use them to add flavor and heat to other dishes, such as soups, stews, sauces, dips, or marinades.

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