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Chicken Fajita Wraps

19 July 2022 By Aleksandra

Chicken Fajita wraps make an easy and quick dinner filled with all the flavors of chicken Fajitas. Juicy, well-seasoned chicken, crunchy bell peppers, cheesy wraps, and flavorful avocado lime sauce. You’ll love this easy recipe!

Chicken Fajita wraps cut in half on a white plate.

What are Fajitas?

Fajitas is a popular Tex-Mex dish. The name is referring to a piece of skirt steak that is cut into thin strips. The original fajitas are made from beef. Chicken Fajitas is a popular variation of this dish. It’s most often served with flour tortillas, sauteed/grilled bell peppers and onions, and condiments such as guacamole or pico de gallo.

This recipe makes a spin on chicken Fajitas and packs them into cheesy tortilla wraps! Tortilla wraps are portable and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner!

Ingredients

Below you will find information about the ingredients and how to prepare the recipe. For the measurements and detailed instructions scroll down to the printable recipe card.

Here’s what you need to make chicken Fajita wraps:

Labeled ingredients for chicken fajita wraps.
  • Meat: I used boneless and skinless chicken breast but boneless and skinless chicken thighs can also be used (thighs need to be cooked a little bit longer). Chicken tenderloins are also a good option.
  • Veggies: 2 colorful bell peppers and 1 red onion.
  • Fajitas seasoning: I love my homemade Fajita seasoning, it’s so much better than store-bought and you only need 6 spices that you probably already have in your pantry to make it. It’s so flavorful, I’m using it all the time. Store-bought seasonings are usually stuffed with salt, corn starch, sugar, and other weird ingredients, instead of just spices. You can also use taco seasoning instead of fajita seasoning, these two seasonings are very similar. Store-bought seasoning will also work.
  • Cheese – I used Swiss cheese but you can also use Jack cheese or Pepper Jack, mild cheddar will also work.
  • Lime – it’s drizzled over the chicken after it has been baked to make it more flavorful.
  • For the avocado sauce you will need: avocado (needs to be ripe!), sour cream (you can use Greek yogurt), lime juice, fresh cilantro, and garlic.
  • Tortillas – large tortillas, burrito-sized.

How to make Chicken Fajita Wraps step by step

Ingredients for avocado sauce in a food processor. Avocado sauce in a food processor.

STEP 1: Make the sauce: add all the ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Chopped vegetables and chicken with spices on a wooden board. Pan-fried chicken in a pan.

STEP 2: Prepare the ingredients

Cut the chicken into 1-inch (2.5cm) wide strips. Cut bell peppers into strips and onion in half then into slices.

In a medium bowl, stir together Fajita seasoning and 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.

STEP 3: Cook the chicken

In a large frying pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken strips in an even layer and cook until browned. Turn over and cook until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and drizzle immediately with lime juice.

Sauteed bell peppers in a pan. Chicken Fajita wrap ready to be assembled.

STEP 4: Cook the vegetables

Add the bell peppers and onion in an even layer to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned and softened but still crunchy. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate.

STEP 5: Assemble the wraps

Place 4 slices of cheese on each wrap, top with the chicken and vegetables. Drizzle over the juices from the chicken mixed with lime juice (from the plate where the chicken was). Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of avocado sauce on each wrap.

A collage of 3 photos showing how to roll up a tortilla wrap.

STEP 6: Wrap like a burrito. Place the wrap in a sandwich/panini press until warm. You could also reheat it in the oven or in a pan, just to melt the cheese.

Enjoy!

Two halves of chicken Fajita wraps helt in a hand.

Storage

When making these wraps, always make as much as you plan to eat and keep all the ingredients separate to prevent tortilla wraps from getting too soft /soggy. Assemble just before serving.

How to make them ahead: prepare and cook all your ingredients and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Assemble just before serving.

How to store avocado sauce: Cover the sauce immediately with plastic foil – it should touch the surface of the sauce to prevent browning. After a day or two, the surface of the sauce will brown a little but the flavor stays the same. Keep it for up to 3 days in the fridge.

More Chicken Fajita recipes

We really love chicken fajitas so I have lots of chicken fajita-themed recipes on the website. They’re all super delicious!

A close-up picture of chicken Fajita wraps.

Below you will find information about the ingredients and how to prepare the recipe. For the measurements and detailed instructions scroll down to the printable recipe card.

Chicken Fajita Wraps

Chicken Fajita wraps make an easy and quick dinner filled with all the flavors of chicken Fajitas. Juicy, well-seasoned chicken, crunchy bell peppers, cheesy wraps, and flavorful avocado lime sauce. You’ll love this easy recipe!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 wraps
Calories 737kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

for the wraps:

  • 1 lb (450g) chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Fajita seasoning or taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons frying oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 4 large tortilla wraps burrito-style
  • 16 slices Swiss cheese or Pepper Jack
  • salt and pepper to taste

for the sauce:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare the ingredients: Cut the chicken into 1-inch (2.5cm) wide strips. Cut bell peppers into strips and onion in half then into slices.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together Fajita seasoning and 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
  • Make the sauce: add all the ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook the chicken and vegetables: In a large frying pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken strips in an even layer and cook until browned. Turn over and cook until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and drizzle immediately with lime juice.
  • Add the bell peppers and onion in an even layer to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned and softened but still crunchy. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate.
  • Assemble the wraps: Place 4 slices of cheese on each wrap, top with the chicken and vegetables. Drizzle over the juices from the chicken mixed with lime juice (from the plate where the chicken was). Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of avocado sauce on each wrap.
  • Wrap like a burrito. Place the wrap in a sandwich/panini press until warm. You could also reheat it in the oven or in a pan, just to melt the cheese.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Keep all the ingredients separately and assemble just before serving or the tortilla wraps will be soggy. Keep the avocado sauce in the fridge for up to 3 days covered with plastic foil that should touch the surface of the sauce.
  • Calories = 1 wrap (1/4 of the recipe). This is only an estimate!
Course Main Course
Cuisine tex-mex
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