Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Try out these brilliantly easy and delicious Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas! Add some excitement to your weeknight routine with our fuss-free air fryer chicken fajitas. Bursting with flavour and ready in no time, they’ll become your go-to recipe for busy nights.

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This is one the best air fryer fajita recipes you’ll find because it’s equal parts simple and delicious. The prep takes just a few minutes and you’ll be enjoying healthy chicken fajitas in no time at all.

Why you’ll love this Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas recipe

With this air fryer recipe, you’ll spend less time prepping and more time savouring. Simply toss your favourite veggies and marinated chicken in the air fryer basket, and let the magic happen.

The high heat and circulating air create a perfect char and caramelisation, enhancing the flavours in every bite.

Say goodbye to heavy oils and greasy pans! The air fryer fajitas offer the same delicious taste as traditional methods but with a healthier twist. By utilising the air fryer’s cooking method, you’ll achieve that desirable texture without excess oil, making it a guilt-free indulgence for you and your loved ones.

Mix and match your favourite veggies, spices, and protein for a personalised culinary experience every time. Plus, leftovers (if there are any!) make for fantastic taco fillings, salad toppers, or even omelet ingredients, ensuring nothing goes to waste.


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For air fryer fajitas you can use any protein, beans, beef, pork or chicken. I love using chicken as it’s budget-friendly and a great way to use up my leftovers from a Sunday roast.

You can just shred an already-cooked chicken breast or slice your chicken into even pieces and pop them in the air fryer to cook along with your veg.


The perfect base for any dish, onions offer a light and sweet flavour that is wonderful when mixed with the spices of these air fryer fajitas. You simply need to slice your onions ready for the air fryer basket.

Bell Peppers

I adore the sweet and sharp taste of red bell peppers, for this recipe you can use a mix of red, yellow green or orange bell peppers but I am partial to the juicy red ones. They need to be washed before you cook with them but the moisture helps keep them soft and succulent during the cooking process.

Fajita Seasoning

If you have time or picky tastebuds, you can make fajita seasoning yourself as it’s made up of coming spices you have in the cupboard. But if you’re in a bit of a rush, grab a sachet or pack of fajita seasoning in the supermarket.

How long to cook chicken fajitas in the air fryer?

Using an air fryer to make your chicken fajitas is a great way to turn them into healthy fajitas as air fryers use less oil than frying. It’s also easier for you to clean up too!

You need to adjust your cooking time slightly when using an air fryer compared to using an oven, – usually reducing it by about 5 minutes per half hour. This will vary depending on your air fryer and how much food you are cooking. This healthy air fryer fajitas cook in about 15 minutes.

How to Make Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas – Step by Step

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chicken breasts with fajita seasoning

Slice and season your chicken. Saving some of the seasoning for later.

onions and bell peppers chopped

Wash and chop your veggies. Try to keep them in even sized pieces so they cook properly and don’t get too burnt.

Add your veggies to the seasoned chicken and mix along with the rest of your seasoning and a little oil. Add some salt and pepper to taste here too.

Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Toss everything into your air-fryer basket and cook until the chicken in crispy and the veggies have caramelised. Then serve in a wrap or with rice.

Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Top Tips

Cut your veg and chicken into even-sized pieces. This will help things cook at the same rate. and avoids you having burnt veg and raw chicken.

Place a greaseproof liner in your air fryer basket to help with clean up. You can even buy reusable silicon ones too.

Make a big batch of air fryer fajita mix and serve it family style with wraps, rice and beans. That way everyone can make their own dinner.

Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Serving Suggestions

Mexican Feast

Set the table with tortilla wraps, freshly cooked rice and beans and serve your fajitas on top of all these sides. Don’t forget to include guacamole, salsa and sweet chilli sauce too.

Maybe some natural yoghurt or mayo for the little ones or anyone not a fan of spice.


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I use the Cosori Air Fryer 4.7L air fryer and I would really recommend it. It’s easy to use and really easy to clean too. It has clear-to-use buttons and an easy-to-remove basket for cleaning.

Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas Substitutions and variations

This air fryer fajita recipe is the best because it’s so versatile. You can swap out the protein to make beef fajitas or pork. Or if you want to make Vegan air fryer fajitas, use beans as your protein source.

Use up your leftover veggies but slicing them and tossing them in with your chicken and seasoning. Think carrots, aubergine and parsnips. You could even shred some cabbage and cook that in with the veggies in the air fryer.

Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Storing Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas/ Making ahead of time options

Air fryer fajitas are a great midweek meal as they are quick to whip up and the leftovers keep well in the fridge in an air-tight container for lunches the next day. You can also freeze the mix and then defrost and enjoy it up to 2 months later.

I would recommend using fresh rice and fresh tortillas when making your fajitas though.

Air Fryer FAQS

Can you put aluminium foil in an air fryer?

Yes, you can put aluminium foil in an air fryer. Putting foil in the bottom of your air fryer is a great way to catch all the juices that run off your food and speed up the cleanup of your air fryer after cooking. If you don’t want to use tin foil in the air fryer try silicon liners or greaseproof paper.

What is the rule for air fryer?

When taking a recipe from oven to air fryer, the general rule is to reduce the temperature by 20ºC – 30ºC and cook for 20% less time. But this can vary from appliance to appliance so keep an eye on your food whilst it cooks.

Can greaseproof paper go in air fryer?

Yes, greaseproof paper can go in the air fryer and is a great way to reduce your food sticking to the air fryer tray. If you don’t want to use tin foil in the air fryer try silicon liners or tin foil in your air fryer. All 3 options help to keep your air fryer in top-tip working conditions.

Do air fryers heat from top or bottom?

The heating element in most air fryers is at the top of the air fryer, heating from the top. But as they are fan-assisted, the air fryer heats up in all areas and helps to cook your food more evenly. Meaning you don’t want to overfill your air fryer basket as if it falls too close to the top, some bits may burn.

Can you put glass in air fryer?

Yes, you can put glass in the air fryer providing your dish is an oven safe dish. This means that it will be safe to put in your air fryer. Glass needs to be tempered to be able to withstand the high temperatures of the air fryer.

Are air fryers worth the effort?

Air fryers are such low effort that they are worth it. Being smaller than a large oven, they heat up faster and more evenly. Making it perfect for small-batch meals. You can either keep it on the counter or store your air fryer in the cupboard and just bring it out when you need to use it.

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Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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Try out these brilliantly easy and delicious chicken fajitas made quickly in the Air Fryer! Add some excitement to your weeknight routine with our fuss-free air fryer chicken fajitas. Bursting with flavour and ready in no time, they'll become your go-to recipe for busy nights.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 4 servings
Calories 217 kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 4 tablespoons fajita seasoning (about 30g)
  • 2 tablespoon sunflower oil or vegetable oil


  • Slice the chicken into strips or bite-sized pieces and add them to a bowl.
    2 chicken breasts
  • Pour over the fajita seasoning and oil. Then stir them together.
    4 tablespoons fajita seasoning, 2 tablespoon sunflower oil or vegetable oil
  • Slice the bell peppers and onion. Add them to the chicken and mix together.
    2 bell peppers, 1 onion
  • Add the mix to the air fryer basket.
  • Cook in the air fryer at 200ºC / 400ºF for 13-15 minutes. Toss half way through.

Serve with…

  • Tortillas, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, grated cheese, fresh chillies shredded lettuce and your favourite fajita toppings.


Calories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 25gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 135mgPotassium: 584mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1897IUVitamin C: 80mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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9 thoughts on “Easy Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas”

  1. 5 stars
    Well, now I know what we are having for dinner tonight! I already started the prep [I like to get that out of the way early in the day ;)] and they smell absolutely amazing. Can’t wait!

  2. 5 stars
    My family loves fajitas but we rarely make them at home. This recipe looks incredible and I can’t wait to make it for dinner tonight!

  3. 5 stars
    We love fajitas but hadn’t tried them in the air fryer. Such a great way to cook them, I’ll never do it any other way now.


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