Five Incredibly Delicious Fajita Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

From the ever-popular steak fajitas to crowd-pleasing chicken fajitas, plus shrimp and veggie options, these recipes will satisfy your fajitas cravings.


Although the word "fajita" refers to the type of meat traditionally used in this dish (skirt steak), there are endless variations. Chicken, shrimp, and vegetarian—you name it! All are fair game. One thing all fajitas tend to have in common is that the main ingredients are cut and cooked, then piled into a tortilla, often with cooked peppers and onions. Here, we're highlighting our go-to fajita recipes, including a classic steak fajitas made with skirt steak, easy chicken fajitas made using one sheet pan, and less expected options like shrimp fajitas, which feature a not-to-be-missed grilled pineapple salsa.

Seared Spicy Fajitas

A classic rendition is our Seared Spicy Fajitas, where skirt steak is rubbed with cumin, coriander, salt and pepper, then seared in a skillet. Toss in bell peppers, onion, and chiles, and then use lime juice to deglaze the pan and release those delicious browned bits.

spicy shrimp fajitas with grilled pineapple pico
Armando Rafael

Spicy Shrimp Fajitas with Grilled Pineapple Pico

You can use a grill or a grill pan (or even a cast-iron skillet) to make these delicious Spicy Shrimp Fajitas with Grilled Pineapple Pico, which combine a sweet and smoky charred pineapple salsa with tender shrimp.

sheet pan chicken fajitas
Ren Fuller

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas

You could certainly swap in chicken for either of the recipes above, although this protein holds up particularly well to oven cooking. Our Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas uses boneless, skinless chicken breast plus yellow and green bell peppers. They sizzle together on a sheet pan while tortillas warm in the same oven for a streamlined approach to fajitas.

Chicken-Fajita Tostadas
Kana Okada

Chicken-Fajita Tostadas

A clever dish, our Chicken-Fajita Tostadas has you begin by roasting onions, bell peppers, corn, and salsa together until tender and fragrant. Then, you mix in cooked shredded chicken and spoon the mixture onto crispy tostadas.

Quick Veggie Fajitas
Hector Sanchez

Quick Veggie Fajitas

Finally, the recipe for Quick Veggie Fajitas call for spicy poblano chiles, which bring heft and heat to zucchini, onion, and corn. Simply sauté them until crisp-tender, then add them to a tortilla with refried beans, salsa, sour cream, cheese, and lime wedges for a fast and super-satisfying supper.

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