Clean Eating Fajitas Recipe

These clean eating fajitas are a fabulous alternative to Taco Tuesday tacos!

I just returned from a fabulous weekend getaway for a friend’s birthday in Carmel. The weather was perfect, the shopping was abundant and the friendship and laughter made the entire two days simply perfect. To say we relaxed and had a great time is an understatement. I never set foot in a spa while I was there, but I feel like every kink has been worked out of my “hunched-over-the-laptop” muscles.

However, there was one thing missing from my perfect weekend. Mexican food! I do love it, but somehow, we just didn’t find ourselves in the near vicinity of any Mexican food. Sad but true.

But when I do find myself at a Mexican food restaurant, fajitas are often what I order (with corn tortillas and no sour cream). There’s just something wonderful about all those onions, bell peppers and chicken sizzling up a storm in a self-serve frying pan. Now I realize it’s not a perfectly clean meal. But when you’re out of town without a fridge to keep food in, sometimes you have to improvise. And fajitas always seem like the best compromise in this sort of situation.

A single plate of Clean Eating Fajitas Recipe. It shows a single fajita, open on the plate. You can see the chicken and peppers piled on top of the open tortilla.

I do try not to eat out too often however (it’s getting pretty pricy these days!), and instead, opt for enjoying this meal at home.

The spices on this may seem a bit much at first glance, but they really make the meal, so don’t cut back unless you truly prefer less flavorful dishes (some people do!).

I can honestly say that this recipe is in strong competition with the restaurant version. Delicious and simple to prepare, this is a pleasure to enjoy at your own dinner table.



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Clean Eating Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Clean Eating Fajitas

Everyone loves chicken fajitas, and homemade is always best. This recipe is no exception! You'll definitely want seconds!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings (approximately 6 cup yield)
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • 1 large red bell pepper (sliced thin lengthwise)
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper (sliced thin lengthwise)
  • 1 large orange bell pepper (sliced thin lengthwise)
  • 3 lb. chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, sliced thin lengthwise)
  • 1 large red onion (sliced thin)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 24 standard corn tortillas (no sugar added)


  • Sauté everything in a large pan, adding the spices about half way through.
  • Fill your tortillas and serve topped with salsa and guacamole.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5cup filling with 1 tortilla | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 496mg | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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  1. Would this work with steak instead of chicken?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Leah – Sure! 🙂