Fajita Wraps – An Easy Chicken Or Beef Recipe

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In this quick and easy fajita wraps recipe, spiced meat and vegetables are wrapped in a whole-wheat tortilla with just the right amount of veggies for an easy, quick, and healthy meal.

Once you learn how to make a fajita wrap, you’ll never be tempted to buy them at a fast-food joint again. Fajita wraps make a quick, easy meal and can be customized with any meat and veggies you prefer. These are totally customizable and I’ll show you, step-by-step, how to customize them to your liking.

An up close shot of a fajita wrap cut and stacked on a cutting board.

Are Fajita Wraps Healthy?

They absolutely can be! Are there very unhealthy fajita wraps out there? Of course! But if you make them at home with healthy ingredients, they can very easily be part of a very healthy meal plan!

Chicken Or Beef Fajita Wrap?

Whether you use chicken or beef is irrelevant to the recipe below. You can use the same spices and fillings and end up with a wonderful wrap either way. It comes down to what you personally consider to be a healthy addition to your daily meal plan. I personally don’t like the flavor of beef, so it’s always chicken for me. But if you prefer beef, that’s totally fine. Even bison or venison will work here!

Ingredient Swaps

Vegan Fajita Wraps

Vegans can absolutely use this recipe. But what do you swap?

  • Meat – Use thickly sliced portobello mushrooms instead of meat.
  • Cheese – Either omit the cheese completely, or use a vegan cheese.

Gluten-Free Fajita Wraps

I’m still learning about eating gluten-free, but I’m pretty sure the only thing that contains gluten here is the tortilla. (Please let me know if I’m wrong!) So in this case, you’ll just have to swap out the whole wheat tortilla for a gluten-free tortilla. Easy!

Dairy-Free Fajita Wraps

If you are dairy-free, the only thing you need to omit is the cheese. There is no other dairy in this unless you accidentally get tortillas made with dairy-based products. So for this recipe swap:

  • Cheese – Either omit it completely or use a non-dairy cheese.
  • Tortilla – Just double check that there are not dairy-based ingredients used to make them.

Keto Fajita Wraps

If you are keto, you’ll want to up the fat and reduce the carbs. So here are some suggestions:

  • Tortilla – Instead, use either a large lettuce leaf or a cabbage leaf (they are sturdier for wraps and have a nice crunch)
  • Sauce – Go light on the guacamole sauce.
  • Cheese – Add extra to up the fat content.

Fajita Lettuce Wraps

If you prefer lettuce wraps, you’ll want to select your lettuce carefully to make sure they don’t tear while you are rolling them up. Personally, I find that green cabbage leaves work best. They roll up well without breaking. But if you truly want lettuce, butter lettuce is often your best bet. Others are Boston lettuce and Romaine.

A front view of a sliced fajita wrap, laying on a cutting board.

Can You Eat Fajita Wraps Cold?

Absolutely!! In fact, I often prefer them that way. These are perfect for sticking in the fridge until lunch. The only thing I would store separately is the guacamole sauce, and only because it could make your wrap soggy.

Optional Additions

  • Salsa
  • Pico de gallo
  • Lime juice
  • Paprika – this can also be a substitute for chili powder.
  • Cayenne pepper – for lots of extra spice
  • Black pepper – for lighter extra spice

What To Serve With Fajita Wraps

Good side dishes would be anything classically Mexican.

Recipe Tip

If you want to avoid the wrap altogether, leave off the tortilla and make a salad instead, with extra lettuce.

Ingredient Checklist

Guacamole Sauce

Note that this sauce, while delicious, is optional if you are short on time. You can either use prepared guacamole or you can try fresh, chopped avocados. Or simply omit it. Whatever works. But it does add great flavor!

1 large avocado

2 tbsp, plain yogurt – Dairy-free if needed

2 tsp. lemon juice,

2 tsp. garlic powder

Fajitas

2 tbsp. oil

¾ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast – cut into strips

1 tsp. garlic granules

1 tsp. onion granules

1 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 large red bell pepper – seeds removed, sliced into thin strips. You can use green bell pepper instead if you prefer them. All colors of bell peppers will work here.

½ large red onion – thinly sliced – about 1½ to 2 cups.

2 standard whole wheat tortillas

½ cup thinly sliced lettuce – or shredded

2 tbsp. grated cheddar cheese – optional

2 tbsp. fresh, chopped cilantro – optional

How To Make Fajita Wraps

Spices being added to the chicken and vegetables in a skillet.

Slice the onion, pepper, and chicken, place in a pan and sauté over medium-high heat in oil with spices until cooked through. Using a nonstick skillet will make life easier. Stir constantly to avoid burning.

Avocado and spices sitting in a blender cup prior to blending.

If you are making the optional guacamole sauce (you can easily substitute with chopped, fresh avocado if you don’t want to make sauce), place all those ingredients into a blender and blend until you have a smooth sauce. Use water to loosen the consistency into a true sauce.

Rolling up a Fajita Wrap.

Layer all the fajita ingredients onto your tortilla and roll it up tight.

A knife slicing a Fajita Wrap.

Cut it in half.

A font view of the cut, finished and stacked Fajita Wrap on a cutting board.

Serve.

Reheating Leftovers

To reheat these, you can either reheat just the meat and veggies in the microwave, or you can unwrap the wrap to remove the lettuce before sticking the whole thing in the microwave or the oven.

Either way, you’ll microwave for 40-60 seconds. To reheat in the oven, set the lettuce-free wraps on a baking sheet and set in a preheated oven at 350 F. for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until warm.

Can Fajita Wraps Be Frozen?

Once assembled, I don’t recommend freezing them. You can freeze the meat and the sautéd veggies, and you can separately freeze the tortillas. You can even freeze the guacamole sauce by itself if you don’t mind some browning when it thaws. But don’t freeze these as a finished wrap. They won’t hold up well.

While I don’t recommend warming the avocado sauce, you can do it. But it may brown a bit.

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An up close shot of a fajita wrap cut and stacked on a cutting board.

Fajita Wraps

Delicious fajitas you can enjoy on the go!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 wraps
Calories: 593kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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Equipment

  • 1 Large Skillet
  • 1 Blender (optional for guacamole sauce)

Ingredients

Guacamole Sauce

  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 tbsp. plain yogurt (dairy-free if needed)
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • water (as needed for sauce consistency)
  • salt to taste

Fajitas

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • ¾ lb. chicken breast (cut into strips)
  • 1 tsp. garlic granules
  • 1 tsp. onion granules
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 large red bell pepper (seeds removed, sliced into thin strips)
  • ½ large red onion (thinly sliced – about 1½ to 2 cups)
  • 2 standard whole wheat tortillas
  • ½ cup thinly sliced lettuce (or shredded)
  • 2 tbsp. grated cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh, chopped cilatnro (optional)

Instructions

  • Slice the onion, pepper, and chicken, and sauté it in oil with spices until cooked through.
    Spices being added to the chicken and vegetables in a skillet.
  • If you are making the optional guacamole sauce (you can easily substitute with chopped, fresh avocado if you don't want to make sauce), place all those ingredients into a blender and blend until you have a smooth sauce. Use water to loosen the consistency into a true sauce.
    Avocado and spices sitting in a blender cup prior to blending.
  • Layer all the fajita ingredients onto your tortilla and roll it up tight.
    Rolling up a Fajita Wrap.
  • Cut it in half.
    A knife slicing a Fajita Wrap.
  • Serve.
    A font view of the cut, finished and stacked Fajita Wrap on a cutting board.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1wrap | Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 1503mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3298IU | Vitamin C: 122mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 3mg
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