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8 Healthy Fajitas Recipes for a Fast, Sizzling Supper

April 17, 2024
Courtesy of Downshiftology

Just saying the word “fajitas” makes us dream of that sizzle, and that aroma as the platter comes to the table at our fave Mexican restaurant. If that isn’t enough to love, fajitas are actually so quick and easy to make at home — and they’re delicious, too, perfect for hectic weeknights. Whether you’re craving chicken, shrimp, steak, a vegetarian option, or something else, these healthy fajitas recipes will bring that sizzle right to your own kitchen.

Plus, you can customize them to your own tastes. Pile the fragrant veggies and protein onto greens or some rice (or cauli rice), or serve it the classic way with tortillas. Serve with guac, sour cream, chopped cilantro, or any other toppings you like. The best part: Leftovers taste even better the next day, so you can use these fajitas recipes for meal prep.

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1. Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Courtesy of Downshiftology

These classic chicken fajitas are packed with lean protein and colorful veggies, with a seasoning mix you can use for any protein. The recipe calls for chicken breast, but feel free to swap in boneless, skinless thighs, if you prefer dark meat (it’s just as healthy).

Try this recipe from Downshiftology.

2. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Photographed by: Ren Fuller

Sheet pan fajitas recipes are a win-win — they make this favorite dish even simpler, and streamline cleanup. A sprinkle of lime juice and cilantro right after the shrimp and veggies come out of the oven gives the whole dish a fresh, bright flavor.

Try this recipe from Damn Delicious.

3. Black Bean Fajitas

Black Bean Fajitas

Courtesy of A Simple Palate

Cook black beans with a little garlic while the bell peppers and onion are roasting, and you have a satisfying vegetarian meal on the table in 30 minutes. The recipe calls for 4 bell peppers, 2 green, 1 yellow, and 1 red, but you can use any color combo you like. The quick homemade guac is so tasty, plus it adds fiber and healthy fats. 

Try this recipe from A Simple Palate.

4. Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

Courtesy of The Modern Proper

Portobello mushrooms are a well known veggie stand-in for meat, and they work beautifully in healthy fajitas recipes like this one. With their chewy, meat-like texture and umami flavor, you won’t miss the meat in these. Or, if you do, you can always add your favorite protein of choice. 

Try this recipe from The Modern Proper.

5. The Best Steak Fajitas

The Best Steak Fajitas

Courtesy of Little Spice Jar

Marinating the meat in a flavorful mix of juices and spices makes for the most flavorful steak fajitas. One of the juices in this recipe is pineapple, which also tenderizes the meat. Take a few minutes to get the meat into the marinade in the morning, and when it’s time to cook dinner, the meal comes together in minutes. The addition of poblano pepper along with bell peppers and onions adds a touch of heat and a different flavor.

Try this recipe from Little Spice Jar.

6. Chicken Fajita Skillet Quinoa Bake

Chicken Fajita Skillet Quinoa Bake

Courtesy of What’s Gaby Cooking

Here’s a twist — a casserole that combines the flavors of fajitas with protein-rich quinoa. With salsa mixed in and cheese melted on top, it’s the perfect combo of chicken casserole and fajitas. Leftovers are delicious for lunch the next day, too.

Try this recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking.

7. Blackened Salmon Fajitas

Blackened Salmon Fajitas

Courtesy of The Almond Eater

We thought we’d had salmon every way possible — but nope. Here you season the fish with lime juice and Cajun seasoning before blackening in a skillet. Along with the peppers and onion, there are cherry tomatoes in the mix, and a quick, cooling lime-cilantro yogurt sauce for drizzling on top. 

Try this recipe from The Almond Eater.

8. Sheet Pan Chickpea Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chickpea Fajitas

Courtesy of Midwest Foodie Blog

Crispy chickpeas are a great snack — and, as it turns out, also a fun addition to fajitas. Toss them, and the veggies, in a quick spice mix, spread on a sheet pan and roast until the chickpeas crisp up and the vegetables are tender, then give everything a quick broil. Add a pinch or two of cayenne to the spice mix or serve the fajitas with hot sauce if you like a touch of heat.

Try this recipe from Midwest Foodie Blog.

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