Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe

Get out of the comfort zone of the traditional soups, stews and sweets and try one of the most delicious and simple Mexican recipes - fajitas! It's a fast food, which is usually prepared in a skillet (the oven version seems to me drier and not so tender) with pork, chicken or beef and, definitely, vegetables. Ideally, it should be served in tortilla wraps, which can now be found in almost any big store, with some yogurt and with fresh, flavorful and spicy salsa (see the steps for all the instructions).

I liked it so much and I wouldn't necessarily serve it on tortilla wraps. I think this Mexican fajitas would be great with a garnish of rice or potatoes, if you like. The recipe below is with with pork tenderloin, but it can be replaced with chicken breast or your favorite beef.

By the way, you will find the ingredients for the salsa separately, in step 4, so as not to mix them up with the basic ingredients for the fajitas recipe.


Pork tenderloin
2 pieces
can be replaced with 1 kg of chicken breast or your favorite beef
Garlic cloves
3 pieces
1 tsp
0.5 pieces
Cinnamon powder
0.5 tsp
Apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp
Sweet paprika
2 tsp
or chilli flakes
1 tbsp
Ground black peper
0.25 tsp
Vegetable oil
100 ml
Yellow bell peppers
1 piece
Red peppers
1 piece
Green pepper
1 piece
Tortilla wraps
6 pieces
optional, you can also serve fajitas with a garnish of rice or potatoes
Creamy yogurt
200 g
to serve
200 g
see the steps for my homemade version, fast and fresh
1 piece

Step by step

Step 1

First, cut the meat into slices, as thin and long as possible.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 1
Step 2

In a bowl, combine for the marinade - 3 cloves of crushed garlic, the juice from half an orange, 1 teaspoon oregano, 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 0.5 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon paprika or chilli flakes, 1 tablespoon salt and a little ground black pepper.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 2
Step 3

Pour over the sliced meat, mix well and leave in the fridge to marinate for 1-3 hours.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 3
Step 4

During this time, you can quickly prepare a homemade vegetable salsa:

- finely chop 1-2 tomatoes, 1 hot (or not) pepper, half a red/white onion, half a bunch of fresh parsley;

- Put everything in a bowl, season with salt (to taste) and the juice from half a lemon or lime.

- Leave in the fridge to marinate while you prepare the fajitas.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 4
Step 5

This is again for the fajitas (not for the salsa sauce) - cut the 3 bell peppers, red, yellow and green into long slices.

Also, cut thick and long slices of white onion.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 5
Step 6

Once the meat has marinated, remove from the fridge and start cooking fajitas.

First, heat the oil in a deep, large pan, then add in the sliced peppers and onions. Stir periodically and cook over high heat.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 6
Step 7

When the vegetables start to brown slightly and soften a little, remove from the pan with a spatula and place in a deep plate.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 7
Step 8

In the hot oil which remains in the pan after cooking the vegetables, add the marinated meat.

Stir periodically, to allow the pieces to separate from each other.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 8
Step 9

When the meat starts to brown, add another 1-2 teaspoons of paprika, mix and cook for 3-4 minutes more.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 9
Step 10

Now return the peppers and onions we cooked earlier to the pan, over the fried meat.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 10
Step 11

Mix well, let them cook together for 2-3 more minutes and turn off the heat.

Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 11
Step 12

Fajitas is served hot, in an exemplary way as follows:

- take a tortilla wrap and grease in the middle with a little fatter yogurt. Put a few tablespoons of fajitas, then season everything on top with fresh vegetable sauce. Fold the wrap in half, or roll, if it's bigger, and enjoy, it's delicious!

I would like to combine fajitas with some rice next time, without the wraps, of course.


Easy Skillet Fajitas Recipe - Step 12
Quantity: 1 kg (6 servings)
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 120 min
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