If you love tacos as much as I do, you will love this cheesy chicken fajita skillet.  It’s so easy to make and turns up the spice of your typical beef taco night.  Make your next recipe an easy one with this skillet recipe.  This recipe is only 3 Freestyle points per serving, 1 taco and 1 cup of filling.

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Skillet

This recipe was kind of born on accident.  I have been craving tacos lately (just as my husband…it’s pretty intense for some reason), but I wanted something different, kind of like these sweet chili shrimp tacos.  

I didn’t just want beef tacos – I wanted something much more substantial.  So I created this amazing fajita skillet.  I can’t even tell you how good this was.  Jeremy also loved this (a lot). It’s so quick and easy to make too.

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Skillet

Can we talk about cravings real quick?  I don’t know why my body seems to be craving certain foods – like tacos – but it definitely does.  I had to have tacos one night even though Jeremy wasn’t feeling it.  

I ate so many of them for a few days that I shouldn’t need to see another taco for a while (this was after I made this fajita skillet).  

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Skillet

I understand craving sweets, but why would I crave tacos?  It seemed so strange to me, but I couldn’t let it go until I had those beef tacos.  So weird!

Do you ever crave certain foods? If you are craving fajitas, but don’t want pasta, try this sheet pan chicken fajita bowl recipe. It reminds me of Chipotle without the price.

If this recipe appeals to you, you should try this cheesy sausage pasta skillet recipe.  So good!

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Skillet

To make this cheesy chicken fajita skillet:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the chicken pieces with the taco seasoning. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and cook the onion, garlic and peppers until the onion is translucent and the peppers are soft.  Add the black beans, corn, and cooked chicken.  Combine and cook further until combined.  Add the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with cheese.

  3. To prepare, you can eat this by itself or with taco shells.  I like this by itself, but Jeremy loved it with taco shells.  It’s up to you – and what’s even better is that the Freestyle points value includes the shells.  So if you don’t use the shells, the Freestyle points value will be even less.

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Skillet

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Skillet

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 3 Freestyle points per serving, 1 taco and 1 cup of filling.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 servings
Calories 191 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast cooked and chopped in bite size pieces
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic optional
  • 1 medium green pepper chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper chopped
  • 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 4 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • cherry tomatoes halved
  • lettuce for serving
  • 8 soft shell tortillas

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix the chicken pieces with the taco seasoning. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and cook the onion, garlic and peppers until the onion is translucent and the peppers are soft.
  • Add the black beans, corn, and cooked chicken. Combine and cook further until combined. Add the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with cheese.
  • To prepare, you can eat this by itself or with taco shells.

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Nutrition

Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 17.2gProtein: 13.5gFat: 7.6gCholesterol: 32.6mgSodium: 302.1mgSugar: 1.6gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 30.5mg
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8 Comments

  1. I can’t remember how much I used at the time, but it was probably 1 Tablespoon. I would also mention that the garlic is optional, so you don’t need to include it.

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  3. This looks so good!! I love Mexican food and have been looking for new ideas for my meal plans! I think I’m adding this next week 🙂

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