April 12, 2023

Recipe: Spring-y Chicken Fajitas

Spring time, fajita time!

Healthy Chicken Fajitas

Looking for a weekday dinner that checks the boxes for flavor, nutrition and time? Our Spring-y Fajitas fit the bill! With chipotle-spiced chicken breast, red bell pepper, onion, shiitake mushrooms and sugar snap peas, these hand-held beauties are bursting with nutrients, flavor and crunch. And they’re ready in about 20 minutes! Serve them with salsa, avocado and lime wedges, and your work is done.


Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy


  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 ounces shitake mushrooms (about 8 medium), caps thinly sliced; stems discarded
  • 4 ounces sugar snap peas, cut into 1/4-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup guacamole
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together chicken, 1 tablespoon of oil, chili powder, chipotle powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and let cook, untouched, for 3 minutes. Then, stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, until cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet and heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes, or until beginning to soften. Add bell pepper and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, for 5 to 7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. If the skillet is getting too dark, add a splash of water to release the flavorful bits.
  4. Stir in snap peas, black pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken to reheat.
  5. Serve the fajita mixture with the warmed tortillas, salsa and guacamole.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 407
Total fat: 16 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Protein: 23 g
Carbohydrate: 38 g
Dietary fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 8 g
Added sugar: 0 g
Cholesterol: 53 mg
Sodium: 436 mg

Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness.


Related Articles

Various cuts of red meat displayed
February 14, 2024
Is Red Meat Bad for You?

It has nutrients your body needs, but it also comes with some serious health risks

A roasted pork chop on a mound of vegetables with sauce, displayed in a white bowl
February 12, 2024
Is Pork Red or White Meat? And Is It Healthy?

Despite what you may have heard, pork is actually red meat (and it comes with the same risks as other red meats)

Flaxseed sprinkled on a salad in a white bowl on a dark wooden table
January 31, 2024
Flaxseed: A Little Seed With Big Health Benefits

Ground flaxseed is full of heart-healthy omega-3s, antioxidants and fiber, and easy to add to just about any recipe

Oranges in bowl and tofu meal in bowl
December 7, 2023
Should You Take Iron With Vitamin C?

This pairing has long been thought to help your body better absorb iron

Top view of a bowl of chili topped with sour cream and jalapeños with tortilla chips for dipping.
November 23, 2023
Recipe Adventure: How To Build a Better Bowl of Chili

From meat to beans, we’ve got some ideas to help you create the perfect-for-you chili recipe

Muffins and sweetbreads with frosting on trays at bakery.
November 21, 2023
13 Foods That You Didn’t Know Contain Dairy

Be sure to check the labels of common foods like canned tuna, bread, hot dogs and chocolate

Person during a consultation with their dietitian.
November 8, 2023
Could You Have a Fructan Intolerance?

A low-FODMAP elimination diet can help identify your symptoms

Closeup of a chocolate souffle with strawberry garnish on dark plate.
November 6, 2023
Recipe: Decadent Chocolate Soufflé

Only 130 calories per serving, this dessert deserves your attention

Trending Topics

close up of keto gummies
Do Keto Gummies Work for Weight Loss? Are They Safe?

Research is inconclusive whether or not these supplements are helpful

Person in yellow tshirt and blue jeans relaxing on green couch in living room reading texts on their phone.
Here’s How Many Calories You Naturally Burn in a Day

Your metabolism may torch 1,300 to 2,000 calories daily with no activity

Older person postioned sideways showing dowager hump.
Dowager’s Hump: What It Is and How To Get Rid of It

The hump at the base of your neck may be caused by osteoporosis or poor posture