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Skillet Chicken Ranch Fajitas

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Chunks of chicken, onion, and sliced peppers cook in one pan on the stove top. Mix in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for the best 30 minute meal. These skillet chicken ranch fajitas are perfect for a busy weeknight.

Chunks of chicken, onion, and sliced peppers cook in one pan on the stove top. Mix in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for the best 30 minute meal. These skillet chicken ranch fajitas are perfect for a busy weeknight.

These skillet chicken ranch fajitas were a very happy accident. I actually was not even planning on posting these to the blog but after trying them I knew I had to. They’re probably my new favorite dinner. Well, along with these turkey taco burrito bowls (which are getting rave reviews!) and the most popular recipe on the blog creamy beef noodle bake. Oh, and I can’t forget about these baked honey lime chicken taquitos.

Chunks of chicken, onion, and sliced peppers cook in one pan on the stove top. Mix in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for the best 30 minute meal. These skillet chicken ranch fajitas are perfect for a busy weeknight.

My kids LOVE bell peppers. Like really, really love them. Even my 2 year old! I’ve said before here on the blog but my kids like very untraditional kid food; like jalapeno, cilantro, quinoa, sushi, lettuce wraps, salad, and bell peppers. But they’ll refuse to eat mac n’ cheese, pb & j, or stuff like spaghetti-o’s. It’s so weird. I don’t understand it but I guess I won’t complain much because they’re pretty good eaters for the most part.

Anyways, so I always buy the 6-pk of sweet bell peppers at Sam’s Club and most weeks they will eat all 6 of them. This week there were some left that were starting to go bad so I had to do something. That’s how these skillet fajitas were born. Out of pure desperation to not waste 2 chicken breasts and 2 bell peppers!

Chunks of chicken, onion, and sliced peppers cook in one pan on the stove top. Mix in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for the best 30 minute meal. These skillet chicken ranch fajitas are perfect for a busy weeknight.

Cut up an onion and 2 bell peppers; it can be red, green, yellow, or orange. Any color and any combination. I happened to have yellow and red bell pepper so that is what I used. Cook up the onion and bell pepper in some oil until softened and then add the chunked chicken breasts that you cover in seasonings. Move the peppers to one half of the pan and cook the chicken on the other half of pan. While the chicken is cooking the peppers & onions get a nice char on them.

Mix it all up and pour some ranch dressing over it all. Sounds weird but just trust me on this one πŸ™‚

Chunks of chicken, onion, and sliced peppers cook in one pan on the stove top. Mix in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for the best 30 minute meal. These skillet chicken ranch fajitas are perfect for a busy weeknight.

Now let’s talk ranch dressing. You could use a store-bought bottle of your favorite ranch dressing but if you want anΒ out-of-this-world-crazy-good-ranch-dressing then you should really make the best ranch dressing ever!

You literally mix together sour cream, mayo, buttermilk and some spices. That’s it! It’s so easy and I promise it tastes a billion (yes a billion!) times better than any store bought dressing. It’s amazing in these fajitas.

Chunks of chicken, onion, and sliced peppers cook in one pan on the stove top. Mix in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for the best 30 minute meal. These skillet chicken ranch fajitas are perfect for a busy weeknight.

I really hope you love these! Top with cilantro, sour cream, and guacamole. You could also top with chopped tomatoes or shredded cheese. You can’t go wrong with these.Β 

Skillet Chicken Ranch Fajitas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chunks of chicken, onion, and sliced peppers cook in one pan on the stove top. Mix in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for the best 30 minute meal. These skillet chicken ranch fajitas are perfect for a busy weeknight.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow or orange pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized chunks)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons ranch dressing
Instructions
  1. In a skillet pan heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced bell peppers and onions. Let cook, stirring every couple of minutes, for about 5-8 minutes until softened.
  2. While peppers/onion are cooking, combine the cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt in a bowl and sprinkle over the chunked chicken. Mix until all chicken is coated.

  3. Move peppers and onion to one half of the skillet. Add the chicken to the other half. Let cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning chicken, until chicken is cooked through. Stir the pepper mixture a few times so it does not burn.
  4. Combine the chicken, peppers, and onions together in the skillet. Add the ranch dressing. Stir to combine.

  5. Serve with choice of tortilla, cilantro, sour cream, and guacamole or avocado. You could also serve with additional ranch dressing to drizzle over the fajita.
Recipe Notes

I always use some of this homemade ranch dressing. It makes these fajitas taste amazing!

Be sure and cut the chicken into small bite-sized pieces. If you cut it large it will take longer to cook.

If you double the recipe you may want to use 2 skillet pans. One for the peppers/onion and another for the chicken. It will probably be too much to fit a double recipe in one skillet. Cook separately and then combine together in one pan and add the ranch.

You can use any type of onion you want. I used a sweet Vidalia onion. Or use a white onion or a yellow onion.

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Skillet Chicken Ranch Fajitas | 30 minute dinner | One pan | Chunks of chicken, onion, and sliced peppers cook in one pan on the stove top. Mix in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for the best 30 minute meal. These skillet chicken ranch fajitas are perfect for a busy weeknight.

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