Hi Food Adventurers! As the head raccoon and sous chef at Cozy Hollow Café, and therefore constantly searching for new and exciting recipes to try. Recently, I ventured down to Texas and got a taste of Tex-Mex cuisine, and stumbled upon a delectable Chicken Fajita Recipe with Plantains. Bursting with juicy chicken, vibrant bell peppers, and sweet plantains, this dish is both nutritious and mouth-watering.

Are your parents tired of boring weeknight dinners kids? Although, a Chicken Fajita Recipe is irresistible we spice things up with Plantains! While kids may turn their nose up at veggies, the sweetness of the plantains will have them begging for seconds. Even though it’s healthy this flavorful dish of Fajita Seasoning, colorful bell peppers, and juicy chicken, it’s the perfect way to please picky eaters.

So why not gather the family and embark on a culinary adventure with this Tex-Mex favorite? Whether cooking for kids or yourself, this Chicken Fajita Recipe with Plantains is perfect to inject excitement into your dinner. Moreover your taste buds will thank you!

Origins of Fajitas

Undoubtedly fajita have their origins in the ranch lands of South and West Texas. Cattle ranchers used to give their laborers the less desirable cuts of beef, such as the skirt and flank steak. Although these cuts were less desirable fajita seasoning, marinating, and cooking over an open fire made a delicious meal.

It wasn’t until the 1960s that fajitas gained popularity in the United States. Thankfully however a Houston meat market owner marinated and grill the meat with fajita seasoning making it flavorful and tender. Thereafter the dish quickly became a staple in Tex-Mex cuisine, with variations that include chicken, shrimp, and plantains.

Obviously today, Chicken Fajitas marinated with Fajita Seasoning can be found on the menus across the country. The sweet and savory combination of juicy chicken, colorful bell peppers, and fajita seasoning has made this dish a fan favorite. Overall Its unique blend of flavors and textures truly encapsulate the spirit of Tex-Mex cuisine.

Tex-Mex Fajitas: Guide to Cooking Chicken Fajitas with Plantains and Fajita Seasoning

Frequently Asked Questions when Cooking Fajitas

Kid Friendly Steps for Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids is a great way to teach valuable life skills, and this is the perfect start with a Kid Effort Score of 1 out of 5. These Chicken Fajita with Plantain recipe has multiple quick and easy steps perfect for kids to assist with. Overall this dish is super friendly for parents who are looking to introduce cooking with kids.

Ingredients for Chicken Fajita with Plantains
Little girl enjoying a delicious Chicken Fajita Plantain meal

Attention Parents Cooking with Kids!

Parents should use their own discretion in which steps their kids perform and should always prioritize kitchen safety!
Measuring and mixing Spices (Kid Effort 1 out 5): Working alongside adult children and measure out and stir spices together for marinade
Slicing Vegetables (Kid Effort 2 out 5): Whenever kids are cutting up something in the kitchen make sure they are using a kid safe knife.
Adding vegetables to the skillet (Kid Effort 2 out 5): Super simple and the only reason it’s a 2 is parental supervision is suggested for safety around heat sources
Assembling their own fajitas (Kid Effort 1 out 5): Let them go wild and pick from all the vegetables and toppings. When kids create their own food they are more likely to eat it!

Make ahead notice!

Steps 1-3 will be completed ahead of time.  Anywhere from 30 minutes before to the night before.
Chicken fajita with plantains in a cast iron skillet, served with tongs.

Chicken Fajita with Plantains

Juicy chicken, colorful peppers, and sweet plantains make up this Tex-Mex recipe. Perfectly seasoned with traditional fajita seasoning and served in warm tortillas, it's a flavor explosion!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, TexMex
Servings 4
Calories 425 kcal


  • 1 Large Skillet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Kid Safe Knife
  • 1 Stove Top


  • 1 Lbs Skinless Chicken Breasts Sliced into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp Neutral Oil We love olive oil
  • 1 Each Red Bell Pepper Sliced into strips
  • 1 Each Green Bell Pepper Sliced into Strip
  • 1 Each Yellow Onion Sliced into Strip
  • 1 Each Ripe Plantain Sliced into coins
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • 8 Each Medium Flour Tortillas


  • In a mixing bowl, combine 1 Tbsp Chili Powder, 1 tsp Ground Cumin, 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder, 1/2 tsp Onion Powder, and Salt and Pepper. Stir spices together making your Fajita Seasoning.
  • Combine 1 Lbs Skinless Chicken Breasts with the Fajita Seasonings from previous step. Mix well to coat chicken evenly with seasonings.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Heat the 2 Tbsp Neutral Oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add the marinated chicken to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides. (About 5-7 minutes)
  • Add the 1 Each Red Bell Pepper, 1 Each Green Bell Pepper, 1 Each Yellow Onion, and 1 Each Ripe Plantain cook until vegetables have softened. (About 5-7 minutes)
  • Warm 8 Each Medium Flour Tortillas in microwave or on a skillet
  • Assemble the Chicken Fajitas with Plantain mixture on the warmed tortillas. Enjoy!


Note: Steps 1-3 will be completed ahead of time.  Anywhere from 30 minutes before to the night before .
Vegan Substitution: To make this dish vegan-friendly, substitute the chicken with 1 pound of extra-firm tofu. Press the tofu for 30 minutes to remove excess water, then slice it into thin strips. Marinate the tofu in the fajita seasoning for at least 30 minutes or overnight before cooking. Follow the recipe as written, cooking the tofu for 5-7 minutes until browned on all sides, before adding the sliced bell peppers, onion, and plantain. Continue with the remaining steps of the recipe as written.
Keyword Family-Friendly Recipe, Fun and Easy Family Recipe, Health Recipe, Quick and Easy Recipe, Vegan Substitution Friendly

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