Skinny ​Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups Recipe: A Healthy Dinner With Mexican Flavors by Sarah Amona

Skinny ​Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups Recipe: A Healthy Dinner With Mexican Flavors

Tomorrow is National Fajita Day (August 18, 2023)! Time to plan your menu. For this skinny chicken fajita recipe, tri-color of healthy bell peppers are wrapped inside juicy marinated chicken breast. Yum! With simple, healthy ingredients and minimal olive oil, this is one skinny recipe to add to your dinner rotation.

To make these chicken fajita roll-ups you will need olive oil, (just a touch!), fresh lime juice, garlic, chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, fresh cilantro, boneless chicken breasts and bell peppers in a variety of colors. Serve this easy baked chicken fajita roll-ups recipe with cilantro lime rice or Spanish rice, refried beans and guacamole. If you're watching your calories, just add a simple salad on the side.

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Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 1 hour to overnight to marinate
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Servings: 3 to 4




  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced

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Recipe Notes

  • This recipe would be delicious prepared with flank steak or skirt steak.
  • Use whatever color bell peppers you prefer. I like a combination or red, yellow and green bell peppers.
  • You can buy thin-sliced chicken breasts at many grocery stores.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, cayenne (if using) and cilantro. Set aside.
  2. For the chicken breasts, if you purchased pre-sliced chicken cutlets then skip to the next step. If using chicken breasts, slice them longways into two even slices. Place chicken cutlets into a large resealable freezer bag and pour marinade over top, making sure they are completely coated. Allow chicken to marinate for a minimum of 1 hour to overnight.
  3. Once chicken has marinated, evenly place six bell pepper slices in the middle of the chicken cutlet, roll up and secure with a toothpick. Repeat this step until all the cutlets have been rolled up and place seam side down in a prepared baking dish.
  4. Brush tops of chicken with remaining marinade and bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the juices run clear.

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Donna John
What a great recipe! If you're not counting calories, you could also add a little cheese into the chicken. Can't wait to try this.
Elisa Schmitz
Oh, my. I was dreaming of Mexican food, so this just got put on the top of my to-make list. Thank you, Sarah Amona !
I can taste this recipe from here, yummy...

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