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Creamy Fajita Skillet

This Creamy Fajita Skillet has everything you love about fajitas in one easy-to-make dish with minimal cleanup. Packed with chicken, peppers, onions, and Hood Light Cream, it’s a comfort food dinner perfect for the back to school season.

Overhead view of fajita skillet with tomatoes, cheese, guacamole, and cilantro with half an avocado and cream container in the background and "Creamy Fajita Skillet" text at top

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I have such wonderfully mixed feelings about September. On the one hand, it’s one of my absolute favorite months because the weather is generally glorious, I love breaking out the layers (sweaters, and vests, and light jackets, oh my!), and I’m still basic enough that I love when all things pumpkin spice are back in season. But I also get really sad that summer is over and the days are getting shorter. Also, busier… I’ll miss these relaxed summer days. To me, September is also a  bit like a second new year. It’s the perfect time to start fresh and make new goals (or um, re-visit those goals you made back in January that you somehow forgot about), like getting a delicious dinner on the table every night instead of going out, getting takeout, or grabbing something easy, like we so often do in the summer.

But with busier days and the back to school season kicking off, most of us want to focus on dinners that are quick and easy to make. Bonus points if there is minimal cleanup when the meal is done! I love having fajitas for dinner, but hate the resulting dishes. Not only do you have to clean the pots and pans you cook in, but then there are all the little bowls you put out for the toppings. Solution? Make it all in one skillet! Check out my video below to see how easily the skillet comes together.

CREAMY FAJITA SKILLET RECIPE

I wanted my fajita skillet to be quick and easy, while also feeling like comfort food. At the end of a long, busy fall day, there’s nothing better than coming around the dinner table for a comforting meal. Especially as the weather gets a little chillier. And especially when you can still get your veggies in! This skillet is packed with chicken (shredded rotisserie chicken, which means you don’t have to dirty any dishes cooking it!), peppers, onions, light cream, and salsa. Oh, and don’t forget the flour tortilla strips! What’s a fajita without the tortillas?

Collage showing process for making creamy fajita skillet, including peppers and onions in skillet, skillet with chicken in it, and skillet with tortilla strips in it

I opted to use Hood Light Cream for the dish and love how it tied everything together into a deliciously creamy dinner.

Overehead view of cast iron skillet with peppers and onions with container of Hood Light Cream held over it

Plus, the skillet is sprinkled with cheese, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and sour cream. But, of course, you can use any toppings you want. I also wouldn’t say no to black olives, rice, beans, corn, etc. Anything you’d normally have at a traditional fajita bar, you can add into the skillet.

Overhead close-up of creamy fajita skillet topped with tomatoes, guacamole, and cilantro with cheese grater, avocado half, and cream container in the background

This is the kind of meal that even the pickiest eaters at your table should enjoy (whether that’s your kids or your husband haha). I felt a little bit bad because I actually made this fajita skillet after Chris and I had already been eating traditional fajita leftovers for two days… But he said it was so delicious, he’d happily eat it all week long.

Close-up of creamy fajita skillet with cheese, chicken, peppers, tomatoes, guacamole, and cilantro

Luckily, so would I! I especially love it because it’s a rich dish, but not overly heavy at all. It’s just plain comforting and I owe a lot of that to the Hood Light Cream. Hood Cream is the trusted choice among both top chefs and consumers and it’s the only brand of cream I ever buy (if you’re from New England, Hood likely feels like home to you!). It can take your dishes (or coffee!) to a whole new level of richness and deliciousness.

Landscape view of creamy fajita skillet with tomatoes, cheese, guacamole, and cilantro with avocado half and cream container in background

This is the kind of dish that will likely go on your regular meal rotation since it’s so easy and a definite crowd-pleaser. I probably have about 12 meals that I make on a regular basis (other than that, I experiment a ton!) and this fajita skillet was just added to that list.

Overhead view of fajita skillet with tomatoes, cheese, guacamole, and cilantro with half an avocado and cream container in the background

With meals like this one, I don’t even really mind saying goodbye to summer. Of course, the anticipation for pumpkins, all things apple, and cozy sweaters doesn’t hurt either.

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This Creamy Fajita Skillet has everything you love about fajitas in one easy-to-make dish with minimal cleanup. Packed with chicken, peppers, onions, and light cream, it's a comfort food dinner perfect for the back to school season | wearenotmartha.com
Creamy Fajita Skillet
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Creamy Fajita Skillet has everything you love about fajitas in one easy-to-make dish with minimal cleanup. Packed with chicken, peppers, onions, and Hood Light Cream, it's a comfort food dinner perfect for the back to school season.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Mexican
Keyword: Fajitas, Skillet
Servings: 6 people
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Hood Light Cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 3 6" flour tortillas, sliced into strips
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • Avocado, sliced tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream (optional, for topping)
Instructions
  1. Toss chicken with chili powder and cumin.

  2. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet. Add onions and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes.

  3. Add red and green peppers and cook two more minutes. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.

  4. Stir Light Hood Cream and salsa into skillet and let cook for about three minutes to thicken a bit.

  5. Stir in chicken and tortilla strips until fully coated with sauce. Top with shredded cheese. Cook until cheese melts.

  6. Add additional toppings of your choice.

This Creamy Fajita Skillet has everything you love about fajitas in one easy-to-make dish with minimal cleanup. Packed with chicken, peppers, onions, and light cream, it's a comfort food dinner perfect for the back to school season | wearenotmartha.com

12 Responses to "Creamy Fajita Skillet"

  1. Jamielyn says:

    This is such a great weeknight meal! My family will love this!

  2. Catherine Brown says:

    I love skillet meals… and use my cast iron skillet like that ALL the time! This combo looks fantastic too!

  3. Daniela says:

    I love how light and delicious this fajita skillet is. And so easy! An absolutely perfect weeknight meal.

  4. Emily says:

    This creamy fajita skillet looks so delicious! I bet this would taste really good as nachos too!

  5. I like everything in this and we are a big fan of Mexican American style food my family will love this one!

  6. Pam says:

    I’m with you on mixed feelings about fall coming, but this skillet sounds like the perfect warm-me-up meal!

  7. Sarah M says:

    LOVE this recipe. The kids were scraping the skillet with chips to get the last bit.

  8. Brittany says:

    Made this tonight and it was delicious! The sauce didn’t thicken much for me so I added a cornstarch/water mixture to help it thicken up a bit. Also your instructions don’t say when to add the chicken in. However, I watched the video and saw when to do it so everything turned out great. Thanks!

  9. Just stopped by to say I love your site. You have so many GREAT recipes throughout. Looking forward to following your posts.

  10. Sues says:

    @Brittany- Thank you!! And thank you also for your note on the chicken; I updated the recipe 🙂

  11. Chelsey says:

    This looks delicious! Love how it’s all in one pan, and I’ll take any excuse to use my cast iron skillet!

  12. Sara says:

    YUM! Can’t beat one dish or the fajita flavors! Thanks!

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