August 18 is National Fajita Day and our team loves fajitas — especially easy one-pan fajitas! This Tex-Mex meal is so easy to make in a wok, on a sheet pan in the oven, in your air fryer or sautéed on the stove top.  All it takes is some strips of meat and your favorite veggies to make this delicious anti-inflammatory one-pan fajitas meal.

Popular meats used in fajitas include chicken and beef, or you can use tofu or vegetables instead of meat.  In restaurants, the meat is usually cooked with onions and bell peppers but feel free to add your vegetables of choice. Popular condiments include shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, shredded cheese and diced tomatoes. Since we’re cooking for an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, we will exclude the cheese and sour cream.  There are plenty of other flavors going on, you won’t even miss those.

Often, you’ll see fajitas served with corn or flour tortillas. Let’s stick with the best anti-inflammatory foods and wrap our fajitas in napa cabbage leaves or just eat them with a fork, unwrapped.


One pan fajitas

One-Pan Fajitas

This recipe is simple, ready in no time, tastes authentic, and is made on just one baking sheet to keep things easy – especially on busy nights!! Who needs a Tex-Mex restaurant when you can make fajitas this good and even healthier at home!!
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • Oven or Air Fryer


  • 3 Tbsp avocado or olive oil divided
  • 3 bell peppers any color, seeds removed, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ lb chicken breasts or flank steak sliced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 lime optional
  • Bragg Liquid Aminos coconut aminos or tamari soy sauce (optional)
  • Crisp napa cabbage leaves optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl toss 1 Tbsp oil with the bell peppers and onions. Spread the peppers and onions evenly across a baking sheet.  Place in the oven for about 8 minutes.
  • In the same bowl, combine the remaining oil, chicken/steak, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, paprika, coriander and cayenne pepper.
  • Remove the sheet from the oven and drain off any excess liquid. Add the chicken, making sure to separate the pieces from each other.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until the vegetables are roasted and the fajitas are golden brown.
  • Remove and squeeze lime juice or drizzle Bragg Liquid Aminos over top if desired.
  • Serve on a plate or wrapped in napa cabbage leaves.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Chop the veggies and chicken/steak into small bite-size pieces and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the oil and seasoning to the bowl and toss to combine.
  • Add the chicken and veggies to the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes, shaking halfway, or until the chicken and veggies are charred and chicken is cooked through. If your air fryer is small, you may have to cook them in 2-3 batches.
  • Remove and squeeze lime juice or drizzle Bragg Liquid Aminos over top if desired.
  • Serve on a plate or wrapped in napa cabbage leaves.


If you are using steak and like it medium or medium-rare, add the steak to the air fryer or oven half way through cooking.  Use a thermometer to check the internal temperature to your liking.
Keyword Air Fryer, Anti-Inflammatory, Beef, Bell Pepper, Complete Meal, Entree, Poultry

If you like guacamole with your one-pan fajitas, try this simple anti-inflammatory recipe.


Simple Homemade Guacamole

If you like guacamole with your burrito, tacos or any other dish try this simple recipe. Forget the store bought guacamole because this homemade anti-inflammatory recipe is a perfect addition to an appetizer table, too, as a dip!
Course Appetizer, Dip


  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled, pitted and mashed
  • 2-3 Tbsp onion minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp jalapeno peppers minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


  • Mash together the avocado with the rest of the ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Keyword Anti-Inflammatory, Appetizer, Dip

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