Sizzling Fajitas with Grilled Chicken

Sizzling Fajitas with Grilled Chicken in Cast Iron Skillet

Give your chicken some wood-fired sizzle and kick with this recipe! We love our fajitas with a hint of hickory smoke, but you can go with more or less, depending on your preferences. We also like that restaurant-style sizzle! Here’s how to make them at home on your Traeger or pellet grill…


  1. 2 Large Chicken Breasts
  2. 1 Green Bell Pepper
  3. 1 White Onion
  4. 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  5. 1-2 Tablespoons Backdraft Rub by Code 3 Spices (or pre-made fajita mix)
  6. 8 Small Flour Tortillas

Optional for EXTRA Kick:


  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Hot Sauce


  • Start Traeger or Pellet Grill on Smoke. Turn up to 450F when fire established.
  • Pre-heat a cast iron skillet on your grill for 10-15 minutes until smokin’ hot.
  • Using a chef’s knife or utility knife, slice chicken breasts into cubes or strips.
  • Slice green peppers and onions; dice jalapeño if using for extra heat.
  • Add vegetable oil to pan. It should be sizzling hot.
  • Add veggies to pan and close lid for 2 minutes.
  • Open grill door and stir. Repeat a few times until veggies are tender.
  • Remove veggies to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add chicken breast to pan, and brown thoroughly on all sides. Add chili flakes. Bring to a bubbling boil.
  • Cook on high until internal temp on an instant read thermometer on the thickest piece in the pan reads 160F. Usually 10-12 minutes. Drain liquid.
  • Dust cooked chicken in pan liberally with Backdraft Rub or pre-made fajita mix. Add 1/4 cup of water. Stir vigorously. Add rub until pieces are coated thoroughly and orange in color.
  • Add back veggies and stir in to pan with chicken to warm.
  • Remove pan from grill.
  • Warm tortillas on grates; 30 seconds/side, or until bubbling.
  • Add 1/4 cup of fajita filling to each tortilla. Add desired toppings.
  • Enjoy!

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See also Traeger Grills: Sizzling Fajitas with Grilled Skirt Steak

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