Shredded chicken fajitas with cheese

Monday, April 19, 2021 0 Comments A+ a-

This homemade recipe is finger-licking good! These shredded chicken fajitas with cheese are my weakness. They're so versatile, you can add any filling to them depending on the ingredients you have at hand, and they’re an amazing meal to make when you’re out of ideas.

Shredded chicken fajitas with cheese

My son loves to bring them to school but he enjoys them so much that he always asks me for more! Let’s go to the kitchen and I will show you how to make it, step by step.

Ingredients of the shredded chicken fajitas with cheese:

  • 1 packet of fajitas (flour tortillas)
  • 1 piece of cheese (200 grams approx)
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3 onions
  • 6 or 7 tomatoes
  • ½ red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Food colouring (optional)


1. Add the chicken breast to a pot with 1 of the onions, a tomato cut in half, a clove of garlic, salt and the food colouring (remember that this is optional). While we let it cook, we will prepare the sauce.

Tomato, onion and garlic in water

2. Chop the onion and put it in a frying pan with a little bit of oil to fry it.

Onion chopped
Onion fried

3. Then, chop the bell pepper and once the onion starts to have a golden colour, add it to the frying pan too.

Chopped bell pepper
Onions with bell peper

4. Chop the garlic cloves into very small pieces. When the vegetables are soft, add the garlic.

Chopped garlic
Chopped garlic in the mix

5. Chop the tomato very small and add it to the other veggies. Stir from time to time until the tomato begins to break down. If you want your sauce to be less chunky, you can crush the tomato pieces with a fork. Then, add a splash of vinegar, around a teaspoon. Stir the mixture.

Chopped tomato
Chopped tomato in the mix

6. Add the tomato sauce, stir and leave it to simmer at a very low heat for approximately 2 minutes.

Tomato sauce in the mix

7. Check to see if the chicken breast is completely cooked. If it is, take it out of the pot and put it on a plato to cool so that you can remove the skin. Take a ladle of the broth in which we have cooked the breast and add it to the sauce. Stir it and leave it once again for another 2-3 minutes to simmer. Then, set it aside. You can store the leftover broth to make soups or you can freeze it if you aren’t going to use it immediately.

Chicken breast cooked
Mix in a pan

8. Shred the chicken. You can do this with a fork by pulling the meat until it forms thin strips.

Shredded chicken

9. Put the shredded chicken in a pot with the sauce and stir it all together until it is well combined and the meat is covered in sauce. Put it over a low heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 10 minutes.

Shredded chicken before the mix
Shredded chicken with mix in the topShredded chicken mixed

10. Take a flour tortilla and add some mayonnaise on the side (as shown in the picture). Then, put some chicken on top and some grated cheese to taste. Roll the fajita and do the same procedure for the remaining of the chicken mixture. You can heat them a little on a pan so that the cheese melts and the tortilla is a little crispy. It adds an extra touch!

Fajita with sauceFajita with sauce and chicken
Fajita with sauce and chicken and cheese

It's as simple as that! In such little time you have a delicious recipe you can share with your family and friends, and it’s so easy to make you can even try to do it with the little ones. Let me know if you enjoy this lovely shredded chicken fajitas with cheese!