Cajun Chicken Fajitas with Schwartz Perfect Shake

Cajun Chicken Fajitas - Fab Food 4 All

We love spicy food  in our family so when Schwartz sent me some of their products recently I made a bee line for the Cajun Perfect Shake Herb & Spice Blend! Initially we tried it out on some chicken breasts on the BBQ sliced in half horizontally rubbed in oil and the dusted with the Cajun seasoning and a squeeze of lime! This worked a treat and so I knew Cajun Chicken Fajitas would work equally well and they certainly didn’t disappoint! The whole family were gushing with their praise for this meal. Best of all you just put all the food in the centre of the table and everyone just helps themselves. No arguments about who got more, or is that just my family?

Cajun Chicken Fajitas - Fab Food 4 All

The trick with these fajitas is to have a really hot caste iron skillet (or wok if you don’t have one) and to place the meat and vegetables into the pan a little at a time as you don’t want to cool the pan down all at once. Taking the meat out of the fridge ahead of time to take off some off some of the chill is also beneficial! Once cooked it’s important to serve straight away and once you’ve assemble your fajita with sliced avocados, shredded lettuce, sour cream and grated Cheddar don’t forget to squeeze over some extra lime juice or some extra zing!


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Cajun Chicken Fajitas with Schwartz Perfect Shake
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Cajun Chicken Fajitas - a classic Tex-Mex dish that your family will love!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 4
  • For Marinade:
  • 3 tbsps Light olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 5 tsp Schwartz Cajun Perfect Shake
  • I Garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • Filling:
  • 500g Chicken breast
  • 3 Small mixed bell peppers, sliced
  • 3 Small red onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 tsp Rapeseed oil
  • Garnish:
  • Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Grated Cheddar
  • Sour cream
  • Lime wedges
  • 8 Small flour tortillas
  1. Start by putting all the marinade ingredients into a large bowl and whisking together.
  2. Slice the chicken in half horizontally and then slice across the grain into strips roughly the same size as the peppers.
  3. Add the chicken, peppers and onions to the marinade, mix well and leave to marinade for at least 5 minutes and up to an hour.
  4. Heat 2 tsp of rapeseed oil on a high heat in a caste iron skillet (or wok) and using tongs place the meat & vegetables into the pan gradually.
  5. Allow the meat to colour and cook for 10 – 15 minutes or until everything is cooked through.
  6. At the same time warm the flour tortillas in a frying pan (not non-stick) until they bubble up, then turn over being careful not to burn them and stack them up on a plate.
  7. Place all the garnishes, tortillas and skillet (on a board) on the table allowing your guests to assemble their own individual tortillas and don't forget the extra squeeze of lime.
  8. Enjoy!

Cajun Chicken Fajitas - Fab Food 4 All
For more inspiration using Schwartz you might like to check out:

Indian Chicken & Mango Salad – Hungry Healthy Happy
BBQ Mojito Lime Pineapple – A Glug of Oil
Sticky Pulled Chicken Rolls – Eats Amazing

NB: This is a commissioned post and all opinions are my own.

Cajun Chicken Fajitas - Fab Food 4 All


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  1. Melanie Pennie

    Not had fajitas for a long time and these sound absolutely delicious. Looking forward to making, and eating them!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks they are delicious and always fun to eat:-)

  2. Amy Fidler

    love fajitas these look delicious x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they are fab:-)

  3. Helen Moulden

    Usually use the Ol Del Paso kits, but this sounds quite good!

  4. Amber Gladden

    Sounds like a good option for food – have tried similar flavourings in this range and they worked a treat 😛

  5. Paul Wilson

    I do love chicken fajitas.

  6. Margot @ Coffee & Vanilla

    That sounds lovely, Cajun chicken is one of my favourite flavours… making it into fajita is a genius idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Margot – we’ve gone fajita mad since this post, having them tonight:-)

  7. Ursula Hunt

    Went down a treat at our saturday night movie night

    1. Camilla

      So glad to hear that Ursula:-)

  8. Maria Hackett

    this looks mouth-watering. I cant wait to try this. perfect for picnics too xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maria:-)

  9. Ursula Hunt

    I tried it as your first suggestion ,on chicken breast with a squeeze of lamb and this was also delicious

    1. Camilla

      Ursula, you been at the drink’s cabinet? “A squeeze of lamb”? LOL;-)

  10. CJ Smith

    Looks delicious! 🙂


    I love fajitas! Have never used the Schwartz though – looks delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Danielle, I’ve loved trying out the range:-)

  12. Darrell

    Had most (!) of the ingredients and made this last night for dinner. It was very successful. It tasted great and will certainly be making it again (this time with ALL the ingredients!). Thanks for posting. Have rated it 5 Stars. Will be trying another recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much for your feedback Darrell and glad you enjoyed the fajitas:-)

  13. Martina Evans

    This recipe looks and sounds amazing! I plan on recreating this meal for my in-laws next Tuesday. Hope all goes well, Fingers crossed x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Martina, it’s so simple, I’m sure you’ll be fine;-)

  14. Beverley Cousins

    Just copied your reciepe for tonight’s supper and i must say it turned out fantastic and so tasty. i will be having this every week,also the instructions was very easy to follow and recreate.Thank you

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much for your feedback Beverly and I’m so pleased you enjoyed the dish. I too shall be making it regularly:-)

    2. Sweetie72

      This recipe certainly looks delicious. I did fajitas for the first time this evening as I’d had some on holiday but the pack I used was incredibly spicy, I will have to try this recipe as it appears to be very popular.

      1. Camilla

        Thank you, do let me know what you think:-)

  15. Del's cooking twist

    I love cajun chicken and your dish looks absolutely fabulous!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Delphine:-)

  16. Maya Russell

    I don’t eat fajitas regularly but this looks SO tasty and fairly easy thanks to the shake mix.

    1. Camilla

      I don’t either but really don’t know why as they’re so easy and delicious so am going to make more often!

  17. Paul Wilson

    Love chicken fajitas.

  18. Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)

    Wow, you made it look so easy to make. Can’t wait to give this a try.

    1. Camilla

      Great Sandi, I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  19. Kavey

    I do like fajitas though seldom remember to make them. We do chilli con carne wraps but forget fajitas!

    1. Camilla

      That’s like me Kavey, I’ve only recently started making them and as they’re so easy must make more often!

  20. Diane

    I love Fajitas! Thanks for sharing the spice blend you tried. It looks great with this recipe. Im always looking for a new spice flavor to try with fajitas. I will find this! Yummed!

    1. Camilla

      Pleasure Diane, I was in Tesco just now and the butcher’s counter was covered in Perfect Shakes:-)

  21. Becky

    I too love anything spicy so I am sure that I would adore this spice blend!! The fajitas sound and look amazing 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becky:-)

  22. Katerina

    I love these fajitas. They look absolutely mouthwatering!

  23. Heather Haigh

    I do like faitas, yours look delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, hope you get to try them:-)

  24. Ursula Hunt

    Bought my Perfect Shake now that’s tea tonight sorted

    1. Camilla

      Fab Ursula, enjoy:-)

  25. Nettie Moore

    I want one now, I adore Mexican Food! Nettie

    1. Camilla

      I don’t blame you Nettie:-)

  26. Jessica (Savory Experiments)

    These look delightful! I’m sure my family would just love them.

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure they would Jessica:-)

  27. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

    Lovet the twist on the traditional fajitas by using cajun seasoning. love it.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle, I love to mess with convention:-)

  28. Janice

    Fajitas are a family favourite with us too, I think it is the ‘help yourself’ aspect which works so well for a family meal. I haven’t tried the Schwartz spices, but will look out for them now.

    1. Camilla

      Do check out the Grill Mates Range as well as the Perfect Shakes – we’re enjoying trying them out at the moment:-)

  29. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    These look delicious Camilla. I love the schwartz seasoning, as it really brings a dish to life.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Danni – yes the Schwartz seasonings are really flavoursome and delicious:-)

  30. justine @ Full Belly SIsters

    My husband loves fajitas and loves cajun season, so he’d go nuts for this combo!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Justine:-)

  31. Tracy

    Yum, I love fajitas – such an easy meal which can be packed full of fresh veg. The seasoning sounds very tasty – must look out for it.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes I love quick, easy and tasty meals:-)

  32. Manila Spoon

    These Chicken Fajitas look amazing and so full of flavor! Yum!

    1. Camilla

      They really are thank you:-)

  33. Margot @ Coffee & Vanilla

    That looks amazing Camilla and so easy to make! Really like the sounds of the Cajun spice shake 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Margot, yes it’s good simple family food:-)

  34. Diana Rambles

    These look fantastic!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Diana:-)

  35. Marlys (This and That)

    I love fajitas and this recipes sounds so good…I could eat many in a sitting…

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Marlys they were very popular here:-)

  36. Janette@culinaryginger

    I love fajitas, it’s my favorite quick meal and I love how tasty your marinade is.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janette:-)

  37. Debi @ Life Currents

    These look great! My husband would love them, and we do tacos or fajitas all the time, so we must try this recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Great Debi, I’m sure he’d love these:-)

  38. Linda (Meal Planning Maven)

    The perfect summer dish…my family will love these!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Linda, I’m sure they will;-)

  39. KC the Kitchen Chopper

    Your chicken fajita filling looks so fresh and healthful. Looks like dinner is decided! 🙂

    1. Camilla


  40. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    These look great! They sound/look super flavorful with the amazing Cajun seasoning – I’d love to dig in!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Patricia, if only one could dig into a computer screen!

  41. Joanne T Ferguson

    I love this recipe and photo and thanks for making me more aware of a brand i have never tried! Pinned and shared!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Joanne, glad to have enlightened you:-)

  42. Ursula Hunt

    This sounds lovely will have to give it a try

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula, I’m sure you’ll love them:-)

  43. Ashley Tukiainen

    Wow! These look delicious! As a texas girl living out of her element, I DO miss fajitas!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you Ashley:-)

  44. Jan @GlugofOil

    Great recipe Camilla – I love Schwartz products!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jan! We enjoyed the Schwartz Grill Mates Mefiterranean Kebab marinade tonight on some pork kebabs and it was lush:-)

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