This easy vegan chicken fajitas recipe is so flavorful and easy to make! Great for the grill too! Perfect for meal prep all week!
If you’ve ever ordered fajitas at a restaurant, then you know it’s such a fun experience to have the sizzling hot plate of amazingness is sat in front of you. These vegan chicken fajitas give you that same feeling at the fraction of the cost.
One thing I never understood about fajitas is why they were one of the most expensive things on the menu. Luckily, when you make it at home, it’s just as flavorful (if not more) and even cheaper. Literally, just a fraction of the cost.
We are using soy curls in this recipe to mock the texture and size of chicken pieces.
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VEGAN CHICKEN FAJITAS INGREDIENTS:
Below are notes about the ingredients before we get into the full recipe located lower in this post on how to make these easy vegan fajitas:
- Soy curls – We are using soy curls in this recipe because of their meat like texture, but also because of their neutral flavor and ability to soak up any flavor
- peppers and onions– peppers and onions are the base of any fajitas recipes. We love the color of using a variety of bell pepper colors
- spices – we’ve created a delicious taco/fajita seasoning blend that really adds so much flavor to this recipe
SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS:
- soy curls – you can substitute for cauliflower, seitan, jackfruit, mushrooms, black beans, tofu, and more. Check out our sheet pan vegan cauliflower fajitas
- peppers – you can mix and match any color of bell pepper. If you only have one color then it’s fine to use all one color
- onions – sub the yellow onion for a sweet onion. We do not suggest red onions, but it could work if that’s all you have
- spices – you can sub out all the spices for approximately 3 tablespoons of a store bought taco seasoning. Keep in mind that store blends may be more or less spicy
Frequently Asked Questions about sheet pan vegan fajitas:
This recipe uses soy curls, which is obviously soy based making them not Top 9 allergy free. Swap the soy curls with something like cauliflower or mushrooms if desired. One other important thing to mention is that if you sub the spices for a store bought spice blend to double check the ingredients.
Yes! These can be make 5-7 days in advance and then just heated up. You can heat up in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or you can place in the oven for 7-10 minutes or until heated through.
Yes! This dish has a good balance of protein, fat and carbs. If sodium is a concern for you, we highly suggest making our homemade spice blend as listed below and reducing the salt called for as needed. Adding taco shells and other optional ingredients will change the nutritional facts so keep that in mind.
You can replace the oil with more vegetable stock if needed.
Absolutely! This recipe makes about 4 1-cup servings; so if you need more than that, we recommend that you double or triple the recipe. Just add the same amount of ingredients and follow the same process.
Can I make this on the grill?
Yes! This grill adds even more flavor to this dish! Just add the pieces to the grill at the same temperature as the oven and follow the steps for cooking!
How do you serve vegan fajitas?
You could literally just eat everything off the pan as is; however, they are great on soft or hard tortilla shells with additional toppings like vegan sour cream and tomatoes too. You could also serve with rice or a small salad.
We recommend our cilantro lime rice as a side dish!
What other easy vegan dinner ideas could I make?
If you love tacos as much as us, you’ll want even more inspo and we’ve got it! Here’s 5 more vegan taco recipes:
- Easy Cheesy Crispy Vegan Black Beans Tacos
- Vegan Cauliflower Tinga Tacos
- Grilled Vegan Jackfruit Tacos
- Tofu Taco Crumbles
- Vegan Cheesy Gordita Crunch (Taco Bell Copycat)
- Vegan Lentil Tacos with Spinach and Feta
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Vegan Chicken Fajitas
- 3 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 3 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¼-1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- juice from 1 lime (3-4 tbsp)
- 1 bag soy curls
- 2 tablespoon oil (canola or vegetable)
- ½ red bell pepper, sliced
- ½ green bell pepper, sliced
- ½ yellow bell pepper, sliced
- ½ yellow onion, sliced
- cilantro and lime or lemon juice, for garnish
- Mix all the spices (from seasoned salt to red pepper flakes) in a small bowl.
- In a sauce pan, add the vegetable stock, lime juice and half the seasoning. Stir together and bring to a boil.
- In a large bowl, add the dehydrated soy curls and pour the boiling stock carefully over. Stir together. Let soak for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, to make sure all are coated well.
- In a large skillet, add the oil over medium high. Add the peppers and onions and saute until char marks form 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
- In the same skillet, cook the soy curls 3-4 minutes over medium high. Return pepper mixture back to pan, add the remaining seasoning and stir together well. Cook until all heated through.
- Remove from heat and serve in shells or lettuce wraps with favorite toppings.
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We Absolutely LOVE this recipe! Getting the spices together was tedious so I made a jar full, substituting 1/4 C for the tsp. It’s in our weekly rotation and we sit around going “mmm, this is a favorite”. Sometimes leftovers end up in taco salad or corn chowder. Every scrap and drop gets used!
Love that you are enjoying it so much!
I tried this recipe again and was super pleased with the outcome! This time, I used vegan chicken strips that I bought from Trader Joes. I was very cautious with the seasoning, adding a tsp of seasoned salt instead of 3 tsps. So delicious! I put my fajitas over brown rice and put a dollop of vegan plain yogurt on top as my faux sour cream. Will be making again! Thank you!
Glad you enjoyed
I followed this recipe to a T (tee?) with the exception of swapping out soy curls for a can of black beans and a can of jackfruit. Unfortunately, I found this dish to be EXTREMELY salty to the point that I had to add the juice of an additional lime and a 1/4 cup coconut milk to somewhat salvage the dish. Next time I attempt it, I’m going to use 1 tsp of seasoned salt instead of 3. I would advise others to do the same. You can always add more salt later after tasting it. I was really looking forward to making this recipe, and was bummed at the end result. However, I am going to try and make it again with less of the seasoned salt. I’ll report back and update my comment when I do.
Sorry you didn’t enjoy the recipe. Replacing a whole bag of soy curls with just a can of jackfruit and black beans like wasn’t enough to take on that much salt. Unfortunately when you alter recipes without knowing how they would work you don’t always get desirable results.
Thie spice blend in this recipe is soooo good!!! I have to cook without onion and garlic but it still packed soooo much flavor. Now….I am not vegan so I used ground turkey and again, hopefully that is not inappropriatefor me to admit here? but..sooooo good!! I made it last week and have been eating it every day since. I am going to make a jar of the seasoning mix…it’s that good!!
Can I use dried jack fruit instead of the soy curls? How much should I use?
Yes – 2 cans (20oz)
I cannot use soy to replace chicken. Is there another plant base chicken strip. I tried morning star brand, brand my family don’t like the taste. It’s hard for me
shop for plant base chicken or beef. I found only one that my family like which is from Gardein. unfortunately it’s only the berger and chicken paty that they like.
Dr Praegers, deliciou, Nowadays come to the top of mind as being soy free