Poblano Chicken Fajita Taco Boats


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Is it too early to start gearing up for Cinco de Mayo!? I hope not – because these Poblano Chicken Fajita Taco Boats are pretty much my new favorite dinner and I’m ready for a margarita!

Poblano Chicken Fajita Taco Boats from www.whatsgabycooking.com make for the best easy to eat fajita recipe ever! (@whatsgabycookin)

Growing up in Arizona meant that fajitas were on every menu no matter where we were! There’s nothing quite like a sizzling platter of fajitas getting delivered to your table when you’re starving and having all those delicious smells fill up a room!! Today, I’m upping the ante on fajitas and bringing them to your home kitchen with these Poblano Chicken Fajita Taco Boats!

Poblano Chicken Fajita Taco Boats in Stand n Stuff Shells from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycook)

Thinly sliced chicken marinated in the most delicious seasoning is the base for these taco boats! Add in a variety of peppers to give things an extra kick and you’re 100% on your way to a great dinner all stuffed in a Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas! I gave the tortillas a little bit of a toast in the oven to add a super slight crunch and an extra pop of crispness! You can opt to skip that step if you’re hangry – because they’ll be delicious either way!

Poblano Chicken Fajita Taco Boats from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Poblano Chicken Fajita Taco Boats



  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 poblano pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 8 Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack
  • fresh cilantro


  • Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips, about the size of your finger. Combine the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes in a bowl and whisk to combine. Add the chicken and marinate for 1 hour.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chicken mixture, marinade included, and sauté until fully cooked. Using a pair of tongs, remove the chicken from the skillet and add the vegetables. Sauté until tender and charred. Add the chicken back into the cast iron skillet and toss to combine.
  • Stuff the tortillas with the chicken fajita mixture and top with salsa, avocado, sour cream and the shredded Monterey jack cheese. Garnish with cilantro as needed and serve.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Heather Christo

    These are the cutest little bowls Ever!! I forgot that Cinco De Mayo is so close! Fun!!

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    Never too early to start prepping for partay time!! 🙂

  3. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    This is my kind of dinner, so amazingly delicious! Adding these shells to my shopping list.

  4. Katie @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

    My kids will be all over this. Didn’t know about those little taco bowls.

  5. Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen

    Loooooove these fajita bowls! I want to dive right in.

  6. Monika

    These look so cute and delicious! What a great idea.I have LOADS of fresh cilantro in my garden and was just wondering what to use some for – this is it!!!

  7. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    Love these boats! This is such a great way to eat this tasty dish!

  8. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    A Margarita and some of these tacos sound fantastic right about now!!

  9. Nutmeg Nanny

    These look awesome! Those little taco boats are so delicious looking!

  10. Deborah

    We LOVE those Stand ‘n Stuff Tacos, and your filling looks amazing!!


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