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Copycat Chipotle Fajita Veggies Recipe

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This copycat Chipotle fajita veggies recipes taste just like the sauteed peppers and onions from the restaurant. And while you think they might just be good on fajitas (try my grilled turkey fajitas and sheet pan chicken fajitas!)or burrito bowls (slow cooker chicken burrito bowls or Chipotle copycat barbacoa burrito bowls), I’m sharing a whole list of other ways to use them below.

If you love Mexican-inspired recipes, be sure to try my slow cooker salsa chicken, cheater chilaquiles, or steak quesadillas next time.

Bowl of Chipotle fajita veggies.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

What are fajita veggies at Chipotle?

The fajita vegetables are a veggie option that consists of sautéed peppers and onions that is simply seasoned.

What You’ll Love About Sautéed Peppers and Onions

  • Just 5 minutes prep time
  • Just 10 minutes total time
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Quick and easy veggie side
  • Perfect for Mexican-inspired meals
GIF showing peppers and onions in skillet.

Chipotle Fajita Veggies Ingredients

The fajita veggies from Chipotle are made with green bell pepper, red onion, oregano, salt, and sunflower oil.

In my copycat version, I like to use a variety of bell pepper colors, but you can use any combination of colors:

  • Avocado oil – You can use any vegetable oil or olive oil.
  • Bell peppers – Chipotle typically uses green peppers, but I’ve used a variety of green, yellow, orange, and red bell peppers. Feel free to use your favorite types.
  • Red onion – Red onion is great in this mixture, but you could also use yellow onions or white onions.
  • Oregano
  • Sea salt
Ingredients to make Chipotle fajita vegetables recipe.

Chipotle Fajita Veggies Nutrition

Per the Chipotle website, each 2.5 oz portion, there are 20 calories, 0 fat, 150 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 2 grams sugar, 1 gram protein.

The nutrition facts for the copycat Chipotle fajita veggies can be found below the recipe card.

How to Make Sautéed Peppers and Onions

This copycat Chipotle fajita veggies recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes:

  • Prep peppers and onions. Slice peppers and onion into thin strips.
Plate with sliced peppers and onions.
  • Saute fajita veggies. Heat oil in a large skillet or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onions to pan and toss to coat with oil.
GIF showing vegetables going into hot pan.
  • Season veggies. Season peppers and onions with oregano and salt to taste.
Seasoning sauteed pepper and onions with salt and oregano.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fajita veggies spicy at Chipotle?

No, the fajita veggies are made with mild bell peppers, not spicy peppers.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover onions and peppers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

How to reheat

Reheat leftovers in the microwave or hot skillet until heated throughout.

Can you freeze sautéed pepper and onions?

Yes, you can freeze peppers in an airtight container for 2-3 months.

How to Serve Fajita Veggies

These fajita veggies can be used in SO many ways:

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Skillet with sauteed peppers and onions.

Helpful Tools to Make Sautéed Peppers

  • 12″ Nonstick Frying Pan – This is the last nonstick pan you’ll need – it’s large size makes it perfect for everything from eggs to veggies.
  • Chef Knife – My favorite knife of all time you can’t change my mind. 😉

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Bowl of Chipotle fajita veggies.

Copycat Chipotle Fajita Veggies Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings (1/3 cup) 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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These copycat Chipotle fajita veggies taste just like the sautéed peppers and onions you get on your burrito bowls! 


  • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • sea salt


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add peppers, onion, sea salt, and oregano into skillet and toss to combine. 
  3. Saute veggies for 8-10 minutes.

Keywords: Chipotle fajita veggies, sauteed peppers and onions

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