Being from Texas we love our fajitas! They are kind of a Friday night staple along with a margarita. And grilling them at home is not hard, but sometimes the weather is bad (read 120 degrees with mosquitos) or you don’t have a grill or you only have a charcoal grill and don’t want to fuss with it. These Baked Chicken Fajitas are perfect for those nights! They are SO easy and your family will love them! Plus you can make them ahead of time and keep them in a warm oven until you can sit down. I serve the with a side of homemade Quick Refried Beans, chips and salsa and cold beers for the adults.
These fajitas are packed with flavor! Chicken, peppers, onions seasoned with fajita seasoning topped with cheese and baked. YUM! I wrap these in flour tortillas, but you can use corn or none at all. They are delicious any way you serve them.
Hope you enjoy!
Baked Chicken Fajitas
Juicy chicken tossed with peppers, onions, fajita seasoning, topped with cheese and baked in one quick and easy dish!
- 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts cut into strips or you can use chicken tenders
- 1 onion, cut into strips
- 2 bell peppers, seeded and cut into strips
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
- 2 Tablespoons oil (vegetable, olive, grapeseed)
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded (or Pepperjack or Cheddar)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly grease a 9"x13" baking dish.
In a large bowl combine seasonings (cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne if you are using). Remove 1 teaspoon of seasoning and reserve for later. Add chicken to bowl and toss until all chicken is covered in seasoning.
Place chicken into prepared baking dish and cover with peppers and onions. Sprinkle remaining seasoning over top of vegetables.
Drizzle with oil and lime juice. Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. If you use less chicken it will take less time to cook through (the dish will not be as crowded).
Remove from oven and top with cheese. Turn oven to broil. Place back in oven with foil off and broil an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Watch to make sure it does not burn.
Serve with tortillas.