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Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas

easy oven-baked chicken fajitas Entree Mexican
Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 9

No need for the scorching hot platters you see in restaurants—these easy chicken fajitas are made right in your oven! A virtually universal favorite, these baked chicken fajitas combine a blend of Mexican seasonings and the essential onions and bell peppers that help fill up your tortilla with flavor. Baking chicken fajitas in the oven not only makes your life easier, it also keeps your chicken juicy, develops the flavors of the seasonings and roasts the onions and peppers to melty tenderness. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

1
large onion
1
medium red bell pepper
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ fajita seasoning mix
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
Old El Paso™ tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch; from 8.2-oz package)
Sour Cream
Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
Chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut onion and bell pepper into even slices; place in baking dish.
  • 2
    Cut chicken breasts into thin strips; add to vegetables in dish. Sprinkle with seasoning mix; drizzle with oil. Stir until combined and pieces are coated.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking, until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 4
    Spoon small amount of chicken and veggies onto each tortilla. Top each with sour cream, salsa and cilantro, or your favorite fajita toppings.

Expert Tips

  • Bell peppers come in a rainbow of colors, and you can use whichever you like in this recipe. Keep in mind that red, orange, yellow and other colors are often sweeter than green bell peppers, which are less ripe.
  • This also tastes great with a squeeze of lime juice over the baked chicken and veggies!
  • The word “fajita” is the diminutive form of the Spanish “faja,” which means “strip” or “belt.” So, “fajitas” literally means “little strips.”
  • Skirt steak was the original meat used for fajitas, but the preparation pairs well with so many kinds of meat that you can use just about anything—and chicken is an enormously popular option.
  • Fajitas are almost infinitely customizable. Set out a spread of toppings and finishes like sour cream, salsa, guacamole, limes, herbs, sliced jalapeños and more to let each person make their perfect fajita combo.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Not every fajita recipes comes in a sizzling skillet that smokes up your kitchen. This fajitas recipe is crazy-easy — red bell pepper and onion slices are piled into a greased casserole dish and topped with chicken breast strips. Next, you drizzle with oil, sprinkle with seasoning mix, toss to coat and 35 to 40 minutes later dinner is served! We love the idea of assembling these fajitas at the table. Simply serve alongside tortillas, sour cream, salsa and cilantro to complete the meal! Lime juice is a common condiment in Mexican cuisine. Just squeeze a little on the chicken and veggies for a bright, tangy flavor boost.

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