Baked Chicken Fajitas

This Baked Chicken Fajitas recipe is the perfect one-sheet meal for a quick family dinner. Chicken with peppers, onions, and mushrooms in a homemade seasoning added to a baking sheet and baked. With 10-minute prep time, this is a great recipe when craving Mexican food. Customize each fajita with your favorite toppings.

This fajitas recipe (and our easy Baked Salmon and Shrimp) is on our menu regularly for busy evenings.

Chicken fajitas on a baking dish seasoning and baked with peppers, and onions.

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chicken fajitas-

Chicken fajitas are always a great idea. There are so many different ways to prepare the Mexican inspired dish. I love this oven baked chicken fajitas recipe because other than the prepping of the ingredients, nothing else needs to be done. The homemade fajita seasoning adds so much flavor to the easy dish.

The chicken with vegetables is a great option if you are looking to be eating a bit healthier. Packed with protein, you don’t have to feel guilty about eating, it truly is healthy. YES!

Cut chicken strips, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, and onions on a with seasoning on a baking dish.

how to make chicken fajitas-

This recipe is not only so easy, but it’s also so quick to make and all of the ingredients are most likely already in your refrigerator! You can’t beat that.

  • Finely chop the fresh tomatoes.
  • Cut the chicken, onion, carrots, and peppers into thin even strips. Clean and quarter mushrooms.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the seasoning. TIP: You can substitute for taco seasoning if desired.
  • Add the seasoning over chicken and vegetables and toss together in a bowl.
  • Lay everything out onto a rimmed baking sheet and cook.

Preparing the chicken and peppers for chicken fajitas.

what vegetables go with chicken fajitas?

The classic chicken fajitas have onion and peppers with them. I like to add carrots and mushrooms to our fajitas. They are more flavorful and has a unique twist to the traditional recipe.

can the ingredients be prepped in advance?

Yes, the chicken fajitas can be prepped in advance. Prepare everything per instructions up to when you transfer everything on to a baking sheet. Keep the ingredients covered and refrigerated until ready to bake. Then, continue with recipe.

NOTE: Since the ingredients will be cold, a few additional minutes may be needed for baking.

flour tortillas-

Serve the chicken fajitas with flour tortillas. Tortillas may be heated on a dry skillet for a warm tortilla. For a crispy tortilla, drizzle light oil into a skillet, then cook until desired crispiness is reached.

Chicken vegetable fajitas in a baking dish ready to go in the oven.

how long do chicken fajitas bake?

Baking time for the chicken fajitas will vary depending on the sizes of the pieces and oven. Cooking time will be between 25-30 minutes. Broil dish for a few minutes if crispiness is desired.

how to serve chicken fajitas?

Serve fajitas in tortillas with your favorite toppings. Drizzle freshly squeeze lime before servings.

  • Top fajitas with avocados, lettuce, sour cream, hot sauce or shredded cheese.
  • The chicken fajitas may also be served with a side of rice or beans.

Baked chicken fajitas served in burritos woth sour cream, avocado and lettuce.

can I make chicken fajitas in a crockpot?

Yes! This recipe is just as easy if prepared in a slow cooker (crockpot). We have a complete post dedicated to Crockpot Chicken Fajitas!

I hope you loved this recipe for homemade baked chicken fajitas. Don’t forget to leave us feedback in the comments below if you make this recipe.

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5 from 5 votes

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Baked chicken fajitas recipe with peppers, mushrooms, carrots, and onions mixed in a homemade seasoning. This Mexican inspired dish is so simple to make. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken fajitas
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast (3 chicken breasts), thin strips
  • 1/2 red pepper, thin strips
  • 1/2 green pepper, thin strips
  • 2 medium carrots, thin strips
  • 1/2 sweet onion, thin slices
  • 6 oz mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

seasoning-

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 420°F.
  • Remove skins from tomatoes and finely chop, set aside.
  • Cut the chicken, peppers, and carrots into thin strips. Quarter mushrooms and slice onion thin.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the seasoning.
  • In a bowl combine the chicken, onion, peppers, carrots, and mushrooms. Add the seasoning and mix well.
  • Evenly spread in a baking sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes and mix again (add additional seasonings if needed). Return to oven and cook another 15-18 minutes.

  • Enjoy, friends.
Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 738mg 31%
Potassium 757mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 87.5%
Vitamin C 37.3%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Lana 03/08/2019, 3:19 am Link Reply

    Thank you Valentina for such a delicious, quick and simple recipe! I just made a few adjustments: omitted the carrots and tomatoes and used chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts and it turned out great. I also made a side of rice and pico de gallo to go along with it! It was a perfect meal!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/08/2019, 10:33 am Link Reply

      Thanks for the great feedback, Lana. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the chicken fajitas. It’s our go-to dinner for busy evenings. 🙂

  • Julia Frey 03/01/2019, 11:06 am Link Reply

    My kids are always excited when I make Mexican food and I usually go for burritos but I need to add chicken fajitas to my repertoire, especially since all parts are all baked together! What a great recipe.

    • Valentina's Corner 03/01/2019, 12:18 pm Link Reply

      Thanks, Julia. I must agree, these fajitas are great when craving Mexican. It helps that the recipe is so easy.

  • Katya 02/27/2019, 7:06 pm Link Reply

    I love love how these chicken fajitas are completely baked! It definitely makes for one easy weeknight meal.

    • Valentina's Corner 02/27/2019, 10:37 pm Link Reply

      That’s the beauty of these fajitas. So easy to make and so so good. 🙂 Perfect for busy families, aka ALL families.

  • Dina 02/26/2019, 11:10 pm Link Reply

    My family loves chicken fajitas. We usually make it in a skillet, but this baked version looks even easier! I will definitely add this to our menu!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/27/2019, 10:57 pm Link Reply

      Either baked or made in a skillet, you can’t go wrong with homemade fajitas. 🙂

  • NatTim 02/25/2019, 4:55 pm Link Reply

    Val, wow! Homemade baked chicken fajitas are going to be on my Taco Tuesday menu. I think leftovers will be great for quesadillas. I love colorful foods, keep it coming!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/26/2019, 12:46 am Link Reply

      Yuppers, these fajitas are a great idea for Taco Tuesdays and it’s super easy. I’m loving where your mind is going with the leftovers, haha. =)

  • Ruslana 02/25/2019, 2:15 pm Link Reply

    What kind of tortillas do you use ?

    • Valentina's Corner 02/25/2019, 2:45 pm Link Reply

      I updated the post. Thanks for visiting, Ruslana. Enjoy the fajitas. 🙂

  • olga 10/12/2015, 3:24 am Link Reply

    Just made this tonight and loved it. Thank you for a great recipe

    • admin 10/12/2015, 10:57 am Link Reply

      Thank you Olga. I’m so glad you enjoyed this simple and quick recipe:)..

  • Viktoriya 05/25/2015, 10:32 pm Link Reply

    Hi! I just found yer website and decided to try this recipe, without knowing what to expect. It was delish!! I like the healthy combination and the seasoning is perfect. My husband loved it too. We ate it with plenty of sour cream of course. I love simple recipes like this. Thank you for sharing! =)

    • admin 05/26/2015, 8:09 am Link Reply

      Viktoriya, We are really glad you found our family’s blog and a big Welcome from all of us {yes all seven of us, he he}!!!!:-).. Snoop around and I’m so glad the first recipe was a success!:-) :-)…..

  • jessica 02/27/2015, 11:01 am Link Reply

    Valya,can you please share how you cook rice in the oven? I want to try this dish as you suggest in the description.
    Thank you

    • admin 02/27/2015, 5:25 pm Link Reply

      1 cup rice, 1 1/2 cups water, 1 Tbsp butter, Salt&Pepper
      Rinse rice under cold water until water runs clean. Add rice and cubed butter to casserole dish. Pour boiling water over rice. Lightly salt & pepper (or vegeta or your fav seasoning). (I like to add shredded carrots on the small holes and dill, gives flavor and color to the rice.) Mix. Cover with foil, bake at 365 30-35 minutes. Mix it towards end of baking. You will never go back to stove top rice. 🙂 So easy and good and mess free. If you will be baking this with the chicken fajita put the fajita in the oven at 420 for the first 10 minutes. Turn down heat to 365 and continue baking with the rice. If chicken is done before rice just cover it with foil so it doesn’t dry. =)

  • vera 02/20/2015, 4:33 pm Link Reply

    I wanna make this tonight but i dont have any Lawry’s seasoning. Is there something i can use instead? I have montreal chicken seasoning and mrs.dash

    • admin 02/20/2015, 4:46 pm Link Reply

      Any seasoning will work, even Vegeta:)

  • Ilona 02/15/2015, 5:08 pm Link Reply

    Made this today, was enjoyed by all, and so healthy!

    • admin 02/15/2015, 7:09 pm Link Reply

      Thank you Illonochka, so glad u & ur loved ones enjoyed this:)..

  • redline 02/14/2015, 1:39 am Link Reply

    Very similar to mine. Try adding .5 tsp each cumin, chili powder, & cayenne powder.

    • admin 02/14/2015, 6:06 pm Link Reply

      Redline, Mmmm. That sounds amazing, will probably give it a great “kick”.. Thank you. =)

  • Julie 02/02/2015, 8:04 pm Link Reply

    Valechka thanks so much for this recipe! It turned out wonderful! The only thing I omited was green peper ( my hubby is not a fan of it).
    It looks and tastes wonderful!!! Thanks again!

    • admin 02/03/2015, 11:11 pm Link Reply

      Julie, Thank you:) So glad you enjoyed it. Gatta please the hubby:).

  • Valentina 01/25/2015, 10:46 pm Link Reply

    This looks so good will deff try it this week! Love your blog, I check it often and I cooked some receipes from here and they were all delicious thank you!

    • admin 01/27/2015, 4:24 pm Link Reply

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment, I think you will love how quick it is to make!. 🙂 By the way you have a beautiful name, hehe;)..

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