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Simple Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

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I always think it is good to know more than one way to cook a dish. Now people usually grill or cook fajitas on a stove top. However, I have tried them in the slow cooker before. So when I saw this recipe for OVEN BAKED chicken fajitas, I had to try it.

I prefer to eat fajitas cooked on the grill or stove top. However, sometimes a different cooking method is more convenient. I must say I did like the oven method over the crock pot method. The veggies stay crisp. 

Close up of Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas on a white platter with tortillas, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream

It was nice to be able to put it all together and toss it in the oven and leave. I could then get other things done. Nothing beats the crispness that you get on the meat like a grill or stove top. But this was still yummy.

  • BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS
  • VEGETABLE OIL
  • CHILI POWDER
  • CUMIN
  • GARLIC POWDER
  • DRIED OREGANO
  • SALT
  • RO*TEL – THIS IS CANNED TOMATOES WITH GREEN CHILES
  • ONION
  • BELL PEPPER
  • TORTILLAS
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS SUCH AS SHREDDED CHEESE, SOUR CREAM, GUACAMOLE, SALSA, CILANTRO, AVOCADO, OR LIMES
uncooked seasoned chicken with peppers and onions on a sheet pan for fajitas

Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish or foil lined baking sheet. I prefer the baking sheet now. It seems to turn out less watery when I use the baking sheet.

In a small bowl, mix the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt. Then drizzle the mixture over the chicken and toss to coat.

Next add the canned tomatoes, sliced bell pepper, and onions to the pan and stir to combine.

cooked seasoned chicken with peppers and onions on a sheet pan for fajitas

Now bake it uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. You will love how moist and tender the chicken is. Plus, the veggies are the perfect amount of crispness. It’s a great addition to your sheet-pan meals!

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas on a white platter with tortillas, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream

How do I prevent the chicken from drying out in the oven? To prevent the chicken from drying out, make sure not to overcook it. Check for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. It should read 165 degrees when fully cooked.

Can I use a different seasoning blend for the chicken fajitas recipe? Yes, you can customize the seasoning blend to suit your taste preferences. You can even use store-bought fajita seasoning mix. I personally love the flavor combination of spices in the recipe.

Can I use a different type of meat instead of chicken? Yes, you can use steak, shrimp, or tofu as alternatives to chicken in this recipe. Adjust the cooking time accordingly depending on the protein you choose.

Can I make these fajitas gluten-free? Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten-free. Just use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas.

How do I store leftovers? Store any leftover chicken and vegetable mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat before serving.

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas on a platter with tortillas, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Real Mom Kitchen

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Ro*tel), drained
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper seeded and sliced (I use half a green and half a red)
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Toppings such as cheese sour cream, and guacamole – if desired

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish or foil lined baking sheet. I prefer the baking sheet now.
  • In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt.
  • Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
  • Next add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until you cook the chicken through and the vegetables are tender. Serve on tortillas with desired toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 468IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg
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Recipe adapted from Eatin’ On the Cheap.

Seasoned chicken onions and peppers in a baking dish for oven baked fajitas

This is the original photo from this post when it was first posted in December 2011.

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124 Comments

  1. I am just starting to master stovetop and now you throw in Oven Baked! I love it! Plus the crockpot always feels like a hassle to get out, so I’m trying this out and saved the recipe!

    PS. The photos are super helpful, Thanks!
    -Andrew

  2. I made this last night for the first time, but it won’t be the last. The prep time was simple and putting the dish together was so easy. My daughter and I both loved it. She said it is a keeper and she is right. So much nicer than standing by the stove making sure the chicken is cooked through. I used chicken tenderloins and baked it about 30 minutes, the chicken was done and the flavors were wonderful. Thanks for a great simple recipe Real Mom!!!! It is a 5 star easy dinner!!1

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  4. This chicken fajitas looks so delicious that i cannot takes my eyes off. Wonderful work! Hats off 🙂

  5. This Chicken Fajitas looks so delicious that i can not hold my nose to scent it 🙂 Lucky me that you provided the recipe for this amazing Chicken Fajitas. Thanks for sharing and keep it up.
    Best wishes,
    Venessa

  6. Thanks for the recipe. Its simple and attractive to me at least. I have no doubt on preparing this with no difficulties. I’m new in kitchen you know!!!

  7. Thank you so much. Your blog is so useful and informative.I love to visit your blog and follow your recipe on regular basis. All recipes tried by me came out well…Thank you so much…:-)
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  8. Needs roughly 50-75% more more salt, but still good (1/4 tsp is not enough for 1lb of chicken, let alone a casserole full of veggies.)