Baked Chicken Fajitas

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posted: 03/11/19

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These Baked Chicken Fajitas are going to be a new family favorite! Made with just a few simple ingredients in 30 minutes, your family will fall in love with these easy chicken fajitas. Grab my homemade fajita seasoning recipe, make a big batch, and then add these to the regular rotation!

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Have I ever told you guys about my friend, Ashley? She is the talent behind Center Cut Cook, and while she and I met because of blogging, our friendship reaches far beyond that. Ashley talks very little on her blog about what her life has looked like over the last five years, but if you follow her on Instagram she opens up in her stories a lot. I will give you the short version. Ashley lost her amazing husband, Ryan, last year to cancer. She and Ryan have an amazing little boy, Miles. He is about the same age as Piper and he lights up any room he walks in. He also happens to have been born with an extremely rare kidney disease that resulted in him needing daily dialysis and eventually a liver and kidney transplant. 

I love Ashley for a lot of reasons, but one of the big ones is that though she and I have been through really different things, I can talk to her about grief and living with grief in a way that not really anyone else in my life understands. She lives without being a victim. She lives with purpose, and she is so funny that she has made me cry laughing so many times. 

So. If you don’t follow Ashley, do. Her words and Ryan’s too have really taught me so much about treasuring time. And if you aren’t an organ donor, go ahead and check that little box. What if some day those organs you are done with now save a Miles?

BAKED CHICKEN FAJITAS

On to the recipe! (I can just picture Ashley rolling her eyes at me for going on and on about her.) These Baked Chicken Fajitas have been on the blog for a while, but I wanted to give them a face lift, and remake them using my Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe. I love these easy chicken fajitas because they are made with just a few simple ingredients. They are so simple, and my family always devours these.

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HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN FAJITAS IN THE OVEN

This chicken fajita recipe is so super simple. You can even mix it all together right on the baking sheet if you want.

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Add cut up chicken, peppers, and onions to the tray.
  3. Sprinkle with fajita seasoning (either grab my recipe or grab a packet from the grocery store).
  4. Drizzle with oil.
  5. Add a bit of lime juice.
  6. Mix it all together and pop it in the oven!

Isn’t that so easy?? The prep time on these oven chicken fajitas is only 10 minutes, and then the whole thing bakes up in the oven for 20 minutes. That makes this a fast and easy 30 minute meal with 20 minutes of hands off time. Those are my favorite kinds of meals because that hour before dinner when everyone is doing homework or trying to murder their sibling is so nuts!

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HOMEMADE CHICKEN FAJITA SEASONING

Of course these oven baked chicken fajitas wouldn’t be what it is with my fajita seasoning. I love that recipe so much because the instructions give you measurements to make just enough for this one recipe OR enough to make a big batch so you can have it on hand all the time. Here is what you need:

  • corn starch
  • chili powder
  • salt
  • paprika
  • oregano
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder

It makes for the perfect flavor mix!

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OTHER GREAT 30 – 40 MINUTE DINNERS

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5 from 4 votes

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Serves: 4 servings
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
These Baked Chicken Fajitas are going to be a new family favorite!  Made with just a few simple ingredients in 30 minutes, your family will fall in love with these easy chicken fajitas.

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 1 pound of chicken sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons fajita seasoning (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 small tortilla shells
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice or the juice of a lime wedge (1/8 of a lime)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Add diced chicken, sliced peppers, and sliced onion.
  • Sprinkle the fajita seasoning over the vegetables and chicken.
  • Evenly spread the olive oil and lime juice over the vegetables and chicken and toss to combine.
  • Cook for 19 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Enjoy immediately with tortilla shells. We love adding sour cream on our fajitas!

Notes

This recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of my fajita seasoning. If you make the small batch version use all of that for this recipe. OR you can use a 1 ounce fajita seasoning packet from the grocery store.
The calorie count for these are for 3 fajitas on 3 six inch flour tortillas with no sour cream.
Calories: 576kcal (29%) Carbohydrates: 79g (26%) Protein: 51g (102%) Fat: 8g (12%) Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 66mg (22%) Sodium: 1541mg (67%) Potassium: 1112mg (32%) Fiber: 24g (100%) Sugar: 7g (8%) Vitamin A: 1550IU (31%) Vitamin C: 174.9mg (212%) Calcium: 70mg (7%) Iron: 7.4mg (41%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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  1. Kim says

    Hi,

    Don’t let mean people get you down. They are bullies. Your recipes are wonderful. You have special talents that no one can take away from you. Sticks & stones. I was badly bullied as a kid, it hurts. Hold your head high & keep doing the wonderful things you do.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Aww, thank you for the kind words, Kim! Fortunately I’ve built a much thicker skin since starting this blog.

  2. Judi says

    5 stars
    Lisa…How do you char your tortillas like that?? I’m stumped….

    love your blog and your recipes….I lost count a very long time ago on how many I’ve made and repeated (a ton is as close as I can get….)

    Thank you for all your hard work , it is greatly appreciated by my family!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I spray them lightly with cooking spray and then toss them in a hot skillet. But really, don’t do it. It makes for pretty pictures, but they get so super crunchy. It’s not the best for eating. If you look closely, you can see some of the photos with them bent aren’t charred because it made the tortilla shells crack too much. Thank you so much for your kind words, honestly, I can’t even tell you how much these kinds of comments mean to me.

  3. Melanie Nalepa says

    5 stars
    I didn’t realize you knew Ashley. I’ve been following her and receiving her emails for as long as I’ve followed you. I find myself thinking of you when I read her posts and of her when I read yours because you are both such strong, amazing women. I’m glad you found each other as you share a perspective most of us cannot fully comprehend. I hope the two of you continue to share your interesting lives and great recipes with all of us because they are enjoyed so much by so many!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh Melanie, thank you for saying this. I just sent Ashley a screen shot of your comment, lololol. She makes my life a much better place, so I’m so happy that you follow her and appreciate her as much as I do.

  4. Rose Piatt says

    Does this site cost to join?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Nope!

  5. Terry Clem says

    5 stars
    The 30 minute baked Chicken Fajiras sound great. As a diabetic a recipe that you can leave out the carbs (fajitas) without affecting the finished product is terrific. My wife and I are on a diet plan that this will be perfect for. We plan to cut up an oversized chicken breast (courtesy of Costco), and make our own easy peasy seasoning.
    Thank you
    Hoosier Happiness

    • Lisa Longley says

      I really hope you guys love it! These would be great in bibb lettuce like a lettuce wrap or on a bed of lettuce like a salad. I’ve had this that way and loved it!

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    I look forward to your email in my box daily. Its like my little gift that comes to me each week. I make at least one of your recipes every week. Thank you for making cooking simple and giving me new ideas when my ” go to menus” have gotten a little tired. Keep up the good work !!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Lynda, I can’t actually tell you how much I needed this comment today. Thank you so much. I hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season. Much love, Lisa

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    I have printed and tried several of your recipes. If one doesn’t strike my fancy, I just go on. We all have different palates and likes and dislikes. Thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m glad you have found some you like, Cathy!

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