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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas - chicken tenders, onions, peppers and homemade fajita seasoning. Can use a seasoning packet instead of homemade. SO good! Ready in 20 minutes! We like them better than the Mexican restaurant!!

I have a serious weakness for Mexican food, especially chicken fajitas. I could eat chicken fajitas every day. We normally grill our fajitas. I baked the fajitas this time because I wanted fajitas and didn't marinate any chicken. I tossed the chicken and veggies with some fajita seasoning and thew everything in the oven. OMG! They turned out great. I absolutely loved the flavor!

This was SO simple to make. You could even toss everything together the night before and refrigerate it until you got home from work. I think this would be a great freezer meal too. Toss everything into a gallon freezer bag and pull it out when you are ready to bake. Either way, you must make these. Serve the fajitas with some black beans and rice for a midweek fiesta!

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas - chicken tenders, onions, peppers and homemade fajita seasoning. Can use a seasoning packet instead of homemade. SO good! Ready in 20 minutes! We like them better than the Mexican restaurant!!

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas - chicken tenders, onions, peppers and homemade fajita seasoning. Can use a seasoning packet instead of homemade. SO good! Ready in 20 minutes! We like them better than the Mexican restaurant!!


Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
serves 4
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning or homemade fajita seasoning (below)
  • tortillas
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • additional salsa

  • Homemade Fajita Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • 2 tsp chili powder 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • 3/4 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp cumin 

Preheat oven to 400.

In a small bowl, whisk together homemade fajita seasoning ingredients.

In a large bowl. combine chicken, onion, pepper, salsa, mushrooms and fajita seasoning. Stir to coat.  Pour mixture into a greased 9x13-inch pan.

Bake 20 minutes. Serve chicken and vegetables on tortillas. Top with sour cream, cheese and additional salsa if desired.


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20 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. Haven't had Mexican in a while. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Looks yummy! Do you think I could use frozen peppers and onions instead? I am not a cutter. :)

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  3. They look delicious and I like the one dish meal.

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  4. I've never made fajitas in the oven. That would simplify the process, for sure. I'll have to try it!

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  5. Hi Stephanie. ...so glad that you included a recipe for a homemade fajita seasoning. I try to avoid the packaged stuff when possible. Thx...can`t wait to try this!!

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  7. I love Mexican food too! Thanks for this recipe! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  8. These look SO good! I think I am going to make them for my book club on Thursday.

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  9. I'm thinking this would make a great dinner this week!! It looks awesome! :)

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  10. Could you let it marinade in this mix before baking?!

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  11. Can this work with already cooked and shredded chicken? Just mix all the ingredients as is and place in the oven?

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  12. I have a ton of chicken thighs...do you think they would work in place of tenders or breast?

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  13. does the recipe call for 1lb of frozen, raw, or already cooked chicken?

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  14. Regarding the cheese: should it be included with the other ingredients and set to bake or added after food is done. How much cheese should be used? This looks so delicious!

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  15. This has become a staple in our house now. When I remember in the morning I will marinate the first 6 items in a plastic bag all day, I add the juice of a big lemon and a couple limes. But it is still great if I throw it together and pop it in the oven. Have made this probably 8 times in the last three months. Great recipe!!

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