Oven baked chicken fajitas are ready in just 45 minutes making them an easy, healthy dinner option!
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I first published this recipe back in 2014 but it’s a really good one that needed some new pictures.
If you’re anything like me, you’re often scrambling for dinner ideas that aren’t the same old, same old and that the kids will eat.
My 2 & 5 year old have grown incredibly picky as of late and I’m not a fan of making two separate dinners. I like that you can make these fajitas as spicy or mild as you want based on your family’s preferences.
My local market sells packaged fajita kits (you know, the ones that have onions and peppers already chopped for you in the produce section?) – you could use those if you want to make these even faster.
I added zucchini to mine because frankly, I like to add zucchini to nearly everything I make.
Roll it all up in a soft tortilla with some salsa and sour cream and you’ve got an easy, filling, and even healthy meal!
Tools you’ll need
- 9 x 13 Pan – Get one with a lid in case there are leftovers.
- Tongs – Tongs have quickly turned into one of my most used kitchen tools. I love keeping my hands clean when cooking meat.
- Kitchen Knife – A good kitchen knife will make chopping veggies and chicken a breeze.
Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe, why you need them, and possible substitutions. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card with measurements.
- Chicken – Boneless, skinless cutlets or tenders.
- Onion – I just like white onions in this. Use your favorite.
- Bell Peppers – Red and green bell peppers.
- Zucchini – Optional, but I like the addition.
- Taco Seasoning – Either buy a packet or make your own taco seasoning – it’s easy!
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Tortillas – I like to get fajita sized…because they’re fajitas 🙂
- Salsa – I highly recommend homemade salsa. It’s so much better than jarred! But use what you have time for.
- Sour Cream – Also optional, but a great topping.
- Shredded Cheese – Either shred your own or I like to grab a shredded Mexican cheese blend.
If you don’t feel like chicken, try some steak fajitas.
How to make oven baked Chicken Fajitas
- STEP ONE: First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
- STEP TWO: Then, thinly slice your onion, peppers, and zucchini and add them to the baking dish.
- STEP THREE: Next, slice your chicken into thin strips and season with salt & pepper. Layer the chicken on top of the veggies in the baking dish.
Drizzle olive oil over the chicken and veggies then sprinkle taco seasoning evenly over everything. Toss to coat – I like to use tongs to make it easy and tidy.
- STEP FOUR: Finally, bake for 20 minutes, stir, then bake for another 20 minutes.
- STEP FIVE: Assemble however you like your fajitas & enjoy!
What to serve with them
Need more quick chicken dinner ideas? Try these:
- Southwest Chicken Skillet
- One Pan Chicken & Asparagus
- Baked BBQ Chicken Strips
- Chicken Spinach & Orzo Skillet
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Originally published November 11, 2014