Baked Chicken Fajitas

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Oven baked chicken fajitas are ready in just 45 minutes making them an easy, healthy dinner option!

overhead shot of chicken fajitas on a platter

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Serve these chicken fajitas with cilantro lime rice and oatmeal raisin cookies for dessert.

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.

baked chicken fajitas in a white baking dish

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!

  • 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.
sliced peppers, onion, zucchini on a cutting board

If you don’t feel like chicken, try some steak fajitas.

  1. STEP ONE: First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. STEP TWO: Then, thinly slice your onion, peppers, and zucchini and add them to the baking dish.
  3. 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.
overhead shot of seasoned chicken and veggies in a baking dish.
  1. STEP FOUR: Finally, bake for 20 minutes, stir, then bake for another 20 minutes.
  2. STEP FIVE: Assemble however you like your fajitas & enjoy!

three chicken fajitas in tortillas

What to serve with them

Need more quick chicken dinner ideas? Try these:

chicken fajitas on a plate with salsa


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overhead shot of chicken fajitas on a platter

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Oven baked chicken fajitas are ready in just 45 minutes making them an easy, healthy dinner option!
4.70 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 214 kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ onion sliced
  • ½ red bell pepper sliced
  • ½ green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 zucchini sliced into half moons
  • 1.5 Tablespoons taco seasoning one packet or make your own
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Fajita sized tortillas
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • shredded Mexican cheese blend


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray (I use either olive oil or coconut oil spray). Set aside.
  • Slice your onion, peppers, and zucchini into evenly sized pieces and add them to your baking dish.
    1/2 onion, 1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 green bell pepper, 1 zucchini
  • Trim your chicken and slice into thin strips if using breasts. Season with salt and pepper. Lay the chicken on top of the veggies.
    1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1.5 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • Drizzle olive oil over the chicken and veggies, then sprinkle on the taco seasoning and toss to evenly coat all the pieces.
    2 Tablespoons olive oil, salt & pepper
  • Bake for 20 minutes, stir, then bake another 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Pile the chicken mixture into a tortilla then top with salsa, sour cream, and cheese.
    Fajita sized tortillas, salsa, sour cream, shredded Mexican cheese blend


Serving: 1gCalories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 25gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 213mgPotassium: 625mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 741IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

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Originally published November 11, 2014

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  1. the cape on the corner says

    i am so going to try this! i love making fajitas, but watching the veggies and the chicken is annoying. this looks simple!

  2. Emily says

    Melissa, this was amazing. Thank you so much for the recipe! It was absolutely simple, easy, and scrumptious!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Love hearing that! Thanks for letting me know =)

  3. Stephanie says

    It says 4 servings but is that 4 fajitas or 8?

    • Melissa Williams says

      It just depends on how full you fill them. I usually serve each person 2 so 4 servings, 8 fajitas.

  4. Lucinda Thompson says

    5 stars
    I this recipe! It looks so good and delicious! I can eat a whole lot of these!

    • Lucinda Thompson says

      5 stars
      I love this recipe! I would like to see more of your recipe!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Thank you! Scroll around a bit, I have a ton 🙂

  5. cristie thompson says

    I’m going to try them they look very good

  6. Jill says

    Do these freeze well?

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