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Creamy Baked Fajita Chicken Casserole

by Christina Cherrier – Jun 30, 2020 - Updated Jul 3, 2020  |  8 servings  –  Prep: 10 Min  –  Cook: 30 Min
Creamy Baked Fajita Chicken Casserole
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Creamy Baked Fajita Chicken Casserole – Chicken, onions, and peppers baked in a creamy fajita cheese sauce? We just know y’all are going to love it. This creamy chicken fajita casserole is nourishing and packs a punch of flavor. It is perfect with a dollop of sour cream and avocado on top and paired with a fresh green salad, or if you are extra hungry you can enjoy on top of cauliflower rice, steamed veggies, or zucchini noodles. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Creamy Baked Fajita Chicken Casserole

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Directions

1. To make the creamy fajita chicken casserole recipe: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and lightly oil a baking dish.

2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese with tomato sauce, the fajita mix, salt, and pepper.

3. Arrange chicken bites into the prepared baking dish single with a tablespoon of the mix of cumin, chili powder, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat well. Spread the spicy cream cheese mixture on top. Then cover the chicken bites with the bell peppers and onion, then sprinkle shredded cheese on top.

4. Bake the fajita chicken casserole for 20 – 30 minutes; until chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). You can broil your fajita chicken casserole for 2 minutes at the end to crisp up the top if you like. Serve the creamy baked fajita chicken casserole immediately over cauliflower rice, steamed vegetable, zucchini noodles, or as is… enjoy!

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Tips for the creamy fajita chicken casserole

Even though we love fajitas, sometimes there isn’t time to make the traditional version. That is why we love making this chicken fajita casserole recipe on busy nights, everyone loves it! We use the same ingredients for traditional chicken fajitas: chicken, peppers, onions, spices, and cheese. The main difference is that we combine all of those ingredients in a baking dish and bake them instead of cooking them separately. Here are a few tips to make the chicken fajita casserole easier and even more delicious:

  • You can bake the chicken casserole without the shredded cheese, and add it at the end before broiling if you prefer.
  • If you like a meatier casserole, add sliced spicy sausage when baking the Fajita chicken casserole.
  • Freeze individual portions of the creamy fajita chicken casserole so you have a comforting dinner for evenings when you don’t feel like cooking from scratch.
  • If you use a bag of frozen veggies, it is best to thaw them first otherwise the recipe can end up watery.

Can I make my own fajita spice mix?

Yes, of course! Just use these ingredients and proportions:

Can we reheat the chicken fajita casserole?

Sure, the fajita chicken casserole is easy to reheat the day after. Simply cover with foil and put in the oven at 370ºF (190ºC) for 10 – 15 minutes until heated through.

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