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Cheesy Fajita Chicken Bake

by Christina Cherrier – Aug 18, 2021
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Cheesy Fajita Chicken Bake
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Fajita Chicken Bake – Packed with flavor and so easy to throw together! This cheesy fajita chicken bake recipe is the perfect quick weeknight dinner. Loaded with juicy chicken, peppers, and gooey cheese, seasoned with fajita spices, and baked to crisp perfection, this quick fajita chicken casserole dinner is both wholesome and tasty. A sure crowd favorite!

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Ingredients list for the Fajita Chicken Bake Recipe

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Directions

1. To make the cheesy fajita chicken bake: Season diced chicken with salt, pepper, and one teaspoon fajita seasoning.

2. In a large oven-proof skillet (we like cast-iron skillets), heat one tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for about 4 minutes on every side until browned. Once the chicken is done and no longer pink, transfer the grilled chicken to a plate and set aside.

3. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the same pan. Cook onion and bell pepper strips until crisp-tender, then add the fajita seasoning. Continue cooking until the onion gets translucent.

4. Slowly deglaze with the chicken broth, then add tomato sauce. Mix to combine until smooth while simmering for 2-3 minutes. If the sauce gets too thick, add more chicken broth. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.

5. Add the cooked chicken back to the skillet with the veggies and give a quick stir. If you’d like to have a nice presentation, remove onion and bell peppers from the skillet, add the chicken back and top with the veggies. Sprinkle with cheese and pop into the oven for 5 to 10 minutes to crisp up the fajita chicken bake.

6. Remove from oven and serve the fajita chicken bake, garnished with fresh chopped parsley and red chili pepper flakes if you like. Enjoy the fajita chicken bake on top of cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or pasta or tortillas for non-keto! ❤️

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Tips for the Fajita Chicken Bake Recipe

This baked chicken fajitas will quickly become a regular on your dinner rotation! Here are a few tips to make it even better:

  • Cook chicken over medium heat to ensure even browning and cooking.
  • This baked chicken fajita recipe works also very well with chicken thighs. Chicken thighs are more flavorful than chicken breasts and cost usually less.
  • You can also use cooked shredded chicken leftovers for this recipe.
  • Toppings are optional, but we love this fajita chicken bake with sour cream, diced avocado, jalapeño, fresh tomatoes, etc…

How to make your own chicken fajita spice mix

It’s super easy to make your own fajita spice blend. Just use these ingredients and proportions:

How and how long to keep the baked chicken fajita?

You can keep the fajita chicken bake leftovers for 2 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat covered in the oven on in a skillet with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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