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Baked Chicken Fajitas

I can't remember when or where I found this oven-baked fajitas recipe, but I've used it nearly every week since. We like it with hot sauce for added spice. —Amy Trinkle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • Optional toppings: Sliced avocado, tomato wedges and lime wedges


  • In a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, combine the chicken, tomatoes, onion and peppers. Combine the oil, chili powder, cumin and salt. Drizzle over chicken mixture; toss to coat.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Spoon onto tortillas; fold or roll tortillas to serve. Serve with toppings as desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 fajitas: 375 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 838mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Patty
    Apr 27, 2020

    I can stop talking about this recipe! It is so easy and delishious! Easy clean up-one pan!! Whole family loved it. I will continue to make this! Thank you for such a fabulous recipe!!

  • Judy
    Mar 25, 2020

    I was leary but saw the reviews so I had to try it. Can I say YUMMY? I dont even like fajitas and i ate these. Definitely recommend. Easy recipe and quick dinner.

  • justmbeth
    Jan 20, 2020

    I typically do not make fajitas using this cooking style but I will definitely make this again on busy nights. Flavor was great and prep was simple.

  • mom2lauren
    Apr 16, 2019

    Absolutely delicious- I appreciate being able to throw this in the oven so I can do other things without having to stand watch over a skillet! As a volunteer Field editor I enjoy trying out new recipes. This one will be made time

  • ellimaye1
    Jan 9, 2019

    I have yet to find another chicken fajita recipe that we like better than this. My mom would make fajitas growing up, but the downside was that the whole house would stink. These taste just like hers but no stinky house--win win!

  • Wilberst
    Nov 30, 2018

    We love this. I can put it all together and let it marinate in a zipper bag until I’m ready to bake it. We have used tortillas, put it on a salad, or made quesadillas with the chicken. Sometimes I don’t have Rotel and I use salsa.

  • bnhomeseller
    Jul 29, 2018

    I too have had this recipe for a while... and forgot about it! I will bring it back into rotation again. So easy and delicious. Best if you remember to drain the Rotel and don't skip the salt, it's not much but really necessary. Pop it in the oven and by the time you're finished cleaning up your prep mess it's ready! Watching carbs? This is also wonderful over mixed greens with a sprinkle of shredded cheese

  • kgburgess
    Jan 26, 2017

    This was probably the best and by far the easiest fajita recipe I've ever tried! Using all the fresh rather than frozen veggies was awesome, and I absolutely loved putting it in the oven so I could go do something else instead of stirring endlessly on the stovetop or having to pre-cook the meat. It's definitely a time-saver! My family doesn't care for their veggies "crisp-tender," so I didn't drain the tomatoes to keep it moist and added an extra 10 minutes to the cooking time to make the veggies just a bit more done to our liking. I served it with tomatoes, lettuce, fat-free sour cream, shredded 2% sharp cheddar cheese, and taco sauce for toppings, as well as Spanish rice and fat-free refried beans to add on top or to serve on the side. Delicious and filling!

  • robbrd
    Nov 29, 2016

    Love how easy this recipe is. I tend not to add the salt and add 1/2t garlic powder and 1/2t oregano.

  • semoore
    Apr 12, 2016

    Easy and delicious.