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Baked Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Baked Chicken Fajitas Recipe

I can't remember when or where I found this recipe, but I've used it nearly every week since. We like it with hot sauce for added spice. -Amy Trinkle of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Spoon onto tortillas; fold in sides. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 fajitas: 340 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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kgburgess User ID: 2727982 260341
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1292786 257450
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2098741 247012
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2016

"easy and delicious."

rschreib User ID: 6750331 242097
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"Great taste! My picky daughter even enjoyed it! Easier than preparing on the stove top."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 241748
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"Very easy and delicious! Great flavor! If you wanted a little less spice you could use plain diced tomatoes."

mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 238931
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"A working or busy Mom's kind of dish. easy peasy and most importantly tasty too!"

az_jill User ID: 5181702 237233
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"We loved this, so easy & yummy! Will be making this one again! Thanks!"

dbeauche User ID: 4406338 234960
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"This was easy and delicious. I had to make something quick and had most of these ingredients on hand. I had to substitute salsa for the tomatoes, but thought it did the trick."

75Sally User ID: 8021903 233562
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"Loved it! The simplicity is the best part."

MyDarlingDays User ID: 8474541 230795
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"This is a weeknight staple for us & I love that it only requires one dish -- fast, easy, & so yummy!

I love it so much, I shared about making my version, in a recent blog post:"

aicenhour User ID: 4627743 228739
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"This recipe was quick and good. I enjoyed being able to just throw it together and put it in the oven when i was ready to eat! I added some zuccini fresh from my garden."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 227290
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"I loved this. As another person said, there isn't QUITE as much spice as other fajita recipes, but that's what I liked about this one. I can't eat spicy food, and it was easy to dial back on the chili powder. Plus, all the other spices weren't overpowering. It felt like you could taste the peppers and tomatoes better because of this. My husband also loved it, he even licked his fingers when he was done! We will definitely be using this easy recipe again."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 224939
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"Good, but thought the fajitas could have used a little more flavor!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 223057
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"I have never liked the fajitas I've made at home until I found this recipe. It's fantastic and so easy! I made my own whole wheat tortillas while it baked. [My only change was adding a sliced fresh jalepeno pepper to the mix. Yum!]"

Wilberst User ID: 3298387 60565
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"I used a bit more oil and put everything in a ziplock bag. I let it marinate for a day or more before I throw it in a pan. easy and quick to do ahead. I have taken the bag to a friend with all the fixings when she had a boby. easy."

KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 129268
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"Can't beat something that's this easy, flavorful, and still relatively healthy."

evrhaze User ID: 1274087 104257
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"Love how quick and easy this is to make. A family favorite for sure."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 57104
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Delicious!!! This has been added to our Family Favorites recipe binder. We used whole wheat tortillas, and loved it. My dad didn't even notice that they were whole wheat (he hates whole wheat)."

ConnieK User ID: 282614 57103
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Very tasty. So easy and quick to make. Will be making this a lot!"

ConnieK User ID: 282614 90700
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Very tasty. So easy and quick to make. Will be making this a lot! Thanks for sharing!"

ConnieK User ID: 282614 134473
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Very tasty. So quick and easy to make. Will be making this a lot. Thanks for sharing!"

pvisaya User ID: 3715652 50873
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"LOVE THIS recipe!"

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 129267
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013 Edited Apr. 30, 2014

"I have made this many times and have used plain diced tomatoes even. It is very good either way. This makes a lot also, so I use leftovers for burritos or taco salads."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 134472
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013 Edited Apr. 30, 2014

"This one is a keeper. I have made it with sliced kirt steak also and it was great."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 75879
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013 Edited Apr. 30, 2014

"We love this recipe! It makes a lot and is great in tortillas and on a salad, or quesadillas. I love how light and easy this one is. It's a keeper."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 143798
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013 Edited Apr. 30, 2014

"I love how simple these are to make! They always come out tender and juicy. Highly recommend these to fajita lovers."

iamllij User ID: 7253699 90390
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"It's a winner... I used what I had on hand, so used yellow pepper instead of read, almost 2 pounds of chicken and 1.5 times the chili powder and cumin. Baked it at 425 for 25 minutes and the veggies were nicely caramelized."

rsbecky User ID: 2239680 57102
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"This recipe was very good. I will definitely make it again and probably won't make any changes."

s_pants User ID: 174050 66529
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013 Edited Mar. 14, 2014

"I thought these might be too spicy for my kids, but they hardly seemed spicy at all and the kids ate them up! We like them heavy on the peppers and onions, so I also added 1/2 an orange pepper and yellow pepper and another onion. I doubled the seasoning ingredients and had to cook a little bit longer."

wells5 User ID: 2888889 53234
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"I used sirloin steak instead of chicken for a steak fajitas version, it was excellent. Will try the chicken next time."

kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 205811
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"We loved this. I wouldn't make any changes! It's quick and easy, fairly healthy and really tasty! I served it with sour cream to cool the spice a little.

Thanks for the recipe!"

HeatherD35 User ID: 4970660 90699
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"What an easy way to make fajitas. Pop it in the oven and let it bake while you prep the rest of your meal. I used 2 lbs. of chicken and had to bake it for about 35 min. Yum!"

Lmbl320 User ID: 929350 90389
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"easy and fast to prepare. The whole family loves this recipe served with shredded cheese and sour cream. In the summer we add julienned zucchini."

danapeanut User ID: 5284899 60564
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"This recipe is our favorite! It's so quick and easy and has great flavor! My husband and I add reduced fat sour cream and a little sprinkle of cheddar that makes it that much yummier!"

babytia User ID: 5540373 66508
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"Awesome recipe, my family loves it when I make these. We add Salsa and Shredded Cheese"

2foru User ID: 4061729 137799
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Very good."

gratefulservant_AZ User ID: 635512 137798
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"I didn't presaute my veggies or onions and my chicken was thicker strips that I would have liked, so I baked an additional few minutes. The seasonings were right on. This is my kind of recipe. easy, healthy, tasty, and with Mexican seasonings :-). Will make a lot in the winter."

Ladylynn User ID: 48926 53232
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"My family loved these! I added mushrooms and baked it a little longer, but everything else was as written. (Extra baking time only because I'm paranoid abt chicken). Not only did the chicken have wonderful flavor, but the veggies did, as well. Two thumbs up!"

ritzz1 User ID: 5194977 134468
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"Awesome recipe! I sauteed the peppers seperately."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 130794
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011 Edited Apr. 30, 2014

"this is very easy and makes so much. I enjoy the leftovers and even have used them to make a fajita soup."

Llessur User ID: 3012135 75878
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"This recipe is delicious and easy to prepare. Clearly 5 stars."

rrfrey21 User ID: 3107605 134462
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"This was a big hit with may family. My 4 year old loved it and my husband (who doesn't like to try new things) asked for seconds!! This will stay in my recipe box for sure. I will make this many, many more times. Thanks for the GREAT recipe!!"

ian0512 User ID: 4659532 143797
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"Just awesome. Probably the best recipe I have ever found outside of Lawrys fajita seasoning in the store which I have never been able to duplicate. My only recommendation would be to cook the green peppers, sweet red peppers, and onions separately without the seasoning, and then add them together with the baked chicken so the flavor of the vegetables remain intact. This is just a great dish!!!!!"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 90388
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"Good recipe--easy and has a fresher taste than using packaged seasoning!"

hprusia User ID: 1580577 137796
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"This has quickly become a family favorite. I only use 1/2 the amount of cumin called for in the recipe. This is a very tasty recipe, easy to make and doesn't take too long to bake. Perfect!"

bylaw User ID: 797340 129266
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"I really like this recipe. It tastes great and is easy to make."

missgangloff User ID: 4081909 66473
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"These are super tasty and have made them a few times already."

dstampp User ID: 2798988 137795
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"This is one of my favorite recipies!! It is so quick and easy. And soooo flavorful"

kgrady1129 User ID: 1380470 137793
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2009

"This recipe is easy!!! I added just a dash of cayenne pepper for extra hot.."

nancymcsews User ID: 2221372 57101
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2008

"7 points"

blodgs34 User ID: 1415482 137791
Reviewed May. 5, 2008

"This recipe is fabulous. Its easy to put together, bakes fast and is very flavorful. Its perfect for busy weeknights and is still healthy. AWESOME!"

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