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Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Last updated on August 30th, 2019 at 03:53 pm

Chicken Fajitas are a family favourite and great for feeding a crowd. They have just gotten easier, as these Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas are all thrown in to one pan and cooked in the oven. No need to stand over the hob – just let it cook away in the oven whilst you get all the accompaniments ready. Guac and Salsa deserve your attention too!

Oven Fajitas

Who doesn’t love a dinner where you can throw everything in to one pan and cook it in the oven? It means less washing up, which is always good with me.

If you are trying to get dinner cooked whilst looking after the kids, then you want something that you don’t have to look after and keep stirring. I find making fajitas on the hob means they need constant attention and stirring so they don’t stick and burn. These look after themselves in the oven and stay deliciously moist.

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are a classic, but you don’t have to use chicken in these. You could keep them vegetarian and add some extra veggies like courgette and broccoli or even some tofu. Or, you can use king prawns of steak strips for a change. Cooking times will vary, but it’s a great way to change things up on fajita night.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

You can buy fajita seasoning in a packet, but it’s usually loaded with extra sugar and salt. It’s really easy to make yourself, and then you can make a big batch and keep it in a jar for whenever you make fajitas. We like to sprinkle it on salmon before grilling too.

We mix together 1 tbsp chilli powder, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander, a pinch of sea salt, black pepper and sugar.

Can You Make Baked Chicken Fajitas in Advance?

These Baked Chicken Fajitas are best made in advance. Not only to save you time, but to allow everything to marinate. Put all of the ingredients in to a bowl or a zip-lock back and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours – but overnight is preferable. This will allow all the flavours to really come alive.

Making these ahead of time makes them the ultimate easy family dinner, as you can just throw them in them in the oven when everyone is ready to eat.

What To Serve Chicken Fajitas With?

You could just serve this on top of rice, but where is the fun in that? Go all out with these fajitas and serve them with tortilla wraps, homemade salsa, guacamole, sour cream (or yoghurt for a lower fat alternative), jalapeños and some tortilla chips on the side.

Ingredients needed to make Baked Chicken Fajitas (serves 2)

  1. 2 medium chicken breasts, cut in to chunks

  2. 1 tbsp chilli powder

  3. 1 tbsp smoked paprika

  4. 1 tsp garlic powder

  5. 1 tsp onion powder

  6. 1 tsp cumin

  7. 1 tsp ground coriander

  8. A pinch of sea salt, black pepper and sugar.

  9. 1 tbsp olive oil

  10. 3 bell peppers, thinly sliced

  11. 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  12. Half a lime and coriander for serving

  13. Tortilla wraps, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and tortilla chips to serve (optional)

How To Make Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas- Step by Step:

One: Chop all the vegetables into strips Two: Mix together the seasoning. Three: Put the chicken in a large bowl with the oil, chopped vegetables and seasoning and mix well. Put in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, but preferably over night. Four/Five: Add the chicken and vegetables to a large oven-proof pan and put in a preheated oven at 200°C for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Six: Squeeze the lime over the cooked dish and sprinkle with coriander. Serve with wraps and toppings.

Other Mexican Recipes To Try:

Turkey Chilli Vegan Mexican Rice 2 Ingredient Salsa Chicken Mexican Salad Mushroom Quesadillas Chicken Enchiladas Sweetcorn Salsa Chicken Burrito Bowl

Some extra tips for these Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas:

  1. You don’t have to use chicken in this. Swap the chicken for extra veggies, or use tofu, king prawns or steak strips.

  2. You could serve this on top of rice, or with tortilla wraps, salsa and guac.

  3. Try making your own fajita seasoning and store it in an air-tight container.

  4. For extra flavour, try marinating the chicken and vegetables over night.Do you want to be kept up to date on more delicious posts like these Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas? Please subscribe to the blog mailing list (it takes 30 seconds). Click here to sign up.

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5 from 44 votes

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas are a family favourite and great for feeding a crowd. They have just gotten easier, as these Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas are all thrown in to one pan and cooked in the oven. No need to stand over the hob - just let it cook away in the oven whilst you get all the accompaniments ready.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time30 mins

marinating time1 hr

Total Time40 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: chicken recipe, fajita recipe, healthy mexican, oven baked fajitas

Servings: 2 people

Calories: 329kcal

Author: Dannii

Ingredients

  1. 300 g chicken breasts, cut in to chunks

  2. 1 tbsp chilli powder

  3. 1 tbsp smoked paprika

  4. 1 tsp garlic powder

  5. 1 tsp onion powder

  6. 1 tsp cumin

  7. 1 tsp ground coriander

  8. 1 pinch sea salt

  9. 1 pinch black pepper

  10. 1 pinch sugar

  11. 1 tbsp olive oil

  12. 3 bell peppers, thinly sliced

  13. 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  14. Half a lime and coriander for serving

  15. Tortilla wraps, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and tortilla chips to serve (optional)

UK measures - US measures

Instructions

Chop all the vegetables into strips

Mix together the seasoning.

Put the chicken in a large bowl with the oil, chopped vegetables and seasoning and mix well. Put in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, but preferably over night.

Add the chicken and vegetables to a large oven-proof pan and put in a preheated oven at 200°C for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

Squeeze the lime over the cooked dish and sprinkle with coriander. Serve with wraps and toppings.

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Notes

  1. You don't have to use chicken in this. Swap the chicken for extra veggies, or use tofu, king prawns or steak strips.

  2. You could serve this on top of rice, or with tortilla wraps, salsa and guac.

  3. Try making your own fajita seasoning and store it in an air-tight container.

  4. For extra flavour, try marinating the chicken and vegetables over night.

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion (fajita mix only) | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 1206mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 8545IU | Vitamin C: 233.8mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.7mg

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