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Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajita Recipe

Baked Chicken Fajitas recipe is perfect with a side of rice, in a wrap, or an amazing chicken fajita salad. A flavor explosion, these easy oven-baked fajitas will be your go-to one-dish meal on busy nights. Prep is easy, clean-up is a breeze, and while it’s all baking you can walk away and get something else done!

Fajita vegetables topped with slices of chicken on a red striped napkin. Raw peppers, asparagus, mushrooms, and cilantro sit in the background.

If you like a one-pan, no-fuss recipe, our Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas Recipe is for you.

This easy oven fajita recipe can feed any size of gathering and can be prepped when you’ve got the time. Just slip it in the oven and you’ve got an amazing meal with a southwestern flair.

How to Bake Chicken Fajitas

Step one: First, mix the marinade ingredients and soak the chicken in the marinade for at least two hours. This allows the chicken to absorb all of the flavors from the marinade.

Step two: Bake the chicken in the marinade.

Step three: After the chicken has baked, remove it from the pan and allow it to rest. Add all of the veggies to the same pan in the marinade and bake while the chicken rests.

How long do you bake chicken fajitas?

You’ll need to bake the chicken until your meat thermometer reads 165º F. I like to use an Instant Read Thermometer.

What vegetables go well in oven-baked chicken fajitas?

You can use almost any vegetables in this one-pan chicken fajitas recipe and it will turn out great! Everyone thinks of red peppers and onions when they think of baked chicken fajitas. We used onions, peppers, jalapeños, and mushrooms plus asparagus. You could also use any summer squash like zucchini, or snow peas, diced sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and even broccoli or cauliflower.

Ingredients used to make sheet pan Chicken Fajitas including red onion, mushrooms, asparagus, and red peppers.

If you are in a hurry, you can buy your fajita vegetables already prepared for you in the freezer section of your local grocery store.

Tips for Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas

  • Cut the chicken in uniform sizes so they cook at the same rate.
  • We line the baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. This makes it easy to turn the ingredients halfway through baking so everything gets roasted evenly.
  • Choose vegetables that cook at the same rate.
  • Denser vegetables need to be cut into thinner pieces.

Storing Baked Chicken Fajitas

Sometimes, I just take all the leftover fajitas veggies and all and toss it in a freezer-safe ziplock bag and then throw it in the fridge. This can be dumped in a skillet the next day to reheat.

How to Freeze Easy Chicken Fajitas

Chicken freezes great but I’d recommend freezing just the chicken or freezing the marinated chicken for a quick meal and adding fresh vegetables.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the best chicken to use for the Baked chicken Fajita Recipe? We buy boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs. This chicken cuts easily and since it’s marinated is tender and juicy. It also is easy to cut into uniformed-sized pieces for even cooking.
  2. How to serve Baked Chicken Fajitas
    1. Over brown rice is our favorite way. It’s a delicious way to make the recipe serve more. 
    2. You can also serve this recipe on warmed tortillas or in a wrap.
    3. Warmed leftovers make a whole new meal served as a chicken fajita salad.
    4. Or, you can serve them as is with a side of Tomatillo Rice, Cherry Chipotle Salad, or Black Beans.
  3. Chicken Fajita Toppings
    1. Sour Cream
    2. Cheese
    3. Bean Sprouts
    4. Avocados
    5. Cilantro

Tastes Like Summer

It’s time for the Summer version of “The Freaky Friday” blog hop, and I’m bringing an Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajita recipe to the party! The Freaky Friday blog hop is a group of bloggers that are secretly assigned each others’ blogs from which we choose a recipe. It is so much fun, and the bloggers that participate are all amazing foodies. The biggest problem I always have is picking just one recipe to post about.

This time I had the pleasure of being assigned Dini’s blog The Flavor Bender. I’ve known Dini for about as long as I’ve been blogging. I can’t even begin to tell you how talented she is and what an amazing friend she is to so many people including me!

Close up view of Fajita vegetables topped with slices of chicken using the recipe for sheet pan chicken fajitas.

Dini refers to herself as the mad-scientist behind the Flavor Bender where she combines flavors in new and wildly creative ways that will make you fall in love with cooking and baking! That is exactly the way I would describe her! Just look at her Galaxy Cocktails!

I wanted to make her Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding Cake with Strawberry and Bourbon recipe but didn’t trust myself not to eat the whole thing. So, I made her Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajita recipe. What drew me to this recipe is that it was baked and there were so many ways that I could think to serve it. I can’t wait to try to make a new version of my Chipotle Grilled Chicken Salad using her Fajita seasoning!

Don’t have time to make it now? Pin it for later!

Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas on a metal plate.

The only change that I made was that I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and drumsticks and threw in a few extra veggies. Her Fajita seasoning mix is phenomenal! John loved his fajita in a tortilla and I loved it as is. Once the veggies were gone, I put that amazing chicken on a salad for lunch.

If you like this Easy Baked Chicken Fajitas recipe, here are a few more I think you’ll enjoy

This Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajita recipe is going to become a regular in my kitchen! Just go see for yourself all of the amazing recipes on The Flavor Bender. I’ll guarantee you’ll want to stay awhile.

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The Devilish Dish – Southwestern Coleslaw
The Flavor Blender – Creamy Frozen Margarita Pie Slice with a Pretzel Crust
Full Belly Sisters – Bacon Scallion Deviled Eggs
The Foodie Affair – New Zealand Bacon and Egg Pie
Honey & Birch – Grilled Guacamole
Hostess at Heart – Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas
Lemoine Family Recipes – Easy Peach Dumplings
Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – Tortellini Caprese Salad
PicNic – Oreo Scones
PlatterTalk – Black Bean and Roasted Corn Chowder
Seduction in the Kitchen – Peach Sweet Tea
Take Two Tapas – Spicy Margarita Shrimp Skewers
Who Needs a Cape? – No Bake Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Parfait

A metal plate filled with sliced chicken red peppers, mushrooms, and asparagus mixed with spices sitting on a red striped towel. Fresh vegetables sit in a metal basket in the background.

Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Author: Julie Menghini
Baked Chicken Fajitas recipe is delicious with a side of rice, in a wrap, or as is. You'll love this easy one-pan oven-baked recipe.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Marinating Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword: Easy Oven-baked Chicken Fajita
Servings: 6

Ingredients
  

Fajita Seasoning

  • 1 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper more if you like it spicy
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander, ground powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar either dark or light

Marinade

  • 2/3 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed about 1 orange
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup oil, canola or vegetable
  • 2 tsp salt, kosher
  • 3 lb chicken thighs I used boneless/skinless
  • 2 onions, sweet I used purple onions
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cups portabello mushrooms
  • 2 cups asparagus roughly chopped

Garnishes – optional

  • 1/4 cup Cotija Cheese
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions
 

  • Combine the ingredients for the Fajita seasoning.  Make extra for other recipes down the road!  
  • Mix the Fajita seasoning with all of the marinade ingredients except for the chicken.
  • Pat the chicken pieces dry.  Place them in a dish large enough to immerse the chicken in the marinade.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.  Place chicken skin side up in a single row on a cooking sheet and pour marinade over the chicken.  Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken registers 165°F with a thermometer.  Cover with foil if skin gets to dark.
  • Remove chicken to a dish, cover and allow to rest.
  • Place vegetables on the same pan in remaining marinade.  Bake for 20 minutes or until just al dente, stirring after 10 minutes to redistribute in the marinade.

Notes

Use the vegetable combination of your choice.
Chicken can also be grilled.
This recipe was adapted from The Flavor Bender

Nutrition

Calories: 664kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 40gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 961mgPotassium: 1013mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 4010IUVitamin C: 127mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Recipe Rating




Biana

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

Love chicken fajitas, and this sheet pan recipe for it looks perfect.

Julie Menghini

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

Thank you!

Beth

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

Yummy! We love this recipe and it’s perfect for easy dinner nights! Can’t wait to make this again soon for dinner! Definitely one of our favorites!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

Thanks, Beth! Easy and delicious equal perfect in my house.

Jayne

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

This is a quick and easy recipe that my kids love! Thank you for sharing these chicken fajitas were a big hit.

Julie Menghini

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

Thank you, Jayne! It's a favorite at our house too!

Kathryn

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

This is the easiest and tastiest dinner if you love fajitas!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

Thank you, Kathryn!

Anjali

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

I love sheet pan meals but never thought to make fajitas that way until I came across your recipe! This was super easy to make and had tons of flavor, and the easy cleanup was a happy bonus!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

Thank you, Anjali!