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oven baked fajitasI just need to say that I was blown away by the kind, loving, and supportive comments and notes that I got from my last post. I have to admit, I was scared to hit publish, but it was totally, completely, worth it in the end. Thank you.

I have been on the hunt for easy, healthy, and filling meals since the kids went back to school. After school can be really crazy at my house, so I like to get dinner started in the morning when I have more time. This is the perfect weeknight dinner. I make this about once a week now. I make the marinade and add the chicken, peppers, and onions to the bag to sit in the fridge all day. I get the toppings prepped and ready and when it is time to eat, I bake off the chicken, warm the tortillas, and put everything out on the counter. The kids can add what they want and everyone is happy. Cleanup is a breeze and everyone loves this dinner. Win. Win. Win.

When I make the marinade, I change it up every time. Sometimes I add a little honey, a little lime juice, you can flavor it anyway that you like.

oven baked fajitas recipe

3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
1 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
1 red onion, cut into thin strips

Whole wheat tortillas
Shredded lettuce
Shredded cheese
Cilantro
Sour cream
Salsa
Lime wedges

oven baked fajitas recipeAdd olive oil, garlic, chipotle powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper to a large Ziploc bag.

oven baked fajitas recipeAdd chicken strips, peppers, and onion to the bag.

oven baked fajitas recipeCoat completely. You can do this ahead of time and keep in the fridge until you are ready to cook dinner.

oven baked fajitas recipePreheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread the chicken and vegetables in a single layer on the pan.

oven baked fajitas recipeBake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through.

oven baked fajitas recipeServe on tortillas and add lettuce, cheese, cilantro, sour cream and salsa. Spritz with lime. Adapted from Real Mom Kitchen.

oven baked fajitas recipe

Oven Baked Fajitas

Oven Baked Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin strips
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Add olive oil, garlic, chipotle powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper to a large Ziploc bag. Add chicken strips, peppers, and onion to the bag. Coat completely. Spread the chicken and vegetables in a single layer on the pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through.
  3. Serve on tortillas and add lettuce, cheese, cilantro, sour cream and salsa. Spritz with lime.
http://bakedbree.com/oven-baked-fajitas

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43 Responses to Oven Baked Fajitas

  1. Everyone in my family loves fajitas!! These look so good and I love that they are made in the oven! That just makes everything so much easier!

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  3. I love anything with a Mexican flare! And we make fajitas often on the BBQ. These look mouthwateringly yummy! And I love the idea about baking them in the oven — perfect for when the fall weather is here and we don’t feel like barbecuing them!

  4. Carol says:

    Yum this looks fantastic!

  5. I love fajitas! This looks so easy too. Pinning.
    Annamaria

  6. Rachel Cooks says:

    Love the idea of doing fajitas in the oven! Genius!

  7. Laura says:

    Hi Bree, I tried making these tonight and you’re right — everything (especially cleaning up after) was a piece of cake. My husband is not a huge Mexican food fan but ended up asking for seconds. Thanks for the fresh, healthy, and easy inspiration!

  8. My family can’t get enough Mexican food. I love this idea of baking them in the oven. I can’t wait to add this into our dinner line up.

  9. These fajitas look so simple and delicious! I love it.
    Pinning this!

  10. Laura says:

    Easy and delicious! I love the fact that its baked in the oven…great idea!

  11. Rebecca says:

    I’m making this tomorrow – yum!

  12. Brittany says:

    I made these the other night and they were fantastic! We love fajitas in my house and I have never made them in the oven but what a difference as far as cleaning up and preparation! The best part was it tasted just like the skillet version, so easier. To make and clean without sacrificing on taste…I’ll take it! Thanks for the great recipe.

  13. I made this for dinner last night and it was very tasty and SO easy! I just had leftovers for lunch today and it reheats really well too. I will definitely be making these again. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  14. Katie says:

    Making this tonight for the second time in two weeks — it’s so good and the easy cleanup makes it even better!

  15. Sara says:

    These were DELICIOUS! I grabbed the veggie fajita mix with garlic and cilantro already prepared at Whole Foods and tossed with the seasons from this recipe. I let it sit with the chicken for a couple of hours before baking. YUMMY! 10x tastier than “taco night” – which is generally a weekly occurrence here! Add some Whole Foods guacamole and this was a big winner with my entire family – including 4 small kiddos :)

  16. Janice says:

    I made this last night and we all really enjoyed the taste and I, especially, enjoyed how easy it was to prepare! I adjusted the seasonings to my taste (added paprika and left out oregano) and then I turned on the broiler for a few minutes before the food was finished cooking to get a few char marks. Really good! Thanks.

  17. Erin says:

    This looks fantastic! Making it right now. : )

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  20. Holly says:

    I don’t have a grill (second floor condo living) so this is a marvelous way to make fajitas for me – I have a tray in the oven now. Mmmmn

  21. Becca S says:

    Excited to make these! Wondering, though, how many it will serve. I’m looking to feed about 6-7, (all boys, hah). Thanks!

  22. Julia Peterson says:

    Hi! Do you think I can put my fajitas skillet in the oven? I don’t have a durable stovetop to handle the iron skillet. :(

    • bakedbree says:

      Yes, it should be just fine.

      • julia peterson says:

        Ok so I tried it. I set the broil to High, seasoned the skillet with extra virgin olive oil, put the skillet in for 15 minutes..then one one skillet added marinated organic chicken…and on the other skillet did the marinated veggies….the meat came out great I had the butcher slice up the breasts fajitas style. Nice and thin. But I recommend the veggies just do on the stovetop in a nonstick or surgical steel pan. ;)

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