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Oven Baked Fajitas

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
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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.

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  1. Tieghan Gerard

    September 20th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    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!

  2. bakedbree

    September 22nd, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Especially the clean up, makes all the difference!

  3. Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life

    September 20th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    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. bakedbree

    September 22nd, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Agreed! I love to grill them too, but this is so easy!

  5. Carol

    September 20th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Yum this looks fantastic!

  6. bakedbree

    September 22nd, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    thank you Carol!

  7. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    September 20th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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

  8. bakedbree

    September 22nd, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    thanks for the pin!

  9. Rachel Cooks

    September 20th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

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

  10. bakedbree

    September 22nd, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks Rachel!

  11. Laura

    September 20th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    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!

  12. bakedbree

    September 22nd, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I am so glad! I make these a lot and now it might be hard to make them the traditional way.

  13. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes

    September 20th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    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.

  14. bakedbree

    September 22nd, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I hope that you do! This is on heavy rotation at my house.

  15. Abbie @ Needs Salt

    September 21st, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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

  16. bakedbree

    September 22nd, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    thanks for the pins!

  17. Laura

    September 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 pm

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

  18. bakedbree

    September 22nd, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Me too! I love easy clean up!

  19. Rebecca

    September 29th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I’m making this tomorrow – yum!

  20. bakedbree

    October 2nd, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I make this all the time! Love that you can change it up so easily.

  21. Brittany

    October 6th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    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.

  22. bakedbree

    October 10th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Yeah! Isn’t the clean up amazing?

  23. Stephanie @ The Good Stuff

    October 29th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    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!

  24. bakedbree

    October 30th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    You are welcome! I love making them this way too.

  25. Katie

    November 19th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

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

  26. bakedbree

    November 20th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Love this dinner, I make it all the time too.

  27. Sara

    November 20th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    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 🙂

  28. bakedbree

    November 24th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Yum! SO easy!

  29. Janice

    January 8th, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    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.

  30. bakedbree

    January 9th, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I love the idea of a little broil at the end, so smart!

  31. Erin

    January 11th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    This looks fantastic! Making it right now. : )

  32. bakedbree

    January 13th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Yeah! Love this dinner. Clean up is a breeze!

  33. Holly

    June 3rd, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    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

  34. Becca S

    August 18th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

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

  35. bakedbree

    August 19th, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I feed my family of 5 with no leftovers. I would double it for sure with all of those boys!

  36. Julia Peterson

    September 29th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    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. 🙁

  37. bakedbree

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Yes, it should be just fine.

  38. julia peterson

    October 1st, 2014 at 8:12 am

    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. 😉

  39. bakedbree

    October 6th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Good to know!

  40. Michelle

    April 23rd, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Hi! I realize this comment is long after your original post but this is one of my families favorite meals! Thank you so much for the recipe! I always let the meat and veggies marinate for at least one hour in the fridge and they come out so moist and tasty every time! And the clean up is awesome!! If there are leftovers (or I make extra) I chop up the chicken and veggies and we make Chicken fajita nachos with some black beans, cheese,Mexican crema and cilantro. Thank you so much for such a tasty and easy meal!

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