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When it comes to cooking Chicken Fajitas, the easier the better I say. This is a firm family favourite – delicious, healthy and so easy to cook in the oven. 

No need to stand over a hot pan with this method. Oven fajitas are time-saving and look great too for a sociable gather-round dinner.

A tray with oven baked chicken fajitas, with side dishes in bowls of salsa, sour cream and lime.

Most of us still can’t get enough of Chicken Fajitas since Mexican-style food came on our radar in a big way, and this oven fajitas recipe is seriously standing the test of time.

We all know the secret is in the fajita seasoning mix, but the rest can be done so quickly that it’s perfect for a midweek meal with all the family, with no compromises on flavour.

In fact, baking it all in the oven helps to make the chicken extra succulent, so I think it’s even better than frying!

If you’re wondering what to serve with Chicken Fajitas, get some tortillas, sour cream or plain yoghurt, grated cheese and avocado in the middle of the table, and let everyone dig in.


Why you’ll love this Chicken Fajita Tray Bake recipe

⭐️ It bakes all on one oven tray

⭐️ It’s healthy, delicious and so easy

⭐️ Gives you tasty leftover Chicken Fajitas for the next day!


Oven baked chicken fajitas recipe.

All About Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Interestingly, ‘fajitas’ is actually a TexMex recipe. This is my take on my favourite fajitas I’ve eaten in restaurants here and also in Mexico. If you’d like to learn about more authentic Tex Mex fajitas you can read about them (along with a recipe) at MuyBuenoKitchen.

There are so many ways to get that unmistakable and much-loved fajitas flavour, including Slow Cooker Fajitas and even Chicken Fajita Pasta.

But here we’re focusing on the simple and straightforward oven fajitas that are baked on a single sheet pan.


Oven Chicken Fajitas Ingredients

Chicken fajitas with tortillas cheese and salsa.
  • Olive oil 
  • Chicken breasts
  • Red pepper
  • Yellow pepper
  • Green pepper
  • Onions
  • Ready-made fajita seasoning

OR

  • Make your own fajita mix – Chilli powder, ground cumin, cumin seeds, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, sea salt, ground black pepper

To serve: 

  • Tortilla wraps
  • Sour cream – You can also use yoghurt
  • Avocado slices
  • Grated cheese

How to make Chicken Fajitas in the oven

Step 1 in the recipe for Oven Fajitas with Chicken.

1. Put the oil, chicken, peppers and onions onto a large baking tray. Mix the seasoning and sprinkle over. Mix together thoroughly.

Oven baked chicken fajitas on a baking tray with peppers and lime wedges and avocado and cheese on a blue striped plate.

2. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Serve with accompaniments.


Substitutions

  • Vegetarian – If you’d like to make this as a veggie dish, why not try out Halloumi Fajitas instead? 
  • Beef – You can swap the chicken if you’d prefer beef fajitas instead. Use the same method.

Chicken Fajitas Leftovers

In the fridge Simply fold them inside a tortilla and let them go cold. Put them in Tupperware and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. They’ll be delicious for lunch the following day and shouldn’t be too messy as there’s not loads of sauce.

You could also use any filling up inside a Chicken Quesadilla too!

How to reheat Chicken Fajitas You can eat them cold or reheat them well in the microwave or in foil in the oven.

In the freezer The chicken fajita filling freezes fine, although it might be a little drier than when it’s freshly made. Just wait until it’s totally cold and then put into a freezer proof container and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Top tips for making Chicken Fajitas

What to serve with Oven Baked Fajitas

These oven baked Chicken Fajitas are best served with soft tortilla wraps, grated cheese, peeled and sliced avocados, lime wedges and sour cream/yoghurt. Shredded crispy lettuce makes a good addition too.

If you’d like to make these as part of a bigger meal, you could also add a few sides like my Mexican-Style Salad or my Veggie Loaded Nachos.

FAQ about Baked Chicken Fajitas

Are Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas healthy?

Absolutely! These use minimal oil and include plenty of protein and vegetables. As you’ll see in the nutritional info, they’re pretty low in calories and they have lots of goodness too.

Do you have any other easy tray bakes?

I do! I love a good traybake because they’re super simple and hands-off cooking, but the results are always delicious.

Try out my Spanish Chicken One Pot, my Honey Mustard Chicken, my Easy Italian Cod Traybake or my Sticky Sausage Tray Bake.

Let me know how you got on and what you thought of these recipes. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ below.

Also I’d LOVE to see your cooking creations. If you’d like to share yours with me, you can tag me on Instagram (@tamingtwins).

5 from 23 votes

Easy Chicken Fajitas {Oven Baked}

These Easy Oven Chicken Fajitas are a simple, quick family dinner. Chicken breast pieces coated in fajita seasoning, with peppers and onions, oven-baked to perfection. Serve with tortillas, sour cream or yoghurt, grated cheese and avocado for a complete meal.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients 

  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 650 g Chicken breasts, About x4.
  • 1 Red pepper (capsicum), Deseeded and cut into wedges.
  • 1 Yellow pepper (capsicum), Deseeded and cut into wedges.
  • 1 Green pepper (capsicum), Deseeded and cut into wedges.
  • 2 Large onions, Peeled and cut into wedges.

For the fajita seasoning (or use 4 tbsp of ready-made fajita seasoning):

  • 1 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper

To serve:

  • Tortilla wraps
  • Sour cream or yoghurt
  • Avocado slices
  • Grated cheese

Instructions 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
  • Put the oil, chicken chunks, peppers and onions onto a large baking tray. Mix the fajita seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over. Mix thoroughly with clean hands.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the peppers are starting to blacken at the edges.
  • Serve with the accompaniments and let everyone dig in and build their own fajitas.

Notes

How much chicken to use: About 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, chopped into chunks.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 37gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 810mgPotassium: 953mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2304IUVitamin C: 123mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family Food
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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So much easier than frying them – I am a complete convert. Means I can leave them prepped on a tray in the fridge ready for the teens to cook themselves!

    Your recipes really are a godsend Sarah 🙏

    1. Hi Amy, which chicken are you using? If you use frozen chicken this can happen as it has water added, otherwise it’s just the water from the vegetables. You could try your oven a little higher temperature, or just pour off some of the liquid halfway through cooking.