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Side view of a glass dish of healthy baked chicken fajitas roasted to perfection and ready for serving with fresh cilantro and lime wedges on the side.

Healthy Baked Chicken Fajitas you'll crave


  • Author: Jamie Monkkonen
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Healthy Baked Chicken Fajitas in 30 minutes with 8 easy-to-find ingredients plus common spices! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and fuss-free.


Ingredients

Scale

Main Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast, chopped into bite sized pieces (0.5 kg)
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed or finely minced
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (60 ml)

Spices

  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Serve with:

  • freshly chopped cilantro to taste
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F (245 C).
  2. Assemble: Add all main ingredients and spices to a large glass baking dish. Toss to mix thoroughly and to lightly coat the ingredients in oil.
  3. Bake: Cover the baking dish with foil or an inverted cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Broil: Remove the foil or cookie sheet and switch the oven to broil for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Serve: Remove from the oven. Sprinkle fresh cilantro and squeeze lime juice to taste just before serving!

Notes

Spiciness: This recipe has a medium to medium-high spiciness level with the crushed red pepper flakes. For a milder flavor, I recommend generously reducing or omitting the red pepper flakes.

Serving Suggestions: We love this recipe served over rice like a 'burrito bowl' or wrapped in corn tortillas.

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Vegetarian - leave out the chicken and add cooked or canned black beans after baking to make this vegetarian.

Gluten and Dairy-Free - This recipe is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.

Variations

Without cilantro - cilantro tastes like soap to some people. If this is you, you can leave out the cilantro and it still tastes great.

Deluxe - add guacamole, cooked or canned black beans, cheese, jalapenos, and sour cream.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Dinner, Meal, Lunch
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

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