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Make this easy and simple Fajita baked chicken breast recipe in just 30 minutes. Tender and juicy chicken that pairs well with rice or pasta, and makes for a perfect healthy dinner recipe.

top view of chicken breast baked in the oven in a white dish over a mix of peppers and onion
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Fajita baked chicken breast is a delicious and healthy meal option that’s easy to make and perfect for the whole family. To make it, you’ll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, fajita seasoning, bell peppers, and onions. Start by seasoning the chicken with the fajita seasoning (or use our seasoning mix in the recipe further down below), and then bake it in the oven with the bell peppers and onions until they are perfectly cooked through or the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F. The result is a flavorful and juicy chicken breast that’s perfect for a healthy dinner. Serve it with a side of rice or quinoa for a complete meal that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Why you will love this fajita chicken

  • Healthy and Nutritious: This Fajita baked chicken breast recipe is a healthy and nutritious meal that’s packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals. It’s a great option for anyone who’s looking to eat healthier and maintain a balanced diet.
  • Quick and Easy to Prepare: This baked chicken dish is very easy to make, and it requires minimal preparation and cooking time. You can have a delicious and healthy meal ready in just 30 minutes.
  • Versatile and Flavorful: Fajita baked chicken breast is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in many different ways. You can serve it with rice, quinoa, or salad, and you can also add other ingredients such as avocado, salsa, or sour cream to enhance the flavor. It’s a dish that’s sure to please everyone, and it’s perfect for any occasion.
side shot of baked chicken breast over fajita peppers and onions

Ingredients you will need

  • Bell peppers, thinly sliced: you may use a different color of bell peppers
  • Red onion: if all you have is white cooking onions that’s fine, no need to make a trip to the store for red onions.
  • Chicken Breast: use same-size chicken breasts or you may use boneless and skinless chicken thighs.
  • Seasonings: smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, and salt and pepper.
  • Oil: we used avocado oil, but you may use olive oil
  • Stock: we used chicken stock, but vegetable stock works
  • Shredded cheddar cheese: or any shredded cheese of your choice.
  • Minced Parsley
  • Lime or lemon
ingredients to make chicken fajita bake

How to make baked chicken fajita

Preheat the oven to 375 F

Thinly slice the peppers and onion and place them in a baking dish.

sliced peppers and onions in a white baking dish

Top with the chicken breast and sprinkle each with paprika, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with oil and rub them all over to evenly coat.

Add chicken stock to the baking dish and sprinkle with the cheese.

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

To get a nice charred final look, broil for a couple of minutes.

Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with lime wedges.

top view baked chicken breast over a bed of peppers in a white dish

frequently asked questions

How long does it take to bake chicken breast?

The baking time for chicken breast can vary depending on the size and thickness of the chicken. As a general rule, it’s best to bake chicken breast at 375°F (190°C) for 20-30 minutes. However, if the chicken breast is particularly thick, it may take longer to cook. To ensure that the chicken is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature has reached 165°F (75°C). It’s important not to overcook the chicken breast, as it can become dry and tough.

Should you bake chicken breasts covered or uncovered?

It is generally recommended to bake chicken breasts uncovered, as this allows for the chicken to brown and develop a crispy exterior while cooking. Covering the chicken while baking can result in a softer and more steamed texture. However, if you are concerned about the chicken breast drying out during baking, you can cover it with foil for the first 15-20 minutes of cooking, and then uncover it for the remainder of the baking time to achieve the desired texture.

Why are my chicken breasts so dry?

There are several reasons why chicken breast may turn out dry. One of those reasons can be
overcooking the chicken so make sure you do not cook the chicken for too long. Another reason could be the type of chicken breast that is used. Some chicken breasts are naturally drier than others.

top view baked chicken breast on a plate with a side of sliced fajita peppers and onions

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Fajita Baked Chicken Breast

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
side shot of fajita baked chicken breast in a white dish
Tender and juicy chicken breast baked with a mix of bell peppers, onions, fajita seasonings, and topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red onion, sliced into half moons
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp minced parsley, to garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Instructions

  • reheat the oven to 375 F
  • Thinly slice the peppers and onion and place them in a baking dish.
  • Top with the chicken breast and sprinkle each with paprika, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with oil and rub them all over to evenly coat.
  • Add chicken stock to the baking dish and sprinkle with the cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • To get a nice charred final look, broil for a couple of minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with lime wedges.

Notes

  • try using same-size chicken breasts
  • you may use shrimp in place of chicken if preferred
  • any cheese of choice works
  • you may use olive oil
  • vegetable stock can be used in place of chicken stock

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast plus veggiesCalories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 31gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 891mgPotassium: 704mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2635IUVitamin C: 86mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 2mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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