EASY FAJITA CHICKEN BAKE RECIPE

This quick and easy dinner is perfect for busy week nights! It only takes a few ingredients and a couple of steps to make the easy fajita chicken bake recipe.

I really love crock pot recipes {and I share a lot of easy crock pot recipes here!} but sometimes I want a recipe with a little more texture to it. BUT I still want it to be just as easy. You might say – HA! You can’t have your cake and eat it too, but in this case I can… well at least have my chicken and eat it too!

This recipe takes about as much effort to prep as a crock pot meal would but instead of slow cooking all day, you just pop this quick and easy dinner in the oven for about 45 minutes and you are greeted with tender juicy chicken. Perfectly roasted peppers that are tender but with a slight crunch. Oh and the crispy cheese topping. Of course you couldn’t forget that!

Making it is super easy like I said.  There is a small amount of prep in trimming the chicken and chopping the peppers and onions but if you know you will be in a time crunch you have two good options: 1. Prep the chicken and veggies the night before or 2. Pick up some pre cut fajita veggies at the store.  Most stores seem to carry some sort of fajita mix in the produce section, usually near the salad mix.  As a last resort you could pick up a bag on the frozen aisle but they won’t have the amazing texture fresh will.

QUICK & EASY DINNER – FAJITA CHICKEN BAKE RECIPE

Just lay the chicken down in a baking dish. {My FAVORITE is this 2 qt Pyrex.  It is a tad smaller than their standard dish so fits 3 chicken breasts perfectly!}  Sprinkle with some taco seasoning– I use McCormick.  Cover with your veggies.  Drizzle the olive oil over top.  And finish off by sprinkling with the cheese.  Bake at 375˚ F about 35-45 minutes or until your chicken is cooked through.  A very simple dinner!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 tsp Taco seasoning
  • 2 Bell peppers in assorted colors, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 Red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-2 Tbsp Oilve oil
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar or Mexican Blend Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Trim the chicken breasts then lay them in a single layer in a glass baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the top of the chicken breast to taste.
  3. Lay your thinly sliced onions and peppers on top of the chicken breast, spread out evenly over the top.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the peppers and onions.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the dish.
  6. Bake at 375? F for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked though and the juices run clear.

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