This easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas is filled with juicy seasoned chicken, crisp-tender vegetables, all made quick and easy in the oven. Thanks to Hunt’s® tomatoes for sponsoring this post.
Chicken fajitas are one our favorite dishes ~ especially since discovering this easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas. From the delicious seasoned chicken to the abundance of crisp-tender vegetables to the tasty toppings, chicken fajitas are one of those meals made with wholesome, real foods that are guaranteed to please the whole family. It’s a win-win!
Baked Chicken Fajitas take minutes to prepare ~ simply prepare the chicken, cut veggies, drain diced tomatoes, combine it all in the baking dish, drizzle a little sauce and throw in the oven to bake. The result is wonderfully crisp-tender vegetables and tender seasoned chicken. Heat tortillas, assemble your favorite fajita toppings, and you’re good to go!
One of the kitchen secrets in this recipe is using diced tomatoes. The moisture from the tomatoes contributes to the juiciness of the chicken and tomatoes also add a wonderful dimension to the flavor. Because the tomatoes are a key to the success, I am very particular about what I use.
We love fresh taste of Hunt’s® tomatoes. Hunt’s cans their diced, whole, stewed and crushed tomatoes within hours after harvest. While some other companies peel their tomatoes with chemicals like lye*, Hunt’s uses steam from simple hot water, a process they call FlashSteam. No chemical by-products get put back into the earth (or our bodies!)
There is a lot of flexibility in making Baked Chicken Fajitas, such as adding more vegetables, more garlic, less garlic, mixing up the seasonings, the options are endless. Looking for some heat? Add hot sauce. The seasonings I have listed in the recipe are just a suggestion and should be adjusted based on your taste and heat tolerance.
With a little advance prep work, Baked Chicken Fajitas can be perfect for a weeknight dinner, or for any time you want something tasty that does not require a lot of time in the kitchen. Having a party to celebrate game day? Simply double the recipe and bake two pants for an effortless, delicious, crowd-pleasing homegating meal!
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) Hunt’s ORIGINAL Diced Tomatoes, drained
- 1 medium onion, cut into thin strips
- 2 medium peppers, cut into strips (preferably different colors (red/green), go with what's good!)
- 1 jalapeno pepper, cut into strips
- 3 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- juice of 1 lime
- 2-3 teaspoons chili powder, adjust amount to taste
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin (or fajita seasoning), adjust amout to taste
- 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce (optional, adjust to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 12 6-inch tortillas (corn or flour), warmed
- Toppings (optional): shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce, guacamole
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray (or rub with canola oil)
- In prepared baking dish, toss chicken, tomatoes, onion, peppers and garlic until combined.
- In a separate dish, preferably with a spout, whisk together oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, hot sauce (if using) and salt, until combined. Drizzle over chicken mixture and toss to coat.
- Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.
- Serve with tortillas and desired toppings.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hunt’s® tomatoes. *Lye peeling is generally recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes.