Chicken Fajita Casserole

This savory chicken fajita casserole is a super easy and delicious hassle-free main dish. You can easily make this tasty dish, and it is filled with cheese, peppers, and homemade fajita seasonings. If you are looking to bring a fun and nutritious dish to your dinner table, this fajita casserole is the best dish for this purpose.

Chicken fajita casserole baked with cheese.

The low carb chicken fajita casserole recipe is so easy, and can be served with a dollop of sour cream on top paired with a green salad.

It is a keto, gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb recipe. Moreover, if you feel difficult to go out to a restaurant along with your kids, you can easily choose this recipe for a perfect dinner rotation with Mexican food.

A close-up to the cheesy and juicy chicken fajita casserole.

The step by step recipe

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish with olive oil. In a small bowl mix together paprika, cumin, oregano, chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper. Reserve 1/2 tablespoon of the mixture.

Place chicken breast on a large plate and sprinkle with the spices. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and massage the meat to coat it evenly. Arrange the chicken into the baking dish.

The chicken breasts seasoned with fajita seasoning on a baking dish.

Add on top of the chicken breast onions and bell peppers, sprinkle with the tablespoon of spice mixture you reserved before and drizzle with olive oil. Mix carefully.

Peppers and onions on top of the chicken breasts.

Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes or until chicken have cooked through. Remove the dish from oven and turn on the broiler.

Add the cheese on top of the dish and return to oven. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and just beginning to toast. (about 5 minutes).

The dish topped with cheese.

Tips for Best Fajitas:

  • Make Homemade Seasoning: If you want to add flavor to your food, you must have to try our simple and delicious fajita seasoning. It only took few minutes for preparing and provides a well worthy taste as well. When you learn the ways to the homemade fajita seasoning, you will never crave a store-bought one.
  • Add more protein: You can easily prepare chicken fajita casserole for meat lovers. All you have to do is add some ham, bacon, sliced sausage, or pepperoni.
  • For fast cooking: If you love chunkier chicken casserole, you can cut chicken breasts into strips. It will also speed up the cooking time.
A close-up of the cheesy and bubbling topping and the juicy chicken.

Serving Suggestions:

One of the best things about chicken fajita casserole is it is an easy-to-serve and versatile recipe. You can add sour cream, cheese, jalapenos, and other topping ingredients according to your choice. Here are some options we think you might like too:

How to Reheat and Store:

Easily store your leftover chicken fajita casserole in the refrigerator for up to 3 days on an air-tight container. Or place on a bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat the leftovers on the microwave at high for 2 minutes.

Keto chicken fajita casserole

This recipe it is best for a quick meal as well as a perfect dish to switch things up. One of the basic things to consider about the chicken fajita casserole recipe is its that can easily serve it as a keto dish. So if you want to try some Mexican food in a keto style, you must have to go with chicken fajita casserole. Pair it with your favorite cauliflower rice side dish or try out this recipe for sautéed Italian-style mushrooms.

Chicken Fajita Casserole With Cheese

Chicken Fajita Casserole

This chicken fajita casserole is a super easy and delicious main dish. You can easily make this tasty dish with cheese, peppers, and homemade fajita seasonings.
PREP 10 minutes
COOK 35 minutes
TOTAL 45 minutes
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Servings: 4

Ingredients 

For fajita seasoning

  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp hot or sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

For the casserole

  • 2 large chicken breasts split lenghtwise
  • 2 large bell peppers (seeded and cut into strips)
  • 1 medium onion (finely sliced)
  • olive oil
  • 1 ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or mozzarella, Pepperjack, Oaxaca, Cheddar)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl mix together paprika, cumin, oregano, chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper. Reserve ½ tablespoon of the mixture.
  • Place chicken breast on a large plate and sprinkle with the spices. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and massage the meat to coat it evenly. Arrange the chicken into the baking dish.
  • Add on top of the chicken breast onions and bell peppers, sprinkle with the seasoning mixture you reserved before and drizzle with olive oil. Mix carefully.
  • Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes or until chicken have cooked through. Remove the dish from oven and turn on the broiler.
  • Add the cheese on top of the dish and return to oven. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and just beginning to toast. (about 5 minutes).

notes

  • Make Homemade Seasoning: If you want to add flavor to your food, you must have to try our simple and delicious fajita seasoning. It only took few minutes for preparing and provides a well worthy taste as well. When you learn the ways to the homemade fajita seasoning, you will never crave a store-bought one.
  • Add more protein: You can easily prepare chicken fajita casserole for meat lovers. All you have to do is add some ham, bacon, sliced sausage, or pepperoni.
  • For fast cooking: If you love chunkier chicken casserole, you can cut chicken breasts into strips. It will also speed up the cooking time.
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