Baked Chicken Fajita Skillet Recipe

fajita skillet topped with avocados

High protein and low carb is what you get in this simple and satisfying baked chicken fajita skillet. A simple weeknight dinner you can whip up and top with your favorite Mexican toppings.

close up of chicken fajita bake in skillet

Chicken, peppers, onions, Tex-mex seasonings, cheese all baked into one incredible fajita skillet recipe.

Why I Recommend This Recipe

  • Quick Prep
  • Simple Ingredients
  • High Protein
  • Low Carb
  • Family Friendly
  • Filling and Crave-worthy
  • Pile on your favorite toppings and dive in

How to Make Chicken Fajita Bake

chicken fajita skillet

Place skillet on a burner and then add your oil, and heat over medium-high heat. Then toss in the chicken breast, and cook for 7-8 minutes.

Toss in the onions and peppers and cook an additional 5-7 minutes.

skillet with fajita creamy filling

Stir in the sour cream, cream cheese, seasonings, and mix until fully melted.

cheesy fajita topping

Then top with shredded cheddar cheese, and bake for 25 minutes.

Top with avocado and serve with all your favorite toppings.

Variations To Fajita Skillet

  • Consider adding in black beans if you are not on a low carb diet. Stir in before baking.
  • Top with fresh tomatoes, black olives, etc.
  • Stir in some cooked rice and bake, if you are not on the low carb diet. Or swap with cauliflower rice for a more filling dish.
  • Swap chicken with ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken.
  • Double the recipe if you need to serve a larger crowd.
  • Add a splash of hot sauce for a spicy twist.
  • Drizzle fresh lime juice over the top to bring out the flavor.
  • Use a casserole pan to bake if you need to instead of an oven-safe skillet.

Recipe FAQs

What is fajita seasoning made of?

Fajita seasoning is made with paprika, chili powder, salt, cumin, and more. You can make your own fajita mixture or buy a packet. You will find homemade tastes a bit more fresh.

What kind of cheese is used in fajitas?

Cheddar cheese is used for fajitas, or you can buy a different kind if you prefer. Or skip the cheese.

Why do you drizzle lime over fajitas?

Drizzling fresh lime juice over the cooked fajitas is going to help bring out spices, flavors and more in your dish. You can test it out and see if you like the mix of lime. Or skip it. We personally love lime on our fajitas.

What do you eat with chicken fajitas?

Refried beans, rice, and more are great sides to go with chicken fajitas. Or do a green salad, or avocado salad.

cheesy chicken casserole with avocado on top

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Baked Chicken Fajita Skillet with Avocado on top

Baked Chicken Fajita Skillet

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Low Carb Baked Chicken Fajita Skillet is the perfect family dinner recipe that is high in protein and low in carbs. It's packed full of all the amazing flavors you love from Fajitas!

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs. Chicken Breast, Cut into 1" Pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 Red or Yellow Bell Peppers, Sliced
  • 1 Large Purple Onion, Sliced
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz. Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 Avocado, Sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet saute the Olive Oil and Chicken Breast over Medium-High Heat 7-8 Minutes.
  2. Add in Onions and Peppers and saute another 5-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in Sour Cream, Cream Cheese, and all of the seasonings. Stir until well combined and cream cheese is melted.
  4. Top with Cheddar Cheese and Bake in the oven at 375 Degrees for 25 Minutes.
  5. Top with sliced Avocado and serve while still hot.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 686Total Fat: 49.1gSaturated Fat: 23.3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 195mgSodium: 849mgCarbohydrates: 15.1gFiber: 4.4gSugar: 5gProtein: 47.5g
Baked chicken fajita skillet

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