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Cheesy Fajita Chicken Bake

Cheesy Fajita Chicken Bake with Bell Peppers - gluten free, Mexican-style recipe.  Fajita-style chicken breasts seasoned with the Mexican spices, topped with bell peppers and pepper jack cheese, and roasted in the oven. Easy dinner recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 289 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts (use 4 thin chicken breasts, or use 2 large chicken breasts, sliced in half, horizontally)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 yellow bell pepper , small, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper , small, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper , small, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese (Monterey cheese), torn

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Grease the bottom of the casserole dish with olive oil. I used the the oval casserole dish measured 13 inches x 9 inches x 4 inches deep.
  3. Add chicken breasts to the casserole dish. Note about chicken: use 4 thin chicken breasts, or use 2 large thick chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally each to make 4 thin chicken breasts.
  4. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt.
  5. Mix the remaining spices (chili powder, cumin, paprika) together, and sprinkle half of that mixture evenly over the chicken.
  6. Top the chicken with sliced bell peppers. Note: Do not put too many bell pepper slices on top or chicken - there should be just one layer of bell pepper slices over the chicken breasts (use small bell peppers). If your bell peppers are large, you might have to use only half of each bell pepper (yellow, green, red) for roasting on top of chicken.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining half of the seasoning mixture over the peppers
  8. Top with torn pepper jack cheese (Monterey cheese)
  9. Bake, uncovered, for about 20-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Fajita Chicken Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 432mg 18%
Potassium 618mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 29%
Vitamin C 142.9%
Calcium 22.3%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.