Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos

These Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos are filled with charred bell peppers and onions, cheese and tender grilled chicken then baked until crisp and delicious!

These super easy Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos are filled with charred bell peppers and onions, loads of cheese and tender grilled chicken! Perfect for make ahead meals or a busy weeknight dinner!pinterestSometimes I worry that my simple dinner recipes are too simple to share. But you know what? Maybe I’m just here to help spark an idea or two and help you to have a quick and easy weeknight meal with your family?

I’m hoping that you agree, and that you get as excited as I do when a delicious dinner comes together in no time, like these Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos.

You can make several of these burritos ahead of time, then freeze and reheat when ready to enjoy!

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So here’s the thing. These burritos are basically just everything you love about regular ol’ chicken fajitas except they are wrapped up in a large tortilla and then baked until crisp.

My husband doesn’t understand why fajitas need to be “baked,” while he typically enjoys them on a much smaller tortilla, and eaten the old fashion way. But here’s why I LOVE these baked burritos – everyone gets to eat at the same time!

YUM! My kids LOVE these super easy Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos! It's all the goodness of fajitas wrapped up in a crisp tortilla!

I have 4 kids, and two of them are too small to make their own fajitas, which means I sit there, assembling the little girl’s fajitas while my husband and older two children (who also sometimes require help), are eating their hot dinner.

This way everyone eats at the same time and mom is happy!

Tips for making Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos:

  • Add in sliced jalapeno to the bell peppers to kick up the spice level.
  • These burritos can be made ahead of time and frozen for later. Freeze before baking.
  • Serve these with all the usual toppings on the side – sour cream, cilantro, more cheese never hurt, and why not some fresh Pico de Gallo?!

Load up your Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos with all your favorite fajita toppings!

The sweet fajita peppers and onions are combined with a 3 cheese blend and grilled fajita chicken. You can use the precooked chicken strips found in the deli section of your grocery store to make it that much quicker, or just grill up some chicken like I did here.

You’re going to LOVE this simple dinner!

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Serves 10

Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos

A delicious dinner that comes together in no time is this tasty Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos recipe!

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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4.5 based on 2 review(s)

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, cut into slices
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups Mexican 3 cheese blend
  • 10 large whole wheat tortillas (or regular flour tortillas)
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, chopped cilantro, diced green onions, extra lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, 1/4 tsp cumin and 1/4 tsp garlic powder. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes, flipping halfway through, until cooked. Remove from grill and cover loosely with foil for 5 minutes. Cut the chicken into 1/2 inch strips and squeeze the juice from half of a lime over the top of them, set aside.
  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium to medium high heat. Once hot add the peppers and onions and let cook, only stirring once a minute until the peppers and onions are lightly charred and starting to soften. Squeeze the juice from the other half of the lime into the pan and season with 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp garlic powder and salt as desired. Stir to coat and then remove pan from heat.
  4. To assemble burritos warm up tortillas in the microwave until pliable. Divide the chicken strips, peppers and onions, and cheese among the 10 tortillas and fold up burritos, enclosing the mixture inside. Lay seam side down on the baking sheet and spritz the tops of the burritos with cooking spray. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the burritos are golden brown and crisp.
  5. Top with any additional toppings as desired.
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I always love to pair these burritos with my Quick and Easy Mexican Rice!

This quick and easy Mexican Rice recipe is always a favorite for taco night or enchilada night!

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These super easy Baked Chicken Fajita Burritos are filled with charred bell peppers and onions, loads of cheese and tender grilled chicken! Perfect for make ahead meals or a busy weeknight dinner!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
23 Responses
  1. Kathy B
    Nothing is ever too simple - and these sound really good. You mention freezing before baking. How long would you bake them if they are frozen or would you thaw them first?
  2. No way is it too simple! Those are the best kind of recipes; simple, easy, ingredients we usually have in our pantry all the time, and that looks delicious. We love Mexican food around here so I will definitely have to throw this in our dinner rotation to replace tacos one week to change it up a bit. http://everydaymadefresh.com
  3. CTY
    Gotta love easy. And pre -assembled is the way to go, especially because a "master" burrito wrapper will snugly wrap these lickety split! DH can never get them from falling all over the place when he makes his own.
  4. These look fabulous Shawn - and I love that everyone gets to eat at the same time. It's so funny, because sometimes I think my recipes are to "basic" to post also..., but the truth is, that is how we eat. And, I'm willing to bet that's how MOST people eat too!!! Not everyone (few in fact, I'd guess) cook a big, fancy, complicated recipe all the time. It's the basic ones that keep us sane. So, I say "Amen, my sistah" to the basic, simple dinner recipe!
  5. I have the same worries sometimes - that things are "too simple" and not worthy of sharing. Be inevitably, the simple recipes are the ones that people seem to enjoy the most! And I usually enjoy them the most too! And this certainly looks like a dinner I would enjoy! Happy Friday!
  6. I, also, have 4 kids and 3 of them are teenagers now. They know that if they don't want to get their heads bitten off, they need to wait until I finally get to sit down before they can dig in! Isn't it frustrating sometimes that after an hour of prepping/cooking, the meal is finished in less than 10 minutes? Am I the only one? ha

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