Fajita Chicken Breasts Casserole

Here’s a recipe for a delicious Fajita Chicken Breasts Casserole that combines the flavors of fajitas in a convenient and satisfying baked dish:


For the Chicken Marinade:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Casserole:

  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced (a mix of colors)
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 small flour tortillas, cut into bite-sized pieces

Optional Toppings:

  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Avocado slices


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
  • In a bowl, combine the sliced chicken with olive oil, lime juice, ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  1. Cook the Chicken:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the marinated chicken slices until they are fully cooked and slightly browned. Set aside.
  1. Sauté Vegetables:
  • In the same skillet, add a tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté the sliced bell peppers and onions until they are tender-crisp.
  1. Assemble the Casserole:
  • In a large baking dish, layer half of the tortilla pieces.
  • Top with half of the cooked chicken, sautéed vegetables, black beans, corn, and half of the shredded cheeses.
  • Repeat the layering process with the remaining ingredients.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  1. Serve:
  • Once out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes. Top with fresh cilantro and serve with optional toppings like sour cream, salsa, and avocado slices.

This Fajita Chicken Breasts Casserole is a tasty and convenient way to enjoy the flavors of fajitas in a comforting baked dish. Enjoy!

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