These cheesy chicken sandwich melts have all of the flavor of fajitas without the drippy mess!



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and cook and stir until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir in the sliced onions and red peppers, and cook and stir for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the tomato juice and taco seasoning, and mix well. Cook mixture until the juice has thickened and the chicken is well coated with sauce, about an additional 7 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  • Spread 2 tablespoons of salsa over each slice of French bread. Evenly spoon the chicken mixture on top of the salsa topped bread. Sprinkle each sandwich with 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese.

  • Place sandwiches under the preheated broiler and cook for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; 16.6 g total fat; 104 mg cholesterol; 821 mg sodium. 19.9 g carbohydrates; 40.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
very good! I added sliced avocado and sliced tomatoes underneath the chicken mixture and added extra cheese. I also used rye bread which turned out yummy! One tip: toast the bread on both sides under the broiler so it won't get soggy when you add the toppings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
What a great idea Laughingmagpie! We love fajitas and this was a delicous way to make them! I did toast my bread first(as I do for Bruschetta). Will make these again and again. The only thing I will do different is to use fresh spices (garlic cilantro lime juice etc.)next time to season the meat instead of the taco packet:just a preference. Thank you for a new favorite! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
thanks laughingmagpie! these were great i only made a few changes. i used ortega fajita seasoning instead of taco seasoning and i didnt slice my bread just halved it to make them into french bread pizza fajita melts. will def. make these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is my recipe and want to point out that these are not "fajitas " they are melts; open-faced sandwiches that are topped with cheese and broiled (ie tuna melts patty melts). We still have fajitas sometimes this is just a different quick meal cooks relatively quickly and goes down quick. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Oh yum - a quick and easy way to have all the deliciousness of chicken fajitas with about half the work! I cut this down for myself to have at lunch and used one chicken breast seasoned with "Taco Seasoning II" from this site. I toasted my bread first and eyeballed the rest of the ingredients. Fabulous topped with a little avocado and a dollup of sour cream! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick easy and delicious! We really enjoyed these. Besides cutting the recipe down (there are just 2 of us) the only thing I changed was to omit the onions and added a clove of garlic to replace the flavor. Definitely a keeper thank you laughingmagpie!:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good! I put my chicken mix on a tortilla instead of bread and it came out delicious!:) I will be making this again thank you laughingmagpie! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was so easy and so full of flavor. The french bread is a nice touch too. I would have never thought of combining tomato juice with the taco seasoning for a sauce. I think I might even add some ranch flavor next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We had dozens of soft sandwich rolls leftover from a party and so we made this and put it on the half-slices. Toasted them first. This was delicious! And I will be making these to freeze for easy snacks. Read More