Chicken Fajita Melts
These cheesy chicken sandwich melts have all of the flavor of fajitas without the drippy mess!
These cheesy chicken sandwich melts have all of the flavor of fajitas without the drippy mess!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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! :)
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!
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.
really good, incredibly easy to make. didnt use tomato juice and didnt need it at all. used mexican cheese blend and cheddar, just a regular roll. The only issue was the timing, by the time the veggies were cooked the chicken was way overcooked. next time ill cook them separately and put them together in the end. will make again
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.
These were soooooooooo good!!! I made them exactly as the recipe and they were GREAT!!! Thanks for recipe Laughingmagpie!!
cut chicken into small strips! So very tasty. Thank you for the recipe!
A good base recipe which can be tuned to personal tastes. Would recommend toasting the bread before putting the salsa & chicken on it, was way too soggy for us and folded in on itself.
NUMMY NUMMY NUMMY!!! I use chicken breasts that I had already cooked in a crock pot cut them all up, I put them in a pan to brown & heat up a litte with some EVOO in there I added onion & red pepper-Which if you like add more!! This was so easy I didnt follow the recipe either & it turned out great! I was not all that impressed with it on the thick bread, you could use tortilla if wanted too.
I have been meaning to make this and Boy was it worth the wait!! I made it exactly as written and topped it with a combo of sharp cheddar and Swiss cheese. For the finale, I added slices of cool avocado, PERFECT!! Thank You LMP!!
I made this exactly as written except that I used ciabatta rolls. DH just loved it. This was a big hit. I made pork and beans on the side. Will put this into regular rotation. Thanks for posting the recipe.
Delicious; quick and easy too! I only made some minor changes. I decided to make my own taco seasoning using "Taco Seasoning I" from AR which gave this a good amount of heat. I didn't have any fresh red bell peppers so I used the same amount of chopped, roasted red bell pepper instead. I also subbed chicken legs and thighs for the breasts. I boiled the chicken until it was almost fully cooked then let cool to shred before adding it to the rest of the mix in the pan. We used regular toast bread and it still came out great. We will be making these more often for sure!
Superb flavor! I used whole wheat rolls, then cut in half for mini sandwiches.
Excellent Melts! I followed as written BUT used Quorn brand vegetarian "chicken breast cutlets". Honestly, my boyfriend and I agreed that we prefer these instead of fajitas..LOL! I'm a bread gal, and these are more hearty, which we love! I really love the addition of the tomato juice which adds wonderful flavor. From now on when I make tacos, or anything that calls for taco seasoning, I'm using tomato juice instead of adding water, such a wonderful idea. We topped these with sour cream and I will make this again for sure, thanks lmp! :)
This was great. I didnt use chicken but beef that i had cooked and shredded a couple of days earlier. The filling was soooo good. Tasted very authentic mexican-like. I loved the tomato juice as opposed to reg. tomato sauce. This would be great in corn tortillas. Oh, and because I didnt read the directions, I added the salsa in with the rest. Great way to use up extra beef or chicken! I made my own taco seasoning as well. And since I'm not a big bread eater, I hallowed out my bread a little bit so I could get more filling in.
This was great! As a shortcut I used Perdue southwest chicken strips. Super easy meal!
I decided to try this recipe because my sister gets frozen chicken fajita flat bread melts and loves them. I only made a few changes first I used flat bread not french bread, second I didn't have tom. juice so I just used water and third I used colby jack cheese instead of cheddar. They turned out great. I will make these again.
I didn't toast the bread first like some of the other reviewers stated and really wish I had; otherwise, these were fantastic!
Was awsome!!!!! Used French "hoagie" style rolls, the whole pack of taco seasoning and a 12 oz. can of tomato juice, and only had mozz cheese, turned out great!!!! Thanks so much LMP for sharing this!!!!
Yum! These were delicious!
I made this recipe on both French bread and tortillas - both worked very well. The French bread does get soggy from the salsa as mentioned by other reviewers so I would toast the bread the next time. Having said that, the flavor was still wonderful and made for an excellent melt. I didn’t have any tomato juice on hand so I just used water to distribute the seasoning which worked out fine. We all enjoy it.
YUM! This was so good and super easy. My husband and I are always trying new recipes and such and this one has enough steps where we can try to make it together... We thought it was so good and plan on making it again. I would have liked more spice-perhaps instead of taco seasoning maybe fajita seasoning or a spicer salsa would do the trick, al in all-a great reciepe...
These were very good! Excellent! I did make some changes based on other suggestions and my own taste: I sliced the chicken into strips then cut them into small cubes. I added a little water and tomato juice to the meat/taco seasoning mixture, and added some garlic powder and a little seasoning salt for flavor. I let everything simmer for about 15 minutes. Then, I toasted the sliced french bread (purchased freshly sliced french bread) on broil for a couple of minutes, took it out the oven, added some shredded cheddar cheese, topped the bread with meat, then some shredded colby jack mixed cheese, and put back in the oven for 3-4 minutes on broil. I did NOT put the salsa on the bread for fear of it becoming soggy. We dipped these in Litehouse Jalapeno Ranch dip. OMG! This dip is SOOOOO good and really gave the fajita melts a good taste. I used all the ingredients from the original recipe (with the exception of those I mentioned) and following the recipe to a tee for the most part. This is VERY good. Next time I'll probably mix some sour cream with the jalapeno ranch to make an even better dipping sauce. Thanks for the recipe, laughingmagpie.
This was a great idea which I want to give credit. That being said, I made a few changes for personal preference. I used a fresh, fire roasted salsa on the the bread instead of tomato sauce. I too, toasted the bread first so it would not be soggy. I did not use a taco season packet...I used the Pollo Asada from Trader Joe's. I grilled the veggies and the chicken, layered them over the salsa and added Jack cheese. Broiled until cheese melted and topped with sour cream and avocado. It was DELICIOUS! And pretty too! Thanks again for the starting point...love that about allrecipes!
Excellent! The grandkids even said that it was easier to eat on the French bread because nothing fell off! Out of the mouths of babes. DH topped off a serving with another piece of bread and took it to work for lunch the next day. Thank you for sharing!!
GREAT RECIPE!!!!BUT INSTEAD OF TOMATO JUICE, I USED TACO SAUCE & I DIDNT USE ANY SALSA.ALSO, I PUT THE CHEESE ON TOP OF THE CHICKEN MIXTURE.
This is now one of my monthly (if not weekly) go-to recipes. The whole family loves it and it is so easy!
Good stuff! Thanks
this was a delicious and easy weeknight meal using a store bought rotisserie chicken and homemade taco seasoning mix (so much better than the packaged stuff) As suggested by many other reviewers i toasted the bread under the broiler slightly before adding the toppings and i'm glad i did. I think the bread would have been soggy otherwise. Thanks for the post. I will make this again.
Super quick, easy, and you can definitely customize it to your tastes/preferences. I didn't steer off the recipe much and when I did, my alterations were pretty basic. I used a bit more than 2 Tbsp of fajita (not taco) mix (eyeballed it), used low-sodium V8 juice instead of tomato juice, and used organic chicken. Like others, I toasted the bread under the broiler before adding the chicken etc. I also omitted the salsa on the bread and just served it on the table as an option instead. These were so yummy that no one used any however! Great weeknight healthy dinner!
I loved this recipe. I slightly changed a few things.. I used homemade pico de gallo instead of salsa, I added some sliced garlic and used bloody mary mix instead of tomato juice. This recipe is going to the top of my list
This tasted too, but I felt like there was just something missing, though I'm not sure what. Overall, good and fast!
YUM! So delicious and easy. My husband declared it was one of the best open faced sandwiches he has had. I did not have tomato juice so I used salsa instead. This is a definite keeper. Thanks for a great recipe.
Nice chicken sandwich, but not close to a fajita.
It was amazing!! My only problem was not having french bread so I used english muffins....I know it would taste even better with the right stuff!
I served these on nachos instead of bread and the were OH SO GOOD!
These were great, even though I had no salsa and only had hamburger buns instead of French bread. I used tomato sauce instead of juice by choice, and my husband and I both enjoyed it. I'm sure I'll make it again. Thanks for the recipe!
Yum, easy, everyone liked it. Good weeknight dinner.
LOVE this recipe!!! Thank you for putting it on here. Fast, easy and cheap... PERFECT for a quick meal... For added color, I added 1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper, a dash of Oregano and a dash of Chives and used tomato sauce instead of tomato juice.
This was soooooooo good. I used green peppers instead of red but other than that followed the recipe. The next time I make it I will slice my bread to be like French Bread Pizza as I think it will be easier to eat. Thanks for a great add to my box LMP!
Good,but should of toasted the bread first.Also needs a touch of sweetness.
These were good but I personally would prefer them on tortillas rather than bread. Will try tortillas next time.
We made these a couple of weeks ago, and when I accidently recommended them to laughingmagpie on the RE, it reminded me to review them! They are awesome! We had made fajitas the night before and used the leftover meat and veggies for this, so we halved the recipe, and thought this was a winner! We loves the sauce, and and thought the french bread was a nice change from tortillas. We will absolutely be adding this into the monthly rotation! The BF told me to pick the stuff up for it again this week! Thanks laughingmagpie!
There is a recipe here for taco seasoning that is wonderful. Taco Seasoning I from Bill Echols. It is so much better than store bought and very quick and easy to make. I make up a huge batch and keep it on hand for recipes that call for taco seasoning. Also, you can regulate what goes in and adjust to your taste. Enjoy!!!
OMG delicious!! excellent, must try recipe! it was so good! i just realized in re-reading the recipe that i didn't measure the taco seasoning, just used the whole package. i used jarred red peppers added after the onion cooked in place of the fresh one i didn't have. flavor was great all around! hubby loved it. will definitely make this again! so easy and flavorful!
I followed the directions of others and toasted both sides. Actually I put the sliced french bread on a cookie sheet in the oven set at 425. Then I put the sasa, chicken and cheese on top of the toasted bread and put it back in the oven at the same temp. Turned out perfect and even my picky over 20 year old son loved it. Great recipe.
Loved Loved Loved this recipe! My husband and guests loved it as well. It was super easy and had awesome flavor. I would highly recommend it! I served it with grilled veggies and corn.
I'm a mom of six (soon to be seven)so I really liked the ease of this recipe. We all love Mexican style food so everyone liked this one. Not one complaint, except that I either should have had my broiler setting on Lo or I should have had the rack one position lower because I charred the edges of a couple. That was easy enough to fix by cutting that off.
it was good....the grandmother in the house even likes it! it was great!
I served this on allrecipes Peasant Bread. I made the 4 serving (1lb chicken) version of this. I used tomato soup instead of tomato juice & fajita seasoning. I feel like I should have put a slight bit more red peppers & onions. Be careful to not use cheap or low-fat cheeses that do not melt well.....mine tasted like plastic after melting it. The timing on everything was perfect & I will make again.
this makes an awesome pizza! the only thing i changed is i added some sliced black olives and a dot of sour cream on top at my daughter's request! what a yummy supper!
This dish is not only pretty to look at, it is delicious too! I agree with another reviewer that you might want to toast the sliced bread slightly first as I found them to be a little soggy from the salsa. Great tasting nonetheless!
Made these on sub roll halves and they came out pretty good.
Was easy, and quick. had a lot of flavor. I also used taco sause instead of the juice. Turned out fine.. will use again. Great with just regular totillas
Mmmm good! My husband devoured three pieces of this. I cut them a bit smaller though; I also topped them with avacado slices. For my fussy eaters, I made a few with only the meat, cheese, and salsa. Great idea LMP!
So easy to make it
These were sooooo good. They were spicy, cheesy, and delicious. I used red, yellow, and green bell peppers (half of each one) with half an onion. I used two and a half chicken breast for three large sandwiches. I didn't get the tomoato juice so I just left it out and they were still wonderful. Another plus is they were quick to make. Thanks for the great recipe!!
This was so delicious. Very nice flavor. I used a green bell pepper instead of red and also used texas toast as that is what I had on hand. Thanks for a great lunch today.
We really liked this but I don't think there is anything "fajita" about it. In my opinion Fajitas are grilled and this is far from it. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed this and will make it again, but don't be disappointed when it doesn't taste like fajitas. Also: we made this again but with a BBQ chicken twist and ohhh so yummy.
Fantastic!To make it even easier just take a grinder roll,open it up ,insert the ingredients,pop it under the broiler and enjoy.This would be great for a Super Bowl party.
These were really good! I made them on french bread with home made salsa. YUM!!
In reading the reviews, I changed things a little bit. I marinated my chicken after it was sliced in the tomato juice and taco seasoning. I let it marinate overnight. Cooked the chicken, onions and peppers and added another cup of tomato juice. LOVE THIS!!!!! We used it as fajita wraps and will be using this in lunches all week!!!
Amazing! I put salsa on the bottom, my own chicken mixture, jalepenos, and cheese and topped with sour cream! I couldn't believe how good this was on french bread!
This was AWESOME!!! The only thing I did different and it was awesome.... was I added a "plop" of cream cheese. I made some extra. Because with the extra I make chimichangas out of it. But I reheat on a skillet pan and add the microwave rice till warm. I put the contents into a wrap and then make the wrap into a burrito put butter on the outside of the wrap and put it on a griddle and fry em up till crispy on both sides. Top with cheese on the side that was just fried and serve with sour cream and salsa.. or anything else you like.
This recipe came out very good. The only thing I did different was used green peppers from my garden to use them up. I will use the red peppers from now on. The green was a little bitter. But this recipe is a keeper for me. Thanks! Oh & thanks for the tip on toasting the bread. It would have been very soggy if I hadn't done that.
Great and easy recipe. I reduced the natural liquid in the pan before adding the tomato juice. Glad I did as there was a lot of juice. I added fresh cilantro, just because I love it, and I toasted the bread first. Other than that, I did it all the same. For once, everyone at the table loved the same thing at the same time! That's rare in our house!
I made a lot of changes to these, but I think that I did enough to retain the overall flavor. I made my own taco seasoning because I can't stand the packaged stuff. I used a thicker cut of bread and toasted it before assembly. I also marinated the sliced chicken in the seasoning and a bit of oil and grilled it outside, then sauteed onions (no peppers...we don't like bell pepper). I added chicken and onions and cheese to each sandwich and then grilled them as sandwiches in the panini maker instead of making them open-faced melts. I passed salsa and sour cream at the table and everyone LOVED them. I know this is a lot of changes, but I just liked the idea of the panini and I wouldn't have attempted it without your idea. Thanks!
Great meal ...though I must admit to doing it a little differently ....I omitted the tomato juice (due to some reviews that said the bread was soggy) and since it is titled "Fajita melt" I couldn't see using a taco seasoning when right next to that in the grocery store is Fajita seasoning ... so I used fajita seasoning ..... VERY tasty ... husband and kids loved it , and requested I try it with steak next time.
YUMM!! This was absolutly fantastic!I followed the recipe exactly and my kids loved it.The flavor was wonderful.I will definitely be making this often.Thanks for sharing!:)
I wasn't wild about this recipe, and I love fajitas. The tomato juice didn't work as well as just doing fajitas like the fajita seasoning packet states. If I were to make these again, I would cook them the regualr way, without the tomato juice. I just didn't care for the flavor. Also, the recipe calls for slices of french bread. Don't slice the bread first, slice it after it's been cooked. I agree with other reviewers that the bread needs toasted/broiled first to avoid getting soggy. I think this recipe would work better with steak fajitas as it would kind of be like a philly cheese steak with a twist. Overall I'm glad I tried this, but I would rather just make plain fajitas.
This was quick and easy to make. My husband and I both liked it. I used tomato sauce instead of juice because that's what I had. It worked well in making a thick coating for the chicken. I will make this again.
Excellent recipe to start from - very customizable! I followed it this first time and it was a little bland. But I will be making again and will spice it up a touch.
This was so good. I followed the recipe as is and it turned out great. The only thing I will do next time is double it because it really is that good.
This was great! So easy and great flavor. I added the salsa into the chicken mixture in the pan and then put all of it onto french bread. Excellent!
These were ok. I may try them again and tweak it a little to our taste. Good starting recipe, though.
These were delicious! Next time I will follow another reviewer's suggestion and cut the bread like french bread pizza, to make it easier to eat.
Easy to make!! My husband and I loved it =)
These were OK, but a bit soggy and not a lot of flavor. Could be better with some tweaks, but I think we'll just stick with regular fajitas.
This was my first "melt" and I learned, as other reviewers did, that my bread should've been pre-toasted. I'll likely make this again with several tweaks. I served it to my mother and 9 year old and both REALLY liked it. Thanks for the recipe.
I made this for a quick lunch and boy, was it good! I made it just for myself so I scaled it way down. I used mini-rolls because... well that's what I had and because I like tiny food. It makes me feel like a giant. Anyway - I ate them open faced on the tiny rolls and they were GREAT. I would serve them like that, tiny, as appetizers at a fancy party! Super yum...( used my own taco seasoning blend)
Pretty good...topped it with a lil crushed red pepper flakes for a lil kick.
This was good but the bread was soggy from the salsa.
I opted out of the bread and made it a dip. I followed directions, but doubled recipe. After sauteing chicken, onion, and peppers in a skillet-I dumped every thing in a crock-pot, added a can of cream of chicken, and simmered. Served with tortilla chips. Hope it's a hit!
These were simple to make. They were a hit at my party
Wonderful! Very easy too! I had some chicken fajita meat that was precooked but not seasoned so I used that, also I used 2 Tbls of "Chicken taco" seasoning, other than that stuck to the recipe. It was fantastic, I can't wait for lunch tomorrow so I can eat the leftovers!
Great recipe. I just used my homemade fajita seasoning and it was still great (and added some garlic as we love it)! I only had a few pieces of french bread left and made the rest on tortillas. For us we will definetly make this again, but only use the french bread. The crunchiness of the bread just gives it something extra! Great receipe
Wonderful!! The entire family loved this!
I loved this recipe.. I changed it a bit though.. I used all the basic ingredients but instead of using the french bread I topped it over rice.. I omitted the salsa and cheese and added garlic. My boyfriend loved it :)
Omit the salsa.
Great idea, great flavor.
I never change a recipe before I try the original, however I did not have bread worthy of a melt and no taco seasoning. I made the recipe according to direction subbing cumin and fajita season for taco season. (Put it on meat when browning too) I made some rice seasoned with cilantro and lime juice. Put the rice in a shallow baking dish and pour chicken mix over it, then the cheese. Very good, I must say! Next time I will make sure I have some nice bread on hand. Thanks for the recipe
This was really good. I didn't have the bell pepper and had to substitute tomato sauce for the tomato juice since that was all I had on hand. Our favorite part was the toasty, crunchy bread (which we did toast first then add the toppings and broil long enough to melt the cheese). The chicken was really tender and we loved all the flavors. I thought itwas really mild and my 6 and 8 year old would love it, but they didn't. But my husband said it was kind of like a torta since I used bolillo rolls and it was the second best torta he has ever had. We both loved it and would make it again. I loved how quick and easy it was to make.
Very good, I broiled my bread first put the chicken mixture on top, then the salsa and cheese. So it wouldn't be soggy. I also did this with beef as well. Yummy for sure.