Chicken Fajita Bake


I made this recipe at the fire hall and it was a big hit! It is somewhat healthier as well.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
36 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 6 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, diced

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 large tomato, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips

  • ½ large onion, cut into strips

  • ¾ cup water

  • 2 (1.27 ounce) packets fajita seasoning

  • 10 (6 inch) corn tortillas, cut in quarters

  • 1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  3. Heat oil in the hot skillet. Add tomato, bell pepper, and onion; cook and stir until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix in cooked chicken, water, and fajita seasoning.

  4. Line the bottom of the prepared pan with 5 tortillas; pour pinto beans on top. Spread 1/2 of the chicken mixture over the beans; cover with Cheddar cheese. Layer the remaining tortillas, black beans, and chicken mixture on top. Cover with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tortillas are lightly browned and chicken juices run clear, 25 to 30 minutes. Top with green onions and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
15g Fat
42g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1239mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 294mg 23%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 653mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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