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Easy Chicken Fajita Casserole, a recipe featured by top US food blogger, Practically Homemade

Easy Chicken Fajita Casserole

Turn your favorite chicken fajitas into a delicious and easy casserole. Serve in a bowl with toppings or on tortillas for a quick dinner recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 454 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper {thinly sliced}
  • 1 small green bell pepper {thinly sliced}
  • 1 small yellow onion {thinly sliced}
  • 8 ounces cream cheese {softened}
  • 1.12 ounces fajita seasoning {1 packet}
  • 1 pound cooked chicken {cut into strips or shredded}
  • 8.5 ounces cooked rice {about 1 cup}
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil. Add the sliced onions and cook for a minute or two or until translucent. Then add both the red and green bell peppers and continue to cook for a few minutes or until slightly softened.

  3. Add the shredded {or sliced} cooked chicken to the vegetables and stir to combine. In a small bowl combine the softened cream cheese and fajita seasoning. Add the mixture to the pan with the chicken and vegetables and stir until it is evenly distributed.

  4. Then add the cooked rice and half of the shredded cheese to the pan and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into your prepared 9x13 baking dish, top with remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes uncovered.

  5. Remove from the oven and serve with tortillas, cilantro, salsa, lime wedges and avocado slices {if desired}.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Fajita Casserole
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 412mg18%
Potassium 334mg10%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1268IU25%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 244mg24%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.