Are you not sure what to make for dinner? Try these fajita stuffed chicken breasts. Not only do they offer a tasty twist on standard chicken fajitas but they're easy to make. You can also customize the final dish by adding your favorite toppings, like guacamole or salsa. Pair it with brown rice or quinoa or enjoy it on its own. No matter how you serve it, this recipe will surely hit the spot.

Fajita stuffed chicken breast recipe

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Things You’ll Need

  • 3 or 4 large chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

  • 2 medium bell peppers, deseeded and sliced

  • 1/2 medium yellow or red onion, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning

  • Juice of 1/2 lime plus more for garnish

  • 1 cup cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese, shredded

  • Brown rice, guacamole, salsa and/or sour cream for serving

  • Chopped cilantro for serving

  • Oil for cooking

Ingredients for fajita stuffed chicken breast

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a baking dish. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, warm 1 tablespoon oil. Add the sliced peppers and onions and cook until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Cook peppers and onions

Step 2

Pat the chicken breasts dry. Place the chicken on a cutting board and then slice widthwise, taking care to avoid cutting all the way through. You should be able to "open" the chicken breast like a book. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.

Slice chicken breast in half widthwise


If your chicken breasts are very thick, pound them slightly with a meat mallet.

Step 3

Add about 2 tablespoons of cheese to one side of the chicken breast. Add a handful of sliced peppers and onions.

Add cheese, peppers and onions

Step 4

Close the chicken breast, pushing the stuffing inside. Sprinkle fajita seasoning on top of the chicken and then repeat on the other side. To make this step easier, sprinkle some seasoning on the cutting board and pat the chicken on top.

Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts and set aside any leftover cheese.

Close chicken breast and add fajita seasoning

Step 5

In a bowl, combine the remaining fajita seasoning, peppers and onions. Toss well until combined.

Toss leftover peppers and onions with fajita seasoning

Step 6

In the skillet you used to cook the peppers and onions, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil. Sear the chicken breasts for about 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Carefully flip and sear for another 2 to 3 minutes. It's OK if some of the peppers or onions fall out; simply add them to the baking dish in the next step.

Sear chicken breasts until browned

Step 7

To the greased baking dish, add the stuffed chicken breast and seasoned peppers and onions. Top with leftover shredded cheese.

Bake fajita stuffed chicken breast

Step 8

Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.

Drizzle with lime juice and top with chopped cilantro if desired. Serve with brown rice, salsa, guacamole and/or sour cream.

Completed fajita stuffed chicken breasts


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