Saturday, March 24, 2018

Skillet Chicken Fajita Casserole

My hubby hates the word casserole.  Don't ask me why?  He won't eat anything called a casserole.  However, if I call it a skillet bake, or a baked dinner, he will eat it.  This is technically a casserole, just don't tell him that.


2 large or 3 small boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
2 TBS oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 a bell pepper, chopped
1 pkg fajita seasoning mix
1 TBS butter
2 TBS flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (plus more for topping)
3 corn and 3 flour tortillas, cut into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet (any oven proof skillet will work) over medium-high heat.  Brown the chicken.  If your skillet is small, do this in batches so you don't over crowd the skillet.

Once browned, remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.  Add the onion and peppers and saute for a few minutes, until softened.

Return the chicken to the skillet and sprinkle in the fajita seasoning.  Stir well.

Add the butter.  Let melt.

Add the flour.  Cook for a few minutes, stirring.

Add the chicken broth.  Stir well.  It will be thick.

Stir in the 1/2 cup shredded cheese until smooth.

Stir in the tortilla pieces.

Top with extra cheese.  As much as you like.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until bubbly and brown.

This is so yummy!  You get all the flavors of fajitas but in an easy casserole.  You can top it with salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce, green onions, anything you like.  Or just eat it as is.  I will definitely be making this casserole again (just don't tell my husband).

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