Fajita Stuffed Chicken

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Fajita stuffed chicken is a neat, elegant way to serve this festive and flavorful mexican dish. The creamy cheese stuffed chicken breast with the addition of all those delicious vegetables is truly amazing.

White plate of Fajita Stuffed Chicken Breast with cilantro sprinkled around plate.


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This Fajitas Stuffed Chicken Breast is never boring, comes out so moist and the flavor can not be beat. It is incredible served over rice or any of your favorite mexican sides. If you love quick and easy recipes find more 30 Days of Quick and Easy Recipes.


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  • One Pan Meal: You only have to clean up one pan.
  • Easy Ingredients: All your favorite Mexican flavors.
  • Family Friendly: Not messy and so tasty, everyone will love them.
  • Adaptable: Can make it lower calorie or keto by using reduced fat or fat free cheeses. Dairy free cheese can also be used.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Great on top of salad the next day
Side view of a white plate with stuffed chicken breast,

What You Need to Make Chicken Stuffed Fajitas


  • chicken breasts 
  • onion
  •  mix bell pepper
  • cream cheese
  •  mozzarella
  •  Mexican blend cheese
  •  Homemade Fajita Seasoning
  • olive oil
Chicken, cheese and vegetables needed to make stuffed fajitas.


How to Make Stuffed Chicken Breast – Step by Step

!st picture is the vegetable mixture, second is the vegetables after cooking.
  • Vegetables:  First, slice onions and peppers and then add to the frying pan. Season with seasoning. Saute with olive oil until soft.
  • Cheese: Second, add vegetables into small bowl along with cheese and mix.
  • Chicken: Third, slice the chicken breasts along the side, season chicken and next stuff chicken with mixture.
  • Cook: Next, return to pan and cook for 10 to 12 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees
  • Cool: Finally, remove from heat and let stand for 5-6 mins before slicing.
Chicken before and after stuffing with the cheese and vegetable mixture.
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Common Questions About Fajita Stuffed Chicken Breast


Indeed, if you like you can saute your vegetables, brown your chicken and then bake at 350 degrees for about twenty minutes. This recipe would be great for the air fryer or the grill as well.


The use of a meat thermometer is a must for cooking any meat properly. They are inexpensive and keep meat from being over or under done. If one isn’t available prick with a fork and see if the juices run clear.


Of course, I like using tri-colored pepper but you can use whatever you have on hand.


The key here is not to handle the meat too much. Therefore, i suggest letting rest for the full time required on each side without moving it in the pan. Also, a toothpick helps as well.


Large breasts are used in this recipe, they hold more of the delicious filling. Additionally, a thin breast will cook quicker, so pound thinner if necessary.


This is great to serve with your favorite Mexican inspired side dishes. For example:
>Fajita Pasta with Jalapeno Lime Sauce
>Mexican Corn Salad
>Easy Mexican Rice
>Refried Beans
>Restaurant Style Black Beans

Finished chicken mixture on a cutting board with a plate of chicken breasts in the background.

Expert Tips for Making Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two pans or do two batches.
  • Toppers: Serve with salsa, sour cream, olives, pickled Jalapenos and guacamole. To conclude add some fresh cilantro or parsley.
  • Cheese: Feel free to add a little more cheese on top for extra flavor or a little fresh Homemade Pico de Gallo.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Air Frying, grilling or baking are also a great way to cook this chicken.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Dairy free cheese alternatives can be used for this recipe.


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Fajita stuffed chicken breasts topped with a creamy sauce and garnished with cilantro on a white plate.
5 from 8 votes

Fajita Stuffed Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 9 minutes
Cook: 27 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 46 minutes
Fajita Stuffed Chicken is a delicious and flavorful chicken Mexican dish. It’s packed full of cream cheese and vegetables, making it amazing!
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  • 3-4 Chicken breasts
  • ¼ Onion
  • ¼ Red bell pepper
  • ¼ Yellow bell pepper
  • ¼ Orange bell pepper
  • ¼ Green bell pepper
  • 4 ounces Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheeses, shredded
  • 4 teaspoons Fajita seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil


  • Dice onions and pepper. Add the onions and peppers to the frying pan. Season with the fajita seasoning.
  • Sauté the onions and veggies until soft. Remove from the pan and add to a bowl with the cream cheese and shredded cheeses.
  • Mix thoroughly. If the cream cheese doesn’t melt fully, microwave for about 45 seconds.
  • Slice the chicken breasts along the side, season chicken on the outside and inside of the cut.
  • Add this mixture to the inside of the chicken breasts.
  • Place the stuffed breasts back to the same pan (adding more oil if necessary).
  • Cover and cook for 10-12 mins on one side on medium heat.
  • Flip over breasts and cover. Cook for an additional 10-15 min or until the meat is fully cooked through, it should have an internal temperature of at least 165 degree.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 5-6 mins before slicing and serving.

Expert Tips

  • Double this Recipe: Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two pans or do two batches.
  • Add Toppers: Serve healthy chicken with salsa, sour cream, olives, pickled Jalapenos and guacamole. To conclude add some fresh cilantro or parsley.
  • Cheese: Feel free to add a little more cheddar cheese or pepper jack on top for extra flavor or a little fresh Homemade Pico de Gallo.
  • Alternate Cooking Method: Air frying or grilling are great options. Baking the stuffed chicken is a great way to cook this delicious fajita too.
  • Dietary Considerations: You can use dairy free cheese alternatives for this recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 835mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1001IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 458mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

The recipe is my personal adaptation of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.


2 thoughts on “Fajita Stuffed Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing fajita stuffed chicken recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!


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