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Must-Make Chicken Fajita Bubble-Up Bake

Chicken Fajita Bubble-Up Bake
This family-style twist on fajitas makes it easy to eat a well-rounded meal. MORE+ LESS-

Even though I work from home creating and sharing recipes, there are still days when 5 o’clock rolls around and the last thing I want to do is make dinner. I’m exhausted from my busy day and trying to wrangle four kids. Summer vacation? Yeah, forget about it. 

I need simple, easy, and quick dinners. Dinners that hit all the important food groups: Cheesy, check. Protein, check. Vegetables, check. Flavorful, check. Flavorful is a food group right?

Chicken Fajita Bubble-Up Bake

This quick and easy bake is full of red and green bell peppers as well as diced onions—all of the basic veggies you’re going to find in a classic fajita. The best way to get a good sear with the veg is to heat a heavy skillet ‘till it’s smoking hot (keep it dry – aka no oil). Then toss in the peppers and stir just a few times. Let the peppers blister and char, they get super sweet and taste great!

Diced bell pepper and onions in a skillet

Remove the peppers from the skillet, add a little oil and cook the chicken pieces until they’re no longer pink on the inside. Add some Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning (reserving a tablespoon for the biscuits), and a little water. Stir it until the sauce thickens.

Diced chicken in a skillet

Toss the remaining fajita seasoning with some cut up Pillsbury Country Style Biscuits.  It adds great flavor to the biscuits!

Cubed Pillsbury Country Style Biscuits in a bowl

Combine the chicken and peppers in a casserole dish, and then scatter the coated biscuits all over the top. Bake until the biscuits are cooked through and a golden brown, then top with cheese and bake again until melted!

Diced chicken, biscuits, bell peppers and onions in a casserole dish

I love topping this easy dinner with a little sour cream, chopped cilantro and a few squeezes of fresh lime juice!