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one pan fajita rice casserole

One Pan Fajita Rice Casserole


This One Pan Fajita and Rice Casserole recipe has all the familiar flavours of fajita night without the assembly! All of your ingredients cook at the same time in one pot – even the rice – making this the perfect weeknight meal for when you want dinner to cook itself.



2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

Salt and pepper, to taste 

2 tbsp olive oil 

1/2 tbsp lime juice

½ onion, sliced

3 bell pepper, sliced

1 cup long grain rice 

1.5 cups chicken broth 

2 chicken breast, sliced

1 cup shredded cheese 

Fajita toppings (optional): avocado, Greek yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, salsa, cheese, diced tomato


  1. Using a large bowl, add chicken, peppers, and onion. Drizzle oil and lime juice over the mixture, then add the spices. Mix until spices are evenly distributed throughout the mixture. 
  2. In a 13 x 9 casserole dish, add rice and chicken broth. Place chicken and pepper mixture on top of the rice. Cover and bake at 350F for ~35 minutes (there should be little broth left and chicken/rice should be fully cooked).
  3. Remove cover, sprinkle cheese over the casserole contents and bake uncovered for another ~4-5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  4. Serve with additional fajita toppings (optional)
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: one pan dinner, fajitas, casserole, peppers, onion, rice, cheese