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Cheesy Chicken Fajita Tacos

If you’re craving a fiesta of flavors, look no further! This mouthwatering recipe for Cheesy Chicken Fajita Tacos will satisfy your taste buds with its blend of tender chicken, savory seasonings, and gooey queso cheese. Dive into the delicious details below.

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound (450g) chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons taco mix seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning
  • 1 cup (200g) Cheesy Mexican rice
  • 1 cup (240g) queso cheese
  • 1 teaspoon meat tenderizer seasoning

Cooking Instructions for Cheesy Chicken Fajita Tacos

1. Marinate and Season the Chicken

  • Begin by marinating your chicken strips. Sprinkle them with taco mix seasoning, fajita seasoning, and a touch of meat tenderizer seasoning. Allow the chicken to soak up these delicious flavors for about 10 minutes.

2. Cook the Chicken

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a little oil. Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned chicken strips. Cook them until they’re golden brown and fully cooked, approximately 5-7 minutes per side.

3. Prepare Cheesy Mexican Rice

  • While your chicken is cooking, prepare your Cheesy Mexican rice according to the package instructions or your preferred recipe. It’s a tasty side that complements the fajita flavors.

4. Heat the Queso Cheese

  • In a small saucepan, gently heat the queso cheese until it’s nice and melty. Keep it warm and ready for assembling your tacos.

5. Assemble Your Tacos

  • On each plate, start with a portion of Cheesy Mexican rice.
  • Next, add a generous helping of the flavorful seasoned chicken strips.
  • Finally, drizzle the warm queso cheese over the top.

Expert Tips:

  • For an extra kick, you can garnish your tacos with sliced jalapeños, diced tomatoes, and fresh cilantro.
  • You can also use tortillas to wrap the ingredients for traditional fajita tacos, or serve them as a bowl for a low-carb option.

Storage and Leftovers:

  • Store any leftover chicken, rice, and queso cheese separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat and assemble fresh tacos as needed.


Q1. Can I use different types of cheese for this recipe?

  • Absolutely! Experiment with your favorite cheese varieties to create a unique twist on these fajita tacos.

Q2. How spicy is this dish with the seasonings?

  • The spice level can be adjusted by using more or less of the taco mix and fajita seasonings. Start with the recommended amounts and adjust to your taste.

Known Alternate Names:

  • Cheesy Chicken Fajita Tacos are also known as Chicken Fajita Bowls when served without tortillas.
About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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