Chicken Fajita Cups


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Chicken Fajita Cups are a cute and portable dinner or appetizer that everyone will love. Imagine all your favorite taco or fajita seasonings and fixings all in one perfect little cup.

a closeup of a Chicken Fajita Cup cut in half.

These chicken fajita cups are so easy because you are using a prepared tube of dough from the refrigerator section of the grocery store. The hardest thing you will have to do is sauté your ground chicken.

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What We Love About This Chicken Fajita Cups Recipe

This recipe is perfect to use as an appetizer for parties or as a main course for a family dinner. The recipe is so easy, and your family can finish off their cups with their favorite toppings. Make each one special.

  • Less 30 Minute Meal: Great for a busy weeknight.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry. Only 8 ingredients plus toppings.
  • Family Friendly: Since each person can make their own it truly makes everyone happy.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, low-calorie or dairy free.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Really it is a great make ahead meal for lunches the next day.

Ingredient Notes for Chicken Fajita Cups

  • Olive Oil: A simple all-purpose oil will be great in this recipe
  • Ground Chicken: The package should be a nice 80/20 ratio of lean meat to fat
  • Peppers: Colorful peppers are fun; this recipe uses red and yellow, but use what you have on hand
  • Onion: Any variety works, use half a medium onion
  • Fajita Seasoning: Purchase a pouch in the store or make your own like this Homemade Fajitas Seasoning Recipe
  • Biscuit Dough: A 16-ounce package of any biscuit dough in the refrigerator section
  • Cheese: Here we use a nice pre-shredded Mexican blend of cheese

Equipment Needed

  • Cupcake Pan
  • Cutting Board
  • Large Skillet
  • Chef’s Knife

How to Make Chicken Fajita Cups

These are the basic steps for making this easy chicken recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Then, add the ground chicken, peppers, and onion.

a collage of 2 images showing how to make the filling for chicken fajita cups.

STEP 2: COOK

Next, cook until chicken is white and firm, and the vegetables are soft and fragrant. Drain grease and add the taco or fajita seasoning and 2/3 cup of water; stir, and let simmer.

STEP 3: FORM

Meanwhile split the biscuit dough in half (by pulling apart) so that you have 16 rounds. Press the biscuit dough rounds into a greased cupcake pan. Then fill each cup with the chicken mixture and top with cheese.

a collage of 4 images showing how to assemble and bake chicken fajita cups.

STEP 4: BAKE

Finally, bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and biscuits are golden brown.

Prep and Storage Tips for Chicken Fajita Cups

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Easily prepare the cooked chicken meat and store in an airtight container until you are ready to make the fajita cups.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to four days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the leftover chicken fajita cups in the freezer well wrapped in aluminum foil or in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat in the oven or toaster oven until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Low fat biscuits can be used, also try using a low-calorie cheese. A low sodium taco or fajita seasoning blend can be used.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN?

Indeed, it is easy to replace the ground chicken with shredded chicken for a quick and easy meal.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, use this recipe with appetizer cups for appetizers, double the recipe for a crowd.

Expert Tips for Making This Chicken Fajita Cups Recipe

  • Add Different Toppings: Make a bar with salsa, sour cream, diced vegetables etc.
  • Short cut tip: Use a rotisserie chicken to make an easy meal.
  • Variation tip: Crumble fresh bacon on top for even more flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Replace yellow and red peppers with green peppers. Add a little heat with banana peppers or jalapenos.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Try using a low fat or low-calorie cheese.

What to Serve with Mexican Chicken Fajita Cups

  • Spanish Rice
  • Salad
  • Black Beans

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Chicken Fajita Cups

Christina Hitchcock
Chicken Fajita Cups are a cute and portable dinner or appetizer that everyone will love. It's your favorite fajita seasonings and fixings in a little cup.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 16 cups
Calories 188 kcal

Equipment

  • Cupcake Pan 24 cup pan
  • Large Skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef's Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 ounce taco or fajita seasoning 1 package
  • 16 ounces biscuit dough 1 tube refrigerated
  • 1 cup Mexican Style cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil.
  • Then add the ground chicken, peppers, and onion.
  • Cook until chicken is white and firm, and the vegetables are soft and fragrant.
  • Drain grease and add the taco or fajita seasoning and 2/3 cup of water, stir, and let simmer.
  • Meanwhile split the biscuit dough in half (by pulling apart) so that you have 16 rounds.
  • Press the biscuit dough rounds into a greased cupcake pan.
  • Then fill each cup with the chicken mixture and top with cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and biscuits are golden brown.

Notes

  • Add Different Toppings: Make a bar with salsa, sour cream, diced vegetables etc.
  • Short cut tip: Use a rotisserie chicken to make an easy meal.
  • Variation tip: Crumble fresh bacon on top for even more flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Replace yellow and red peppers with green peppers. Add a little heat with banana peppers or jalapenos.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Try using a low fat or low-calorie cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 328mgPotassium: 281mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 325IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cups, Fajita
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This recipe is my personal adaption 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.

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