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Chicken Fajita Cups

These Chicken Fajita Cups are made with ground chicken and baked inside soft, flaky biscuits. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, appetizer or meal prep for the week!

Chicken Fajita Cups

We love all things fajita so anytime we can add more Mexican food to our life, it’s a good thing. These fajita cups were an instant hit with my entire family and a fun way to make taco night just a little bit different.

These fajita cups also make the perfect grab and go lunch or snack! They are full of chicken, peppers and onions that taste like your favorite fajitas. The flavor from the fajitas comes through even with just a little bit of cheese on top.

They’re great if you want to make them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge for when you want one or two. You can cook them up in advance, keep them in the fridge, then when you are ready to eat cook just that one or two up and they’re ready to go!

Easy Chicken Fajita Cups Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • A great way to use leftover meat from taco night.
  • Easy appetizer for gatherings.
  • Made in less than 30 minutes.
  • Super easy dinner idea.

Fajita Cups

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Can substitute ground chicken for ground beef or strips of steak.
  • Could use rotisserie chicken in place of ground chicken to save on time.
  • Don’t overstuff! Be careful to not overstuff the biscuit cups with the fillings and avoid spilling out.
  • Can swap out Mexican style cheese for taco blend or mild cheddar.
  • If you don’t have fajita seasoning you can use a taco seasoning packet or make homemade taco seasoning from spices.
  • Like it spicy? Try spicy taco seasoning in place of regular taco seasoning for a bit of a kick.
  • Make it a meal by serving it with a side of rice and a salad.
  • Can use an 8 large muffin sized cups pan without splitting dough in half.

Ingredients

Makes 16 cups

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb ground chicken
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 packet fajita seasoning
1 (16 ounce) can refrigerated biscuit dough
1 cup shredded Mexican Style cheese
Green onion, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce (optional toppings)

How to Make Chicken Fajita Biscuit Cups

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add ground chicken, peppers, and onion to skillet and cook until chicken is no longer pink and the vegetables have started to soften.

Drain grease from the pan. Sprinkle fajita seasoning over top and add 2/3 cup of water. Stir and let simmer.

Open up the biscuit dough and split in half so you have 16 biscuit rounds.

Grease a 24 cupcake pan and press each biscuit round gently inside each opening to avoid breaking biscuit dough.

Fill each cup with the chicken fajita mixture and top with cheese.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and biscuits are golden brown.

Easy to Make Chicken Fajita Cups with Biscuit Dough

Chicken Fajita Cups

Chicken Fajita Cups

Yield: Makes 16 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Chicken Fajita Cups are made with ground chicken and baked inside soft, flaky biscuits. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, appetizer or meal prep for the week!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican Style cheese
  • Green onion, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce (optional toppings)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
    2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    3. Add ground chicken, peppers, and onion to skillet and cook until chicken is no longer pink and the vegetables have started to soften.
    4. Drain grease from the pan. Sprinkle fajita seasoning over top and add 2/3 cup of water. Stir and let simmer.
    5. Open up the biscuit dough and split in half so you have 16 biscuit rounds.
    6. Grease a 24 cupcake pan and press each biscuit round gently inside each opening to avoid breaking biscuit dough.
    7. Fill each cup with the chicken fajita mixture and top with cheese.
    8. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and biscuits are golden brown.

Notes

Recipe Tips & Substitutions 

  • Can substitute ground chicken for ground beef or strips of steak.
  • Could use rotisserie chicken in place of ground chicken to save on time.
  • Don't overstuff! Be careful to not overstuff the biscuit cups with the fillings and avoid spilling out.
  • Can swap out Mexican style cheese for taco blend or mild cheddar.
  • If you don't have fajita seasoning you can use a taco seasoning packet or make homemade taco seasoning from spices.
  • Like it spicy? Try spicy taco seasoning in place of regular taco seasoning for a bit of a kick.
  • Make it a meal by serving it with a side of rice and a salad.
  • Can use an 8 large muffin sized cups pan without splitting dough in half.

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