Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines and fajitas are always a delicious entree packed with protein and veggies. In this recipe I ditched the tortillas and turned the flavor of fajitas into a savory low carb quiche that could be served any time of day in your house. As with most of my quiches and egg bake recipes, you could really throw just about any vegetable or cheese into the mix and it would turn out great here, too. I also created my own taco seasoning rather than buying a processed packet from the store – this seasoning would also be delicious on ground beef in chili or to season chicken or beef in a taco salad. It is very versatile and the recipe makes plenty for several meals.
I used a spoon to mix them until thoroughly combined. You can vary the amount of cayenne pepper to add more or less heat to the foods you are cooking. I set the taco seasoning aside to prep my veggies.
Then I diced the yellow and red mini bell peppers into pieces the same size as the onions. You could leave both sets of vegetables in longer strips for a more authentic fajita replication, but I prefer diced veggies in this recipe.
Over medium heat I melted butter in a pan and sauteed the chicken until nearly fully cooked before adding the red onion and bell peppers. I cooked them down until the vegetables were tender, about 4 minutes.
I sprayed a 9×11 glass baking dish with non-stick spray and added the chicken mixture to the bottom. I then alternated between shredded cheddar cheese and this Red Leicester cheese I picked up from Trader Joe’s. The red pepper flakes and red bell peppers in the cheese are the perfect complement to the fajita-style eggs in this recipe. If you cannot find this cheese or something similar, simply using cheddar cheese would be fine, too.
I poured the egg mixture on top of the cheese and made sure it was evenly distributed in the baking dish. I baked the quiche for 40 minutes until the top was golden brown and the eggs were fully set in the center. The chicken is a hearty addition to this recipe with some sweetness from the onions and bell peppers. The sharp leicester cheese melts beautifully as it cooks and the taco seasoning kicks the quiche to another level. This is a homerun meal and leftovers re-heat great the next day. What other flavors do you enjoy with eggs? Let me know in the comments!