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Quick and Easy Leftover Chicken Fajita Melts Recipe

These Quick and Easy Leftover Chicken Fajita Melts are full of flavor and so easy to make. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Fajitas, Quick Meal, Simple chicken fajitas, Thanksgiving Leftovers
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 297kcal


  • 1 loaf french bread sliced in half
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts grilled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 onion sliced (can also use frozen peppers and onion)
  • cup salsa
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese You can use your favorite cheese


  • Slice the bread open lengthwise so you have two long pieces.
  • Season the chicken breasts with the fajita seasoning (or taco seasoning) and grill on both sides until cooked through.
  • Let cool slightly, then slice into thin strips. (If you are using pre-cooked chicken strips, just warm them up. You don't even need to season them with fajita seasoning if you don't want to)
  • Saute the peppers and onions with some fajita seasoning for about 3-5 minutes, or until the water has cooked off.
  • To assemble, spread the salsa on the bottom of the bread.
  • Add the grilled chicken slices, then the sauteed peppers and onion, then the cheese slice.
  • Microwave or put under the broiler to melt the cheese.
  • Cut bread into slices and serve.


If you are looking to replace the french bread, here is what we recommend trying:
  • Baked Potato Halves
  • Tostada Shells
  • Hard Taco Shells
  • Soft Tortillas
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Texas Toast
  • Naan Bread
  • Pita Bread
  • Pita Chips


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 3mg