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Delicious Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (with video)

Your family will love this incredible Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas recipe! A flavorful and healthy dish that’s on the table in less than 30 minutes! And cleanup is even faster!

Because they are so easy Sheet Pan Dinners [1] are a must for busy families!

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas in a corn tortilla on a white plate topped with cilantro.

Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Pull out your baking pan because this easy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas recipe is a winner the whole family will enjoy! We’re always on the lookout for recipes that taste great and answer the question “what’s for dinner” with a happy face from all who dare to ask 🙂

We love Mexican food so this recipe or Chicken Enchilada Verde Soup [2] usually gets the household excited!

What could be easier than a one-pan oven chicken fajita dinner that’s super flavorful, low fat, low cal, and even Whole30 if you want it to be? Sign me up! Perfectly seasoned juicy chicken, peppers, and caramelized onions nestled in soft tortillas and topped with a squeeze of fresh lime and a dollop of sour cream. Delish!

Related: Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Chicken [3]

Ingredients for Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

With a few simple and healthy ingredients, you can have dinner on the table. 

 

How to Make One-Pan Oven Chicken Dinner

Call us a lazy cook, but the fewer dishes we have to clean up and wash after dinner the better. Yes, the kids help, but fewer dishes mean we can enjoy the rest of the evening that much faster. You know, it’s important to see what those housewives have been up to 🙂

So, as we said, it’s just about as easy as pulling out your baking sheet.

Step 1

First, you need to mix your spices and slice your chicken, peppers, and onions, but the rest of the recipe comes together right in your pan. Did we mention, ONE PAN CLEAN UP?

Spices for Chicken Fajitas in a small blue bowl with a spoon.

Step 2

After you place the chicken and veggies on the sheet pan, season it with your Mexican spices and a bit of oil and you’re ready to pop in in the oven and bake it for about 20 minutes, give or take. With about 5 minutes left, wrap your tortillas in foil and place them in the over with your pan. See this is easy!

Raw chicken, peppers and onions on a baking sheet.

Raw chicken, peppers and onions with spices on a baking sheet ready to go in the oven.

Step 3

Once the meat, peppers, and onion are out of the oven, squeeze some fresh lime over the pan. Mmmm, it should smell incredibly appetizing at this point.

Place your fajitas in one of the warm tortillas and top it with a dollop of sour cream or salsa, a sprinkle of cheese, and a bit of cilantro. If you’re a fan. We know, some people think cilantro tastes like soap. Who knew!

Should I Line the Sheet Pan?

Nope! No need to line the sheet pan. Your fajitas will cook perfectly just by placing them on the rimmed baking pan.

Of course, you can use foil, but we like to help save the environment and not use extra materials. 

Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas on a baking pan right out of the oven.

Best Topping for Fajitas

 

Tips for Making Sheet Pan Fajitas

 

How to Reheat Chicken Fajitas

If you do have leftovers, the best way to reheat them is in a skillet on the stove. This keeps the chicken from getting rubbery and veggies from getting soft. If you’re in a hurry, a microwave will do. 

Other Chicken Dinner Ideas

 

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Baked chicken fajitas on a baking pan right out of the oven.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Your family will love this incredible Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas recipe! A flavorful and healthy dish that's on the table in less than 30 minutes! And cleanup is even faster!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Erin Henry [16]

Equipment

  • sheet pan

Ingredients

Spice Mixture

  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • dash of red chili pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper

Fajitas

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast (sliced into thin strips (thighs will also work))
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • optional toppings: sour cream (salsa, avocado, and cheese)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix spices together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Place sliced peppers and onions on baking sheet, top with sliced chicken.  Sprinkle spice mixture and garlic on chicken. Top all ingredients with olive oil and mix until well combined. Spread evenly on the pan. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  • Place tortillas wrapped in foil in the oven the last 5 minutes of cooking to heat through.  Once the chicken and peppers are out of the oven, drizzle lime juice over the top and mix together.  Sprinkle on cilantro and serve in tortillas with your favorite toppings.

Video

Notes

  • For extra spice, try using a bit of dried red chili pepper or topping with jalapeno.
  • Chicken breast or thighs work in the recipe.
  • Chicken should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. 
  • This recipe would also be delicious with steak or shrimp.
  • This dish makes a great leftover lunch the next day!
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 60.9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
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This recipe was updated with more instruction and a video 10/18/19

Kitchen Supplies Used to Make This Recipe

Baking Sheet [19] – a workhorse in the kitchen. Great for everything from roasting to cookie baking.
Sharp Knife [20]– slicing is easy with this sharp guy!

So, now that you have your answer to “what’s for dinner”, grab your baking sheet and pop your Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas in the oven because Netflix (or the housewives) are waiting!

 

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