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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas {Easy and Quick}

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas {Easy and Quick}


You will love the savory goodness of our sheet pan chicken fajitas – a quick and easy recipe bursting with flavor! Featuring tender chicken breast, vibrant bell peppers, and aromatic spices, each bite is a delightful fusion of smoky, tangy, and savory flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Welcome to another delicious recipe adventure! Today, we’re diving into Tex-Mex cuisine with an effortless twist— Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

sheet pan chicken fajitas

If you’re anything like me, you love the vibrant flavors of fajitas but dread the time-consuming preparation and cleanup. Well, fear not because this recipe is here to save the day! With just a handful of ingredients and a single sheet pan, you can whip up a mouthwatering fajita feast in no time. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

sheet pan chicken fajita ingredients

Ingredients: 

To make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, you’ll need the following main ingredients:

    • Chicken Breast: Provides protein and flavor.
    • Bell Peppers: Add color, crunch, and sweetness.
    • Yellow Onion: Adds depth of flavor and texture.
    • Olive Oil: Coats ingredients for even cooking and flavor.
    • Spices: Create bold, smoky, and aromatic flavors.



Kitchen Tools: 

sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe

Before you get started, make sure you have these essential kitchen tools on hand:

  • Large-rimmed baking sheet: To accommodate all the ingredients.
  • Mixing bowls: For marinating the chicken and tossing the vegetables.
  • Whisk: Handy for blending the spices for a well-mixed seasoning.
  • Measuring spoons: For precise spice measurements.
  • Sharp knife and cutting board: Essential for slicing the chicken, bell peppers, and onion into thin strips.
  • Tongs: Needed to easily toss the ingredients on the baking sheet halfway through cooking.

With these tools, whipping up a delicious batch of Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas will be a breeze!

How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F. This ensures that it’s nice and hot when it’s time to roast your fajitas.

how to make chicken fajitas

1. Prepare the Sheet Pan: Next, grab a large-rimmed baking sheet. This will be your culinary canvas for creating flavorful fajitas. Arrange the chicken strips, bell peppers, and onions on the sheet pan, spreading them evenly.

ingredients for sheet pan chicken fajitas

2. Seasoning Magic: In a small bowl, whisk together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). This homemade seasoning blend is what gives our fajitas that irresistible flavor.




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Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken and vegetables on the sheet pan, making sure to coat everything evenly. Give it all a good toss to ensure every ingredient is thoroughly seasoned.

sheet pan fajita chicken

3. Bake to Perfection: Pop the sheet pan into the preheated oven and let the magic happen. Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing everything halfway through the cooking time. Keep an eye on the chicken to ensure it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, ensuring it’s cooked through and tender.

sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe

4. Serve and Enjoy: Once your fajitas are beautifully roasted and sizzling hot, it’s time to assemble your masterpiece. Warm up some tortillas (you can do this in the oven during the last 5 minutes of baking), spoon the chicken and vegetable mixture onto each tortilla, and top with your favorite fajita fixings. Whether you prefer classic toppings like sour cream, guacamole, and shredded cheese or get creative with salsa, cilantro, and lime wedges, the choice is yours!

How and What to Serve Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Once your Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are ready to devour, it’s time to consider how to serve them up for maximum enjoyment. Here are some tips and suggestions to elevate your fajita experience:

sheet pan chicken fajitas

    1. Tortillas: Warm up your tortillas before serving to make them soft and pliable. You can do this in the oven during the last 5 minutes of baking or wrap them in foil and heat them on the stovetop.
    2. Toppings: Set up a fajita bar with an array of toppings to customize each fajita to your liking. Classic options include sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, salsa, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro. Get creative and add your own favorite toppings to the mix!
    3. Side Dishes: Round out your fajita feast with some tasty side dishes. Mexican rice, refried beans, black beans, or a simple salad make excellent accompaniments. You can also serve some chips and salsa or fresh fruit for a refreshing contrast to the bold flavors of the fajitas.
    4. Beverages: To complete the meal, pair your Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with your favorite drinks. Margaritas, Mexican beer, or a refreshing pitcher of agua fresca are all excellent choices. Remember to offer non-alcoholic options like homemade lemonade or flavored sparkling water for guests who prefer not to drink alcohol.
    5. Presentation: Serve your fajitas family-style on a large platter or individual plates for a more formal presentation. Garnish with lime wedges and fresh cilantro for a pop of color and flavor.



Tips and Tricks for Perfect Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe

  • Prep in Advance: This recipe is a time-saver! Cut your veggies and chicken ahead of time and store them separately in airtight containers in the fridge for up to three days. Likewise, mix your seasoning blend and keep it in an airtight container at room temperature until you’re ready to use it.
  • Storage and Reheating: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days, and simply reheat them in the microwave when you’re ready to enjoy them again.
  • Vegetable Variation: Bell peppers of any color work great in this recipe, so feel free to mix and match to your heart’s content! Red onion can also be substituted for yellow if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Uniform Slicing: To ensure even cooking, make sure your chicken strips and veggies are cut to a uniform thickness.
  • Adjust Spice Level: Customize the seasoning to your taste by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper. Start with a small amount for a milder flavor, and add more if you like it spicy!
  • Convenience Option: If you’re short on time or ingredients, you can use a store-bought fajita seasoning packet instead of making the homemade mix.
  • Tortilla Warm-Up: To warm your tortillas, simply wrap them in foil and pop them in the oven during the last 5 minutes of baking.
  • Baking Sheet Essentials: Be sure to use a rimmed baking sheet to prevent any juices from spilling over during cooking. For easy cleanup, you can line the baking sheet with foil—just be careful not to tear it when tossing the fajitas halfway through cooking.

How to Store Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

sheet pan chicken fajitas

  • Refrigeration: Leftover Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, microwave individual portions until warmed through.
  • Meal Prep: If you plan to make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas in advance for meal prep, you can prepare the chicken and vegetables and store them separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to three days. When ready to eat, assemble the fajitas on a sheet pan, season, and bake as directed.
  • Freezing: While you can freeze cooked chicken fajitas, the texture of the vegetables may change upon thawing and reheating. Enjoy them fresh, or store leftovers in the refrigerator for optimal flavor and texture.

So there you have it, my friends! Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas—your ticket to easy Tex-Mex goodness bursting with flavor and minimal fuss. Whether you’re feeding the family on a busy weeknight or hosting a casual get-together with friends, this sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe is sure to be a hit at your table. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

MORE DELICIOUS CHICKEN DISHES TO TRY!

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

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Easy Chicken Divan Casserole

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas {Easy and Quick}


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Description

Quick and easy to make and bursting with flavor, this sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe is just what you need for those busy weeknights! Featuring tender chicken breast, vibrant bell peppers, and aromatic spices, each bite is a delightful fusion of smoky, tangy, and savory flavors that will tantalize your taste buds!


Ingredients

Scale

1 ½ pounds chicken breast, cut into ¼ thick strips

3 bell peppers, cut into thin strips

1 large yellow onion, cut into thin strips

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 ½ teaspoons cumin

½ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Arrange the chicken and vegetables on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Whisk the spices in a small bowl until well combined. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the chicken and vegetables on the sheet pan and toss to combine.  Arrange everything into an even layer.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing everything halfway through, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. 
  5. Serve warm in tortillas with your favorite fajita toppings. 

Keywords: sheet pan chicken fajitas, chicken dinner, chicken fajitas, sheet pan chciken, sheet pan dinner, easy dinner



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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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20 Comments

  1. 04/17/2024 / 1:29 pm

    This is an interesting recipe, I always love to try easy and quick ones but also new ones that I haven’t tried. Thank you for sharing!

  2. 04/12/2024 / 2:22 am

    Pan meals are an efficient way to make dinner! I definitely want to try making your chicken fajitas soon. Looks delish!

  3. 04/11/2024 / 11:56 pm

    My daughter and I love chicken fajitas!! I love that it is easy to cook. I cant wait to try this recipe.

  4. 04/11/2024 / 7:27 am

    These look mouth watering delicious! How spicy does the chili powder make the dish?

  5. vidya
    04/11/2024 / 7:16 am

    I will use this idea and method to make veggie fajitas soon. We all love fajitas at home!

  6. 04/11/2024 / 6:34 am

    We love fajita. I usually buy the frozen precooked chicken or steak by John Soules. It would be good to toss on a sheet pan with some veggies like peppers and onions.

  7. 04/11/2024 / 3:39 am

    This looks like a great recipe. I’ll add it to my recipe book.

  8. Mommy Blog Expert
    04/10/2024 / 11:52 pm

    Your Chicken Fajitas look so mouthwatering delicious. I love the idea of one pan dinners like this for us busy, hard-working moms 😉

  9. Melissa Cushing
    04/10/2024 / 10:11 pm

    This is the recipe for me and I know my husband will love it too! I ahve pinned it and just printed the recipe up as I am goign to make it this weekend. Delish!

  10. 04/10/2024 / 8:05 am

    I love how easy it is to prepare everything on a single sheet pan, and the combination of flavors sounds absolutely mouthwatering.

  11. 04/10/2024 / 7:32 am

    Anything with chicken ranks highly for me. I also love peppers and I like that this recipe calls for three different types of peppers.

  12. 04/10/2024 / 7:14 am

    I love how easy this meal is to create! Definitely saving this to make for dinner tomorrow!

  13. 04/10/2024 / 6:43 am

    This looks delicious! Thanks for posting this easy and quick chicken fajitas recipe!

  14. 04/10/2024 / 5:39 am

    I never thought to doing a fajita mix on a tray in the oven. What a brilliant idea this is!

  15. Amber Myers
    04/10/2024 / 12:25 am

    I always love easy meals. I will have to make this for dinner one evening. It looks so good!

  16. Ben
    04/09/2024 / 11:44 pm

    Well, I guess I know what I’m making tonight for Taco Tuesday. I have most of what I need already. I just need to pop out for some tortillas.

  17. 04/09/2024 / 11:36 pm

    I make chicken fajitas all the time, and this is the easiest way to make them I’ve ever tried. This is my new go-to!

  18. 04/09/2024 / 11:16 pm

    I love how ridiculously easy this recipe is to make! I mean, it doesn’t get much simpler than laying everything out on a pan!

  19. 04/09/2024 / 10:05 pm

    This certainly is very easy to make! I’ve actually never made fajitas before, and making them in the oven sounds like a great method of preparing them. So convenient!

  20. 04/09/2024 / 9:05 pm

    I love pan meals, they are so quick and easy, it takes less time being in the kitchen, and the meals my kids love. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, I will be trying this one.

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