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Sheet pan chicken fajitas are a one pan wonder that is cooked in the oven for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that everyone will love! They are so versatile with the ability to throw the chicken fajitas in a tortilla, on a salad, in a taco, or in lettuce wraps.
This version of sheet pan chicken is another weeknight go-to meal for our family. Similar to Roasted tomato pasta and Buffalo chicken pasta it has a few simple ingredients that you toss together and have a meal the whole family will love in under 30 minutes. If you like sheet pan meals, we love this tomato tart.
What I Love About Healthy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas?
I love how easy these healthy sheet pan chicken fajitas are! There is almost no prep and clean up because it is a one pan wonder dish!
This makes it so easy on a busy night when you are short on time when it comes to making dinner.
What is different about these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas?
These sheet pan chicken fajitas are different because instead of using a premade seasoning packet full of MSGs and preservatives we are using the spices themselves.
This helps to make these chicken fajitas taste better and better for you.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Ingredients
Chicken – When making sheet pan chicken fajitas, choose a boneless skinless chicken breast for this recipe. This is a leaner cut of meat which makes these a super healthy chicken fajita recipe.
Bell peppers – Choose a variety of colors when selecting your bell peppers for fajitas. I love to get some green, red, yellow, orange, and even some purple peppers. This gives these fajitas a burst of color and flavor.
Onion – Onions are a staple when it comes to fajitas. I usually choose a sweet onion, but you can do a white or purple onion. When you cook onions they do lose most of their flavor so any onion you choose will work great.
Olive oil – Olive oil helps build depth and flavor to these healthy sheet pan chicken fajitas. It also helps the seasoning coat nicely to the chicken to give it even better flavor.
Chili powder – Chili powder helps give these fajitas a little bit of spice and adds that level of flavor you are searching for.
Cumin – Cumin is found in native dishes throughout the world. It has a very distinct delicious flavor. While helping flavor the food it also helps with your digestive system as well.
Garlic powder – Garlic powder helps season the fajitas just right.
Salt and pepper – A little salt and pepper adds depth and flavor to the dish. Don’t ever miss the chance to add these two simple seasonings.
They really do go a long way when it comes to adding flavor.
Making the best sheet pan chicken fajitas
These sheet pan chicken fajitas are really easy. It is just a matter of mixing the seasoning, cutting the ingredients, and baking them in the oven!
How to make healthy sheet pan chicken fajitas?
With just a few simple steps you can make these healthy sheet pan chicken fajitas with hardly any clean up!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine your olive oil and spices into a small bowl.
- Cover a large sheet pan with foil for really easy clean up.
- Place chicken and vegetables on pan.
- Pour oil mixture over the top of chicken and vegetables.
- Toss to combine.
- Spread the chicken and vegetables evenly on the pan in a single layer.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly and the vegetables are soft.
- Serve with warm tortillas and any other toppings you would like.
Can you reheat sheet pan chicken fajitas?
You can reheat fajitas on the stove, in the oven or in the microwave. You just want to make sure you only heat up what you will be eating because you can only reheat chicken one time.
How long do chicken fajitas last in the fridge?
It is safe to eat chicken fajitas that have been in the fridge for up to 6 days, thus making sheet pan chicken fajitas a great meal prep meal!
Can you freeze chicken fajitas?
Yes! You can freeze chicken fajitas. What I typically do is I cook the fajitas and then I put them in a freezer Ziploc bag and squeeze as much air out of it as I can then place them in the freezer.
There will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
When you are ready to eat them, just pull them out of the freezer and put it in the fridge overnight and reheat it in the oven or on the stove.
What are good toppings for sheet pan chicken fajitas?
Typically fajitas consist of meat, onions and peppers. Some other good options for toppings are:
- Cheese (Mexican or cheddar)
- Sour cream
- Greek Yogurt
- Fresh cilantro
How do you cut your chicken breast for fajitas?
It’s important that you are consistent with how big your chicken pieces are so that it cooks evenly.
For this recipe you will want to cut your chicken into thin strips no larger than ¼ inch thick.
A trick to cutting chicken that thin is freezing it for about 30 minutes prior to cutting it. It makes it so much easier to cut this way.
How do you cut the onion for Sheet pan Fajitas?
When cutting your onion for your fajitas you will want to peel the onion first.
Once it is peeled you will then cut the onion in half. Then, lay the flat side of the onion down on your cutting board and cut in slices about ½” thick.
How do you keep tortillas warm?
When you are having chicken fajitas you will want to keep your tortillas warm. A tortilla warmer is a great investment for keeping them warm at the table.
What should I serve with Sheet pan chicken Fajitas?
Sheet pan chicken fajitas are delicious and filling on their own. They are typically served with either corn or flour tortillas. If you would like a side as well try:
- Black or pinto beans
- Mexican rice or cilantro lime rice
- 1 pound of chicken breast thinly sliced
- 2 ½ bell peppers sliced (or ½ of a Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Purple pepper to get the rainbow effect)
- 1 onion sliced
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine olive oil and spices in a small bowl.
- Cover a large sheet pan in foil. Place the chicken and veggies on the pan and pour the oil and spice mixture over the top. Toss to combine. Spread the chicken and veggies evenly on the pan, so they are in a single layer.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and veggies are softened.
- May be served with warm tortillas, plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream), guacamole, salsa, lime wedges and fresh cilantro.
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