Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

07.19.2016

You know how I love my easy dinner recipes, especially when they turn out to be something my whole family loves! This is definitely one to add to your recipe book. Even though these chicken fajitas aren’t seared in flaming hot cast iron pan they are still packed with flavor and will leave you craving more! I love that this makes a big batch and this will now be the way I make fajitas from here on out. Even my kids couldn’t stop talking about how good these were and they don’t normally care for fajitas.

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Another thing I really love about this recipe is the fact that it’s all baked together in one sheet pan – of course meaning clean up is a breeze! You don’t even need a mixing bowl to toss everything together, you simply place the chicken and veggies on the sheet pan, sprinkle it with a fair amount of this DIY fajita seasoning, then you drizzle it with olive oil and give it a good tossing. Throw it in the oven and boda bing boda boom! This is how dinner is done! Try these incredibly delicious Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas this week, you likely won’t find a single piece leftover in the pan by the time dinner is done! In other words, I have the feeling your family will really love these too!

Want to see how easy this fajitas recipe is? Watch the video!

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

5 from 4 votes

Yield: About 8 fajitas, 4 servings

Ingredients

Seasoning

  • 2 tsp chili powder (preferrably 1 tsp ancho chili powder 1 tsp regular)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fajita filling

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts , sliced into 1/2-inch thick strips (slice extra wide strips in half)
  • 1 of each red , green and yellow bell peppers, cored and sliced into strips (3 whole total)
  • 1 medium yellow onion , halved and sliced from top to root
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro

For serving

  • 8 taco size flour tortillas
  • Sour cream , avocado slices or guacamole, diced tomatoes, Mexican cheese blend (toppings are optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 17 by 12-inch rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. For the seasoning:
  3. In a small mixing bowl whisk together chili powders, cumin, paprika, coriander, 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper, set aside.
  4. For the fajitas filling:
  5. Spread bell peppers and yellow onion onto baking sheet. Top with chicken strips then sprinkle garlic and seasoning evenly over chicken strips. Drizzle olive oil over top then toss everything to evenly coat. Spread into an even layer working to keep chicken from overlapping. Roast in preheated oven, tossing once halfway through cooking, until veggies are tender and chicken has cooked through, about 18 - 25 minutes (test a few of the larger pieces to make sure they are 165 in the center, careful not to over-bake it or the chicken may be dry). Wrap tortillas tightly in foil and warm in oven during last 5 minutes of fajita filling cooking.
  6. Drizzle lime juice evenly over top of the chicken fajita filling, sprinkle with cilantro and more salt to taste and toss to coat. Serve filling warm in warm tortillas with desired toppings.
  7. Recipe source: Cooking Classy, inspired by my Slow Cooker Fajitas

70 comments

  • Lizzie: I love that the mammoth washing up that usually comes with fajits is gone, I will definitely be giving these a go! July 19, 2016 at 8:07am Reply

  • Sarah: Thank you for posting this recipe! It looks amazing and I can’t wait to try and make it. I started a new diet yesterday and was very hesitant to check your site because I usually drool over all your beautiful desserts. So it was awesome seeing this healthy recipe right off the bat! Thank you!!! July 19, 2016 at 8:52am Reply

  • Char: I love your one pan meals and this certainly looks like another winner! July 19, 2016 at 10:51am Reply

  • Anne Sofie: Yum:-) I’m looking for a new dish for our family gathering in a couple of weeks. I have had a look at some other dishes, but your look like a winner. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes:-) July 20, 2016 at 5:35am Reply

  • Melinda | Sprinkle and a Dash: I love fajitas, all the colors and flavors. Especially in the summer.
    Your seasoning combo sounds perfect. On the menu for next week. =D July 20, 2016 at 11:24am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Melinda! July 20, 2016 at 12:21pm Reply

  • Paige Flamm: This looks so easy and so delicious! We’re definitely going to have to put this on the menu plan for next week!

    Paige July 20, 2016 at 12:01pm Reply

  • ella ruth: Thank you for sharing this. Looks so yummy! July 22, 2016 at 5:42am Reply

  • Mary holmes: Made these last night and they were so quick and easy. I served it with some refried beans and corn tortillas and some homemade salsa.
    Topped it off with some homemade sangria. Dinner was delightful. Thank you, Mary July 25, 2016 at 3:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe Mary! Thanks for your feedback! July 25, 2016 at 7:23pm Reply

  • Jessica: Omg. These fajitas are amazing! Made these tonight; I followed the recipie exactly and made some guac to go with them. They are GONE. No leftovers in this house My boyfriend said it was his favorite thing I have ever made and ate two and a half servings! These are just the right balance of spicy and fresh flavors and I cannot get over how quick and simple they were to make. This recipie is such a winner and is going to be a staple for me. Can’t wait to eat them again! Thank you!! July 26, 2016 at 6:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed these Jessica! Thanks for your review! July 26, 2016 at 9:21pm Reply

  • Kim: Serve over brown rice or quinoa instead of tortillas and this is an absolutely amazing gluten free meal! Thank you for a great but simple recipe! July 27, 2016 at 1:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great ideas! Thanks for leaving a comment Kim! July 27, 2016 at 4:28pm Reply

    • Michele: Mission makes gluten free corn tortillas. August 14, 2016 at 1:11pm Reply

  • susan: These are amazingly great! The whole family loved them. My teenaged son and i used steak and next time will marinate the steak beforehand. July 28, 2016 at 4:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear your family loved them Susan! Glad the steak worked too! Thanks for your comment! July 28, 2016 at 4:34pm Reply

  • Sabryna: So fresh..the cilantro and lime at the end really kicks is up a notch! We loved them! Thank you for the recipe! July 29, 2016 at 10:20am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy you enjoyed them Sabryna! July 29, 2016 at 3:21pm Reply

  • Christine Boniberger: Made these the other night for hubby and me. He had leftovers today and again said they were delicious. Great easy recipe. Definitely a keeper! July 30, 2016 at 11:59am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you both enjoyed these Christine! Thanks for your review! July 30, 2016 at 11:07pm Reply

  • freebain: Loved this recipe – added seeded, diced jalapeno for some mild heat. I cut the recipe in half for 3 wonderful wraps. Skipped the toppings other than a little sour cream to keep the calories down. Was still fabulous. Thanks! July 31, 2016 at 6:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great ideas! Thanks for the review! August 1, 2016 at 3:27pm Reply

  • Jocelyn: Oh, my! These are so delicious! My family loved them. This is the best fajita recipe I’ve ever made. Many thanks. August 9, 2016 at 8:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy you loved it Jocelyn! August 10, 2016 at 11:45am Reply

  • Matt: First the cajun chicken pasta, now this. I just wish I could eat it all… <3 September 5, 2016 at 8:00pm Reply

  • Brittany: do you prefer this recipe or your crockpot recipe? I have to make dinner tonight for a group of people and want it to be great! I haven’t tried either recipe yet, but both sound good. Thanks! September 11, 2016 at 12:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I like this one best but both are good and both are easy to prepare :). September 11, 2016 at 8:40pm Reply

  • Regina: I made this last night and it was great. It’s defiantly a new favorite and one that we will make often. I used the left overs this morning for an egg white omelet. Thanks for such a great meal! 🌯 September 17, 2016 at 7:40am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked the recipe Regina, thanks for your review! September 17, 2016 at 11:23am Reply

  • Gina: We made these tonight and they were DELICIOUS! Simple to make with lots of flavor. Thank you for thr recipe and a blog that is absolutely amazing! November 29, 2016 at 8:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Gina! December 7, 2016 at 1:00pm Reply

  • Erica: Delicious! I don’t know why I have not done this sooner. We did steak instead of chicken. I used a flank steak sliced into strips. OH MAN! totally a keeper. I like that it’s easy, less dishes, great flavor! December 4, 2016 at 10:10am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Erica! December 7, 2016 at 12:55pm Reply

  • Rachel: These fajitas were delish! I loved the seasoning that was tossed in the chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will definitely make this dish again! January 9, 2017 at 6:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you loved them Rachel! January 13, 2017 at 3:10pm Reply

  • Heidi: These came out great! I didn’t have any Paprika. It didn’t seem to matter. Thanks for the easy and tasty recipe idea! January 16, 2017 at 5:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you enjoyed it Heidi! January 31, 2017 at 11:42am Reply

  • Bianca @myfamilydinner.com: We really enjoyed these fajitas! Super yummy and easy for a weeknight dinner. The seasoning is delicious and is made up of everyday spices that I keep on hand. The best part was the quick clean up. Thank you Jaclyn for creating and sharing this recipe. January 17, 2017 at 4:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Bianca! January 31, 2017 at 11:41am Reply

  • Erin: I have to say I’m surprised by how much my guys liked this!! Thanks for making fajita night SOOOOO much easier!! March 24, 2017 at 8:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Erin! So glad they were enjoyed! March 27, 2017 at 10:33am Reply

  • Nina Gibilisco: I made this for dinner, and the husband said it was a “top 5”!! Thank you! :) March 24, 2017 at 6:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great to hear Nina! March 27, 2017 at 10:34am Reply

  • Terry Masten: Looks yummy! March 24, 2017 at 11:19pm Reply

  • Heather: This was absolutely delicious! My husband, the picky eater, devoured it and said it’s a keeper. Little does he know, it was the simplest recipe, quick to throw together, and very little cleanup. I will be making this again sooner rather than later! March 30, 2017 at 6:24pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad to hear it was enjoyed Heather! April 18, 2017 at 1:24pm Reply

  • Emily: Peppers are not a favorite in our house so we subbed out peppers for 2 julienned carrots and 1 julienned zucchini – SO TASTY, and so easy to clean up! Thank you for this awesome recipe! April 4, 2017 at 6:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Good suggestions – glad you loved it Emily! April 18, 2017 at 1:13pm Reply

  • Annette: I have made these for dinner guests and also for my weekday lunches. So many possibilities! Tonight I was tired and hungry and had to get creative with the ingredients I had. I made half the recipe (1 large chicken breast), 1 red pepper, 1/2 onion and a hand full of fresh green beans. Seasoned with garlic, olive oil and a lot of Cajun seasoning. Topped with sour cream and verde salsa. Looks like 1 dinner and 2 lunches for work. Green beans were a pleasant surprise! April 18, 2017 at 8:17pm Reply

  • Heather: It’s in the oven as we speak. Prep was a cinch. And clean up is already done and it smells amazing. Cant wait to eat! April 24, 2017 at 5:29pm Reply

  • Farida: Just Wonderful !!! June 9, 2017 at 1:26am Reply

  • cindy deborah: Thank you for this wonderful recipe,my family enjoyed it so much June 23, 2017 at 7:07am Reply

  • Carmen: My husband and i are vegetarian, so I replaced the chicken with extra firm tofu (sliced into sticks). This was sooooo easy and delicious, and the kids LOVED it. It will be going into the regular meal rotation for sure! July 17, 2017 at 9:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great suggestion! So glad it was enjoyed. July 18, 2017 at 11:29am Reply

  • Lori: This was delicious!!!!!!!! I used the grill as an oven because it is too hot today to cook inside! I will most definitely make again. August 1, 2017 at 4:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you enjoyed it Lori, the grilled version sounds delicious! August 1, 2017 at 11:16pm Reply

  • Julia Morel: Omg, this looks delicious so I made it, normally I do not eat peppers except for the red ones but the flavor in this dish was so good I ate all the peppers, this was so easy so fast and absolutely devine. August 3, 2017 at 7:18am Reply

  • Debbie: Just made these fajitas for my family! WOW so good and easy! We are going to make these a lot!!! Thank you for the recipe ! August 13, 2017 at 4:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So great to hear Debbie! August 31, 2017 at 10:14am Reply

  • Courtney: These have become a family favorite! So delicious. I have made fajitas prior and they don’t even compare. We even have had to up the recipe some because everyone goes for seconds. Super easy to prepare. Just as yummy the next day. August 21, 2017 at 7:32pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Courtney! August 23, 2017 at 11:28am Reply

  • Tasha: Just made these and they were amazing. Super easy to throw together and my husband and I have leftovers for lunch. August 29, 2017 at 6:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved them Tasha! August 31, 2017 at 9:42am Reply

  • Monica: Everytime I make this I always ask, “why don’t I do this once a week?” This is so simple and so yummy and a definite crowd-pleaser. I make a sheet of this for the family and a sheet for me with just veggies and it’s absolutely delicious. I just substitute baby bella mushrooms for the chicken and I don’t miss the meat at all! This is one of the easiest dinners to make in a short amount of time. I’ve even used frozen chicken before and it was just fine! September 13, 2017 at 9:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear it Monica! September 18, 2017 at 12:41pm Reply

  • Maxine: Loved this meal! I made it tonight for dinner and it was a hit. I really liked that the taco seasoning was homemade. I didn’t have an onion, lime or cilantro on hand — so I skipped those items and it still turned out great. It was such an easy / fresh meal.

    Served the fajita mixture on top of salads with a dollop of quacamole and sour cream. It was a great way to liven up salad night….but would be great in tortillas too. Thanks for sharing! September 13, 2017 at 4:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Maxine! September 18, 2017 at 12:40pm Reply

  • Sarah: Fantastic recipe and super easy! Yum!! September 20, 2017 at 7:15pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked these fajitas Sarah! Thanks for your review! September 21, 2017 at 11:22am Reply

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