Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

04.01.2018

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas have quickly become a regular on my dinner rotation! These easy fajitas are brimming with those Mexican flavors we crave, they’re a breeze to throw together, and clean up couldn’t be easier. They’re sure to be a crowd favorite!

Chicken fajita mixture on a sheet pan with a side of tortillas. Fajita mixture includes seasoned chicken strips, bell peppers, onions and cilantro.

Easy Chicken Fajitas!

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 baked Chicken Fajitas aren’t seared in a 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, because we all love these fajitas!

This is definitely the perfect lazy dinner. It has all those delicious southwestern flavors and only requires minimal effort. Lazy Monday night meal here we come.

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Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe

  • Spices – chili powder, ancho chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, S&P
  • Chicken breasts
  • Veggies – bell peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro
  • Olive oil
  • Lime
  • Flour tortillas

Chicken Fajitas on baking sheet with cilantro and limes

How to Make Chicken Fajitas in the Oven

You don’t even need a mixing bowl here, I’m telling you you’ll love this easy method! Here’s the simple steps:

  • Place the chicken and veggies on rimmed baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle over DIY fajita seasoning.
  • Drizzle it with olive oil and toss well.
  • Bake until chicken is cooked through, tossing once halfway through.
  • Serve in warmed tortillas.

Try Them Soon!

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.

Chicken Fajitas wrapped in tortillas served with limes and sour cream on brown plate.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

4.89 from 35 votes

Chicken breasts strips, bell peppers and onions are all tossed together on a baking sheet with spices and oil and baked in the oven until cooked through. It doesn't get any easier!

These are brimming with those fresh, well seasoned Mexican flavors we crave, they’re quick to throw together, and clean up couldn’t be better! One of my go-to dinners.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: oven fajitas, sheet pan dinners
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 518 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

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°F (200°C). 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. 
  6. Top with chicken strips then sprinkle garlic and seasoning evenly over chicken strips. 
  7. Drizzle olive oil over top then toss everything to evenly coat. Spread into an even layer working to keep chicken from overlapping. 
  8. 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).

  9. Wrap tortillas tightly in foil and warm in oven during last 5 minutes of fajita filling cooking.

  10. Drizzle lime juice evenly over top of the chicken fajita filling, sprinkle with cilantro and more salt to taste and toss to coat. 
  11. Serve filling warm in warm tortillas with desired toppings.
  12. Recipe source: Cooking Classy, inspired by my Slow Cooker Fajitas
Nutrition Facts
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 1510mg 63%
Potassium 1002mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 42g 84%
Vitamin A 71%
Vitamin C 146.9%
Calcium 9.9%
Iron 22.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

132 comments

  • Stacia: I have made this many times, normally leaving out the coriander. It is so versatile! This time i used the seasoning portion only on ground chicken for chicken tacos. I added a healthy 1/3rd cup of water to help distribute the spices and half a tablespoon or so of tomato paste to thicken. Very tasty and saved a drive into town to buy taco seasoning mix. December 4, 2018 at 2:30pm Reply

  • Anna: While I was making spice mix, I tripled it so I had it to use later for this or even for leftovers. Love this recipe. November 27, 2018 at 8:08pm Reply

  • Sarah: So delicious! This is a family favorite – we make it just about once every two weeks… more frequently if my kids remember to ask :) November 20, 2018 at 4:42pm Reply

  • Tess: These were awesome. I also added lime juice to the marinade. Everyone thought they were better than any restaurant November 6, 2018 at 4:20pm Reply

  • Marci: My family said this recipe was the best fajitas they have ever eaten. So easy to make. October 30, 2018 at 2:10pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear that Marci! Thanks for letting me know you guys enjoyed them! November 4, 2018 at 4:24pm Reply

  • Diane: Not only was this recipe very good. It was very easy to make. Only thing I will do different is to make a double batch next time! September 21, 2018 at 10:12am Reply

  • Sue: I made these fajitas for dinner tonight – they were delicious. We belong to a veggie co-op in the summer and had some pablano peppers so used those along with a red and orange pepper. They added a nice zip, but not too spicy. Will definitely be a favorite go to dinner in our house. September 17, 2018 at 6:04pm Reply

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