Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

  • By KJ

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are the epitome of an easy weeknight dinner. Colorful bell peppers and chipotle chicken simmer and caramelize together on a sheet pan. Scoop them onto a tortilla and top with some sour cream and fresh avocado—then enjoy your sizzling supper.

Can we take a second to talk about how easy this meal is?

One sheet pan. Just a few other dishes. We’re talking cleanup that’s in the same league as store-bought mac and cheese—but this flavor packs way more punch.

I love healthy recipes like this that allow you to spend more time enjoying a meal with friends and family and less time prepping and cleaning up.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas that have been cooked and ready to serve.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are the epitome of an easy weeknight dinner. Colorful bell peppers and chipotle chicken simmer and caramelize together on a sheet pan. Scoop them onto a tortilla and top with some sour cream and fresh avocado—then enjoy your sizzling supper.  

Can we take a second to talk about how easy this meal is?  

One sheet pan. Just a few other dishes. We’re talking cleanup that’s in the same league as store-bought mac and cheese—but this flavor packs way more punch. 

I love healthy recipes like this that allow you to spend more time enjoying a meal with friends and family and less time prepping and cleaning up.  

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas that have been cooked and ready to serve.

Why KJ Loves Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet pan meals are a great way to get dinner on the table without a lot of hassle. Chicken fajitas are a staple in our household, and having this Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita recipe up my sleeve makes the job even easier! Being able to make chicken fajitas and only dirty one pan is what I’m talking about. Grab all your favorite fajita toppings and dig in! 

Red, green and orange bell peppers before they are sliced.

How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

01) Mix the fajita seasoning blend.

You’ll mix together some seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder. This is the perfect blend for that classic fajita taste!

02) Cut the peppers and chicken.

Bell Peppers: 

Use a variety of bell peppers to add pops of color and layers of flavor. Or, just use whatever you have on hand. My favorites are green, red, and yellow bell peppers.

Chicken: 

If you’re looking for a dinner that’s fast and easy, boneless, skinless chicken helps you win at both. It cooks up quickly and makes serving a breeze. 

You can choose dark or white meat for sheet pan chicken fajitas —your preference! I like to use boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins because they are easy to cut into 1-inch pieces before cooking. 

What about onions? 

If you want to add onions, go for it! Slice up some yellow or red onions and toss them in with everything else. 

If you don’t love onions or don’t have any on hand, you can leave them out. 

03) Toss ingredients on a sheet pan and bake.

Toss everything together on your sheet pan with some garlic. Go for fresh garlic if you have the time. To make it easy, you can use pre-minced garlic from a jar. 

Bake for 35-45 minutes, until cooked through. If you like extra charred flavor, leave the sheet pan chicken fajitas in the oven a little longer. 

04) Serve on tortillas and enjoy!

…it really is that easy. You can use all the time you saved on meal prep to make homemade sides and drinks (like 5-ingredient guacamole or margaritas). Or use the time to unwind and ask your family about their day.

Cubed chicken and sliced bell peppers on a sheet pan before being seasoned and cooked.

Serving Ideas for Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Basic Fajita Fixings

Scoop your sizzling chicken and peppers onto a flour tortilla and add your favorite toppings, like sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.

Ultimate Fajita Nachos

To mix up the fixings, scoop all the ingredients on top of some tortilla chips. Layer on some cheese, broil to melt, and dig in. Chicken fajita nachos are perfect for game day!

Meal Prep Fajitas

Cook up your lunches or dinners for the next couple of days, all on one sheet pan. Super delicious. Super easy. 

Seasoned chicken and bell peppers on a sheet pan ready for the oven.
Sheet pan chicken fajitas on the sheet pan right out of the oven.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas FAQs

How should I cut my chicken for fajitas?

Many traditional methods use longer, thin strips of chicken. However, I like to cut my chicken into 1-inch cubes for my sheet pan fajitas. If you’re cutting longer strips, try slicing the chicken against the grain for a tender (not chewy) texture.

How do you know when chicken fajitas are done?

Check to make sure your chicken is cooked through (165 degrees). After that, it’s up to you! Some people like their fajitas more charred and caramelized. Others prefer the vegetables on the firmer side.

What are the toppings for fajitas?

To top your chicken fajitas, try sour cream, guacamole, salsa, jalapeños, or shredded cheese!

A close-up photo of a piece of chicken on the sheet pan with the fajitas around.

Looking for other Chicken Recipes? Check these out!

Easy Coconut Chicken Curry

Mango Chutney Chicken

Apricot Baked Chicken

 

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are the epitome of an easy weeknight dinner. Colorful bell peppers and chipotle chicken simmer and caramelize together on a sheet pan. Scoop them onto a tortilla and top with some sour cream and fresh avocado—then enjoy your sizzling supper.  

Can we take a second to talk about how easy this meal is?  

One sheet pan. Just a few other dishes. We’re talking cleanup that’s in the same league as store-bought mac and cheese—but this flavor packs way more punch. 

I love healthy recipes like this that allow you to spend more time enjoying a meal with friends and family and less time prepping and cleaning up.  


Ingredients

Scale

For the peppers:

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the chicken:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless  chicken tenderloins or breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine all the ingredients for the peppers together on one half of a baking sheet pan. Lightly toss together to coat. Repeat the same process for the chicken on the other half of sheet pan.
  2. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the peppers have caramelized. Turn the broiler on high and broil for 3-5 to get a slight char that classic fajitas are known for.
  3. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado or any other desired toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If dark chicken meat is desired, boneless/skinless chicken thighs can be used instead.
  • Use any color or combination of bell peppers that are your favorite or whatever you have on hand!
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 263
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 15.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.3g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 27.2g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg

Keywords: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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