This quick and easy sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe is super delicious, simple to make, full of flavor, and baked in the oven on a baking sheet. Super convenient and always a favorite.
Chicken fajitas are a favorite of my family for taco Tuesdays. Long before the concept of this day devoted to tacos was so popular, my family and I were enjoying tacos and Mexican food every week. I’ve always loved to mix and match tasty Tex-Mex flavors for dinner, and fajitas have always had pride of place in that lineup. I’ll serve them up with tacos, guac, and even churros for dessert. If it’s Mexican or Tex-Mex, it will probably make an appearance at some point.
For the past several months, I’ve been making this super easy version of fajitas. This sheet pan chicken fajita recipe gives us all the flavors and textures that we love about fajitas, but it’s so much easier than the pan method that I used to use.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
This sheet pan chicken fajita recipe is absolutely delicious and ridiculously easy to make. Tender chicken breast, onions, bell peppers, and seasonings come together so easily to create all the flavors that we love about fajitas. And it’s all done on a sheet pan! Just pop it in the oven, and it’s done. It’s the easiest fajita recipe you’ll ever make, making it perfect for any day of the week, even busy weeknights.
A Quick and Easy Sheet Pan Meal
There’s a reason that sheet pan meals have caught on so rapidly. They’re so easy! These fajitas are one of the easiest sheet pan meals you’ll ever make. In just a few minutes, you’ll have it in the oven, and then it’s just a matter of waiting on it to bake. That’s all there is to it. I make this on weeknights when I want something delicious that won’t take me hours to make, and it’s always so satisfying.
Toppings and Side Ideas
These easy sheet pan chicken fajitas are just the beginning of a meal that puts all other spreads to shame if you want them to be. There are all kinds of delicious toppings that can be added to them and a ton of great side options that are perfect with this recipe.
- Picante sauce
- Taco sauce
- Sour cream
- Salsa verde
- Avocado salad
- Refried beans
- Spicy roasted potatoes
- Chili con queso
- Tomato corn salad
- Street corn
- Spanish rice
Fajitas are so much fun to play with, especially with a recipe like this. Just make a few tweaks, and you can change this recipe a little or a lot. It’s up to you. The point is, this singular recipe can lead to many different meals if you’re so inclined. Some great ideas to switch things up include:
- Using chicken thighs
- Make beef fajitas
- Make pork fajitas
- Add vegetables like mushrooms, sliced jalapenos, or any of your other favorites
- Use whole grain tortillas
- Use red pepper for a kick of extra heat
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about this sheet pan chicken fajita recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about fajitas.
Where do fajitas come from?
Fajitas are a Mexican dish that originated in the USA. They were invented in the latter 1930s by Mexican ranch workers in Texas. These workers were often paid in meat that was the least desirable like the head, entrails, or skirt steak. The skirt steak was used to make fajitas. In fact, the term translates to little strap – which is exactly what skirt steak is.
Are chicken fajitas healthy?
The base ingredients are incredibly healthy. The addition of heavy toppings like sour cream is what makes them unhealthy. If you’re not concerned with calories, feel free to load them up with all your favorite toppings. For a lighter, healthier fajita, try topping the ingredients with a little salsa and maybe a handful of cheese.
What to serve with chicken fajitas?
You can serve chicken fajitas with any of your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex sides like the ones I listed earlier in the post. You can also make them a part of a larger meal and pair them with other main dishes like tacos, burritos, and enchiladas.
Can you make chicken fajitas in the air fryer?
You sure can! It’s the exact same method as using a sheet pan in the oven. Just season the ingredients and put them in the air fryer.
Can you freeze chicken fajitas?
Absolutely. Place your cooled chicken fajita ingredients in a flat layer in a heavy-duty freezer bag and press out as much air as possible. They’ll keep in the freezer for up to 9 months.
Storage and Reheating
Chicken fajitas will last in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 3 – 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them in a heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 9 months.
To reheat your chicken fajitas, place them on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil and then loosely cover them with more foil. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes at 350. You can also place the ingredients in a skillet and heat them up over medium heat.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Recipe Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these fajitas. There’s nothing fancy here. You’ll find everything easily at the grocery store.
- Chicken breast, boneless skinless
- Large onion
- Red bell pepper
- Green bell pepper
- Orange bell pepper
- Yellow bell pepper
- Cajun seasoning
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Ground cumin
- Olive oil
- Flour tortillas
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Recipe Instructions
Making these fajitas is just as easy as gathering up the ingredients for them. It only takes a few minutes of prep and some time in the oven.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Then, whisk all the seasonings together in a small bowl. Cut the chicken breast and vegetables into 1/4-inch strips.
Step 2: Bake
Place the chicken and sliced vegetables on the prepared baking sheet. Then, sprinkle it all with the seasoning. Drizzle with olive oil and mix it all together using a pair of tongs. Then, bake for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender. Wrap with flour tortillas and your favorite toppings, garnish with cilantro and lime wedges and salt and pepper to taste.
Try This Delicious Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Recipe Today
This easy, delicious sheet pan chicken fajita recipe comes together in just a few minutes, and then it’s all a matter of waiting for it to bake. That’s it! It’s the perfect addition to any taco Tuesday, weekend meal, or even a busy weeknight. Give this recipe a try, and I know you’ll love it as much as I and my family do.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- 2 chicken breast boneless skinless
- 1 large onion, sliced into strips
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
- 1 orange bell pepper, sliced into strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 flour tortillas, fajita size
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, mix all the seasonings together. Set aside.
- Cut chicken breast into ¼ inch thick strips.
- Place the chicken, sliced onions, and sliced bell peppers on the prepared baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with seasonings. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken and vegetables, and use a pair of tongs to mix the chicken, veggies, and seasonings all together.
- Place in the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.
- Serve with flour tortillas and your favorite fajita toppings.