Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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Love chicken fajitas? Bring Mexican flavors to your kitchen with these sheet pan chicken fajitas. Gluten-free and dairy-free!

Do you love fajitas but don’t want the mess of clearing up skillets and pans? This Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas recipe is perfect for you then.

sheet pan chicken fajitas

This Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas dish is also the perfect way to make this popular meal when you’re socializing.

Serve drinks, chat with guests, and enjoy the aromas of chili, cumin, and garlic as they fill your kitchen.

plate of fajitas in hard shells

Ingredients You’ll Need

Chilli powder (2 tsp) – If you like some heat, opt for a strong, fiery one.  It will boost your dish and bring some smiles all around.

Garlic powder (1 tsp)– This is a helpful ingredient to have in the store cupboard as it can add some quick garlic taste to a dish, perfect if you are in a hurry.  You could use minced garlic here instead if you wish.

Smoked paprika (1 tsp) – The sweet smoked paprika is delicious, but you could use a regular one too.

Cumin (1 tsp) – Use already ground cumin or seeds that you gave freshly ground yourself; this will heighten the taste of this delicious spice.

Salt (1 tsp) – Sea salt or regular salt would be perfect here.

Black pepper (1/2 tsp) – Use freshly ground pepper if possible, as it provides a really intense flavor.

Olive oil (2 tbsp) – This can be your usual cooking olive oil, so you don’t need to use an expensive extra-virgin variety.  You could use avocado oil or coconut oil instead.

Chicken breasts (1 ½ lbs) – Choose plump, free-range/organic chicken breasts for the best quality.  You will find this meat is very juicy and full of taste.

Bell peppers (3) – Red, yellow, orange, and green- are perfect for this dish, so use whatever combination you like.

White onion (1, medium)– White onion or red onion could be used for this dish, so take your pick.

Lime (1, juiced) – This citrus pairs perfectly with the fiery heat and warm spices of fajitas. You could use lemon if you cannot get hold of lime, though.

Cilantro – The freshness of this herb will elevate your fajitas, but you could use fresh parsley instead.

For Serving

Corn shells (12) – You can use readymade corn shells here, but you could also use flour tortillas or gluten-free wrap options.

Sour cream, grated cheese, guacamole, salsa (optional) – Take your pick with what to serve with your fajitas; just be generous!

ingredients for chicken fajitas

How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400F and oil the baking sheet. In a bowl, combine the chilli powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper.

Step 2. Add the olive oil and stir well to combine well.

Step 3. Put the chicken strips onto the baking sheet and pour over the mix of olive oil and spices. Toss or stir well to coat the chicken meat.

Step 4. Add the bell peppers and onion to the sheet pan and stir well to combine with the chicken, oil, and spices. Place in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.

Step 5. Squeeze out the lime juice using a juicer like this one, and sprinkle it all over the sheet pan and ingredients. Scatter the chopped cilantro over the top.

Step 6. Serve in tortillas and whatever toppings you like.

steps to make sheet pan fajitas

What Condiments Do You Serve with Fajitas?

You can add what you like, though, as it’s really down to personal taste.

Sour cream – this cream blends well with the hot, spicy flavors and adds a delicious creaminess. 

Salsa – fresh and zingy salsa brings a welcome cooling sweetness to fajitas. 

Guacamole – this thick, spicy, creamy delight is the top of the favorites for fajitas. 

Grated Cheese – Boost your fajitas with some sharp but creamy cheese and allow to melt and ooze all over the chicken and peppers.

close up of bells peppers and chicken on sheet pan

What Drinks Go with Fajitas?

Ice-cold beer always cuts through the spice.

Sangria, of course, is a tasty drink to serve with fajitas. You can make your own non-alcoholic version to keep everyone happy or make an extra-strong one to get the party started!

Iced Tea – perfect for younger diners who are eating fajitas. 

corn shells with chicken and bell peppers

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4.39 from 18 votes

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

By Karo @ AllNutritious
Enjoy Mexican flavors with these healthy chicken sheet pan fajitas. A yummy, flavorful recipe the kids will love! Gluten-free and dairy-free.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 tortilla shells

Ingredients 

  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breasts boneless, skinless (cut into strips)
  • 3 bell peppers cut into strips (use whatever colors you want)
  • 1 medium white onion sliced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • fresh cilantro chopped

For Serving:

  • 12 small corn shells
  • sour cream grated cheese, guacamole, salsa (OPTIONAL)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F and oil the baking sheet.
  • In a bowl, combine chilli powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, black pepper, and olive oil.
  • Add chicken strips to the baking sheet, cover with the mix of olive oil and spices.
  • Add in the bell peppers, white onion and toss to combine.
  • Cook in the oven for around 20 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Squeeze out the lime juice all over the sheet pan and sprinkle over chopped cilantro.
  • Serve in tortillas.

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Nutrition

Serving: 3 tortilla shells | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.4g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 735mg | Fiber: 7.1g | Sugar: 4.7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Holly says:

    5 stars
    Came out great. I added a bit of lemon juice and more oil directly into spice, mixed chicken a bowl to coat, dumped in biggest sheet pan I own. Mmm! Thanks for the recipe.