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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

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

sheet pan chicken fajitas

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.

No stirring is required, so it’s great to pop in the oven, chill with a drink and make the most of some sit-down time while the oven works its magic!

four 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 chilli, cumin, and garlic as they fill your kitchen.

sheet pan with chicken and peppers

Ingredients You’ll Need

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

Garlic powder – 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 – The sweet smoked paprika is delicious, but you could use a regular one too. 

Cumin – Use an already ground cumin or use seeds that you gave freshly ground yourself; this will heighten the taste of this delicious spice.

Salt – Sea salt or regular salt would be perfect here.

Black pepper – Use freshly ground pepper if you can, as it provides a really intense flavor.

Olive oil – 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 – Choose plump, free-range/organic chicken breasts for the best quality.  You will find this meat far juicier and full of taste.

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

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

Lime – 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.

bell peppers, raw chicken, and spices

For Serving

Corn shells – 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!

corn fajita shells

How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

 

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.

spice mix in bowl

Add the olive oil and stir well, to combine well.

fajita spice mix

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.

chicken strips on pan

Add the bell peppers and onion to the sheet pan and stir well to combine with the chicken, oil, and spices.

onions and peppers on sheet pan

Place in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.

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.

Serve in tortillas and whatever toppings you like.  See below.

cooked sheet pan chicken and veggies

What Condiments Do You Serve with Fajitas?

Fajitas are typically served with a few tasty extras.  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.  You could use a thick Greek yogurt here instead.

Salsa – fresh and zingy salsa brings a welcome cooling sweetness to fajitas.  You can make your own so easily by chopping salad onions, red chilli, cilantro, and tomatoes and adding them to a bit of garlic, lime juice, and salt.

Guacamole – this thick, spicy, creamy delight is the top of the favorites for fajitas.  You can make your own too, and here’s a quick recipe – Chop/mash together 2 avocados, ½ tsp salt, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 red chilli, 2 tbsp cilantro leaves, and 3 salad onions.

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 fajitas sheet pan

What Drinks Go with Fajitas?

Drinks always spring to mind with fajitas.  This dish is a welcome addition to a social gathering, so drinks need to pair well. 

Ice cold beer always cuts through the spice. Choose a crisp, pale brand that won’t overpower your taste buds and keep on ice.  

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! 

El Diabolo Cocktails – a blend of tequila, crème do cassis, lime juice, and ginger beer will be welcome by cocktail lovers and your fajitas!

Iced Tea – perfect for the younger diners eating fajitas.  You can make various flavored Iced Teas using ginger, peach, lemon, passion fruit, grapefruit, or any tropical ingredients.

completed chicken fajitas

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Yield: 12 tortilla shells
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Enjoy Mexican flavors with these healthy chicken sheet pan fajitas. A yummy, flavorful recipe the kids will love! Gluten-free and dairy-free.

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and oil the baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl, combine chilli powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, black pepper, and olive oil.
  3. Add chicken strips to the baking sheet, cover with the mix of olive oil and spices.
  4. Add in the bell peppers, white onion and toss to combine.
  5. Cook in the oven for around 20 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.
  6. Squeeze out the lime juice all over the sheet pan and sprinkle over chopped cilantro.
  7. Serve in tortillas.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 tortilla shells Serving Size: 3 tortilla shells
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 473Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9.4gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 735mgCarbohydrates: 44gNet Carbohydrates: 36.9gFiber: 7.1gSugar: 4.7gProtein: 44g

Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.

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