Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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5 from 9 votes
These Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are one of my favorite boneless chicken thighs recipes.  They take only 30 minutes and have minimal clean-up because you make them on a single sheet pan. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
# finished sheet pan chicken fajitas

These easy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are one of my favorite recipes for boneless chicken thighs.  They take only 30 minutes to make and have minimal clean-up because you make them on a single sheet pan. 

# finished sheet pan chicken fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are easy, quick and delicious. Additionally, there is minimal clean up. It is the perfect meal to have on a crazy day.

Think that fajitas are a product of Mexico? However, it is a truly a Texas Cattle Round up invention from the 1930s. Find out more here.

  • 30 Minute Meal: This includes prep time!
  • Easy Ingredients: All easy ingredients you have on hand, plus it is economical.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone loves to build their own fajitas. It is fun.
  • Adaptable: Use chicken thighs, chicken breast, or even precooked chicken.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Leftovers are great for lunch the next day.

What You Need to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs 
  •  diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • onion 
  • bell peppers
  •  vegetable oil
  •  Homemade Taco Seasoning Blend
  • tortillas

Equipment

How to Make Oven Baked Fajitas – Step by Step

Peppers and vegetables being prepared
  • Cut chicken into strips: First, slice the chicken into strips about 1/2 inch thick. 
  • Slice Peppers:  Second, slice bell peppers into strips.  I like to use a variety of peppers in different colors, repeat with onions. Next, arrange on the sides of a rimmed baking sheet
  • Season:  Third, arrange the chicken in a single layer down the center of the baking sheet and then season chicken with Taco Seasoning Blend
  • Tomatoes: Pour tomatoes on top of the chicken and vegetables. (Photo 8 below)
  • Bake:  Finally, bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through
Vegetables being prepared and layed out on a sheet pan

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Common Questions About Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY CHICKEN IS DONE?

You know the chicken is cooked through when the juices run clear or it has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  I always use a meat thermometer to test meat for doneness.t the answer here.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE HALVED OR DOUBLED?

Absolutely, just adjust the amounts to the appropriate size for your needs.

ANY WAY TO FRESHEN UP THE FLAVOR?

When you remove the sheet pan from the oven, squeeze some fresh lime juice over the entire pan and add some chopped cilantro to add a fresh taste and wake up the flavors.

SUGGESTIONS FOR TOPPINGS?

>Sour cream
>Guacamole
>Pico de Gallo
>Cheese

WHAT TO SERVE WITH RECIPE?

 Truly, I like to serve with Easy Mexican Rice and my Restaurant Style Black Beans.

ALTERNATE COOKING METHODS?

Here’s a great tutorial on how to make chicken fajitas on the stove. Alternatively, here is a tutorial will show you how to make grilled chicken fajitas.

Fajitas with guacamole and sour cream.

Expert Tips for Making Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

  • Different proteins. Feel free to swap out the chicken thighs for any protein you like.  Depending on what you choose, you may have to adjust the cooking time, though.
  • Meat thermometer.  Never wonder if you’re chicken is cooked through.  Use a meat thermometer to be absolutely sure.  This is my favorite one.
  • Speed up the recipe by preparing everything ahead of time.  If you’re short on time, you can easily chop all of the veggies and chicken ahead of time and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready.
  • Switch up the Veggies: Peppers and onions are traditional but throw in some mushrooms, spinach (at the end to wilt)asparagus.
  • Homemade Tortillas: This is a great quick tortilla recipe.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

5 from 9 votes
These Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are one of my favorite boneless chicken thighs recipes.  They take only 30 minutes and have minimal clean-up because you make them on a single sheet pan. 
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs cut into strips
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies (such as Ro*Tel) drained
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 large bell peppers seeded and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons Homemade Taco Seasoning Blend
  • 12 flour tortillas warmed to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Coat a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread chicken and vegetables on a large rimmed sheet pan in an even layer.
  • In a small bowl combine the oil and seasoning blend.
  • Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and veggies and toss to coat.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

Expert Tips

  • Different proteins. Feel free to swap out the chicken thighs for any protein you like.  Depending on what you choose, you may have to adjust the cooking time, though.
  • Meat thermometer.  Never wonder if you’re chicken is cooked through.  Use a meat thermometer to be absolutely sure.  This is my favorite one.
  • Speed up the recipe by preparing everything ahead of time.  If you’re short on time, you can easily chop all of the veggies and chicken ahead of time and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready.
  • Switch up the Veggies: Peppers and onions are traditional but throw in some mushrooms, spinach (at the end to wilt)asparagus.
  • Homemade Tortillas: This is a great quick tortilla recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 756mg | Potassium: 723mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1902IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 4mg

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15 thoughts on “Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for this simple, delicious recipe! It’s great for my family because my husband is on a low carb diet. He can just skip the tortilla and eat the rest of it.

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  2. 5 stars
    Give me all the sheet pan meals! I am obsessed and this one looks so dang yummy! Who doesn’t love a good fajita!? Can’t wait to try!

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  3. Will you put back the baked fajita recipe? I make it weekly. You’d think I’d know it by heart after all this time but I always refer to the recipe. I’m distraught to see it replaced with the sheet pan fajita recipe.

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  4. I was wondering if I need to cook the chicken partially or completly before adding the vegetables to it? Also can this be done in crock pot instead of oven? Thanks:)

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