Sheet pan chicken fajitas on a white pate on a wooden table.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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I can eat sheet pan chicken fajitas all day and every day. They are super easy to make and you can add different ingredients to give them some variety.

If you love Mexican food and like making it at home, grab some flour tortillas, and a few easy ingredients and spices and make these amazing sheet pan fajitas. If I can do it, you can do it! Let’s get started.

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Ingredients and tools for sheet pan chicken fajitas on a wooden table in glass bowls like chicken, onions, peppers, and spices.

To make these chicken fajitas you need the following ingredients and some optional ingredients:

  • Salt
  • Chili pepper
  • Black ground pepper
  • Ground cumin
  • Paprika
  • Bell peppers – I like to use a green bell pepper, orange bell peppers, and a red bell pepper.
  • Jalapeños (optional)
  • Onion (Sweet, white, red onion, etc.)
  • Fresh garlic
  • Oil (Olive oil, vegetable, etc.)
  • Fresh Lime juice (optional)
  • Cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Flour tortillas or you can use corn tortillas
  • Chicken – I always use chicken tenderloins or chicken tenders but skinless chicken breast cut up into smaller pieces will work great too. You can also use chicken thighs.
  • Other things you might like: chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder for more garlic flavor, onion powder, etc.

How to make easy sheet pan chicken fajitas

Begin by preheating the oven to 400 F/205 C. In a small bowl add all of the spices, salt, chili pepper, ground black pepper, ground cumin, and paprika. There are also other spices that you may want to add as well. Mix them well with a fork and whisk.

Prepare the veggies

Large glass bowl of sliced bell peppers on a wooden table

Take the bell peppers and Jalapeños (optional) wash them and cut them however you like. I like to slice them lengthwise. Remove the skin from the onion and slice it however you like. Add them all to a large glass bowl. You can certainly add other veggies, these are the classic veggies used.

Prepare the chicken for the fajitas

If you are using frozen chicken remove it from the freezer ahead of time and allow it to thaw. I prefer to use chicken tenderloins, but you can certainly use skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, etc. With the tenderloins, I like to slice them into thirds lengthwise.

You can use more chicken if you like and more or less veggies if you like. Feel free to make these your own. The ratio of veggies to chicken is totally up to you. I really like lots of veggies in mine.

Add the fajitas mixings to the sheet pan

Bowl of chicken, garlic, oil, and sliced veggies

Add the sliced chicken to the bowl of veggies and also add the minced fresh garlic, oil, and spices. Next, add a lid and shake it to coat the ingredients evenly. You can also use a large ziplock bag if you like.

Mixing the chicken fajitas toppings in a large glass bowl.

You can also use tongs to mix everything together.

Chicken fajitas ingredients on a sheet pan on a wooden table.

Add the chicken fajitas toppings to a sheet pan lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper or you can even spray the pan with kitchen spray. Put them in a single layer as much as possible. It is okay if they are piled up a little bit because they will be turned and moved around as they are cooked. It will also shrink as it cooks too.

Cook the sheet pan chicken fajitas

Finished sheet pan with fajitas ingredients on a wooden table.

Place the sheet pan in the oven and bake the ingredients for 10 minutes. Then stir them around with tongs or a wooden spoon. The idea is to make sure everything, specifically, the chicken cooks evenly.

Then replace the pan in the oven and continue cooking it for 10 to 15 minutes longer. 20 to 30 total minutes should be enough to cook everything thoroughly. Allow the pan to cool for a few minutes while you prep the additional toppings.

It is important that the middle of the chicken is at least 165 F. If you don’t have a meat thermometer you can also check the chicken by cutting it in half and making sure there is no pink, and any juice comes out clear.

Take warm flour tortillas or corn tortillas and add the fajitas toppings to it. You can also add other things like avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese, cilantro, fresh lime juice, hot sauce, black beans, and any other favorite toppings, etc. Take a big bite out of those sheet pan chicken fajitas.

Or if you prefer you can also serve it in a rice bowl with white rice or brown rice instead of using warm tortillas. I always like using tortillas but I know some people prefer their fajitas with rice instead. Enjoy!

How long do chicken fajitas last?

You can save any leftover chicken fajitas in an airtight container for up to 4 to 5 days in the fridge. This meal works wonderfully as a food prep dish for the week.

Can I use shrimp instead of chicken?

Yes! You can easily make sheet pan shrimp fajitas this way as well, however, shrimp cooks much faster than chicken. So start cooking the veggies first and when you have about 9 to 11 minutes left you can add your shrimp.

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Sheet pan chicken fajitas on a white pate on a wooden table.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

I love chicken dishes and these sheet pan chicken fajitas are on point! They are so full of flavor and perfect for lunch or dinner. The cool thing is they are super easy to make and the cleanup is easy too!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Cooling time5 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, chicken, easy, quick, tortillas
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 535kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Tongs
  • Bowls
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • sheet pan
  • Silicone mat or parchment paper or use kitchen spray

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. table salt 10g
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1g
  • 1/2 tsp. black ground pepper 1g
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin 6g
  • 2 tsp. paprika 5g
  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 large onion
  • 8 chicken tenderloins about 2 lbs, approx 900g
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 to 4 tbsp of oil olive oil, vegetable oil, etc.
  • Cheddar cheese optional
  • Lime juice optional
  • Cilantro optional
  • Flour tortillas

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/205 C
  • In a small bowl combine all the spices and blend them well with a fork or small whisk.
  • Wash and slice the bell peppers and any jalapenos you may wish to use. Remove the outer skin of the onion and slice that as well.
  • Cut the chicken tenderloins (or other chicken) into long strips. And add them to the bowl with the veggies. Or add them all to a bag.
  • Cut up the garlic and add it to the bowl along with the oil. Add the lid to the bowl and shake it so all the ingredients get coated evenly. Or shake them all in a bag or use tongs to mix them all.
  • Line a large sheet pan with a silicone mat, parchment paper, or spray it with kitchen spray. Then add the chicken fajitas mixture to the pan and spread them out evenly. Bake them in the oven for 10 minutes then stir. After stirring them, cook them for an additional 10 to 15 minutes until the veggies are soft and the chicken is done. The chicken should be at least 165 F in the center. Use a thermometer or just cut a piece open and as long as there is no pink it is ready to go.
  • Allow the chicken fajitas mixture to cool for a few minutes while you prep the other ingredients like the cheese or avocado. Take a tortilla and pile up some of the fajitas mixture and top with cheese, avocado, sour cream, lime juice, etc. Enjoy!

Video

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Notes

The nutritional facts will vary depending on anything extra you add. These are based on if you were to eat 2 of the fajitas.
sheet pan chicken fajitas nutritional facts
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Nutrition

Calories: 535kcal

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42 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas sounds so delicious! I should really try it soon! Yum!

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