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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

If you love healthy Mexican food as much as I do, you are going to love these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas! With tender chicken marinated in a garlic lime marinade, bell peppers, onions, and tortillas, this recipe is a satisfying meal that is perfect for a clean eating diet. You will love how easy these Sheet Pan Fajitas are to make. They have become a regular family meal at our house, and they just may become one at your house too!

One area that I have struggled with through the years is healthy dinners.

Historically, I do great with meals for the whole family at breakfast and lunch. By dinner time, everything falls apart.

I get up so early (3:30 am) that by 6 pm I rarely feel motivated to cook a full meal. Because of this, I have a strong preference for meals that can be prepped early in the day (or even on the weekend) and pulled out at dinner time.

Chicken cut into strips in a shallow dish to prep for Sheet Pan Fajitas

It is so easy to have a casserole in the fridge and pull it out!

For years an easy night for me usually meant a super-cheesy pasta dish.

I love casseroles, and will never give up my cheesy pasta, but I’ve been working on easy dishes that are a little bit lighter.

I am happy with salads and bowls, but the boys and hubby want a “meal”

Chicken marinading to make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

One way that I’ve found that works for our family is sheet pan dinners.

Sometimes the easiest way to do something is also the best. Sheet pan dinners have become one of my favorite ways to cook on busy weeknights. To me, it is a more hands-off approach to one pot cooking. It is the perfect way to make sure a family dinner happens when I’m short on energy. I love that all the ingredients can be prepped in advance, leaving me free to enjoy extra quality time with the family.

These Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are jam-packed with flavor and the perfect balance between healthy and comfort food. You can pile on the cheese and sour cream, or skip it all together.

A red pepper, green pepper and yellow pepper cut up to make Sheet Pan Fajitas

I like to make a double batch so that I have chicken and vegetables to throw on a bowl or even a salad later in the week.  (This requires two large pans because you don’t want to crowd the veggies and chicken.)

Onions on a cutting board with a knife cut up for Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

It’s like getting dinner and lunch prep done at the same time. #winning

Overhead shot of a pan of Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with serving ingredients surrounding.

Plated Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with pan in the background

Next time you know you need a quick and easy meal that the whole family will approve of, give these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas a try!

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Sheet Pan Fajitas

If you love healthy Mexican food as much as I do, you are going to love these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas! With tender chicken marinated in a garlic lime marinade, bell peppers, onions, and tortillas, this recipe is a satisfying recipe that is perfect for a clean eating diet. You will love how easy these Sheet Pan Fajitas are to make. They have become a regular family meal at our house, and they just may become one at your house too!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Southwestern seasoning see note
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 bell peppers one each green, red, and yellow, cut into strips
  • 3 large onions sliced (or 6 small)
  • For serving: tortillas cheddar cheese, sour cream, limes, cilantro, avocado

Instructions

  1. Place chicken strips in a shallow dish.

  2. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, avocado oil, garlic, and Southwestern seasoning. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the marinade.

  3. Pour remaining marinade over chicken and marinate 30 minutes to up to 2 hours.

  4. Place a sheet pan in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees.

  5. Carefully remove sheet pan and arrange chicken, onions and peppers, on the sheet pan.

  6. Bake 25 – 30 minutes, brushing halfway through with reserved marinade.

Recipe Notes

Note: If You don’t have Southwestern Seasoning, use 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon each cumin, garlic powder, salt, and paprika. Fajita season or taco seasoning also work.

I use organic flour tortillas for the family, and gluten free organic corn tortillas for myself.

Variations for Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas:

  • Cut a zucchini and yellow squash into matchsticks and toss with a tablespoon of olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt.  Add to the Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas in the last five minutes of cooking.
  • For a little more heat, add in 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper to the marinade.
  • Serve with Avocado Cream or Bacon Guacamole.
  • Instead of serving with cheddar cheese, serve with crumbled quasi fresco or grated Monterey Jack Cheese

Serving Suggestions

Nutrition Facts

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Amount Per Serving

Calories 223 Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 14%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Cholesterol 72mg 24%

Sodium 135mg 6%

Potassium 582mg 17%

Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%

Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

Sugars 3g

Protein 25g 50%

Vitamin A 28.6%

Vitamin C 77.6%

Calcium 2%

Iron 3.9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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