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Chicken Fajita – one of the easiest healthy dinner recipes. Yellow, red and green peppers, sliced onions and chicken breasts, mixed with some simple spices (ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and olive oil). Perfectly baked in the oven, and served on flour tortillas. Simply Yummy! Make-ahead recipe. Quick and easy dinner recipe. | tipbuzz.com

Here is a photo of chicken fajitas made in a sheet pan with hot flour tortillas alongside

For us fajitas conjure up images of smokey restaurants with meat, onions and peppers sizzling in cast iron pans and steaming hot flour tortillas.

They’re great restaurant food, but here is a healthier and easier way to make juicy and flavorful fajitas at home, baked with the best seasonings and served with cilantro and fresh lime.

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Fajitas were invented in the 1930s by ranch workers in Texas as appetizers cooked over an open fire. Flank steaks were used to be economical and they were called botanzas.

This is a photo of chicken fajitas being served with sour cream straight out of the sheet pan

Later on in 1973, Ninfa’s restaurant in Houston created the modern fajita by adding in onions and bell peppers. The name was created from faja meaning a strip like a belt, and ita for emphasis!

This is a photo of assembled chicken fajitas served together on a plate

To make these fajitas, the only cookware you’ll need is a medium-large baking sheet. Start by cutting up chicken breasts, an onion and a few bell peppers.

We used a mix of red, yellow and green bell peppers, but you can use whatever’s available. You might even find chicken strips and bell peppers pre-sliced at the supermarket.

This is a photo of the raw ingredients for chicken fajitas on a sheet pan before being mixed together: chicken, onions, bell peppers, seasonings and vegetable oil

Toss your ingredients onto the pan and use some tongs to distribute the spices and oil. You can use two spoons if you don’t have tongs. It might look something like this:

This is a photo of the raw ingredients for chicken fajitas once they've been mixed together

Then bake for 15 minutes until the juices are sizzling in the pan. Once the sheet pan goes into the oven, relax and let your oven do the work… Creating fajitas at home can be challenging, but these sheet pan chicken fajitas make it easy.

Remove the pan from the oven and mix the meat with some tongs to keep everything juicy and bring out the flavor. Slide some of the mixture over to make space for the tortillas.

Then add the tortillas to the edge of the pan to heat up, and return to the oven for 5 more minutes.

This is a photo of the cooked chickne fajitas on the sheet pan with flour tortillas

You can get your garnishes ready while the fajitas are still in the oven. Cut the lime wedges and chop up some cilantro. Popular condiments include sour cream, guacamole, salsa or pico de gallo and you may want some shredded cheese too. One or two of these is sufficient if you want to keep it simple.

Assemble the fajitas straight from the pan – it makes for a beautiful presentation and everyone loves to pick their own toppings. Plus it makes for easy cleanup…

Here is a closeup photo of a chicken fajita freshly assembled off a sheet pan and ready to eat

Enjoy your fajita fiesta!

We love to serve up these chicken fajitas with some cold beer such as a pale lager like Corona. Wine is another great option, and best to go for lighter wines like a Zinfandel or Sauvignon Blanc.

We often get asked how to pick tortillas for fajitas. Always buy fresh flour tortillas if you have a tortilleria nearby. They taste amazing and normally don’t cost more. Our next choice is a uncooked soft tortilla such as TortillaLand, which has no preservatives. The best size is 8-inch, but you can go larger or smaller as you prefer.

Easy Oven-Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (with Video)

Easy one pan chicken fajitas to feed a crowd
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas – one of the easiest healthy dinner recipes. Yellow, red and green peppers, sliced onions and chicken breasts, mixed with some simple spices (ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and olive oil). Perfectly baked in the oven, and served on flour tortillas. Simply Yummy! Make-ahead recipe. Quick and easy dinner recipe.
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YIELD: 8 servings
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Fajitas
  • 8 flour tortillas 6-8 inch size
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts skinless, boneless
  • 3 bell peppers red, yellow, green
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
Garnishes - optional
  • 6 lime wedges
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • sour cream or salsa or pico de gallo
YIELD: 8 servings
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Fajitas
  • 8 flour tortillas 6-8 inch size
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts skinless, boneless
  • 3 bell peppers red, yellow, green
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
Garnishes - optional
  • 6 lime wedges
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • sour cream or salsa or pico de gallo
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and set an oven rack in the top third of your oven. Set aside a large baking sheet.
  2. Place chicken breasts onto a cutting board, and cut into 2-3-inch strips using a sharp knife. Set aside.
  3. Then cut onions and peppers into 3-4 inch pieces.
  4. Place peppers, onions and chicken onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle on cumin, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper.
  5. Drizzle oil across the pan, and use tongs or two spoons to toss the ingredients to coat evenly. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, and use tongs to slide the ingredients one quarter of the way over.
  7. Mop up excess juices with a paper towel, and then add the tortillas to the pan. Return to the oven and bake for 5 more minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and squeeze an optional fresh lime onto the pan. Garnish with cilantro and condiments. Serve hot and enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Oven-Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 443mg 18%
Potassium 234mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 36%
Vitamin C 148%
Calcium 7%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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