These super-flavorful, easy sheet pan chicken fajitas make a simple, trusty weeknight supper or quick and adaptable meal for company—either way, it’s a winner.
Chicken Fajitas, the Life Saving Dinner Hack of the Century
Fajita fanatics unite! We can all agree there’s just something about juicy chicken breast and tender veggies, seasoned to perfection and ready for copious amounts of toppings, that is so very craveworthy. Although our original chicken fajita recipe makes for a pretty quick weeknight dinner, we knew it was still even more time consuming that it needed to be. Traditionally, we would marinade the meat for an extended period of time and cook it, along with the veggies, separately in small batches to get that perfect char.
However!…and this is a big however… it just so happens that spreading chicken and veggies out over a sheet pan and tossing it with a little lime juice and taco seasoning and throwing it in the oven is not only way easier, it’s almost every bit as delicious!
a glass bowl with chicken and bell peppers marinated in taco seasoning
How To Make Chicken Fajitas
We like to season these easy chicken fajitas with our (almost) world famous homemade taco seasoning. Because fajitas aren’t technically authentic Mexican cuisine—they fall more into the category of Tex-Mex—there is a lot of room for creativity when it comes to a good chicken fajita recipe. For the sake of ease, we highly recommend pre-making our taco seasoning in big batches and keeping it on-hand. However, if you’re really in a pinch, you can always buy it. Once you’ve got your taco seasoning, here are the next steps to making the fastest, best chicken fajitas, ever:
Make a marinade using the taco seasoning, olive oil and lime juice.
Toss chicken and vegetables in marinade.
Spread ingredients across the pan and bake for 15 minutes.
Serve with warm tortillas, salsa, guacamole, avocado, sour cream and fresh cilantro. Or turn your easy sheet pan dinner into a salad!
Sliced chicken, red onions and bell peppers marinated in lime juice, taco seasoning and olive oil for chicken fajitas
Our Favorite Fajita Marinade
This easy fajita marinade recipe requires just 3 ingredients. Lime juice, olive oil and taco seasoning. We make a simple marinade using our favorite homemade taco seasoning, olive oil and lime juice. You’ll find that this marinade is more of a paste than a liquid and we created it that way for good reason. The paste like consistency cuts down on the liquid that this easy sheet pan dinner will produce. Marinating the chicken ahead of time gives it great flavor, but if time isn’t your friend at the moment a quick toss will still yield delicious results!
What To Serve With Chicken Fajitas
Corn tortillas are one of the greatest things about Mexican cuisine, but there is a time and place for tender flour tortillas and chicken fajitas are it. Toast the tortillas in a pan with a little olive oil and fill them with the baked chicken fajita mixture. Then, serve those gorgeous fajitas with everything your heart desires!
Using this fajita chicken and peppers mixture in a salad is also a GREAT way to use up leftovers! It’s healthy and tastes great (which is why we almost always make a double batch of these homemade chicken fajitas)!
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
1/4 cup taco seasoning
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lime, juiced
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin slices
2 red onion, sliced thin
2red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
small flour tortillas, warmed, optional
salsa or hot sauce, optional
In a large bowl make a marinade using the taco seasoning, olive oil and lime juice.
Toss the chicken, red onion and bell peppers together with the marinade. If you have time, allow to marinate, covered for 1 hour. If not, bake right away.
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Spread the chicken and vegetable mixture onto a rimmed sheet pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until meat is cooked through. If you want to add some char to meat and veggies, broil for another 3 minutes.
Serve with warm tortillas, salsa, guacamole, avocado, sour cream and fresh cilantro.