I can’t think of an all around easier or tastier dinner than these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas! They’re made with are a simple one pan dinner that includes seasoned chicken and vegetables roasted all on one pan and served in warm flour tortillas with your favorite toppings.

One pan meals are the BEST–this Pesto Chicken is another sheet-pan favorite. The preparation couldn’t be easier, and clean-up is a breeze!

A sheet pan with cooked chicken and bell peppers seasoned for fajitas.

These Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are one of those meals that create peace at our dinner table, with kids eating their entire meal happily and hungrily.

I love that I can prepare the entire meal ahead of time. chopping the veggies and chicken in advance, and making the seasoning. Then all that’s left is to toss everything together on a sheet pan and bake it. (The simple homemade fajita seasoning really makes this dish shine!)

This is a great meal to bring someone for dinner (like new moms), and they can bake it whenever it’s convenient for them.

How to Make Sheet Pan Fajitas:

Cut chicken and vegetables into strips. It’s best to slice the chicken against the grain so that it’s tender, not chewy. Place veggies on a sheet pan, with chicken slices on top.

A sheet pan with chicken, bell pepper and onion sliced into strips.

Make fajita seasoning.  Combine all seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl. Sprinkle seasoning over the chicken and a little over the vegetables. Spoon minced garlic on top of the chicken and drizzle olive oil over the entire pan.

Fajita seasoning sprinkled over sliced chicken and vegetables on a pan.

Toss and Cook: Toss everything well and spread it into an even layer on the pan. Bake the fajitas at 425F for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (165 degrees if you test with a thermometer).

Cooked sheet pan fajitas on a sheet pan.

Serve. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the chicken and vegetables and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with warm flour or corn tortillas. Top with salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and hot sauce.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and reheat in the microwave.

Serve with:

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To Make-Ahead: Slice all of the veggies and cut the chicken and store them separately in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Make the seasoning up to several days in advance and store it in a jar at room temperature.

To Freeze:  For best results, buy raw chicken and vegetables and season them well with fajita seasoning.  Then place the vegetables and chicken (raw) in a freezer safe ziplock bags in the freezer for 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, arrange on sheet pan and bake as instructed.

A plate with two chicken fajitas inside tortillas and sour cream on the side.

Variations:

  • Crockpot fajitas: pour half of a 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes in the bottom of a crockpot.  Next layer the chicken in the bottom of the pot.  Pour half the fajita seasoning over the chicken, top with vegetables, and add remaining seasoning.  Add remaining diced tomatoes over top as well as a small can of mild diced chilies. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4 hours. Serve as directed.
  • Vegetarian fajitas– Omit chicken and instead use a can of drained black beans, diced sweet potato, sliced mushrooms and/or cooked Mexican rice.
  • Traditional Fajitas (steak, chicken or shrimp).
  • Foil-Pack Fajitas.

FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM and PINTEREST for more great recipes!

Recipe

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are one of my favorite easy one pan meals, and they're ready in less than 30 minutes! | tastesbetterfromscratch.com
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 25 mins
Save Recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced (against the grain) into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • 3 bell peppers I use green, yellow and red , cored and sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 Tablespoons oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • 8-10 small flour tortillas
  • Desired fajita toppings: Sour cream, sliced avocado or guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cheese

Fajita Seasoning:

  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Light grease a large sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cut chicken and vegetables into strips. Lay the vegetables evenly on the pan and place the chicken on top of them.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Combine seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl. Stir well to combine. Sprinkle most of the seasoning over the chicken, and some of it over the vegetables as well. Spoon minced garlic on top of the chicken and drizzle olive oil over the entire pan. Toss everything well and spread it into an even layer across the pan.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165 degrees if you test with a thermometer). Wrap the flour tortillas in foil and place them in the oven to warm during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove everything from the oven. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the chicken and vegetables and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve in warm tortillas with extra toppings, if desired.

Notes

Chicken: Slice the chicken against the grain so that it’s tender, not chewy. Be careful not to overcook it or it will be dry.
Make-Ahead Instructions: Slice all of the veggies and cut the chicken and store them separately in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Make the seasoning up to several days in advance and store it in a jar at room temperature.
Freezer Meal Instructions:  For best results, buy raw chicken and vegetables and season them well with fajita seasoning.  Then place the vegetables and chicken (raw) in a freezer safe ziplock bags in the freezer for 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, arrange on sheet pan and bake as instructed.
Crockpot fajitas: pour half of a 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes in the bottom of a crockpot.  Next layer the chicken in the bottom of the pot.  Pour half the fajita seasoning over the chicken, top with vegetables, and add remaining seasoning.  Add remaining diced tomatoes over top as well as a small can of mild diced chilies. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4 hours. Serve as directed.
Vegetarian fajitas– Omit chicken and instead use a can of drained black beans, diced sweet potato, sliced mushrooms and/or cooked Mexican rice.
Traditional Fajitas (steak, chicken or shrimp).
Foil-Pack Fajitas.

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 34gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 519mgPotassium: 831mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3180IUVitamin C: 98.6mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 3.3mg

Did You Make This Recipe?

Tag @TastesBetterFromScratch on Instagram with #TastesBetterFromScratch!

Have you tried this recipe?!

RATE and COMMENT below! I would love to hear your experience.

This post contains affiliate links. I love sharing my favorite products and cooking tools with you guys!

I originally shared this recipe September 2017. Updated January 2020 and May 2021. 

Process photos by Nikole of The Travel Palate

Related Posts

Share Recipe

Categories

About The Author

Lauren Allen

Welcome! I’m Lauren, a mom of four and lover of good food. Here you’ll find easy recipes and weeknight meal ideas made with real ingredients, with step-by-step photos and videos.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




Comments

  1. I made this with your Charro beans and Mexican rice for a friend that needed a meal. It was a so delicious and everyone loved it.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you, Lauren! I made this for dinner tonight! Perfect spice mixture. I used 12 peppers, 3lbs of chicken and garlic. I used two sheets, used parchment, because I don’t like to wash too much! Everything came out perfectly!

  3. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. It is so easy to make and it tastes so good. I have tried it several times and always get rave reviews from my guests.

    I have tried so many Tastes Better From Scratch recipes and love them all.

  4. Question, it says 5 servings but how many fajitas is a serving for one person for 424 calories? Is it 1 per person and the recipe feeds 5 people?

  5. 5 stars
    SO GOOD! We made these tonight before soccer practice. They were quick, easy, and delicious. 5 STARS from the whole family. We will be making them again for sure.

  6. 5 stars
    I am new to following you on IG, but I just wanted to share that these sheet pan chicken fajitas were “the best I ever had” according to my family! I will definitely be adding it to my recipe rotation. Simple to make and doesn’t generate a lot of dishes- always a plus! Perfect amount of spice- thanks!

  7. 5 stars
    These were delicious! The best part is that I didn’t have to stand over a fry pan cooking the meat separately or worrying that the vegetables would get overcooked. I did use yellow, red and green peppers for the color. The time shown was just right, and my husband really liked them. It made a number of servings to go in the freezer for those nights when I’m rushed.

  8. 5 stars
    After I made this the first time I knew it was a winner and would be a regular in our household. I made a big batch of the seasoning mix and have it stored in my spice cupboard. Now I just need to cut the veggies and meat, sprinkle the seasoning on top and throw it in the oven! So easy and delicious!

  9. These are over the top ! Never tried to make them before. I will definitely make them again. I followed the recipe just as it is. You won’t regret trying these! THEY ARE FANTASTIC !

  10. 5 stars
    Lovely to look at and delicious to eat.
    I will use Romaine lettuce and wrap the
    ingredients so it is in line with my
    fat-burn eating plan.

    Thank you!

  11. 5 stars
    They turned out great. I baked for 15 minutes and added the foil wrapped tortillas for five more. Simple to make and very tasty!

  12. Delicious and quick. Added chopped zucchini and some chopped mushrooms for more veggies. Will definitely make again.

  13. 5 stars
    I made this last night for the first time. I was so pleased with the outcome! The chicken was really tender, the peppers and onion cooked up well and the spice combo was spot on. I am adding this recipe to our rotation.
    Thank you for sharing!

  14. 5 stars
    Made chicken fajita 2 nights ago. They were full of flavor. I really loved them. My husband enjoyed them too. He is more into beef and wild meat, but I am getting ready for more treatments for cancer, so we are eating healthy. I also made a copy of your 5 week meal plan. Thank-you

  15. 5 stars
    Made these last night and they were delicious! Simple to prepare and so flavorful. Even my picky husband enjoyed this meal! I just wrote down the recipe on a card to add to my recipe box. Thanks for another hit!

  16. 5 stars
    Made this for my family tonight and it was a TOTAL WIN. (There’s no way you can possibly know how big of a deal that is because I have given myself up for hopeless as a cook and my family agrees.) I have done several of your recipes in the past couple of weeks and my daughter said, “Mom, you’re getting to be a better cook.” Ha! I’m not. Not at all. But your recipes are making me the star. And I am loving to cook them because they are quick and easy — and my people are actually going to enjoy it. Thank you! (As I’m writing this, my husband just said, “Good job, babe.” Can’t believe it.

    Changes I made were:
    – mix veggies in a bowl with oil and minced garlic before turning out onto pan

    – reducing the cumin and paprika (because I didn’t have quite as much chicken on hand) and leaving out the chili powder.

    – mix the seasoning with the chicken in a bowl before putting the chicken on top of the veggies.

    1. That is soo wonderful and makes me so happy! Way to stick with it, and I’m so glad you’ve found some recipes here that your family has enjoyed!

  17. 4 stars
    Just made this yesterday, but I simplified it even more (I HATE cooking). I just bought a fajita seasoning mix and used half of it. Bought precut chicken, and minced garlic. It tasted great! My husband and I both liked it. However not my 2 year old, but she is crazy picky:/

  18. 5 stars
    Love this! Great for busy nights after school, before sports, and in between all the crazy that life can dish out in a day. It’s a winner with the whole fam! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  19. The recipe says to lay the veggies out evenly and place the chicken on top but the photos show each veggie and chicken separately on the pan. Does it matter?

    1. Hi Alison,
      Once I add the seasoning, I use my hands to mix them all together and make sure they all get evenly coated! Hope that helps!

  20. 4 stars
    I made these last night and the chicken came out perfectly! The veggies were good too. The only thing is that I think I needed to add more salt to the fajita mix to help bring out the flavors more because it was a little bland. Will definitely make it again.

  21. 5 stars
    This is my go to meal when I want quick and delicious. It’s one of those meals that pleases everyone- husband, kids -even the extra finicky ones.

  22. Sounds yummy! Question- the ingredients list canola or vegetable oil but the instructions say olive oil… does it matter what oil is used?
    Thanks

  23. 5 stars
    From one mom to another, thank you! This recipe was just what I needed tonight. I didn’t have much time to cook something and I wasn’t in the mood to do much. This was so easy and I love that it was all on one pan. The family love them! We will be making them again.

  24. 5 stars
    Another huge winner from your site! My husband went on and in about how good these were and I loved that they were so easy!! The spice mixture is in point! We will be adding this to our monthly meal rotation.

  25. Thank you for this recipe Lauren !!! I LOVE chicken fajitas and always go out to a restaurant . Now, I have your homemade recipe to cook at home when I feel the urge to eat this delicious meal . An additional thank you for your tips on how to slice the chicken and make it in advance .