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Chicken fajitas are a healthier option over chimichangas or enchiladas any day. They are just as flavorful and filling as those other items. The veggies inside the fajitas are yummy and healthy. Score! To make it even healthier substitute the flour for tortillas for whole wheat and you will have a super healthy meal.
Can i use different fajita vegetables?
Absolutely! Peppers and onions are the traditional veggies in most fajitas. But dont let that stop you! You can add in any veggie that you want. You may need to adjust the baking time but other than that you can get creative with which veggies you add to the recipe.
If you are lucky enough to have any leftovers we recommend you reheat the leftovers on the stove in a skillet. It takes a few extra minutes but it does help keep the food from becoming mushy. If you are short on time warm it up in short increments in the microwave but if you have the time always warm them up on the stove to have the best tasting leftovers.
Using a sheet pan for roasting an entire meal is a one-pot meal reinvented. Since gaining inspiration from a favorite new cookbook, Sheet Pan Suppers, by Molly Gilbert of Dunk Crumble blog, I've been experimenting with using just 1 baking sheet to deliciously roast an entire meal, often in 30 minutes or less. I don't know of a better way to create amazingly flavorful meals in such a short period of time with little fuss. Nothing adds flavor to meat and veggies like oven roasting.
Fajitas are traditionally prepared on the stove-top; but in this recipe, I simply toss all of the ingredients together on a large sheet pan, put them in an oven, roast them at high heat, and in 30 minutes dinner is served. The tortillas can be warmed in the oven along with the fajita mixture. o easy!
Nutritious, too!If you're craving Mexican food and are looking for a healthy option, fajitas are a great choice. This recipe is about as healthy as it gets. Veggies, chicken, healthy oil, and seasoning add up to lots of vitamins, protein and heart healthy oil. If you're avoiding carbs, in place of tortillas you can wrap the fajita mixture in lettuce leaves or a low carb, whole grain wrap.
Step-by-step photos for makingsheet pan chicken fajitas
For a casual meal, I like to serve mine straight from the baking sheet. Why dirty a serving dish if you don't have to? Plus the pan is oven hot and will keep the fajita filling warm while it's served. Garnish the edges of the pan with cilantro and lime wedges--they pretty up the pan and are handy for people to add to their fajitas, if they like.
When it comes to making our Sunday meal prep easy, sheet pan recipes are our go-to! We seriouslybelieve they will change your life! Just take a look at this Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas recipe.. ho wouldnt want to eatfajitas for lunch all week!?! Seasoned chicken, sliced peppers, onions: our mouths are watering!
This recipe is great for those following a low-carb diet, paleo-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-freeand whole30 compliant! Our only recommendation is to say Yes, Ill take the guacamole, please. Because we all know that avocados are essential to life!
Give your weeknights extra sizzle with this recipe for oven-baked steak and chicken fajitas. Sheet-pan dinners make everything easier, and these homemade chicken and steak fajitas are no exception. Juicy, delicious chicken and beef are seasoned with Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning Mix and then baked on the same sheet pan as peppers and onions for a simple take on classic fajitas. Top with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes and add a squeeze of Old El Paso Cilantro Lime Fire Roasted Verde Sauce for the perfect tangy kick. Throw this Sheet-Pan Chicken and Steak Fajitas recipe together the next time you need a fun and flavorful solution to dinner.
Round out the easy chicken and steak fajitas feast with Old El Paso Cilantro Lime Rice and Old El Paso Refried Beans. or extra bright, fresh flavor, serve chicken and steak fajitas with chopped fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges. rumbled queso fresco can be substituted for the shredded cheese.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are a crowd-pleasing sensation! Even on a busy weeknight after work, youll knock this easy meal out of the park and have a delicious dinner on the table in around 30Â minutes. The simple recipe is quick to prepare and easy to clean-up. Its gonna be a family favorite and your go-to easy recipe for something different on tacoÂ night.
Plus, you get so much more bang for your buck! When I make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, I make enough chicken to have multiple meals. Not just plain fajita meals, either! Once this meat is done, it can be used for Chicken Fajita Salad or Fajita Chicken Rice Bowls â€” even nachos or quesadillas. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and you reap the benefits of cooking once to eat manyÂ times!
If youre like me, youve probably experienced hitting the five oclock wall that sends you into a tailspin about what to feed your family. I hate that stressed out feeling. Im also not a fan of what happens to our budget, if I give in to the panic and head for the drive-thru.
Im learning that taking ten simple minutes the night before, to prep for tomorrows dinner, saves me stress and money, plus it usually ensures a more nutritious meal. Pabandyk! Youve gotÂ this!
Do you have a favorite fajita seasoning? By all means, grab a packet or two when youre shopping and simplify your life even more. I make my own fajita seasoning with a blend of herbs and spices I always have on hand in my pantry. Its the bomb! Seriously, an explosion of Mexican flavors thats as near as my pantry when I need some. Grab the recipe for my Fajita Seasoning.
So, prep your chicken ahead. Slice it into 1/4â€‘inch strips. Toss the strips in seasoning, thoroughly coating each strip. Refrigerate the chicken in a covered container, until youre ready to bakeÂ it.
You can use any sheet pan you own to bake your fajita chicken. I do recommend one with sides, though. These are my favorite sheet pans and the ones I use for EVERYTHING. I have 7 of these beauties. lol Yeah, I may have a problem. Seriously though, Ive had mine for over ten years and I use them several times a week. Theyre still going strong.
Spread the chicken in an even layer over the sheet tray and then bake, adding the peppers and onions during the last 10Â minutes. While the meats in the oven, you can prep any side dishes and set up your build-your-own fajita bar. Then, when the chicken comes out of the oven in 25Â minutes, dinner is served!
Happy dances WILL be happening when you add Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas to your menu, this week. Youre going to be excited about the fresh ingredients, how quickly and simply they come together and the money youll save by skipping the drive-thru. Woot! Youre a rock star! Cmon! Lets makeÂ some!
Whenever Im not sure what to make for supper, its Mexican food of some sort that ends up on the table more often then not. Even if we feel like pasta, which isnt typically Mexican, I will usually lean towards something like this Mexican baked pasta instead of some otheroption.
Tacos in some form or another is definitely the absolute favourite here though. I think because everyone can make up their own, putting in whatever fixings they like. Even when its chicken fajitas, which typically dont have a lot of toppings, we still put out all sorts of stuff like lettuce and tomatoes and cheese and black olives, just because my kids love all that stuff on their fajitas. Of course, they dont touch the peppers and onions that the grown-ups here love so that could be why they want all the other stuff.
However you like your fajitas, these sheet pan chicken fajitas are amazing. Super fast and easy to make, and only one pan to clean up afterwards. Its my new favourite way of making chicken fajitas!
Is fajita mix and taco mix the same? Actually they are quite similar and in a pinch, you can certainly use packet seasoning. If you're looking to make your own fajita or taco mix, I have recipes for both on the blog!
What do you serve with chicken fajitas?
Then I put everything on a sheet pan that I line with parchment paper. Alternatively, you could use aluminum foil or just give a baking sheet a good coating of cooking spray. Then I drizzle on a little oil I like to use avocado oil here. But use whatever type of oil you like.