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Easy sheet pan chicken fajitas

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Easy dinner ideas can be hard to come up with, specially with hectic and busy schedules as the norm. With that in mind, this easy 30-minute Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe is a great solution to the problem. In no time, you will be on your way to a successful and delicious meal!

sheet pan chicken fajitas

Having an easy dinner idea in hand will always give you peace of mind. It shouldn’t have to be a struggle to come up with a quick meal idea. With that in mind, this Easy Sheet pan Chicken Fajitas recipe becomes ideal in order to make something delicious without compromising so much time. it is a quick, relatively inexpensive, and delicious recipe.

Chicken Fajitas popularity

Chicken fajitas is arguably the most popular Mexican dish in the united states along with tacos. How can it not be, since it is one of those super easy one pan meals! Also, this method allows for a much cleaner process, in return, there will be less mess! you can definitely add this major benefit as to why this sheet pan chicken fajitas are popular! This has to be at the top of the best dinner ideas to make at home. Accompany it with Mexican rice, beans, salad; and why not, bring out some delicious corn tortillas!

Chicken needs to be removed from the refrigerator 15-20 before cooking to even out in temperature. This simple step allows the meat to cook more evenly since the center will not be too cold. Additionally, it reduces the cooking time while promoting a more tender and juicy end result. 

Why use chicken thighs for this recipe? 

Chicken thighs can withstand high temperatures making them easy to work with. This recipes requires the cuts to be sliced prior to cooking and we need the meat to hold up, without drying out. 

Chicken thighs are not only extremely flavorful but the fat content, connective tissue, and thickness are great factors that promote juiciness. Plus, you can push for a brown color and crispiness without destroying the texture of the bird. 

Bell peppers

Making Sheet Pan Chicken fajitas is super easy and so is picking the bell peppers. Different colored ones will bring diversity with well balanced flavors. The riper the pepper, the sweeter the flavor. 

Poblano peppers are amazing when used in fajitas because of their deeper earthy flavor. Their origin traces back to Puebla and is a go to for so many traditional recipes. 

Why you should cut against the grain?

Cutting the chicken thighs against the grain ensures a more tender and juicier piece. This happens because by cutting in a perpendicular direction to the fibers/muscles, you shorten the fibers. Thus, resulting in a better texture that allows the fajitas to cook more evenly. 

Sheet Pan Fajitas video tutorial

Below is my easy to follow video tutorial on how to make this Sheet Pan Fajitas. It will give you an additional in-depth knowledge and the visuals of the step-by-step process to enhance your understanding. You will also find the video down in the recipe card.

Youtube VIDEO Tutorial

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Easy sheet pan chicken fajitas

Recipe by Villa Cocina
5.0 from 7 votes
Course: MainCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

35

minutes

Chicken fajitas is the most popular Mexican dish in the united states along with tacos. With that in mind, this easy 30-minute Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe is a great solution to the problem. In no time, you will be on your way to a successful and delicious meal!

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat the Oven
  • Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Place an empty half sheet pan inside the oven and let it get hot.Sheet pan preheating in the oven
  • Marinade
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until well mixed in.
  • In a separate large bowl, toss together the veggies, marinade and chicken until evenly coated.  
  • Start Cooking
  • Remove the sheet pan from the oven and transfer the fajitas onto the hot surface. then arrange in a single layer so they cook evenly.a preheated sheet pan allows for the chicken fajitas to cook more evenly
  • Place back in the oven and half way cook it, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove Juices and cook
  • Take the juices released so far and carefully pour into a sauce pan by tilting the sheet pan over it.
  • Cook the juices on a gentle simmer for 10 minutes. Should fully cook and reduced down for more intense flavors. 
  • Finish Cooking the Fajitas
  • Meanwhile, set the oven to broil on high and finish cooking the fajitas, about ten minutes.  
  • Mid-time, rotate the pan for an even char. 
  • Once the fajitas are fully cooked, remove from the oven. The internal temperature should read 185ºF . Garnish with cilantro and serve with a side of frijoles de la olla, Mexican white rice, and corn tortillas. Lastly, drizzle the cooked juices over the fajitas for an added boost of flavor. 

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