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Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

I can’t think of a simpler or tastier dinner than these Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas. A simple one-pan dinner, they’re made of seasoned chicken and vegetables roasted in one skillet and served in warm flour tortillas topped with your favorite toppings.

Reasons You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • With a classic blend of fajita spices, they are so tasty, easy, and crowd-pleasing!
  • Make it your own by adding your favorite vegetables
  • It can be cooked on 1-2 sheet pans for easy cleanup
  • Meals can be prepared in advance. Assemble and cook ahead!
Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

What Are Fajitas?

Tex-Mex in origin, fajitas originated in Texas in the early 1930s when the less desirable cuts of beef were given to Mexican cowboys working on ranches. In addition to strips of skirt steak cooked over a campfire or grill, modern fajitas typically include peppers, onions, and a variety of proteins (including chicken).


Modern fajitas often contain fajita seasoning, which is meant to resemble a traditional fajita marinade. These days, fajitas are usually served in a sizzling skillet with warmed tortillas and toppings (guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, etc.).

Ingredient That You’ll Need:

  • Chicken breast: cut into strips (1 x 2 inches); you may use boneless chicken thighs or make them vegetarian by adding black beans after the veggies are cooked through.
  • Veggies sliced into strips, including bell peppers and onions: You can also add quartered mushrooms and zucchini strips if you’d like!
  • Fajita seasoning: you can purchase pre-made fajita seasoning or make your homemade fajita seasoning.
  • Toppings: We love adding fresh cilantro and avocado slices. Check out the list below for more fajita toppings!

Can I Use Different Vegetables For Fajitas?

Yes, of course! In fajitas, onions and bell peppers are the most traditional vegetables, but you can use anything you have. Keep in mind that you may have to adjust the cooking time if you wish to include heartier veggies.

Recipe Variations

Sweet potato cubes cooked in the oven would be tasty in sheet pan fajitas but require closer to 25 minutes to cook through
Using portobello mushrooms for a vegan version of this recipe makes portobello fajita vegan meal prep bowls (omit the quinoa and use tortillas).
Another great vegan alternative is chickpea butternut squash fajita, which works great as a freezer meal!

How to Make Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas?

  1. Heat the oven to 425°F. Mix the fajita seasoning together
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken and vegetables with olive oil and lime juice. Stir in the rub.
  3. Bake the chicken and vegetables on 1-2 large sheet pans cook them for 10 minutes, flip, and roast for another 5-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve in tortillas with your preferred fajita toppings (avocados, cilantro, greek yogurt, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, jalapeno slices are some ideas).

What To Serve With Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas?

Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

How To Store Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas In The Fridge?

Once they are cold enough transfer your Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas to an airtight container, to prevent the moisture from seeping into the container you can wrap them inside an aluminum foil cover to preserve them for longer periods. You can store the leftover Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas for 3-4 days at max.

How To Store Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas In The Freezer?

Dump the Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas into a freezer bag, and do your best to squeeze all of the air out as you seal the bag to help prevent freezer burn. Frozen Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas will last for 3 months in the freezer—be sure to mark the bag with the date you made the frozen fajita mix, so you know when to use it by.

How To Reheat Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas?

In the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 °C or 356 °F.
  2. You can use a dish or tray in the oven.
  3. Cover your leftovers Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with aluminum, or add enough water to cover the base of the oven dish.
  4. Leave your fajitas in the oven for around 10 minutes.

In The Microwave:

  1. Place your Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas on a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Cover your leftovers Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with aluminum.
  3. Microwave it for about 3 to 5 minutes your Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas will be warm.

In The Air Fryer:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375º.
  2. Put your pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas on an air fryer-safe dish
  3. Heat up the leftover Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas for 7 to 10 minutes, until warm.

Can You Make Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Assemble Ahead?

  1. Pre-slice your veggies and chicken, add olive oil, lime juice, and seasoning, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  2. Be sure to check the expiry date on your chicken before storing it uncooked for this amount of time.
  3. Simply spread them out on a sheet pan and bake them for 15-20 minutes.

Recipe Tips

  • While you can purchase store-bought fajita seasoning, we highly recommend mixing your own. In addition to tasting a million times better than store-bought, it is free of anti-caking additives and other hidden ingredients.
  • To ensure they cook evenly, slice your bell peppers, onions, and chicken breast into strips (2-3 inches long).
  • You can use any tortilla you like, but I recommend toasting them before serving. This can be done on a gas range. Alternatively, you can toast the bread in a dry skillet for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • You can use boneless chicken thighs or omit and add black beans after cooking for a vegetarian version.
Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

FAQ Section

Should I Line the pioneer woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas?

Not at all! So there’s no need to line the sheet pan with foil or parchment paper since the chicken and veggies slide right off.

Can I swap the bell peppers or onions?

That’s definitely possible. Instead, use vegetables that will roast in 15 minutes, such as mushrooms, zucchini, small cut broccoli or cauliflower, halved brussels sprouts, or green beans. Although these are not traditional ingredients, they would work if you were cleaning out the refrigerator.

Can I make these fajitas low carb or keto?

Instead of sugar, use monk fruit sweetener (around 14% of the amount) or leave it out altogether.

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Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 280
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 404mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 27g

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:280 kcal Best Season:Summer

Description

I can’t think of a simpler or tastier dinner than these Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas. A simple one-pan dinner, they’re made of seasoned chicken and vegetables roasted in one skillet and served in warm flour tortillas topped with your favorite toppings.

Ingredients

    Rub:

  • Fajitas:

  • To Serve:

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 425°F. Mix the fajita seasoning together.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken and vegetables with olive oil and lime juice. Stir in the rub.
  3. Bake the chicken and vegetables on 1-2 large sheet pans cook them for 10 minutes, flip, and roast for another 5-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve in tortillas with your preferred fajita toppings (avocados, cilantro, greek yogurt, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, jalapeno slices are some ideas).

Notes

  • While you can purchase store-bought fajita seasoning, we highly recommend mixing your own. In addition to tasting a million times better than store-bought, it is free of anti-caking additives and other hidden ingredients.
  • To ensure they cook evenly, slice your bell peppers, onions, and chicken breast into strips (2-3 inches long).
  • You can use any tortilla you like, but I recommend toasting them before serving. This can be done on a gas range. Alternatively, you can toast the bread in a dry skillet for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • You can use boneless chicken thighs or omit and add black beans after cooking for a vegetarian version
Keywords:Pioneer Woman Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 55mg19%
Sodium 404mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 27g54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.