If you struggle with meal time, this Easy, Healthy Chicken Fajita And Veggies Sheet Pan Meal Recipe is for you! Just minutes to prep, it’s loaded with flavor!
Do you struggle with how long it takes to make a healthy meal? Not to mention one that the family will ACTUALLY eat!?! Just know that you’re not alone. I feel like I get stuck in recipe ruts and fall back on the good ole spaghetti option all too often. So now I’m a mom on a mission. And that mission is to start creating healthier meals my family will eat but that don’t take me all day to make. Because let’s face it, this struggle is real for moms all over the world. And my solution is coming by way of a sheet pan meal. A colorful, tasty sheet pan meal that gets thumbs up all around.
What’s A Sheet Pan Meal?
Are you new to the term ‘sheet pan meal’? If so, it’s a fancy way to label a recipe that takes just ONE pan and you bake everything together in the oven. They are truly all the rage these days. But with good reason. The prep is short and sweet and the clean up is super simple. It’s a win – win! And since my kids are on dish duty, they especially love sheet pan dinners since there’s just one pan to wash. So are you ready to get started?
Healthy, Easy Chicken Fajita And Veggies Sheet Pan Meal Recipe
Recently, I tried a new recipe and it was the biggest hit! I am blown away each time I make a sheet pan dinner with how easy they are but this one was also packed with some major flavor. I seriously can not rave about it enough. Colorful, flavorful, and do I need to mention once again……. EASY!?!?
Seriously, this Easy, Healthy Chicken Fajita And Veggies Sheet Pan Meal Recipe is amazing. So print it now and try it for dinner this week.
- 1 to 2 Pounds Chicken Breasts, cut into strips
- 1 1/2 Pounds (Baby) Little Potatoes
- 1 Small Red Onion
- 1/2 Green Pepper
- 1/2 Red Pepper
- 1/2 Orange Pepper
- 1/2 Yellow Pepper
- 1/2 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
- 1/8 Cup Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Slice onions and peppers.
- Scatter chicken breast strips, Little Potatoes, onion, and peppers over lined sheet pan.
- Sprinkle with seasonings.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
*****If you want to make it extra easy, purchase the 2 (1 pound) bags of Chicken Fajita Strips from Sam's Club. Then, the only seasonings you need to add are the salt, pepper, and olive oil as the chicken is already flavored.
*****You can always add even more veggies if you'd like. The beauty of this meal is you can easily customize to personal preferences!
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Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 850mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 51g
Nutritional facts are only an estimate and will vary.
Tips To Make This Recipe the Best
It’s always best to use fresh ingredients, whenever possible. That means fresh peppers, onions, and potatoes, not frozen ones. Of course, sometimes when you are busy that’s just not possible. You can certainly make this recipe with frozen veggies if needed. I’m a mom, so I get it!
The same thing goes for your chicken. Fresh chicken is always going to taste better than frozen. I also find that I notice a difference when I purchase my meat from a local butcher rather than buying the grocery store brands. Again, I know it’s not always possible in today’s busy world, but something to strive for if you can.
Can You Freeze It?
Yes! In fact, sometimes I double or triple this recipe then save portions in freezer bags to fix on busy weeknights. Simply mix all ingredients together (uncooked) and place in the freezer. This is a great freezer meal to prep and have on hand when you’re expecting a new baby or even to take to a new mom so she can fix when needed.
What Kind of Sheet Pan Should You Use?
I went through a number of different sheet pans before I found one that was really high quality. The others it seemed like would rust SO easily. I found this sheet pan and it has been holding up so well that I purchased a second one. I even run ours through the dishwasher without any problems. I like owning 2 because if one is in the dishwasher I always have a backup.
Do You Have to Use Parchment Paper?
I know this is one of those kitchen items I seem to run out of all the time and then I forget to buy more, that and foil. It’s quite alright if you don’t have parchment paper. Just spray your sheet pan generously with some cooking spray (vegetable oil, canola oil, or olive oil would be fine) and that will help prevent your meal from sticking.
Are you on a low carb diet? If so, just omit the potatoes for a yummy, easy low carb meal!
Love this meal but looking to change things up a bit? Another thing we like to do is omit the potatoes then add shredded Mexican cheese blend to the final 2 minutes of baking. Spoon into flour tortilla shells for another easy weeknight meal.
If you’re a big Chicken Fajita fan, you might also enjoy this Fajita Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe. Ready to have something sweet for dessert? Pair this amazing Easy, Healthy Chicken Fajita And Veggies Sheet Pan Meal with some Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cupcakes! These are a great way to satisfy the sweet tooth while still getting in some extra vegetables!